Amberg (electoral district)

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232 Amberg
electoral district
for the Bundestag
Bundestagswahlkreis 232-2017.svg
Amberg in 2017
StateBavaria
Population279,800 (2019)
Electorate216,071 (2021)
Major settlementsAmberg
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Area2,649.9 km2
Current electoral district
Created1949
PartyCSU
MemberSusanne Hierl
Elected2021

Amberg is an electoral constituency (German: Wahlkreis) represented in the Bundestag. It elects one member via first-past-the-post voting. Under the current constituency numbering system, it is designated as constituency 232. It is located in central northern Bavaria, comprising the city of Amberg and the districts of Amberg-Sulzbach and Neumarkt.[1]

Amberg was created for the inaugural 1949 federal election. Since 2021, it has been represented by Susanne Hierl of the Christian Social Union (CSU).[2]

Geography[edit]

Amberg is located in central northern Bavaria. As of the 2021 federal election, it comprises the independent city of Amberg and the districts of Amberg-Sulzbach and Neumarkt.[1]

History[edit]

Amberg was created in 1949. In the 1965 through 1972 elections, it was known as Amberg – Neumarkt. Since the 1976 election, it has again been named Amberg. In the 1949 election, it was Bavaria constituency 19 in the numbering system. In the 1953 through 1961 elections, it was number 214. In the 1965 through 1998 elections, it was number 218. In the 2002 and 2005 elections, it was number 233. Since the 2009 election, it has been number 232.

Originally, the constituency comprised the independent cities of Amberg and Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz and the districts of Landkreis Amberg, Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, and Sulzbach-Rosenberg. From 1965 through 1972, it also contained the districts of Beilngries, Riedenburg, and Parsberg. It acquired its current borders in the 1976 election.

Election No. Name Borders
1949 19 Amberg
1953 214
1957
1961
1965 218 Amberg – Neumarkt
  • Amberg city
  • Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz city
  • Landkreis Amberg district
  • Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz district
  • Sulzbach-Rosenberg district
  • Beilngries district
  • Riedenburg district
  • Parsberg district
1969
1972
1976 Amberg
1980
1983
1987
1990
1994
1998
2002 233
2005
2009 232
2013
2017
2021

Members[edit]

The constituency has been held continuously by the Christian Social Union (CSU) since its creation. It was first represented by Josef Schatz from 1949 to 1953, followed by Anton Donhauser from 1953 to 1957. Heinrich Aigner then served from 1957 to 1980. Hermann Fellner was representative for three terms from 1980 to 1990. He was succeeded by Rudolf Kraus from 1990 to 2005. Alois Karl was elected in 2005 and served until 2021. He was succeeded by Susanne Hierl in 2021.

Election Member Party %
1949 Josef Schatz CSU 33.5
1953 Anton Donhauser CSU 64.5
1957 Heinrich Aigner CSU 65.0
1961 64.1
1965 67.8
1969 66.6
1972 65.2
1976 66.9
1980 Hermann Fellner CSU 64.4
1983 68.3
1987 62.7
1990 Rudolf Kraus CSU 58.4
1994 56.6
1998 52.6
2002 60.4
2005 Alois Karl CSU 58.8
2009 47.3
2013 58.4
2017 47.7
2021 Susanne Hierl CSU 40.3

Election results[edit]

2021 election[edit]

Federal election (2021): Amberg[3]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CSU Susanne Hierl 69,278 40.3 Decrease 7.4 60,430 35.1 Decrease 7.6
SPD Johannes Foitzik 27,476 16.0 Increase 0.7 31,547 18.3 Increase 2.8
FW Daisy Miranda 20,855 12.1 Increase 6.1 16,332 9.5 Increase 5.3
AfD Peter Boehringer 17,822 10.4 Decrease 0.8 17,958 10.4 Decrease 2.4
Green Karl-Heinz Herbst 13,908 8.1 Increase 1.2 16,191 9.4 Increase 2.3
FDP Nils Gründer[a] 10,213 5.9 Increase 0.9 15,067 8.7 Increase 1.1
Left Markus Sendelbeck 4,158 2.4 Decrease 2.0 4,095 2.4 Decrease 2.9
ÖDP Susanne Witt 3,247 1.9 Increase 0.2 1,298 0.8 Decrease 0.3
dieBasis Alwin Baumert 2,902 1.7 2,917 1.7
Independent Nikolaus Gradl 2,138 1.2
Tierschutzpartei   1,938 1.1 Increase 0.2
PARTEI   991 0.6 Steady 0.0
BP   872 0.5 Decrease 0.4
Pirates   755 0.4 Increase 0.2
Unabhängige 438 0.3
Volt   275 0.2
Team Todenhöfer   253 0.1
Gesundheitsforschung   221 0.1 Steady 0.0
NPD   166 0.1 Decrease 0.3
V-Partei3   128 0.1 Decrease 0.1
Humanists   121 0.1
Bündnis C   101 0.1
The III. Path   98 0.1
du.   89 0.1
DKP   31 0.0 Steady 0.0
LKR   26 0.0
MLPD   20 0.0 Steady 0.0
Informal votes 1,300 939
Total Valid votes 171,997 172,358
Turnout 173,297 80.2 Increase 1.7
CSU hold Majority 41,802 24.3 Decrease 8.2

2017 election[edit]

Federal election (2017): Amberg[4]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CSU Green tickY Alois Karl 80,075 47.7 Decrease 10.7 71,720 42.6 Decrease 10.8
SPD Johannes Foitzik 25,580 15.2 Decrease 5.7 26,080 15.5 Decrease 3.9
AfD Peter Boehringer 18,790 11.2 21,550 12.8 Increase 9.3
Green Yvonne Rösel 11,612 6.9 Increase 2.0 11,997 7.1 Increase 1.1
FW Manuel Werthner 10,184 6.1 Increase 2.2 7,103 4.2 Increase 0.4
FDP Moritz Pöllath 8,388 5.0 Increase 2.9 12,854 7.6 Increase 3.9
Left Dominic Lenz 7,461 4.4 Increase 1.2 8,948 5.3 Increase 1.9
ÖDP Norbert Peter 2,851 1.7 Decrease 0.9 1,747 1.0 Decrease 0.3
Tierschutzpartei   1,536 0.9 Increase 0.3
BP Michael Prensky 1,835 1.1 1,450 0.9 Decrease 0.1
Independent Elmar Richard Widder 1,074 0.6
PARTEI   928 0.6
NPD   666 0.4 Decrease 0.7
Pirates   475 0.3 Decrease 1.7
DM 242 0.1
V-Partei³ 229 0.1
Gesundheitsforschung 222 0.1
BGE   187 0.1
DiB 184 0.1
MLPD   48 0.0 Steady 0.0
DKP   21 0.0
BüSo 18 0.0 Steady 0.0
Informal votes 1,657 1,302
Total Valid votes 167,850 168,205
Turnout 169,507 78.5 Increase 8.3
CSU hold Majority 54,495 32.5 Decrease 5.0

2013 election[edit]

Federal election (2013): Amberg[5]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CSU Green tickY Alois Karl 87,248 58.4 Increase 11.0 80,073 53.5 Increase 8.3
SPD Brigitte Bachmann 31,253 20.9 Decrease 0.6 29,036 19.4 Increase 2.5
Green Stefan Schmidt 7,365 4.9 Decrease 4.3 8,997 6.0 Decrease 2.4
FW Matthias Penkala 5,722 3.8 5,681 3.8
Left Wolfgang Berndt 4,909 3.3 Decrease 3.7 5,052 3.4 Decrease 3.6
ÖDP Klaus Karl Peter 3,824 2.6 1,959 1.3 Decrease 0.1
Pirates Stefan Körner 3,781 2.5 2,920 2.0 Decrease 0.5
FDP Moritz Pöllath 3,148 2.1 Decrease 10.5 5,633 3.8 Decrease 9.0
AfD   5,273 3.5
NPD Heidrich Klenhart 2,229 1.5 Decrease 1.0 1,586 1.1 Decrease 0.8
BP   1,375 0.9 Increase 0.2
Tierschutzpartei   981 0.7 Steady 0.0
REP   372 0.2 Decrease 0.4
DIE FRAUEN 280 0.2
Party of Reason 152 0.1
DIE VIOLETTEN 142 0.1 Steady 0.0
PRO 109 0.1
RRP 53 0.0 Decrease 0.8
MLPD   32 0.0 Steady 0.0
BüSo 30 0.0 Decrease 0.1
Informal votes 1,542 1,285
Total Valid votes 149,479 149,736
Turnout 151,021 70.2 Decrease 1.4
CSU hold Majority 55,995 37.5 Increase 10.5

2009 election[edit]

Federal election (2009): Amberg[6]
Notes:

Blue background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member, or other incumbent.
A Green tickY or Red XN denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.

Party Candidate Votes % ±% Party votes % ±%
CSU Green tickY Alois Karl 71,148 47.3 Decrease 11.5 68,586 45.1 Decrease 7.4
SPD Christian Beyer 30,587 20.3 Decrease 4.9 25,606 16.8 Decrease 9.2
FDP Edgar Meixner 18,922 12.6 Increase 8.2 19,418 12.8 Increase 5.3
Green Jörg Schümann 13,833 9.2 Increase 4.2 12,807 8.4 Increase 3.1
Left Wolfgang Berndt 10,544 7.0 Increase 3.9 10,629 7.0 Increase 3.5
Pirates   3,686 2.4
NPD Heidrich Klenhart 3,818 2.5 Increase 0.3 2,839 1.9 Decrease 0.1
ÖDP   2,083 1.4
RRP Peter Hans Riedl 1,493 1.0 1,288 0.8
FAMILIE 1,284 0.8 Steady 0.0
BP   1,026 0.8 Decrease 0.1
Tierschutzpartei   965 0.6
REP   913 0.6 Decrease 0.1
PBC 234 0.2 Decrease 0.1
DIE VIOLETTEN 213 0.1
CM 198 0.1
DVU   105 0.1
BüSo 62 0.0 Steady 0.0
MLPD   37 0.0 Steady 0.0
Informal votes 3,314 1,680
Total Valid votes 150,345 151,979
Turnout 153,659 71.6 Decrease 6.5
CSU hold Majority 40,561 27.0 Decrease 6.6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gründer entered the Bundestag on the FDP list after the resignation of Thomas Sattelberger in August 2022.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Constituency Amberg". Federal Returning Officer.
  2. ^ "Results for Amberg". Federal Returning Officer.
  3. ^ Results for Amberg
  4. ^ Results for Amberg
  5. ^ Results for Amberg
  6. ^ Results for Amberg