About The Wrekin

The beautiful Wrekin constituency forms a horseshoe shape to the east, north and west of Telford, in Shropshire.

The constituency is named after a 1,335ft high volcanic hill which dominates the Shropshire landscape and is the most visited tourist attraction in Shropshire.

Although The Wrekin is a mostly a rural constituency, most of its residents live in the market towns of Wellington, Newport and Shifnal, and the rural parish of Albrighton.  The constituency lies partly within the jurisdiction of Shropshire Council and partly within the jurisdiction by Telford & Wrekin Borough Council.

Many local residents work in the agriculture, manufacturing or tourism sectors.  The constituency is also home to Harper Adams University – one of the world's best agricultural colleges.

For decades this part of Shropshire has had a military presence.  RAF Cosford, the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering, MOD Donnington, the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency, and the Army Base Repair Organisation are all located in The Wrekin constituency.

The Princess Royal Hospital, part of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, also lies within The Wrekin parliamentary boundaries.