1 district that elects an MP
ADJ. important, key | local | marginal (= won or lost by only a small number of votes) The Tories are concentrating their campaign in the key marginal constituencies. | target | electoral, parliamentary | inner-city, urban | suburban | county, rural | multi-member, single-member Japan's electoral system of multi-member constituencies
VERB + CONSTITUENCY be elected for/to, represent She was elected to a rural constituency. He represents a constituency in the north of England.
CONSTITUENCY + NOUN boundaries | MP
PREP. in a/the ~ the people in this constituency
2 group in society likely to support a particular party
ADJ. broad, wider | natural, traditional These people are Labour's natural constituency. | political, social
VERB + CONSTITUENCY appeal to The party needs to appeal to a broader constituency.
PREP. in a/the ~