Upper Denkyira East (Ghana parliament constituency)

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Upper Denkyira East
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
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DistrictUpper Denkyira District
RegionCentral Region of Ghana
Current constituency
PartyNew Patriotic Party
MPNana Amoakoh Gyampa

Upper Denkyira East is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The Upper Denkyira East constituency is located in the Upper Denkyira district of the Central Region of Ghana.

Boundaries[edit]

The seat is located entirely within the Upper Denkyira district of the Central Region of Ghana.

History[edit]

The constituency was formerly the Upper Denkyira constituency. Prior to the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 2004, the Electoral Commission of Ghana created 29 new constituencies. One of these was Upper Denkyira West constituency which was carved out of the Upper Denkyira constituency leaving the now smaller Upper Denkyira East constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Upper Denkyira constituency

Election Member Party
1992 Kwaku Addai-Gyambrah National Democratic Congress[1]
1996 Charles Omar Nyanor New Patriotic Party[2]
2004 Benjamin Kofi Ayeh New Patriotic Party[3]

Upper Denkyira East constituency

Election Member Party
2004 Benjamin Kofi Ayeh New Patriotic Party[4]
2008 Nana Amoako New Patriotic Party[5]

Elections[edit]

On 29 June 2004, Benjamin Kofi Ayeh of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won from a field of three candidates with a majority of 20,899 to replace Charles Omar Nyanor also of the NPP.[3] He went on to retain the seat in the 2004 parliamenary election after the boundaries were changed due to the carving out of the Upper Denkyira West constituency.[4]

Nana Amoako, the current MP for the constituency was elected in the 2008 parliamenary election.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elected Parliamentarians -1992 Elections". Electoral Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  2. ^ "1996 Parliamentary Election Results" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b "RESULTS OF BY- ELECTIONS FROM 1993 TO 2007" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Electoral Commission of Ghana - Parliamentary Election Results - Date of Election:- Tuesday, 7th December 2004" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Electoral Commission of Ghana - Parliamentary Election Results - Date of Election:- Sunday, 7th December 2008" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 28 August 2010.