Penrith And The Border (UK Parliament Constituency)
Penrith and The Border is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is represented by one Member of Parliament (MP) elected by the first past the post system of election. This Cumbrian constituency was first contested in 1950.
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