The Hemel Hempstead Constituency covers not only the whole of the town of Hemel Hempstead, but also the villages of Kings Langley to the south and the rural villages of Markyate, Flamstead, Potten End and Little Gaddesden, and Great Gaddesden to the north.
Hemel Hempstead is a thriving "new" town, so designated after World War II. It has excellent transport connections being on both the M1 and M25 and also on the main rail line serving London (Euston) with the Midlands, North West and Scotland.
The town is centred on Marlowes - the main shopping area - and the High Street in the Old Town with. Gadebridge Park is accessible from the town centre, and the indoor Snow Centre as just one of the excellent sporting facilities the town has to offer.
The residential area of the town is made up of neighbourhoods; five of which date from the New Town in the 1950s with others having been built later. The town also includes pre-New Town villages of Boxmoor, Apsley, Leverstock Green and Nash Mills.
The industrial area - Maylands - is at the edge of the town and includes the Buncefield Oil Terminal.
Some of the National Trust woodland on the Ashridge Estate also falls within the constituency.
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