Alyn and Deeside (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Alyn and Deeside|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Alyn and Deeside in Wales.
|Electorate||62,196 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Shotton, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Hawarden and Caergwrle|
|Member of Parliament||Mark Tami (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Flintshire East|
|Welsh Assembly||North Wales|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
Alyn and Deeside (Welsh: Alun a Glannau Dyfrdwy) is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). The constituency was created in 1983, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post method of election. The constituency has always elected Labour MPs, although in the landslide recent conservative record number of seats in 1983, the Conservatives were able to mount a strong challenge.
The Alyn and Deeside Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
This Cheshire/Wales boundary seat is part of the part industrial hinterland north of Wrexham and west of Chester. It was formerly known as East Flintshire until the 1983 boundary review, which saw it renamed after the Alyn and Deeside district created in 1974. The main population areas in the current seat include Shotton, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Hawarden and Caergwrle.
Following their 2003-6 review of parliamentary representation in Wales, the Boundary Commission for Wales left this constituency unchanged.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Alyn and Deeside|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Brighton||7,308||18.3||+0.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Maurice Jones||1,549||3.9||+0.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Alyn and Deeside|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Brighton||6,174||17.4||+4.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard Coombs||1,320||3.7||+0.4|
|Forward Wales||Klaus Armstrong-Braun||378||1.1||+1.1|
|General Election 2001: Alyn and Deeside|
|Liberal Democrat||Derek Burnham||4,585||12.9||+3.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard S.Coombs||1,182||3.3||+1.6|
|Independent||John Max Cooksey||253||0.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Alyn and Deeside|
|Conservative||Timothy P. Roberts||9,552||22.8||−13.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Eleanor Burnham||4,076||9.7||−0.0|
|Referendum Party||Malcolm J. D. Jones||1,627||3.9||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Mrs. Siw Hills||738||1.8||+0.7|
|General Election 1992: Alyn and Deeside|
|Conservative||Jeffrey J. Riley||17,355||35.8||+0.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert A. Britton||4,687||9.7||−5.7|
|Plaid Cymru||John D. Rogers||551||1.1||+0.1|
|Green||Victor J. Button||433||0.9||N/A|
|Independent||John Max Cooksey||200||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Alyn and Deeside|
|Social Democrat||ECH Owen||7,273||15.42|
|Plaid Cymru||JD Rogers||478||1.01|
|General Election 1983: Alyn and Deeside|
|Social Democrat||EC Owen||9,535||21.58|
|Plaid Cymru||A Shore||413||0.93|
Notes and references
- "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Boundary Review report for Clwyd & Gwynedd
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Alyn and Deeside: Cyngor Sir Fflint Flintshire County Council - candidates Alyn and Deeside
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Alyn & Deeside". BBC News.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.