Alyn and Deeside (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°12′29″N 3°07′01″W / 53.208°N 3.117°W / 53.208; -3.117

Alyn and Deeside
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Alyn and Deeside in Wales.
Preserved county Clwyd
Electorate 62,196 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Shotton, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Hawarden and Caergwrle
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Mark Tami (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Flintshire East
Overlaps
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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1983 Barry Jones Labour
2001 Mark Tami Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Alyn and Deeside[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Tami 15,804 39.6 −9.2
Conservative Will Gallagher 12,885 32.3 +7.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Brighton 7,308 18.3 +0.9
Plaid Cymru Maurice Jones 1,549 3.9 +0.2
BNP John Walker 1,368 3.4 +3.4
UKIP James Howson 1,009 2.5 −0.1
Majority 2,919 7.3
Turnout 39,923 65.5 +5.8
Labour hold Swing −8.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Tami 17,331 48.8 −3.5
Conservative Lynne Hale 8,953 25.2 −1.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Brighton 6,174 17.4 +4.5
Plaid Cymru Richard Coombs 1,320 3.7 +0.4
UKIP Billy Crawford 918 2.6 +1.2
Forward Wales Klaus Armstrong-Braun 378 1.1 +1.1
Independent Judith Kilshaw 215 0.6 +0.6
Communist Glyn Davies 207 0.6 0.0
Majority 8,378 23.6
Turnout 35,496 60.2 +1.6
Labour hold Swing −1.2
General Election 2001: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Tami 18,525 52.3 −9.6
Conservative Mark Isherwood 9,303 26.3 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Derek Burnham 4,585 12.9 +3.2
Plaid Cymru Richard S.Coombs 1,182 3.3 +1.6
Green Klaus Armstrong-Braun 881 2.5 N/A
UKIP William Crawford 481 1.4 N/A
Independent John Max Cooksey 253 0.7 N/A
Communist Glyn Davies 211 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,222 26.0
Turnout 35,421 58.6 −13.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Jones 25,955 61.9 +9.9
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
Majority 16,403 39.1
Turnout 41,948 72.2
Labour hold Swing +11.5
General Election 1992: Alyn and Deeside[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Jones 25,206 52.0 +3.5
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
Majority 7,851 16.2 +2.7
Turnout 48,432 80.1 −0.8
Labour hold Swing +1.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Jones 22,916 48.58
Conservative NJ Twilley 16,500 34.98
Social Democrat ECH Owen 7,273 15.42
Plaid Cymru JD Rogers 478 1.01
Majority 6,416 13.60
Turnout 80.39
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Jones 17,806 40.29
Conservative S Burns 16,438 37.20
Social Democrat EC Owen 9,535 21.58
Plaid Cymru A Shore 413 0.93
Majority 1,368 3.10
Turnout 78.05
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Boundary Review report for Clwyd & Gwynedd
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Alyn and Deeside: Cyngor Sir Fflint Flintshire County Council - candidates Alyn and Deeside
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Alyn & Deeside". BBC News. 
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.