Arfon (Assembly constituency)
National Assembly for Wales
Arfon shown within the
North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
|AM||Alun Ffred Jones|
Arfon is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales, created for the 2007 Assembly election. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to nine constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The constituency has the boundaries of the Arfon Westminster constituency, entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd, which will come into use, also, for the 2010 United Kingdom general election. The new constituency merged areas currently within the Caernarfon constituency and the Conwy constituency. The Caernarfon constituency was entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd. The Conwy constituency was partly a Gwynedd constituency and partly within the preserved county of Clwyd.
The North Wales region was created for the first Assembly election, in 1999. For the 2007 election, however, it had new boundaries. It includes the constituencies of Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.
In general elections for the National Assembly for Wales, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Assembly Member for the voter's constituency, elected by the first past the post system. The second vote may be used to vote for a regional closed party list of candidates. Additional member seats are allocated from the lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.
|2007 to present||Alun Ffred Jones||Plaid Cymru|
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Elections in the 2010s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Arfon|
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Ffred Jones||10,024||56.7||+4.3|
|Labour||Christina Elizabeth Rees||4,630||26.2||−0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Rhys David Jones||801||4.5||−2.8|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+2.4|
Elections in the 2000s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Arfon|
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Ffred Jones||10,260||52.4||N/A|
|Labour||Martin Robert Eaglestone||5,242||26.8||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Mel ab Owain||1,424||7.3||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|
- "Wales elections > Arfon". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.