Bridgend (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Bridgend (Assembly constituency).

Coordinates: 51°30′25″N 3°34′52″W / 51.507°N 3.581°W / 51.507; -3.581

Bridgend
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Bridgend in Wales.
Preserved county Mid Glamorgan
Electorate 59,533 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Bridgend, Porthcawl
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Madeleine Moon (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Aberavon and Ogmore
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales West
European Parliament constituency Wales

Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr in Welsh) is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP), elected by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

The Bridgend constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Ogmore & Aberavon. It normally elects Labour MPs although it went Conservative at the 1983 election landslide. Its current MP is Madeleine Moon (Labour) and its Assembly member is Carwyn Jones (Labour), the First Minister.

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Peter Hubbard-Miles Conservative
1987 Win Griffiths Labour
2005 Madeleine Moon Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Bridgend[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Madeleine Moon 13,931 36.3 −6.6
Conservative Helen Baker 11,668 30.4 +5.4
Liberal Democrat Wayne Morgan 8,658 22.6 +0.5
Plaid Cymru Nicholas Thomas 2,269 5.9 −1.0
BNP Brian Urch 1,020 2.7 N/A
UKIP Dave Fulton 801 2.1 +0.9
Majority 2,263 5.9
Turnout 38,347 65.3 +5.6
Labour hold Swing −6.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bridgend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Madeleine Moon 16,410 43.3 −9.2
Conservative Helen Baker 9,887 26.1 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Paul Warren 7,949 21.0 +6.6
Plaid Cymru Gareth Clubb 2,527 6.7 −0.5
Green Jonathan Spink 595 1.6 N/A
UKIP Kunnathur Rajan 491 1.3 N/A
Majority 6,523 17.2
Turnout 37,859 59.2 −1.0
Labour hold Swing −5.0
General Election 2001: Bridgend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Win Griffiths 19,423 52.5 −5.6
Conservative Tania Brisby 9,377 25.3 +2.5
Liberal Democrat Jean Barraclough 5,330 14.4 +2.9
Plaid Cymru Monica Mahoney 2,653 7.2 +3.4
ProLife Alliance Sara Jeremy 223 0.6 N/A
Majority 10,046 27.2
Turnout 37,006 60.2 −12.1
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bridgend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Win Griffiths 25,115 58.1
Conservative David Thomas Charles Davies 9,867 22.8
Liberal Democrat Andrew Mckinlay 4,968 11.5
Referendum Party Tudor Greaves 1,662 3.8
Plaid Cymru Dennis Watkins 1,649 3.8 +1.0
Majority 15,248
Turnout 72.4
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Bridgend[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Win Griffiths 24,143 51.3 +3.7
Conservative David A. Unwin 16,817 35.7 −2.3
Liberal Democrat David Mills 4,827 10.3 −1.9
Plaid Cymru Alun Lloyd Jones 1,301 2.8 +0.5
Majority 7,326 15.6 +6.0
Turnout 47,088 80.5 −0.1
Labour hold Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bridgend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Win Griffiths 21,893 47.5 +12.3
Conservative Peter Hubbard-Miles 17,513 38.0 −0.4
Social Democrat Russell Smart 5,590 12.1 −11.1
Plaid Cymru Laura McAllister 1,065 2.3 −0.9
Majority 4,380 9.5
Turnout 46,061 80.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.8
General Election 1983: Bridgend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hubbard-Miles 15,950 38.4 N/A
Labour John A. Fellows 14,623 35.2 N/A
Social Democrat Russell Smart 9,630 23.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Keith Bush 1,312 3.2 N/A
Majority 1,327 3.2 N/A
Turnout 41,515 77.0 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

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. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Bridgend BBC Election - Bridgend
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.