Caerphilly (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Caerphilly (Assembly constituency).

Coordinates: 51°34′44″N 3°13′05″W / 51.579°N 3.218°W / 51.579; -3.218

Caerphilly
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Caerphilly in Wales.
Preserved county Gwent
Electorate 61,876 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Caerphilly, Ystrad Mynach, Bargoed, Hengoed
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament Wayne David (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Mid Glamorganshire
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales East
European Parliament constituency Wales

Caerphilly (Welsh: Caerffili) is a county constituency centred on the town of Caerphilly in South Wales. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

The constituency has always elected Labour MPs.

Boundaries[edit]

The Caerphilly constituency covers roughly the southern and eastern half of Caerphilly district, the part of the district traditionally located in Glamorgan. In the north-west of the constituency are communities such as Hengoed and Ystrad Mynach, travelling in a southeasterly direction through Caerphilly and Llanbradach to the rural outcrops bordering Cardiff.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1918 Alfred Onions Labour
1921 Morgan Jones Labour
1939 Ness Edwards Labour
1968 Alfred Thomas Evans Labour
1979 Ednyfed Hudson Davies Labour
1981 SDP
1983 Ron Davies Labour
2001 Wayne David Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Caerphilly[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wayne David 17,377 44.9 −10.5
Conservative Maria Caulfield 6,622 17.1 +2.4
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 6,460 16.7 −1.4
Liberal Democrat Kay David 5,688 14.7 +4.7
BNP Laurence Reid 1,635 4.2 N/A
UKIP Tony Jenkins 910 2.4 +2.4
Majority 10,755 27.8
Turnout 38,692 62.3 +5.8
Labour hold Swing −6.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wayne David 22,190 56.6 −1.6
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 6,831 17.4 −3.6
Conservative Stephen Watson 5,711 14.6 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Ashgar Ali 3,861 9.8 +0.4
Forward Wales Graeme Beard 636 1.6 +1.6
Majority 15,359 39.2
Turnout 39,229 58.6 +0.9
Labour hold Swing +1.0
General Election 2001: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wayne David 22,597 58.2 −9.6
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 8,172 21.0 +11.4
Conservative David Simmonds 4,415 11.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Rob Roffe 3,649 9.4 +1.2
Majority 14,425 37.2
Turnout 38,833 57.7 −12.4
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Davies 30,697 67.3 +3.6
Conservative Rhodri Harris 4,858 10.7 −7.4
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 4,383 9.7 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Tony D. Ferguson 3,724 8.2 −0.3
Referendum Party Mark E. Morgan 1,337 3.0 N/A
ProLife Alliance Catherine Williams 270 0.6 N/A
Majority 25,839 57.1
Turnout 45,269 70.1
Labour hold Swing +5.5
General Election 1992: Caerphilly[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Davies 31,713 63.7 +5.2
Conservative Howard L. Philpott 9,041 18.1 −1.3
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 4,821 9.7 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Stan W. Wilson 4,247 8.5 −5.6
Majority 22,672 45.5 +6.5
Turnout 49,822 77.2 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Davies 28,698 58.44
Conservative ME Powell 9,531 19.41
Liberal MG Butlin 6,923 14.10
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 3,955 8.05
Majority 19,167 39.03
Turnout 76.55
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Davies 21,570 45.61
Liberal A Lambert 10,017 21.18
Conservative C Welby 9,295 19.65
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 6,414 13.56
Majority 11,553 24.43
Turnout 74.51
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ednyfed Hudson Davies 27,280 58.76
Conservative JO Ranelagh 8,783 18.92
Plaid Cymru Philip JS Williams 6,931 14.93
Liberal N Jones 3,430 7.39
Majority 18,497 39.84
Turnout 78.81
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Thomas Evans 24,161 56.59
Plaid Cymru Philip JS Williams 10,452 24.48
Conservative DR Dover 4,897 11.47
Liberal NH Lewis 3,184 7.46
Majority 13,709 32.11
Turnout 75.62
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Thomas Evans 24,838 57.21
Plaid Cymru Philip JS Williams 11,956 27.54
Conservative R Everest 5,912 13.62
Independent DH Bevan 711 1.64
Majority 12,882 29.67
Turnout 77.51
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Thomas Evans 24,972 61.82
Plaid Cymru Philip JS Williams 11,505 28.48
Conservative PN Price 3,917 9.70
Majority 13,467 33.34
Turnout 78.07
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

By Election 1968: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Thomas Evans 16,148 45.66 -28.59
Plaid Cymru Philip JS Williams 14,274 40.36 +29.22
Conservative Robert Williams 3,687 10.43 -4.18
Liberal Peter Sadler 1,257 3.55 N/A
Majority 1,874
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ness Edwards 26,330 74.25
Conservative R Maddocks 5,182 14.61
Plaid Cymru J D Howell 3,949 11.41
Majority 21,148 59.64
Turnout 76.79
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ness Edwards 26,001 72.14
Conservative RJ Maddocks 6,086 16.89
Plaid Cymru P Williams 3,956 10.98
Majority 19,915 55.25
Turnout 78.41
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ness Edwards 28,154 72.65
Conservative WR Lewis 7,181 18.53
Plaid Cymru JDA Howell 3,420 8.82
Majority 20,973 54.12
Turnout 83.04
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ness Edwards 27,852 75.21
Conservative JH Davies 9,180 24.79
Majority 18,672 50.42
Turnout 78.57
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ness Edwards 30,523 77.15
Conservative KG Knee 9,041 22.85
Majority 21,482 54.30
Turnout 84.37
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ness Edwards 30,270 77.53
Conservative KJ Lloyd 8,771 22.47
Majority 21,499 55.07
Turnout 84.28
Labour hold Swing

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election, 5 July 1945: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ness Edwards 29,158 80.22
Conservative J.F.M. de Courcy 7,189 19.78
Majority 21,969 60.44
Turnout 77.21
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Caerphilly by-election, 1939
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ness Edwards 19,847
Conservative Ronald McMillan Bell 9,349
Majority 10,498
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1935: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Morgan Jones 24,846 76.25
Conservative GT Stoneham 7,738 23,75
Majority 17,108 52.50
Turnout 72.32
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Morgan Jones 23,061 67.62
Conservative C Bowen-Davies 11,044 32.38
Majority 12,017 35.24
Turnout 76.62
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Caerphilly[6]

Electorate 45,173

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Morgan Jones 21,248 57.9
Liberal Miss Alice Grace Roberts 8,190 22.4
Unionist Owen Temple-Morris 6,357 17.4 -23.6
Communist J R Wilson 809
Majority
Turnout 81.1
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1924: Caerphilly[7]

Electorate 37,868

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Morgan Jones 17,723 59.0
Unionist Gwilym Rowlands 12,293 41.0
Majority 5,430 18.0
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1923: Caerphilly[8]

Electorate 36,592

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Morgan Jones 16,535 58.7
Unionist Gwilym Rowlands 6,493 23.0
Liberal S R Jenkins 5,152 18.3
Majority 10,042 35.7
Turnout 77.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1922 : Caerphilly[9]

Electorate 35,795

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Morgan Jones 13,759 57.2
Unionist Alan McLean 10,165 42.8
Majority 4,025 14.4 -4.3
Turnout 78.6
Labour hold Swing -2.1
Caerphilly by-election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Morgan Jones 13,699
Liberal William Rees Edmunds 8,958
Communist Stewart, BobBob Stewart 2,592 10.3
Majority 4,741
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918:

constituency of Caerphilly
Composed of the wards of Urban Districts of Caerphilly and Gelligaer
Electorate 32,790, Turnout %,

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alfred Onions 11,496
Liberal William Rees Edmunds 9,482
Majority 2,014
Turnout

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 "C" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Caerphilly, Caerphilly County Borough Council - candidates
  4. ^ Caerphilly BBC Election - Caerphilly
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  6. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  7. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  8. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  9. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.