Caerphilly (UK Parliament constituency)

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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 +4.2
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 PJS 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
Conservative
Plaid Cymru
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Conservative
Plaid Cymru
Liberal
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour
Conservative
Plaid Cymru
Liberal
Majority
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.