Cardiff West (Assembly constituency)
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National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff West shown within the
South Wales Central electoral region and the region shown within Wales
|Preserved county||South Glamorgan|
Cardiff West (Welsh: Gorllewin Caerdydd) is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of eight constituencies in the South Wales Central electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to eight constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Cardiff West Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of South Glamorgan.
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.
From the Assembly's inception in 1999, until his retirement at the 2011 election, former First Minister Rhodri Morgan was AM for Cardiff West.
|1999 - 2011||Rhodri Morgan||Labour|
|2011 - present||Mark Drakeford||Labour|
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Elections in the 2010s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Cardiff West|
|Plaid Cymru||Neil John McEvoy||5,551||20.0||−1.2|
|Liberal Democrats||David Morgan||1,942||7.0||−8.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Cardiff West|
|Plaid Cymru||Neil John McEvoy||5,719||21.3||+5.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Miss Alison R. Goldsworthy||4,088||15.2||+1.6|
|Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Cardiff West|
|Conservative||Mrs. Heather Douglas||3,583||17.3||+2.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Jacqui Gasson||2,914||14.1||+5.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Mrs. Eluned M. Bush||2,859||13.8||−0.8|
|UKIP||Frank Roger Wyn Hughes||929||4.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Cardiff West|
|Conservative||Mrs. Myr A. Boult||3,446||14.8||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Mrs. Eluned M. Bush||3,402||14.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Dewi H. Garrow-Smith||2,063||8.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|