Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Assembly constituency)
|Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
National Assembly for Wales
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr shown within the
Mid and West Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
|AM||Rhodri Glyn Thomas|
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 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 Mid and West Wales 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 Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Westminster constituency. It was a Dyfed constituency, one of five constituencies covering, and entirely within, the preserved county of Dyfed.
The region consisted of the eight constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.
Boundaries changed for the 2007 Assembly election. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr remains one of five Dyfed constituencies and one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales region. However, boundaries within Dyfed changed, to realign them with local government ward boundaries and to reduce the disparities in the sizes of constituency electorates, and the boundaries of the region changed, to align them with the boundaries of preserved counties.
The region consists of the constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.
For Westminster purposes, the same new constituency boundaries will become effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
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.
|1999 - present||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||Plaid Cymru|
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Elections in the 2010s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr|
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||12,501||44.9||−8.6|
|Conservative||Henrietta Elizabeth Hensher||5,635||20.2||+4.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Will Griffiths||1,339||4.8||−1.2|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||−7.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr|
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||15,655||53.5||+5.0|
|Conservative||Henrietta Elizabeth Hensher||4,676||16.0||+2.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Alexandra Walton||1,752||6.0||−1.0|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+5.9|
|Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr|
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||12,969||48.5||−4.6|
|Labour||Anthony C. Cooper||8,355||31.2||−0.5|
|Conservative||Harri J. Lloyd Davies||3,576||13.4||+4.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Steffan John||1,866||7.0||+0.2|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||−2.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr|
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||17,328||53.1||N/A|
|Labour||Chris W. Llewelyn||10,348||31.7||N/A|
|Conservative||Miss Helen Stoddart||2,776||8.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Mrs. Juliana M-J Hughes||2,202||6.7||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|
- "Wales elections > Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.