Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (UK Parliament constituency)

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Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr in Wales.
Preserved county Dyfed
Electorate 54,557 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Carmarthen (part), Ammanford, Llandovery
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Jonathan Edwards (Plaid Cymru)
Number of members One
Created from Carmarthen, Llanelli
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly Mid and West Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

Carmathen East and Dinefwr (Welsh:Dwyrain Caerfyrddyn a Dinefwr) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was created in 1997 mostly from the former seat of Carmarthen. The current MP is Plaid Cymru's Jonathan Edwards.

The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries[edit]

The existing constituency is within the Carmarthenshire authority area, with Llanybydder, Llandovery and Llanfihangel-ar-Arth in the north, Llanfihangel-uwch-Gwili, Llanegwad, and Llandeilo in the central area, and Ammanford and Glanamman in the south.

Boundary changes for the 2010 general election introduced minor alterations, with the areas around Hermon and Llanpumsaint removed to the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency. These changes came into effect in 2007 for the National Assembly for Wales.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Alan Wynne Williams Labour
2001 Adam Price Plaid Cymru
2010 Jonathan Edwards Plaid Cymru

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Edwards 13,546 35.6 −10.2
Labour Christine Gwyther 10,065 26.5 −1.8
Conservative Andrew Morgan 8,506 22.4 +8.7
Liberal Democrat William Powell 4,609 12.1 +2.4
UKIP John Atkinson 1,285 3.4 +1.7
Majority 3,481 9.2 −8.3
Turnout 38,011 72.6 +1.8
Plaid Cymru hold Swing −4.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Adam Price 17,561 45.9 +3.5
Labour Ross Hendry 10,843 28.3 −7.3
Conservative Suzy Davies 5,235 13.7 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Julianna Hughes 3,719 9.7 +2.3
UKIP Mike Squires 661 1.7 0.0
Legalise Cannabis Sid Whitworth 272 0.7 +0.7
Majority 6,718 17.5 +10.7
Turnout 38,291 71.6 +1.2
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +5.4
General Election 2001: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Adam Price 16,130 42.4 +7.7
Labour Alan Williams 13,540 35.6 −7.3
Conservative David Thomas 4,912 12.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Doiran Evans 2,815 7.4 −0.2
UKIP Michael Squires 656 1.7 N/A
Majority 2,590 6.8 −1.5
Turnout 38,053 70.4 −1.5
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing +7.5

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[7][8][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Williams 17,907 42.9 +1.4
Plaid Cymru Rhodri Glyn Thomas 14,457 34.6 +5.5
Conservative Edmund Hayward 5,022 12.0 −8.3
Liberal Democrat Juliana Hughes 3,150 7.5 +1.6
Referendum Party Ian Humphreys-Evans 1,196 2.9 N/A
Majority 3,450 8.3 −4.2
Turnout 32,654 78.6 N/A
Labour 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 "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Carmarthenshire County Council - candidates Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
  4. ^ Carmarthen East and Dinefwr BBC Election - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
  5. ^ "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr: Constituency > Politics > guardian.co.uk". Election 2010. The Guardian. 2005-05-05. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  6. ^ "BBC NEWS > VOTE 2001 > RESULTS & CONSTITUENCIES > Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  8. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.50 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  9. ^ This constituency was new in 1997, and the election result is calculated relative to a notional 1992 result.
  10. ^ "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 

Coordinates: 51°56′N 4°06′W / 51.933°N 4.100°W / 51.933; -4.100