Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°44′42″N 4°42′04″W / 51.745°N 4.701°W / 51.745; -4.701

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire in Wales.
Preserved county Dyfed
Electorate 58,994 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Carmarthen (part), Pembroke Dock, Tenby
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Simon Hart (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Pembroke, Carmarthen
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly Mid and West Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Gorllewin Caerfyrddin a De Sir Benfro in Welsh) 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.

The Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former marginal seats of Pembroke and Carmarthen. Main population areas in the seat include Tenby, Saundersfoot and Dylan Thomas' homestead of Laugharne.

Profile[edit]

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire is a marginal seat between the Labour Party and the Conservatives.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Nick Ainger Labour
2010 Simon Hart Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Hart 16,649 41.1 +9.8
Labour Nick Ainger 13,226 32.7 -4.0
Liberal Democrat John Gossage 4,890 12.1 -2.1
Plaid Cymru John Dixon 4,232 10.4 -5.1
UKIP Raymond Clarke 1,146 2.8 +1.4
Independent Henry Langen 364 0.9 +0.9
Majority 3,423 8.5
Turnout 40,507 70.4 +3.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas Ainger 13,953 36.9 -4.7
Conservative David Morris 12,043 31.8 +2.5
Plaid Cymru John Dixon 5,582 14.7 -4.0
Liberal Democrat John Allen 5,399 14.3 +5.5
UKIP Josie MacDonald 545 1.4 -0.1
Legalise Cannabis Alexander Daszak 237 0.6 N/A
Independent Nick Turner 104 0.3 N/A
Majority 1,910 5.0
Turnout 37,863 67.3 +2.0
Labour hold Swing -3.6
General Election 2001: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas Ainger 15,349 41.6 -7.6
Conservative Robert Wilson 10,811 29.3 +2.7
Plaid Cymru Llyr Hughes Griffiths 6,893 18.7 +6.0
Liberal Democrat William Jeremy 3,248 8.8 +0.6
UKIP Ian Phillips 537 1.5 N/A
Direct Customer Service Party Nick Turner 78 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,538 12.3
Turnout 36,916 65.3 -11.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas Ainger 20,956 49.1 +10.6
Conservative Owen J. Williams 11,335 26.6 -8.9
Plaid Cymru Roy Llewellyn 5,402 12.7 -2.4
Liberal Democrat Keith J. Evans 3,516 8.2 -2.6
Referendum Party Mrs. Joy A. Poirrier 1,432 3.4 N/A
Majority 9,621 22.6
Turnout 42,641 76.5
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 West and South Pembrokeshire BBC Election - Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South
  4. ^ Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire County Council - candidates Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire