Clwyd North West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Election results are missing from this article.|
|Clwyd North West|
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Major settlements||Colwyn Bay|
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Clwyd West and Vale of Clwyd|
Clwyd North West (Welsh: Clwyd Gogledd-orllewin) was a parliamentary constituency in Clwyd, North Wales. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the first past the post system.
From 1983 to 1992, it was represented by Conservative MP Anthony Meyer, who unsuccessfully tried to challenge the leadership of prime minister Margaret Thatcher in late 1989. As a result, he was de-selected by fellow Conservative MP's as the party's candidate for the next general election, which was ultimately held on 9 April 1992 and saw the Tories hold the seat with new MP Rod Richards.
The constituency was based around the seaside resort of Colwyn Bay.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Anthony John Charles Meyer||Conservative|
|1997||constituency abolished: see Clwyd West and Vale of Clwyd|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1992: Clwyd North West|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert V. Ingham||7,999||15.1||−7.6|
|Plaid Cymru||Neil H. Taylor||1,888||3.6||−0.4|
|Natural Law||Ms. Mary S. Swift||158||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Clwyd North West|
|Conservative||Anthony John Charles Meyer||24,116||48.5||−2.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Robert Karl Davies||1,966||4.0||+0.4|
|General Election 1983: Clwyd North West|
|Conservative||Anthony John Charles Meyer||23,283||51.0||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Mrs. M. Rhys||1,669||3.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Sir Anthony Meyer Bt - Obituaries, News". The Independent. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.