Clwyd South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Clwyd South
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Clwyd South in Wales.
Preserved county Clwyd
Electorate 54,895 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Rhosllannerchrugog, Llangollen
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Susan Jones (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Clwyd South West, Wrexham
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly North Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

Clwyd South (De Clwyd in Welsh) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). The constituency was created in 1997, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post method of election.

The Clwyd South Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency straddles the authorities of Denbighshire and Wrexham. Main population centres includes Rhosllanerchrugog, Cefn-mawr, and Coedpoeth on the outskirts of Wrexham, and Llangollen and Corwen further up the Dee valley to the west. Until the 2010 election, the constituency used to include a small part of the preserved county of Powys. This anomaly was resolved by the Boundary Commission for Wales with the boundaries first used in 2010.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Martyn Jones Labour
2010 Susan Jones Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Clwyd South Prospective Parliamentary Candidates[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Jones
Plaid Cymru Mabon ap Gwynfor
General Election 2010: Clwyd South[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Jones 13,311 38.4 -6.8
Conservative John Bell 10,477 30.2 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Bruce Roberts 5,965 17.2 +1.7
Plaid Cymru Janet Ryder 3,009 8.7 -0.8
BNP Sarah Hynes 1,100 3.2 +3.2
UKIP Nick Powell 819 2.4 +0.4
Majority 2,834 8.2
Turnout 34,681 64.5 +3.3
Labour hold Swing -5.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Clwyd South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martyn Jones 14,808 45.0 -6.4
Conservative Tom Biggins 8,460 25.7 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Deric Burnham 5,105 15.5 +5.3
Plaid Cymru Mark Strong 3,111 9.4 -2.5
Forward Wales Alwyn Humphreys 803 2.4 +2.4
UKIP Nick Powell 644 2.0 +0.4
Majority 6,348 19.3
Turnout 32,931 62.9 +0.5
Labour hold Swing -3.7
General Election 2001: Clwyd South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martyn Jones 17,217 51.4 -6.7
Conservative Tom Biggins 8,319 24.8 +1.8
Plaid Cymru Dyfed Edwards 3,982 11.9 +5.5
Liberal Democrat David Griffiths 3,426 10.2 +0.9
UKIP Edwina Theunissen 552 1.6 N/A
Majority 8,898 26.6
Turnout 33,496 62.4 -11.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Clwyd South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martyn Jones 22,901 58.1 +8.4
Conservative Boris Johnson 9,091 23.1 -7.2
Liberal Democrat Andrew Chadwick 3,684 9.4 -1.7
Plaid Cymru Gareth V. Williams 2,500 6.3 -1.6
Referendum Party Alex Lewis 1,207 3.1 N/A
Majority 13,810 35.0
Turnout 39,383 73.6
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 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ [1] 2015 PPC Candidate List
  4. ^ Clwyd South Wrexham CBC - Clwyd South candidates
  5. ^ Clwyd South BBC Election -Clwyd South

Coordinates: 52°56′25″N 3°06′51″W / 52.94028°N 3.11417°W / 52.94028; -3.11417