Cynon Valley (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°39′25″N 3°27′40″W / 51.657°N 3.461°W / 51.657; -3.461

Cynon Valley
National Assembly for Wales
county constituency
Cynon Valley (Assembly constituency).svg
South Wales Central (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Cynon Valley shown within the
South Wales Central electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Created 1999
AM Christine Chapman
Party Wales Labour & Co-operative
Preserved county Mid Glamorgan
South Glamorgan

Cynon Valley 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 South Wales Central 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.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Cynon Valley Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan.

The other seven constituencies of the region are Cardiff Central, Cardiff North, Cardiff South and Penarth, Cardiff West, Pontypridd, Rhondda and Vale of Glamorgan.

Voting[edit]

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.

Assembly Members[edit]

Period Member Party
1999 – present Christine Chapman Labour Co-operative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Cynon Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Christine Chapman 11,626 62 +5.3
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Trystan Davies 5,111 27.2 −0.6
Conservative Daniel Saxton 1,531 8.2 −2.2
Liberal Democrats Ian Walton 492 2.6 −2.5
Majority 6,515 34.7 +5.9
Turnout 18,760 35.9 −2.5
Labour Co-op hold Swing +3.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Cynon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Christine Chapman 11,058 56.7 −7.8
Plaid Cymru Mrs. Liz A. Walters 5,435 27.8 +6.5
Conservative Neill S.M. John 2,024 10.4 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Mrs. Margaret H. Phelps 1,000 5.1 −2.5
Majority 5,623 28.8
Turnout 19,517 38.4 +1.2
Labour Co-op hold Swing −7.2
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Cynon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Christine Chapman 10,841 65.0 +19.4
Plaid Cymru David A. Walters 3,724 22.3 −20.1
Liberal Democrats Rob O. Humphreys 1,120 6.7 −0.3
Conservative Daniel C.B. Thomas 984 5.9 +1.1
Majority 7,117 42.7 +39.6
Turnout 16,669 37.5 −8.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing +19.8

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Cynon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Christine Chapman 9,883 45.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru Phil Richard 9,206 42.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mrs. Alison L. Willott 1,531 7.1 N/A
Conservative Edmund R. Hayward 1,046 4.8 N/A
Majority 677 3.1 N/A
Turnout 21,666 45.6 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Wales elections > Cynon Valley". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.