Cynon Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Cynon Valley (Assembly constituency).

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

Cynon Valley
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cynon Valley in Wales.
Preserved county Mid Glamorgan
Electorate 52,372 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Hirwaun
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Ann Clwyd (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Aberdare
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales Central
European Parliament constituency Wales

Cynon Valley (Welsh: Cwm Cynon) 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 is a Labour Party stronghold.

The Cynon Valley Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency encompasses the towns of Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Cilfynydd, Abercynon and Hirwaun.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Ioan Evans Labour Co-op
1984 by-election Ann Clwyd Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Cynon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Cerith Griffiths [3]
General Election 2010: Cynon Valley[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 15,681 52.5 −10.5
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Davies 6,064 20.3 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Lee Thacker 4,120 13.8 +1.6
Conservative Juliette Ash 3,010 10.1 +2.1
UKIP Frank Hughes 1,001 3.4 +0.7
Majority 9,617 32.2
Turnout 29,876 59.0 −1.3
Labour hold Swing −8.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Cynon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 17,074 64.1 −1.5
Plaid Cymru Geraint Benney 3,815 14.3 −3.1
Liberal Democrat Margaret Phelps 2,991 11.2 +1.8
Conservative Antonia Dunn 2,062 7.7 +0.1
UKIP Sue Davies 705 2.6 +2.6
Majority 13,259 49.8
Turnout 26,647 58.7 +3.3
Labour hold Swing +0.8
General Election 2001: Cynon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 17,685 65.6 −4.1
Plaid Cymru Steven Cornelius 4,687 17.4 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Parry 2,541 9.4 −0.9
Conservative Julian Waters 2,045 7.6 +0.8
Majority 12,998 48.2
Turnout 26,958 55.4 −13.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Cynon Valley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 23,307 69.7 +0.6
Plaid Cymru Alun Davies 3,552 10.6 −0.4
Liberal Democrat Huw Price 3,459 10.3 +3.3
Conservative Andrew M. Smith 2,260 6.8 −6.1
Referendum Party Gwyn John 844 2.5 N/A
Majority 19,755 59.1
Turnout 33,422 69.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Cynon Valley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 26,254 69.1 +0.2
Conservative Andrew M. Smith 4,890 12.9 +0.7
Plaid Cymru Terry Benney 4,186 11.0 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Marcello K. Verma 2,667 7.0 −5.2
Majority 21,364 56.2 −0.5
Turnout 37,997 76.5 −0.2
Labour hold Swing −0.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Cynon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 26,222 68.9
Social Democratic K.D. Butler 4,651 12.2
Conservative M.A. Bishop 4,638 12.2
Plaid Cymru DL Richards 2,549 6.70
Majority 21,571 56.68
Turnout 76.70
Labour hold Swing
Cynon Valley by-election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 19,389 58.8 +2.8
Social Democratic Felix Aubel 6,554 19.9 −0.7
Plaid Cymru Clayton Jones 3,619 11.0 +1.8
Conservative James Arbuthnot 2,441 7.4 −6.8
Communist Mary Winter 642 1.9 N/A
Independent Noel Rencontre 215 0.6 N/A
Independent Paul Nicholls-Jones 122 0.4 N/A
Majority 12,835 38.9 +3.5
Turnout 32,982 65.7 −7.7
Labour hold Swing
Registered electors 50,237
  • Death of Ioan Evans 10 February 1984
United Kingdom general election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ioan Evans 20,668 56.0
Social Democratic Felix Aubel 7,594 20.6
Conservative James Arbuthnot 5,240 14.2
Plaid Cymru P Jarman 3,421 9.3
Majority 13,074 35.4
Turnout 73.43

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 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/cynon-valley-2015.html
  4. ^ Cynon_Valley Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council - candidates Cynon Valley
  5. ^ Cynon Valley BBC Election - Cynon Valley
  6. ^ "Vote 2001". BBC News Vote 2001. British Broadcasting Corporation accessdate=2010-04-11. 
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Britain Votes/Europe Votes By-Election Supplement 1983-, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1985)