Delyn (Assembly constituency)

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Not to be confused with Delyn (UK Parliament constituency).

Coordinates: 53°15′07″N 3°11′35″W / 53.252°N 3.193°W / 53.252; -3.193

National Assembly for Wales
county constituency
Delyn (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Delyn shown within the
North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Created 1999
AM Sandy Mewies
Party Labour
Preserved county Clwyd

Delyn 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 nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to nine constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.


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

As created in 1999, the North Wales region includes the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. For the 2007 election the region will include Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.


In 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 - 2003 Alison Halford Labour
2003 - present Sandy Mewies Labour


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandy Mewies 10,695 46.1 +11.5
Conservative Matthew Wright 7,814 33.7 +1.4
Plaid Cymru Carrie Harper 2,918 12.6 −2.1
Liberal Democrats Michele Jones 1,767 7.6 −4.7
Majority 2,881 12.4
Turnout 23,194 43.0
Labour hold Swing +5.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandy Mewies 7,507 34.6 −4.0
Conservative Antoinette Sandbach 6,996 32.3 +3.3
Plaid Cymru Meg Elis 3,179 14.7 −0.7
Liberal Democrats Ian Matthews 2,669 12.3 −4.7
UKIP Derek Albert Bigg 1,318 6.1 +6.1
Majority 511 2.4
Turnout 21,669 41.1 +10.1
Labour hold Swing −3.7
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandy Mewies 6,520 38.6 −6.1
Conservative Mark Isherwood 4,896 29.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrats David P. Lloyd 2,880 17.1 +4.1
Plaid Cymru Paul J. Rowlinson 2,588 15.3 −5.0
Majority 1,624 9.6 −13.1
Turnout 17,073 31.4 −13.0
Labour hold Swing −6.6
Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alison Halford 10,672 44.7 N/A
Conservative Karen Lumley 5,255 22.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Meg Elis 4,837 20.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Burnham 3,089 13.0 N/A
Majority 5,417 22.7 N/A
Turnout 23,853 44.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]