Delyn (UK Parliament constituency)

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

Delyn
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Delyn in Wales.
Preserved county Clwyd
Electorate 54,405 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Mold, Flint, Holywell
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament David Hanson (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Flintshire West, Flintshire East
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly North Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

Delyn is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, first used in the 1983 General Election. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

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

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency encompasses the towns of Mostyn, Flint, Mold, Northop and Holywell.

History[edit]

Delyn constituency was created in 1983 from the seats of Flintshire West and Flintshire East. It is normally inclined to elect Labour MPs, although the Conservatives won the seat in their 1983 and 1987 landslide elections. From 1983 to 1997, the constituency included Tory-leaning Prestatyn, which was then transferred to the Vale of Clwyd seat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Keith Raffan Conservative
1992 David Hanson Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Isherwood[3]
General Election 2010: Delyn[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hanson 15,083 40.8 −4.9
Conservative Antoinette Sandbach 12,811 34.6 +8.5
Liberal Democrat Bill Brereton 5,747 15.5 −2.4
Plaid Cymru Peter Ryder 1,844 5.0 −2.4
BNP Jennifer Matthys 844 2.3 N/A
UKIP Andrew Haigh 655 1.8 +0.2
Majority 2,272 6.1
Turnout 36,984 69.2 +5.5
Labour hold Swing -6.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hanson 15,540 45.7 −5.8
Conservative John Bell 8,896 26.2 −0.4
Liberal Democrat Tudor Jones 6,089 17.9 +2.5
Plaid Cymru Phil Thomas 2,524 7.4 +0.9
UKIP May Eluned Crawford 533 1.6 +1.6
Independent Nigel Williams 422 1.2 +1.2
Majority 6,644 19.5
Turnout 34,004 64.4 +1.1
Labour hold Swing -2.7
General Election 2001: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hanson 17,825 51.5 −5.7
Conservative Paul Brierley 9,220 26.6 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Tudor Jones 5,329 15.4 +5.2
Plaid Cymru Paul J. Rowlinson 2,262 6.5 +2.7
Majority 8,605 24.9
Turnout 34,636 63.3 -12.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hanson 23,300 57.2 +12.2
Conservative Karen Lumley 10,607 26.0 −15.3
Liberal Democrat Phil Lloyd 4,160 10.2 −1.0
Plaid Cymru Ashley J. Drake 1,558 3.8 +1.3
Referendum Party Mrs. Elizabeth H. Soutter 1,117 2.7 N/A
Majority 12,693 31.2 +1.3
Turnout 40,742 75.9 −7.5
Labour hold Swing +13.8
General Election 1992: Delyn[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hanson 24,979 45.0 +5.9
Conservative Mike J. Whitby 22,940 41.3 −0.1
Liberal Democrat Ray C. Dodd 6,208 11.2 −5.8
Plaid Cymru Ashley J. Drake 1,414 2.5 −0.0
Majority 2,039 3.7 +1.3
Turnout 55,541 83.4 +1.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Raffan 21,728 41.41
Labour David Hanson 20,504 39.07
Liberal DJ Evans 8,913 16.99
Plaid Cymru DJ Owen 1,329 2.53
Majority 1,224 2.33
Turnout 82.58
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Raffan 20,242 41.6 N/A
Labour J.J. Colbert 14,298 29.4 N/A
Liberal J.H. Parry 12,545 25.8 N/A
Plaid Cymru H. Huws 1,558 3.2 N/A
Majority 5,944 12.2 N/A
Turnout 77.9 N/A
Conservative 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 "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ http://www.conservatives.com/News/News_stories/2012/12/Mark_Allan_Isherwood_selected_as_prospective_MP_for_Delyn.aspx
  4. ^ Delyn Cyngor Sir Y Fflint Flintshire County Council - candidates Delyn
  5. ^ Delyn BBC Election - Delyn
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.