Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (National Assembly for Wales constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°57′22″N 3°34′08″W / 52.956°N 3.569°W / 52.956; -3.569

Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Welsh Assembly county constituency
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: Mid and West Wales
AM 1999-2007: Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Party: Plaid Cymru
(presiding officer)
Preserved counties: Clwyd and Gwynedd

Meirionnydd Nant Conwy was a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elected one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it was one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales electoral region, which elected 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 Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Westminster constituency. It was partly within the preserved county of Clwyd and partly within the preserved county of Gwynedd. The constituency was abolished following boundary changes for the 2007 Assembly elections.

The other seven constituencies of the region were Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

Voting[edit]

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 to 2007 Dafydd Elis-Thomas Plaid Cymru

Elections[edit]

Assembly Election 2003: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Elis-Thomas 8,717 57.4 −6.4
Labour Edwin S. Woodward 2,891 19.0 +1.6
Conservative Lisa Francis 2,485 16.4 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Kenneth A. Harris 1,100 7.2 −0.1
Majority 5,826 38.3
Turnout 15,193 45.0
Plaid Cymru hold Swing −4.0
Assembly Election 1999: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Elis-Thomas 12,034 63.8 N/A
Labour Denise Idris Jones 3,292 17.4 N/A
Conservative Owen John Williams 2,170 11.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Graham Worley 1,378 7.3 N/A
Majority 8,742 46.3 N/A
Turnout 18,874 57.3 N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)