Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Meirionnydd Nant Conwy in Wales for the 2005 general election.
|Preserved county||Clwyd, Gwynedd|
|Major settlements||Dolgellau, Blaenau Ffestiniog|
|Number of members||One|
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The constituency was created in 1983 and was abolished in 2010. For the entire period of its existence, it was represented by Plaid Cymru. It had the lowest population of any constituency in Wales, and also had the second highest proportion of Welsh-speaking voters.
Following its review of parliamentary representation in Wales, the Boundary Commission for Wales abolished this constituency. It was replaced in part by Aberconwy and in part by Dwyfor Meirionnydd. These new constituencies were first fought at the 2010 general election.
Members of Parliament
From 1983 to 1992 the constituency was represented by Dafydd Elis Thomas of Plaid Cymru, who now represents Dwyfor Meirionnydd in the National Assembly for Wales and is its former Presiding Officer. The constituency was represented at its abolition by Elfyn Llwyd, also of Plaid Cymru, who is the party's leader in the House of Commons.
|1983||Dafydd Elis Thomas||Plaid Cymru|
|1992||Elfyn Llwyd||Plaid Cymru|
|2010||constituency abolished: see Aberconwy and Dwyfor Meirionnydd|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
|Plaid Cymru||Elfyn Llwyd||10,597||51.3||+1.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Adrian Fawcett||2,192||10.6||+1.7|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+2.6|
|General Election 2001: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
|Plaid Cymru||Elfyn Llwyd||10,459||49.6||−1.1|
|Labour||Denise Idris Jones||4,775||22.7||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Dafydd Raw-Rees||1,872||8.9||+1.9|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
|Plaid Cymru||Elfyn Llwyd||12,465||50.7||+6.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Bobby Feeley||1,719||7.0||−1.9|
|Referendum Party||Phillip Hodge||809||3.3||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing|
|General Election 1992: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
|Plaid Cymru||Elfyn Llwyd||11,608||44.0||+3.9|
|Conservative||Gwyn S. Lewis||6,995||26.5||−1.9|
|Labour||D. Rhys Williams||4,978||18.8||+1.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs Ruth E. Parry||2,358||8.9||−5.8|
|Green||William A. Pritchard||471||1.8||+1.8|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+2.9|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Elis Thomas||10,392||40.0||+0.8|
|Conservative||Dennis Terence Jones||7,366||28.4||−0.1|
|Labour||Hugh Griffith Roberts||4,397||16.9||+1.8|
|Social Democratic||David Leonard Roberts||3,814||14.7||−2.5|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+0.5|
|General Election 1983: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Elis Thomas||9,709||39.2||N/A|
|Conservative||David G. Lloyd||7,066||28.5||N/A|
|Social Democratic||David Leonard Roberts||4,254||17.2||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.