Mid and West Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)

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Mid and West Wales
Welsh Assembly electoral region
Mid and West Wales.png
Mid and West Wales shown within Wales
Created
1999
Current representation
Plaid Cymru 5 AMs
Conservative 3 AMs
Welsh Labour Party 2 AMs
Liberal Democrats 2 AMs
Constituencies
1. Brecon and Radnorshire
2. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
3. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
4. Ceredigion
5. Dwyfor Meirionnydd
6. Llanelli
7. Montgomeryshire
8. Preseli Pembrokeshire
Preserved counties
Clwyd (part)
Dyfed
Gwynedd (part)
Powys (part)

Mid and West Wales is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of eight constituencies. The region elects twelve members, eight directly elected constituency members and four additional members. The electoral region was first used in the 1999 Welsh Assembly election, when the National Assembly for Wales was created.

Each constituency elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post electoral system, and the region as a whole elects four additional or top-up Assembly Members, to create a degree of proportional representation. The additional member seats are allocated from closed lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.

County and Westminster boundaries[edit]

As created in 1999, the region covered the whole of the preserved county of Dyfed, most of the preserved county of Powys and parts of the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd. Other parts of Powys, Clwyd and Gwynedd were within the North Wales electoral region.

For the 2007 Welsh Assembly election, however boundaries changed, and the region now covers all of the preserved county of Dyfed, all of the preserved county of Powys and part of the preserved county of Gwynedd. The rest of Gwynedd is in the North Wales region.

The constituencies have the names and boundaries of constituencies of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). For Westminster election purposes, however, there are no electoral regions, and constituency boundary changes became effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

Electoral region profile[edit]

The region is geographically the largest of the five electoral regions in Wales, being larger in area than the other four regions combined. It consists almost entirely of sparsely populated rural areas, with the exception of the mining town of Llanelli in the south. The Welsh language is widely spoken.

Constituencies[edit]

Constituency 2011 Result Preserved county
Brecon and Radnorshire Kirsty Williams
Liberal Democrats
Entirely within Powys
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Rhodri Glyn Thomas
Plaid Cymru
Entirely within Dyfed
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Angela Burns
Conservative
Ceredigion Elin Jones
Plaid Cymru
Dwyfor Meirionnydd Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Plaid Cymru
Entirely within Gwynedd
Llanelli Keith Davies
Labour
Entirely within Dyfed
Montgomeryshire Russell George
Conservative
Entirely within Powys
Preseli Pembrokeshire Paul Davies
Conservative
Entirely within Dyfed

2011 Welsh Assembly election additional members[edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 3 56,384 (26.7%) 4 1 4 0
Conservative 3 52,905 (25.1%) 3 0 3 0
Labour 1 47,348 (22.5%) 3 2 3 0
Liberal Democrats 1 26,847 (12.7%) 2 1 2 0
UKIP 0 9,711 (4.6%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 8,660 (4.1%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,951 (1.9%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 2,821 (1.3%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,630 (0.8%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 595 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 2011[edit]

Party Name
Plaid Cymru Simon Thomas
Labour Rebecca Evans
Liberal Democrat William Powell
Labour Joyce Watson

2007 Welsh Assembly election additional members[edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 4 67,258 (31.0%) 5 1 5 0
Conservative 2 49,606 (22.9%) 3 1 3 0
Labour 0 39,979 (18.4%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 2 28,790 (13.3%) 2 0 2 0
Green 0 8,768 (4.0%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 8,191 (3.8%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 6,389 (2.9%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 2,196 (1.0%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 1,598 (0.7%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,493 (0.7%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 1,108 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 666 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0
Veritas 0 502 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0
Christian Peoples 0 413 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0

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Regional AMs elected 2007[edit]

Party Name
Conservative Nick Bourne
Labour Alun Davies
Plaid Cymru Nerys Evans
Labour Joyce Watson

2003 Welsh Assembly election additional members[2][edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 3 51,874 (28.16%) 4 1 4 0
Labour 3 46,451 (25.22%) 3 0 3 0
Conservative 0 35,566 (19.31%) 3 3 3 0
Liberal Democrats 2 30,177 (16.38%) 2 0 2 0
Green 0 7,794 (4.23%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 5,945 (3.23%) 0 0 0 0
Mid & West Wales Pensioners 0 3,968 (2.15%) 0 0 0 0
Cymru Annibynnol 0 1,324 (0.72%) 0 0 0 0
Vote No 2 Stop the War 0 716 (0.39%) 0 0 0 0
ProLife Alliance 0 383 (0.21%) 0 0 0 0

Former Constituencies[edit]

1999 to 2007[edit]

Constituency Preserved counties
Brecon and Radnorshire Entirely within Powys
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Entirely within Dyfed
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion
Llanelli
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Partly Clwyd, partly Gwynedd
Montgomeryshire Entirely within Powys
Preseli Pembrokeshire Entirely within Dyfed

1999 Welsh Assembly election additional members[3][edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 4 84,554 (38.55%) 5 1 5 0
Labour 2 53,842 (24.55%) 3 1 3 0
Conservative 0 36,622 (16.70%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 2 31,683 (14.44%) 2 0 2 0
Green 0 7,718 (3.52%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,019 (1.38%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 1,214 (0.55%) 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 0 705 (0.32%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 1999[edit]

Party Name
Conservative Nick Bourne[4]
Labour Alun Michael[4]
(Michael resigned in May of 2000
and was replaced by Delyth Evans.)
[5]
Plaid Cymru Cynog Dafis[4]
Conservative Glyn Davies[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Election results
  2. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ass/constit/wr1.htm
  3. ^ http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ass/constit/wr1.htm
  4. ^ a b c d Staff reporter (1999). "Constituencies & Regions: Mid and West Wales". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  5. ^ Staff reporter (2000-05-08). "Michael's successor is sworn in". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-02-22.