Newport East (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°35′35″N 2°55′12″W / 51.593°N 2.920°W / 51.593; -2.920

Newport East
Welsh Assembly county constituency
NewportEast2007Constituency.svg
Newport East shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: South Wales East
AM: John Griffiths
Party: Labour Co-operative

Newport East 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 eight constituencies in the South Wales East electoral region, which elects 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 same name and boundaries of the Newport East Westminster constituency.

The other seven constituencies of the South Wales East electoral region are Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Islwyn, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Monmouth, Newport West and Torfaen.

Voting[edit]

In general 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.

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 9,888 50.8 +18.7
Conservative Nick Webb 4,500 23.1 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 3,703 19.0 −8.7
Plaid Cymru Chris Paul 1,369 7.0 −1.5
Majority 5,388 27.7 +23.3
Turnout 19,460 35.5 −2.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly election 2007: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 6,395 32.1 −12.5
Liberal Democrat Ed Townsend 5,520 27.7 +11.5
Conservative Peter Alan Fox 4,512 22.7 −1.7
Plaid Cymru Trefor Puw 1,696 8.5 −0.6
Independent James Douglas Harris 1,354 6.8 N/A
English Democrats Michael Thomas Martin Blundell 429 2.2 N/A
Majority 875 4.4 −16.0
Turnout 19,906 37.5 +7.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Welsh Assembly election 2003: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 7,621 44.7 −4.8
Conservative Matthew Evans 4,157 24.3 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Ed Townsend 2,768 16.2 +2.2
Plaid Cymru Mohammad Asghar 1,555 9.1 −4.7
UKIP Neal J. Reynolds 987 5.8 N/A
Majority 3,484 20.4 −6.2
Turnout 17,212 30.4 −5.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing −3.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly election 1999: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 9,497 49.4 N/A
Conservative Mark A. Major 4,368 22.8 N/A
Liberal Democrat Alistair R. Cameron 2,684 14.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Christopher K. Holland 2,647 13.8 N/A
Majority 5,129 26.6 N/A
Turnout 19,214 35.4 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

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