Newport West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Newport West (Assembly constituency).

Coordinates: 51°34′59″N 3°02′35″W / 51.583°N 3.043°W / 51.583; -3.043

Newport West
constituency
Unknown parliament UK.
Outline map
Boundary of Newport West in Wales.
Preserved county Gwent
Electorate 63,056 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983 (1983)
Member of Parliament / Assembly member Paul Flynn (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Newport
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales East
European Parliament constituency Wales

Newport West (Welsh: Gorllewin Casnewydd) is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system. The current MP is Paul Flynn of the Labour Party, first elected at the 1987 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency comprises the electoral divisions of Allt-yr-yn, Bettws, Caerleon, Gaer, Graig, Malpas, Marshfield, Pillgwenlly, Rogerstone, Shaftesbury, Stow Hill and Tredegar Park in the city of Newport. The western and northern boundaries are formed by the city boundary, the eastern boundary by the River Usk, and the southern boundary by the Bristol Channel.

History[edit]

Newport West was created when the former Newport constituency was split into two seats in 1983.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Mark Robinson Conservative
1987 Paul Flynn Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Newport West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Flynn 16,389 41.3 −3.6
Conservative Matthew Williams 12,845 32.3 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Veronica German 6,587 16.6 −1.3
BNP Timothy Windsor 1,183 3.0 N/A
UKIP Hugh Moelwyn Hughes 1,144 2.9 +0.5
Plaid Cymru Jeff Rees 1,122 2.8 −0.8
Green Pippa Bartolotti 450 1.1 −0.4
Majority 3,544 8.9
Turnout 39,720 64.8 +5.5
Labour hold Swing −3.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Flynn 16,021 44.8 −7.9
Conservative William Morgan 10,563 29.6 +3.4
Liberal Democrat Nigel Flanagan 6,398 17.9 +6.2
Plaid Cymru Anthony Salkeld 1,278 3.6 −3.6
UKIP Hugh Moelwyn Hughes 848 2.4 +1.0
Green Peter Varley 540 1.5 N/A
Independent Saeid Arjomand 84 0.2 +0.2
Majority 5,458 15.3 −11.2
Turnout 35,732 59.3 +0.2
Labour hold Swing −5.6
General Election 2001: Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Flynn 18,489 52.7 −7.8
Conservative Bill Morgan 9,185 26.2 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Veronica Watkins 4,095 11.7 +2.0
Plaid Cymru Anthony Salkeld 2,510 7.2 +5.5
UKIP Hugh Moelwyn Hughes 506 1.4 +0.6
BNP Terrance Cavill 278 0.8 N/A
Majority 9,304 26.5 −9.6
Turnout 35,063 59.1 −15.5
Labour hold Swing −4.8

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Flynn 24,331 60.5 +7.4
Conservative Peter Clarke 9,794 24.4 −11.6
Liberal Democrat Stanley Wilson 3,907 9.7 +0.2
Referendum Party Colin Thompsett 1,199 3.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Huw Jackson 648 1.6 +0.2
UKIP Hugh Moelwyn Hughes 323 0.6 N/A
Majority 14,357 36.1 +18.4
Turnout 40,202 74.6 −8.2
Labour hold Swing +9.5
General Election 1992: Newport West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Flynn 24,139 53.1 +7.0
Conservative Andrew R. Taylor 16,360 36.0 −4.1
Liberal Democrat Andrew Toye 3,907 9.5 −3.5
Plaid Cymru (Green) Peter J. Keelan 653 1.4 +0.6
Majority 7,770 17.1 +11.0
Turnout 45,059 82.8 +1.0
Labour hold Swing +5.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Flynn 20,887 46.1 +9.5
Conservative Mark Robinson 18,179 40.1 +2.1
Liberal G.W. Roddick 5,903 13.0 −11.2
Plaid Cymru D.J. Bevan 377 0.8 −0.4
Majority 2,708 6.0 +4.6
Turnout 45,346 81.8 +4.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.7
General Election 1983: Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Robinson 15,948 38.0 N/A
Labour Bryan Davies 15,367 36.6 N/A
Liberal Whitney R.D. Jones 10,163 24.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Denis R. Watkins 477 1.2 N/A
Majority 581 1.4 N/A
Turnout 41,955 77.5 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 "N" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Newport West, Newport City Council - Newport West candidates
  4. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.