Newport West (UK Parliament constituency)
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Boundary of Newport West in Wales.
|Electorate||63,056 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament / Assembly member||Paul Flynn (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|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.
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.
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Newport West was created when the former Newport constituency was split into two seats in 1983.
Members of Parliament
2015 General Election
Paul Flynn MP confirmed in an article in the Western Mail  that he would seek re-election in 2015. The Conservative Party selected Nick Webb as their candidate. Webb lives in the Allt-Yr-Yn ward of the constituency. He is Co-Chairman of Newport Civic Society and has been involved with the Newport Business Improvement District. Cllr Ed Townsend was selected by the Liberal Democrats, he has previously sought election in Newport East in both Parliamentary and Assembly elections. He is the sole Lib Dem on Newport City Council serving the St Julian's ward.
|General Election 2015: Newport West|
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Townsend|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Newport West|
|Liberal Democrat||Veronica German||6,587||16.6||−1.3|
|UKIP||Hugh Moelwyn Hughes||1,144||2.9||+0.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Jeff Rees||1,122||2.8||−0.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Newport West|
|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|
|General Election 2001: Newport West|
|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|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Newport West|
|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|
|General Election 1992: Newport West|
|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|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Newport West|
|Liberal||George Winston Roddick||5,903||13.0||−11.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Digby John Bevan||377||0.8||−0.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+3.7|
|General Election 1983: Newport West|
|Liberal||Whitney R.D. Jones||10,163||24.2||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Denis R. Watkins||477||1.2||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Newport West, Newport City Council - Newport West candidates
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.