Ogmore (Assembly constituency)

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Not to be confused with Ogmore (UK Parliament constituency).
Ogmore (Welsh: Ogwr)
Welsh Assembly county constituency
Ogmore2007Constituency.svg
Ogmore shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: South Wales West
AM: Janice Gregory
Party: Labour
Preserved counties: Mid Glamorgan
and South Glamorgan

Ogmore (Welsh: Ogwr) 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 seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven 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 name and boundaries of the Ogmore Westminster constituency. It is almost entirely within the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan, but takes in a very small area in South Glamorgan. It covers the area of Bridgend County Borough Council roughly north of the M4, and parts of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. It includes the communities of Cefn Cribbwr, Garw Valley, Gilfach Goch, Llanharan, Maesteg, Ogwr Valley, Pencoed, Sarn and Tondu.[1]

The other six constituencies of the region are Aberavon, Bridgend, Gower, Neath, Swansea East and Swansea West.

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]

Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Ogmore[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Gregory 12,995 63.9 +12.3
Plaid Cymru Danny Clark 3,379 16.7 −0.3
Conservative Martyn Hughes 2,945 14.5 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Gerald Francis 985 4.9 −4.6
Majority 9,576 47.3
Turnout 20,264 36.4 −3.6
Labour hold Swing +6.3
Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Ogmore[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Gregory 11,761 51.7 −7.2
Plaid Cymru Mrs. Sian M. Caiach 3,861 17.0 −3.1
Conservative Mrs. Norma Valery Lloyd-Nesling 2,663 11.7 +2.6
Independent Steve B. Smith 2,337 10.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin Plant 2,144 9.4 +0.0
Majority 7,900 34.7
Turnout 22,766 40.0 +6.5
Labour hold Swing −2.1
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Ogmore[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Gregory 9,874 58.9 +10.7
Plaid Cymru Janet Davies 3,370 20.1 −7.0
Liberal Democrats Mrs. Jacqueline Radford 1,567 9.4 +2.5
Conservative Richard J. Hill 1,53 9.1 +2.5
Socialist Labour Christopher Herriott 410 2.5 N/A
Majority 6,504 38.8
Turnout 16,753 33.5 −8.0
Labour hold Swing +8.9
Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Ogmore[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Gregory 10,407 48.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru John D. Rogers 5,842 27.1 N/A
Independent Ralph G. Hughes 2,439 11.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mrs Sheila Ramsay-Waye 1,496 6.9 N/A
Conservative Chris B. Smart 1,415 6.6 N/A
Majority 4,565 21.1 N/A
Turnout 21,599 41.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ogmore Constituency Labour Party". Ogmore Labour. 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Wales elections > Ogmore". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Election results - 2007, National Assembly for Wales
  4. ^ a b Ogmore, Political Science Resources

Coordinates: 51°34′N 3°34′W / 51.567°N 3.567°W / 51.567; -3.567