Ogmore (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Ogmore (Assembly constituency).
Ogmore
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ogmore in Wales.
Preserved county Mid Glamorgan
Electorate 55,851 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Maesteg, Pencoed
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament Huw Irranca-Davies (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Mid Glamorganshire
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales West
European Parliament constituency Wales

Ogmore (Welsh: Ogwr) is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries[edit]

Taking its name from the River Ogmore, the constituency is situated close to the source of the river in the Ogwr valley and excludes the village of Ogmore-by-Sea, which is the seaside village of Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr). Ogmore constituency 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 Cribwr, Garw Valley, Gilfach Goch, Llanharan, Maesteg, Ogwr Valley, Pencoed, Sarn and Tondu.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Like many seats in South Wales, Ogmore is a safe Labour seat, retaining it since its creation in 1918.

Election Member[3] Party
1918 Vernon Hartshorn Labour
1931 by-election Edward John Williams Labour
1946 by-election John Evans Labour
1950 Walter Ernest Padley Labour
1979 Ray Powell Labour
2002 by-election Huw Irranca-Davies Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Ogmore[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Huw Irranca-Davies 18,664 53.8 -7.1
Conservative Emma Moore 5,398 15.6 +1.4
Liberal Democrat Jackie Radford 5,260 15.2 +0.5
Plaid Cymru Danny Clark 3,326 9.6 -0.6
BNP Kay Thomas 1,242 3.6 N/A
UKIP Carolyn Passey 780 2.3 N/A
Majority 13,246 38.2
Turnout 34,650 62.4 +2.9
Labour hold Swing -4.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Following the death of Sir Ray Powell on 7 December 2001 a by-election was held on 14 February 2002.

General Election 2005: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Huw Irranca-Davies 18,295 60.4 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Jackie Radford 4,592 15.2 +2.4
Conservative Norma Lloyd-Nesling 4,243 14.0 +2.9
Plaid Cymru John Williams 3,148 10.4 -3.6
Majority 13,703 45.3
Turnout 30,278 57.8 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -2.0
Ogmore by-election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Huw Irranca-Davies 9,548 52.0 -10.1
Plaid Cymru Bleddyn Hancock 3,827 20.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Veronica Watkins 1,608 8.8 -4.0
Conservative Guto Bebb 1,377 7.5 -3.7
Socialist Labour Christopher Herriot 1,152 6.3 +6.3
Green Jonathan Spink 250 1.4 n/a
Socialist Alliance Jeffrey Hurford 205 1.1 n/a
Monster Raving Loony Leslie Edwards 187 1.0 n/a
New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 122 0.7 n/a
Independent Rev David Braid 100 0.3 n/a
Majority 5,721 31.1 -16.9
Turnout 18,376 35.2 -23.0
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2001: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Powell 18,833 62.0 -11.9
Plaid Cymru Angela Pulman 4,259 14.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Lewis 3,878 12.8 +3.6
Conservative Richard Hill 3,383 11.1 +1.4
Majority 14,574 48.0
Turnout 30,353 58.2 -14.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ogmore[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Powell 28,163 74.0 +2.3
Conservative David Unwin 3,716 9.8 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Kirsty Williams 3,510 9.2 +2.4
Plaid Cymru John Rogers 2,679 7.0 +0.7
Majority 24,447 64.2
Turnout 38,068
Labour hold Swing +3.8
General Election 1992: Ogmore[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Powell 30,186 71.7 +2.4
Conservative David G. Edwards 6,359 15.1 +0.1
Liberal Democrat John Warman 2,868 6.8 -2.8
Plaid Cymru Miss Laura J. McAllister 2,667 6.3 +2.0
Majority 23,827 56.6 +2.3
Turnout 42,080 80.6 +1.2
Labour hold Swing +1.1

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Powell 28,462 69.37
Conservative MF Barratt 6,170 15.04
Social Democrat M James 3,954 9.64
Plaid Cymru JG Jones 1,791 4.37
Independent Labour TH Spence 652 1.59
Majority 22,292 54.33
Turnout 80.05
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Powell 23,390 59.20
Liberal J Parsons 6,026 15.25
Conservative R O'Sullivan 5,806 14.70
Plaid Cymru EJ Merriman 3,124 7.91
Ecology N Thomas 1,161 2.94
Majority 17,364 43.95
Turnout 76.89
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Powell 29,867 53.42
Conservative L Walters 13,780 24.65
Liberal JT Gibbs 9,812 17.55
Plaid Cymru DI Jones 2,450 4.38
Majority 16,087 28.77
Turnout 79.69
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 30,453 59.48
Conservative RK Jones 8,249 16.11
Liberal J Gibbs 8,203 16.02
Plaid Cymru DI Jones 4,290 8.38
Majority 22,204 43.37
Turnout 75.37
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 28,372 52.79
Liberal J Gibbs 10,819 20.13
Conservative RK Jones 9,416 17.52
Plaid Cymru EJ Merriman 5,139 9.56
Majority 17,553 32.66
Turnout 79.80
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 22,436 67.30
Conservative AF Gardner 10,415 20.96
Plaid Cymru EJ Merriman 5,828 11.73
Majority 23,021 46.34
Turnout 75.58
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 33,545 71.30
Conservative RM Thomas 6,872 14.61
Liberal JT Gibbs 6,632 14.10
Majority 26,673 56.69
Turnout 78.41
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 34,178 72.90
Conservative RM Thomas 10,238 21.84
Plaid Cymru M Tucker 2,470 5.27
Majority 23,940 51.06
Turnout 79.67
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 35,170 74.71
Conservative TO Ewart-Jones 11,905 25.29
Majority 23,265 49.42
Turnout 82.31
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 33,275 75.58
Conservative DG Jennings 10,751 24.42
Majority 22,524 51.16
Turnout 78.65
Labour hold Swing
1951 General Election: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 37,022 76.86
Conservative P L Powell 9,504 19.73
British Empire Party Trefor Davies 1,643 3.41
Majority 27,518 57.13
Turnout 84.92
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Ogmore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 35,836 74.74
Conservative HR Gower 9,791 20.42
Communist M Llewellyn 1,691 3.53
Plaid Cymru I Davies 631 1.32
Majority 26,045 54.32
Turnout 85.34
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Ogmore by-election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Evans 13,632 70.6 −5.8
Plaid Cymru Trefor Richard Morgan 5,685 29.4 +23.8
Majority 7,947 41.2 −17.2
Turnout 19,317 75.6 −42.5
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1945: Ogmore[8]

Electorate 56,522

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward John Williams 32,715 76.4
National Maj. Owen Glyndwr Davies 7,712 18.0
Plaid Cymru Trefor Richard Morgan 2,379 5.6
Majority 25,003 58.4
Turnout 75.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1935: Ogmore[8]

Electorate 49,764

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward John Williams unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1931: Ogmore[8]

Electorate 49,203

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward John Williams 23,064 61.0
Conservative Sir TG Jones 11,653 30.8 n/a
Communist John Ross Campbell 3,099 8.2
Majority 11,411 30.2
Turnout 37,816 76.9
Labour hold Swing
Ogmore by-election, 1931[8]

Electorate 48,406

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward John Williams 19,356 78.8
Communist John Ross Campbell 5,219 21.2
Majority 14,137 57.6
Turnout 50.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

John Ross Campbell
General Election 1929: Ogmore[8]

Electorate 48,786

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rt Hon. Vernon Hartshorn 22,900 56.7 n/a
Liberal Dapho Llewellyn Powell 11,804 29.2 n/a
Unionist H Abbott 4,164 10.3 n/a
Communist John Ross Campbell 1,525 3.8 n/a
Majority 11,096 27.5 n/a
Turnout 82.8 n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1924: Ogmore[8]

Electorate 40,254

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rt Hon. Vernon Hartshorn unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1923: Ogmore[8]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vernon Hartshorn unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a
General Election 1922 : Ogmore[8]

Electorate 39,673

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vernon Hartshorn 17,321 55.8 n/a
National Liberal John Walter Jones 7,498 24.1 n/a
Unionist Mrs Dorothy Caroline Edmondes 6,577 20.1 n/a
Majority 8,823 31.7 n/a
Turnout 78.3 n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918 Ogmore[8]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vernon Hartshorn unopposed n/a n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a

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. ^ "Ogmore Constituency Labour Party". Ogmore Labour. 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O" [self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Ogmore Bridgend CBC - candidates Ogmore
  5. ^ Ogmore BBC Election - Ogmore
  6. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20000418103332/http://www.bbc.co.uk/election97/live/index.htm
  7. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

Further reading[edit]

  • Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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