Ogmore (UK Parliament constituency)

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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 (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 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 1950s[edit]

1951 General Election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Padley 37,022 76.86
Conservative P L Powell 9,504 19.73
British Empire Party Trefor Davies
Majority
Turnout

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

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. 

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. 

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