Pontypool (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members one
Replaced by Torfaen
Created from North Monmouthshire

Pontypool was a county constituency in the town of Pontypool in Monmouthshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and was replaced with Torfaen for the 1983 general election. This was to correspond with the name and area of the Torfaen local authority created in 1974. The Torfaen constituency contained the whole of the old Pontypool seat, adding just 247 electors from Monmouth.


Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 Thomas Griffiths Labour
1935 Arthur Jenkins Labour
1946 by-election Daniel Granville West Labour
1958 by-election Leo Abse Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]