Preseli Pembrokeshire (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°56′28″N 4°57′40″W / 51.941°N 4.961°W / 51.941; -4.961

Preseli Pembrokeshire
National Assembly for Wales
county constituency
Preseli Pembrokeshire (Assembly constituency).svg
Mid and West Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Preseli Pembrokeshire shown within the
Mid and West Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Created 1999
AM Paul Davies
Party Conservative
Preserved county Dyfed

Preseli Pembrokeshire 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 eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to eight constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Boundaries[edit]

1999 to 2007[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Preseli Pembrokeshire Westminster constituency. It is a Dyfed constituency, one of five constituencies covering, and entirely within, the preserved county of Dyfed.

The other four Dyfed constituencies are Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Ceredigion and Llanelli. They are all within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.

The region consists of the eight constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

From 2007[edit]

Boundaries changed at the 2007 Assembly election. Preseli Pembrokeshire remained one of five Dyfed constituencies and one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales region. However, boundaries within Dyfed have changed to realign them with local government ward boundaries and to reduce disparities in the sizes of constituency electorates, and the boundaries of the region will change, to align them with the boundaries of preserved counties.

The other four Dyfed constituencies remain Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Ceredigion and Llanelli. They are all within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.

The region consists of the constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

For Westminster purposes, the same new constituency boundaries will become effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

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.

Members of the National Assembly for Wales[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Richard Edwards Labour
2003 Tamsin Dunwoody-Kneafsey Labour
2007 Paul Davies Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Preseli Pembrokeshire[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Davies 11,541 42.4 +3.8
Labour Terry Mills 9,366 34.4 +7.0
Plaid Cymru Rhys Sinnett 4,226 15.5 −9.2
Liberal Democrats Bob Kilmister 2,085 7.7 −1.6
Majority 2,175 8.0 −3.2
Turnout 27,218 47.0 −3.9
Conservative hold Swing −1.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Preseli Pembrokeshire[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Davies 11,086 38.6 +9.1
Labour Tamsin Dunwoody 7,881 27.4 −7.9
Plaid Cymru John David Osmond 7,101 24.7 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Hywel Owen Davies 2,652 9.2 −3.1
Majority 3,205 11.2
Turnout 28,720 50.9 +9.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.5
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tamsin Dunwoody 8,067 35.3 +0.9
Conservative Paul Davies 6,741 29.5 +6.9
Plaid Cymru Sion T. Jobbins 5,227 22.9 −2.0
Liberal Democrats Michael I. Warden 2,799 12.3 +0.8
Majority 1,326 5.8
Turnout 22,834 41.4 −12.2
Labour hold Swing −3.0

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Edwards 9,997 34.4 N/A
Plaid Cymru Conrad L. Bryant 7,239 24.9 N/A
Conservative Dr. Felix F.E. Aubel 6,585 22.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats David G.B. Lloyd 3,338 11.5 N/A
Independent Alwyn C. Luke 1,944 6.7 N/A
Majority 2,758 9.5 N/A
Turnout 29,103 53.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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