Preseli Pembrokeshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Preseli Pembrokeshire in Wales.
|Electorate||58,343 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Fishguard|
|Member of Parliament||Stephen Crabb (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Ceredigion and Pembroke North, Pembroke|
|Welsh Assembly||Mid and West Wales|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
Preseli Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Preseli Sir Benfro) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The Preseli Pembrokeshire Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Ceredigion and Pembroke North & Pembroke. It comprises the north and west coasts of Pembrokeshire and areas inland. It is the most westerly constituency in Wales. Much of the coastal area is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
On its creation in 1997, its boundaries were co-terminous with the then District of Preseli Pembrokeshire. Since the 2006 boundary review of Welsh parliamentary constituencies, which took effect at the 2010 general election, it consists of the Pembrokeshire County electoral divisions of: Burton; Camrose; Cilgerran; Clydau; Crymych; Dinas Cross; Fishguard North East; Fishguard North West; Goodwick; Haverfordwest Castle; Haverfordwest Garth; Haverfordwest Portfield; Haverfordwest Prendergast; Haverfordwest Priory; Johnston; Letterston; Llangwm; Llanrhian; Maenclochog; Merlin’s Bridge; Milford Central; Milford East; Milford Hakin; Milford Hubberston; Milford North; Milford West; Newport; Neyland East; Neyland West; Rudbaxton; St David's; St Dogmaels; St Ishmael's; Scleddau; Solva; The Havens; and Wiston.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Preseli Pembrokeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Nick Tregoning||5,759||14.5||+1.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Henry Jones-Davies||3,654||9.2||-3.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Preseli Pembrokeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Dewi Smith||4,963||12.9||+2.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Matt Mathias||4,752||12.3||-0.4|
|Green||Molly Scott Cato||494||1.3||+1.3|
|Socialist Labour||Patricia Bowen||275||0.7||-0.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+4.8|
|General Election 2001: Preseli Pembrokeshire|
|Plaid Cymru||Rhys Sinnett||4,658||12.7||+6.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Alec Dauncey||3,882||10.6||-2.5|
|Socialist Labour||Patricia Bowen||452||1.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Preseli Pembrokeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||Jeffrey Clarke||5,527||13.0||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Lloyd Jones||2,683||6.3||N/A|
|Referendum Party||David Berry||1,574||3.7||N/A|
|Green||Molly Scott Cato||401||0.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire County Council - candidates Preseli Pembrokeshire
- Preseli Pembrokeshire BBC Election - Preseli Pembrokeshire