Preseli Pembrokeshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Preseli Pembrokeshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Preseli Pembrokeshire in Wales.
Preserved county Dyfed
Electorate 58,343 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Fishguard
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Stephen Crabb (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Ceredigion and Pembroke North, Pembroke
Overlaps
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 present MP, since 2005, is the Conservative Stephen Crabb, who has been Secretary of State for Wales since 2014. The seat has been a Labour-Conservative marginal since its creation in 1997.

Boundaries[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1997 Jackie Lawrence Labour
2005 Stephen Crabb Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Preseli Pembrokeshire[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Frances Bryant[5]
General Election 2010: Preseli Pembrokeshire[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Crabb 16,994 42.8 +6.4
Labour Mari Rees 12,339 31.2 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Nick Tregoning 5,759 14.5 +1.5
Plaid Cymru Henry Jones-Davies 3,654 9.2 -3.3
UKIP Richard Lawson 906 2.3 +1.0
Majority 4,605 11.6
Turnout 39,602 69.0 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.0

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Crabb 14,106 36.6 +3.3
Labour Sue Hayman 13,499 35.0 -6.3
Liberal Democrat Dewi Smith 4,963 12.9 +2.3
Plaid Cymru Matt Mathias 4,752 12.3 -0.4
UKIP James Carver 498 1.3 +0.4
Green Molly Scott Cato 494 1.3 +1.3
Socialist Labour Patricia Bowen 275 0.7 -0.5
Majority 607 1.6
Turnout 38,587 69.5 +1.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +4.8
General Election 2001: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jackie Lawrence 15,206 41.3 -6.9
Conservative Stephen Crabb 12,260 33.3 +5.6
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
UKIP Hugh Jones 319 0.9 N/A
Majority 2,946 8.0
Turnout 36,777 67.8 -10.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jackie Lawrence 20,477 48.3 N/A
Conservative Robert Buckland 11,741 27.7 N/A
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
Majority 8,736 N/A
Turnout 78.4 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire County Council - candidates Preseli Pembrokeshire
  4. ^ Preseli Pembrokeshire BBC Election - Preseli Pembrokeshire
  5. ^ http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/11560880.Greens_announce_Pembs_Parliamentary_candidates/
  6. ^ Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire County Council - candidates Preseli Pembrokeshire
  7. ^ Preseli Pembrokeshire BBC Election - Preseli Pembrokeshire