South Wales Central (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)

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South Wales Central
Welsh Assembly electoral region
South Wales Central.png
Created
1999
Constituencies
1. Cardiff Central
2. Cardiff North
3. Cardiff South and Penarth
4. Cardiff West
5. Cynon Valley
6. Pontypridd
7. Rhondda
8. Vale of Glamorgan.
Current representation
Labour 6 AMs
Conservative 3 AMs
Plaid Cymru 2 AMs
Welsh Liberal Democrats 1 AM
Preserved counties
Mid Glamorgan (part)
South Glamorgan (part)

South Wales Central is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of eight constituencies. The region elects 12 members, eight directly elected constituency members and four additional members. The electoral region was first used in 1999, when the Assembly for Wales was created.

Each constituency elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post electoral system, and the region as a whole elects four additional or top-up Assembly Members, to create a degree of proportional representation. The additional member seats are allocated from closed lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results reckoned as pre elected list members.

County boundaries[edit]

The region covers much of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan and much of the preserved county of South Glamorgan. The rest of Mid Glamorgan is partly within the South Wales East electoral region and partly within the South Wales West. The rest of South Glamorgan is within the South Wales West electoral region.

Electoral region profile[edit]

The region is predominantly urban, taking in Wales' capital and largest city, Cardiff, as well as the working-class former mining town of Pontypridd, the seaside resort of Barry, and parts of the formerly industrial and still heavily populated South Wales Valleys. However, the region also includes rural areas in the western part of the Vale of Glamorgan.

Constituencies[edit]

The eight constituencies have the names and boundaries of constituencies of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster):

Constituency 2011 Result Preserved counties
Cardiff Central Jenny Rathbone
Labour
Entirely within South Glamorgan
Cardiff North Julie Morgan
Labour
Entirely within South Glamorgan
Cardiff South and Penarth Vaughan Gething
Labour
Entirely within South Glamorgan
Cardiff West Mark Drakeford
Labour
Entirely within South Glamorgan
Cynon Valley Christine Chapman
Labour & Co-operative
Entirely within Mid Glamorgan
Pontypridd Mick Antoniw
Labour
Partly Mid Glamorgan, partly South Glamorgan
Rhondda Leighton Andrews
Labour
Entirely within Mid Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan Jane Hutt
Labour
Partly Mid Glamorgan, partly South Glamorgan

2011 Welsh Assembly election additional members[edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 8 85,445 (41.0%) 6 0 8 +2
Conservative 0 45,751 (22.0%) 3 2 2 -1
Plaid Cymru 0 28,606 (13.7%) 2 1 1 -1
Liberal Democrats 0 16,514 (7.9%) 1 1 1 0
Green 0 10,774 (5.2%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 8,292 (4.0%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 4,690 (2.3%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 3,805 (1.8%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,873 (0.9%) 0 0 0 0
Monster Raving Loony 0 1,237 (0.6%) 0 0 0 0
TUSC 0 830 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 516 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0

2007 Welsh Assembly election additional members [1][edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 6 70,799 (34.0%) 5 0 6 +1
Conservative 1 45,127 (21.7%) 3 2 3 0
Plaid Cymru 0 32,207 (15.5%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 1 29,626 (14.0%) 2 0 1 -1
BNP 0 7,889 (3.8%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 7,831 (3.8%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 7,645 (3.7%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,987 (1.0%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 1,744 (0.8%) 0 0 0 0
Respect 0 1,079 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Alternative 0 838 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 817 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Christian Peoples 0 757 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Equality 0 292 (0.1%) 0 0 0 0

2003 Welsh Assembly election additional members[2][edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 7 74,369 (41.08%) 7 0 7 0
Conservative 0 33,404 (18.45%) 2 2 2 0
Plaid Cymru 0 27,956 (15.44%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 1 24,926 (13.77%) 1 0 1 0
UKIP 0 6,920 (3.82.%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 6,047 (3.34%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,217 (1.78%) 0 0 0 0
New Millennium Bean Party 0 1,027 (0.57%) 0 0 0 0
Cymru Annibynnol 0 1,018 (0.56%) 0 0 0 0
Vote 2 Stop the War 0 1,013 (0.56%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 577 (0.32%) 0 0 0 0
ProLife Alliance 0 573 (0.32%) 0 0 0 0

1999 Welsh Assembly election additional members[3][edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 6 79,564 (36.92%) 5 0 6 +1
Plaid Cymru 1 58,080 (26.95%) 3 2 3 0
Conservative 0 34,944 (16.22%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 1 30,911 (14.35%) 2 0 1 -1
Green 0 5,336 (2.48%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 2,822 (1.31%) 0 0 0 0
Independent- Matt 0 1,524 (0.71%) 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 0 665 (0.31%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 652 (0.30%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Alliance 0 602 (0.28%) 0 0 0 0
Independent- Phillips 0 378 (0.18%) 0 0 0 0

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