South Wales East (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)

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South Wales East
Welsh Assembly electoral region
South Wales East Electoral Region.png
Created
1999
Current representation
Labour 7 AMs
Conservative 3 AMs
Plaid Cymru 2 AMs
Constituencies
1. Blaenau Gwent
2. Caerphilly
3. Islwyn
4. Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
5. Monmouth
6. Newport East
7. Newport West
8. Torfaen
Preserved counties
Gwent
Mid Glamorgan (part)

South Wales East 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 National 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 being taken into account in the allocation.

County boundaries[edit]

The region covers the whole of the preserved county of Gwent and part of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan. The rest of Mid Glamorgan is mostly within the South Wales Central electoral region and partly within the South Wales West region.

Electoral region profile[edit]

The region is one of contrasts; it includes the city of Newport, along with the town of Caerphilly. It also takes in the working-class former mining town of Merthyr Tydfil, one of the most deprived towns in the UK, but also rural Monmouthshire, one of the most affluent parts of Wales.

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
Blaenau Gwent Alun Davies
Labour
Entirely within Gwent
Caerphilly Jeffrey Cuthbert
Labour
Entirely within Gwent
Islwyn Gwyn Price
Labour
Entirely within Gwent
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Huw Lewis
Labour & Co-operative
Partly Gwent
partly Mid Glamorgan
Monmouth Nick Ramsay
Conservative
Entirely within Gwent
Newport East John Griffiths
Labour & Co-operative
Entirely within Gwent
Newport West Rosemary Butler
Labour
Entirely within Gwent
Torfaen Lynne Neagle
Labour
Entirely within Gwent

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 7 82,699 (45.7%) 7 0 7 0
Conservative 1 35,459 (19.6%) 3 2 3 0
Plaid Cymru 0 21,851 (12.1%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 0 10,798 (6.0%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 9,526 (5.3%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 6,485 (3.6%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 4,857 (2.7%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 4,427 (2.4%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 2,441 (1.3%) 0 0 0 0
English Democrats 0 1,904 (1.1%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 578 (0.3%) 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 67,998 (35.8%) 6 0 6 0
Conservative 1 37,935 (20.0%) 3 1 2 -1
Plaid Cymru 0 25,915 (13.6%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 0 20,947 (11.0%) 1 1 1 0
BNP 0 8,940 (4.7%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 5,414 (2.8%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 8,725 (4.6%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 4,876 (2.6%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,694 (1.9%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 2,498 (1.3%) 0 0 0 0
English Democrats 0 1,655 (0.9%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 979 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Christian Peoples 0 489 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0

On 8 December 2009, Plaid Cymru list member for South Wales East defected to the Conservative Party, giving Plaid one AM, and the Conservatives three.[2]

2003 Welsh Assembly 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 7 76,522 (45.08%) 7 0 7 0
Conservative 1 34,231 (20.17%) 3 2 3 0
Plaid Cymru 0 21,384 (12.60%) 1 1 1 0
Liberal Democrats 0 17,661 (10.41%) 1 1 1 0
UKIP 0 5,949 (3.50%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 5,291 (3.12%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,695 (2.18%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 3,210 (1.89%) 0 0 0 0
Cymru Annibynnol 0 1,226 (0.72%) 0 0 0 0
ProLife Alliance 0 562 (0.33%) 0 0 0 0

1999 Welsh Assembly additional members [4][edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 6 83,953 (41.45%) 6 0 6 0
Plaid Cymru 1 49,139 (24.26%) 3 2 3 0
Conservative 1 33,947 (16.76%) 2 1 2 0
Liberal Democrats 0 24,757 (12.22%)  ? 1 1  ?
Socialist Labour 0 4,879 (2.41%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 4,055 (2.00%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Alliance 0 903 (0.45%) 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 0 898 (0.44%) 0 0 0 0

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