South Wales West (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)

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South Wales West
Welsh Assembly electoral region
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Created
1999
Current representation
Labour 7 AMs
Plaid Cymru 2 AMs
Conservative 1 AM
Liberal Democrats 1 AM
Constituencies
1. Aberavon
2. Bridgend
3. Gower
4. Neath
5. Ogmore
6. Swansea East
7. Swansea West
Preserved counties
Mid Glamorgan (part)
South Glamorgan (part)
West Glamorgan

South Wales West is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of seven constituencies. The region elects 11 members, seven 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 being taken into account in the allocation.

County boundaries[edit]

The region covers the whole of the preserved county of West Glamorgan, part of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan and part of the preserved county of South Glamorgan. The rest of Mid Glamorgan is divided between the South Wales Central and South Wales East electoral regions. The rest of South Glamorgan is within the South Wales Central region.

Electoral region profile[edit]

The region is predominantly urban, taking in Wales' second largest city, Swansea, as well as working-class towns such as Neath and Port Talbot. However there are also rural regions, such as on the Gower peninsula. A higher proportion of the local populace are Welsh speakers than in the neighbouring region, South Wales Central.

Constituencies[edit]

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

Constituency 2011 Members Preserved counties
Aberavon David Rees
Labour
Entirely within West Glamorgan
Bridgend Carwyn Jones
Labour
Partly Mid Glamorgan, partly South Glamorgan
Gower Edwina Hart
Labour
Entirely within West Glamorgan
Neath Gwenda Thomas
Labour
Entirely within West Glamorgan
Ogmore Janice Gregory
Labour
Partly Mid Glamorgan, partly South Glamorgan
Swansea East Mike Hedges
Labour
Entirely within West Glamorgan
Swansea West Julie James
Labour
Entirely within West 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 7 71,766 (46.5%) 6 0 7 +1
Conservative 0 27,457 (17.8%) 2 2 2 0
Plaid Cymru 0 21,258 (13.8%) 2 1 1 -1
Liberal Democrats 0 10,683 (6.9%) 1 1 1 0
UKIP 0 6,619 (4.3%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 5,057 (3.3%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 4,714 (3.1%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 3,952 (2.6%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,602 (1.0%) 0 0 0 0
TUSC 0 809 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 464 (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 7 58,374 (35.8%) 6 0 7 +1
Plaid Cymru 0 28,819 (17.7%) 2 2 2 0
Conservative 0 26,119 (16.1%) 2 1 1 -1
Liberal Democrats 0 20,226 (12.4%) 1 1 1 0
BNP 0 8,993 (5.5%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 6,130 (3.8%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 5,914 (3.6%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 2,367 (1.5%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,685 (1.0%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 1,186 (0.7%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Alternative 0 1,027 (0.6%) 0 0 0 0
Respect 0 713 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Independent Conservative 0 582 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 546 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0
Christian Peoples 0 393 (0.2%) 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 58,066 (41.61%) 7 0 7 0
Plaid Cymru 0 24,799 (17.77%) 2 2 2 0
Conservative 0 20,981 (15.03%) 1 1 1 0
Liberal Democrats 0 17,746 (12.72%) 1 1 1 0
Green 0 6,696 (4.80%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 6,113 (4.38%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,446 (2.47%) 0 0 0 0
Cymru Annibynnol 0 1,346 (0.96%) 0 0 0 0
ProLife Alliance 0 355 (0.25%) 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 7 70,625 (41.79%) 5 0 7 +2
Plaid Cymru 0 50,757 (30.04%) 4 2 2 -2
Conservative 0 20,993 (12.42%) 1 1 1 0
Liberal Democrats 0 18,527 (10.96%) 1 1 1 0
Green 0 4,082 (2.42%) 0 0 0 0
People's Representative 0 2,074 (1.23%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Alliance 0 1,257 (0.74%) 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 0 676 (0.40%) 0 0 0 0

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