Swansea East (Assembly constituency)
|Welsh Assembly borough constituency|
|Swansea East shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
|Electoral region:||South Wales West|
|Preserved county:||West Glamorgan|
Swansea East is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Swansea East Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of West Glamorgan.
In general elections for the National Assembly for Wales, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Assembly Member for the voter's constituency, elected by the first past the post system. The second vote may be used to vote for a regional closed party list of candidates. Additional member seats are allocated from the lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.
|Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Swansea East|
|Plaid Cymru||Dic Jones||2,346||12.4||−3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Robert Morrison Samuel||1,673||8.8||−8.7|
|Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Swansea East|
|Liberal Democrats||Mrs. Helen Ceri-Clarke||3,629||17.5||−6.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Danny Bowles||3,218||15.5||+2.7|
|Conservative||Bob T. Dowdle||2,025||9.8||+3.3|
|Independent||Gary D. Evans||460||2.2||N/A|
|Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Swansea East|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Black||4,224||24.3||+5.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Dr. David R. Evans||2,223||12.8||−14.6|
|Conservative||Peter A. Morris||1,135||6.5||−1.5|
|Socialist Alliance||Alan Thomson||133||0.8||N/A|
The first by-election to the Welsh National Assembly was held on 27 September 2001 following the death of the sitting Labour Party AM, Val Feld.
|Swansea East by-election, 2001|
|Plaid Cymru||Dr. John G. Ball||2,465||19.2||−8.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Rob Speht||1,592||12.4||−6.6|
|UKIP||Tim C. Jenkins||243||1.9||N/A|
|Socialist Alliance||Alan Thomson||173||1.3||N/A|
|New Millennium Bean Party||Captain Beany||37||0.3||N/A|
|Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Swansea East|
|Plaid Cymru||Dr. John G. Ball||5,714||27.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Black||3,963||19.0||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|