Vale of Clwyd (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Vale of Clwyd (Assembly constituency).
Vale of Clwyd
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Vale of Clwyd in Wales.
Preserved county Clwyd
Electorate 56,585 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of Parliament Chris Ruane (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Clwyd North West, Delyn, Clwyd South West
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly North Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

The Vale of Clwyd (Welsh: Dyffryn Clwyd) 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 Vale of Clwyd Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 from the seats of Clwyd North West, Clwyd South West and Delyn. It is located in north Wales, and includes the towns of Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh and St. Asaph.

In the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which reported in time for the 2010 general election, the Boundary Commission for Wales formed Vale of Clwyd from the following electoral wards:[2]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1997 Chris Ruane Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Vale of Clwyd
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Davies
General Election 2010: Vale of Clwyd[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Ruane 15,017 42.3 −3.6
Conservative Matt Wright 12,508 35.2 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Penlington 4,472 12.6 +0.7
Plaid Cymru Caryl Wyn-Jones 2,068 5.8 −1.4
BNP Ian Si’Ree 827 2.3 N/A
UKIP Tom Turner 515 1.4 +0.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Butler 127 0.4 N/A
Majority 2,509 7.1
Turnout 35,534 63.7 −2.1
Labour hold Swing −3.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Vale of Clwyd
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Ruane 14,875 46.0 −4.0
Conservative Felicity Elphick 10,206 31.6 −0.6
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Jewkes 3,820 11.8 +2.3
Plaid Cymru Mark Jones 2,309 7.1 0.0
Independent Mark Young 442 1.4 N/A
UKIP Edna Khambatta 375 1.2 0.0
Legalise Cannabis Jeff Ditchfield 286 0.9 N/A
Majority 4,669 14.4
Turnout 32,313 62.2 −1.4
Labour hold Swing −1.7
General Election 2001: Vale of Clwyd
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Ruane 16,179 50.0 −2.7
Conservative Brendan Murphy 10,418 32.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Graham Rees 3,058 9.5 +0.7
Plaid Cymru John Williams 2,300 7.1 +1.2
UKIP William Campbell 391 1.2 +0.5
Majority 5,761 17.8
Turnout 32,346 63.6 −11.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Vale of Clwyd
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Ruane 20,617 52.7 N/A
Conservative David Edwards 11,662 29.8 N/A
Liberal Democrat Daniel Munford 3,425 8.8 N/A
Plaid Cymru Gwyneth Kensler 2,301 5.9 N/A
Referendum Party Simon Vickers 834 2.1 N/A
UKIP Scott Cooke 293 0.7 N/A
Majority 8,995 22.9 N/A
Turnout 39,132 74.6 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. ^ Clwyd Final Recommendations Boundary Commission for Wales
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "V" [self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ Vale of Clwyd Denbighshire County Council - candidates Vale of Clwyd
  5. ^ Vale of Clwyd BBC Election - Vale of Clwyd

Coordinates: 53°15′27″N 3°24′26″W / 53.25750°N 3.40722°W / 53.25750; -3.40722