Vale of Glamorgan (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°25′44″N 3°21′04″W / 51.429°N 3.351°W / 51.429; -3.351

Vale of Glamorgan
National Assembly for Wales
borough constituency
Vale of Glamorgan (Assembly constituency).svg
South Wales Central (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Vale of Glamorgan shown within the
South Wales Central electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Created 1999
AM Jane Hutt
Party Labour
Preserved county Mid Glamorgan
South Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan 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 eight constituencies in the South Wales Central electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to eight constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Vale of Glamorgan Westminster constituency. It is partly within the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan and partly within the preserved county of Glamorgan.

The other seven constituencies of the region are Cardiff Central, Cardiff North, Cardiff South and Penarth, Cardiff West, Cynon Valley, Pontypridd and Rhondda.

Voting[edit]

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.

Members of the National Assembly for Wales[edit]

Election Member Party
1999 Jane Hutt Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Vale of Glamorgan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 15,746 47.4 +13.2
Conservative Angela-Jones Evans 11,971 36.0 +2.1
Plaid Cymru Ian Johnson 4,024 12.1 −1.8
Liberal Democrats Damian Chick 1,513 4.5 −6.6
Majority 3,775 11.4 +11.1
Turnout 33,254 46.7 −2.2
Labour hold Swing +5.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Vale of Glamorgan[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 11,515 34.2 −9.8
Conservative Gordon C. Kemp 11,432 33.9 −0.5
Plaid Cymru Barry I. Shaw 4,671 13.9 −0.2
Liberal Democrats Mark J. Hooper 3,758 11.2 +3.8
UKIP Kevin P. Mahoney 2,310 6.9 N/A
Majority 83 0.2
Turnout 33,686 48.9
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Vale of Glamorgan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 12,267 44.0 +9.1
Conservative David Melding 9,614 34.5 +2.4
Plaid Cymru Chris Franks 3,921 14.1 −9.9
Liberal Democrats Mrs. Nilmini P. De Silva 2,049 7.4 −1.6
Majority 2,653 9.5
Turnout 27,851 40.7 −7.8
Labour hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Vale of Glamorgan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 11,448 34.9 N/A
Conservative David Melding 10,522 32.1 N/A
Plaid Cymru Chris Franks 7,848 24.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Frank Little 2,938 9.0 N/A
Majority 926 2.8 N/A
Turnout 32,756 48.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wales elections > Vale of Glamorgan". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Election results - 2007, National Assembly for Wales