Wrexham (Assembly constituency)

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Not to be confused with Wrexham (UK Parliament constituency).
Wrexham
National Assembly for Wales
county constituency
Wrexham (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Wrexham shown within the
North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Created 1999
AM Lesley Griffiths
Party Labour
Preserved county Clwyd

Wrexham 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 nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to nine 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 Wrexham Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd.

As created in 1999, the North Wales region includes the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. For the 2007 Assembly election the region will include Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

The constituency of Wrexham is divided into the electoral divisions: Acton, Borras Park, Brynyffynnon, Cartrefle, Erddig, Garden Village, Gresford East and West, Grosvenor, Gwersyllt East and South, Gwersyllt North, Gwersyllt West, Hermitage, Holt, Little Acton, Llay, Maesydre, Marford and Hoseley, Offa, Queensway, Rhosnesni, Rossett, Smithfield, Stansty, Whitegate, Wynnstay

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 John Marek Labour
2003 Independent
2007 Susan Lesley Griffiths Labour
2011 Susan Lesley Griffiths Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Assembly Election 2011: Wrexham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Lesley Griffiths 8,368 44.8 +16.0
Conservative John Marek 5,031 26.9 +9.7
Liberal Democrats Bill Brereton 2,692 14.4 −2.3
Plaid Cymru Marc Jones 2,596 13.9 +4.3
Majority 3,337 17.9
Turnout 18,687 36.2
Labour hold Swing +3.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Assembly Election 2007: Wrexham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Lesley Griffiths 5,633 28.8 −3.3
Forward Wales John Marek 4,383 22.4 −15.3
Conservative Felicity Elphick 3,372 17.2 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Bruce Roberts 3,268 16.7 +6.9
Plaid Cymru Sion Aled Owen 1,878 9.6 +1.9
UKIP Peter Michael Lewis 1,033 5.3 N/A
Majority 1,250 6.4
Turnout 19,576 38.8 +4.4
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Assembly Election 2003: Wrexham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
John Marek Independent Party John Marek 6,539 37.7 N/A
Labour Susan Lesley Griffiths 5,566 32.1 −21.0
Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders 2,228 12.8 −2.9
Liberal Democrats Dr. Tom Rippeth 1,701 9.8 −6.1
Plaid Cymru Peter Ryder 1,329 7.7 −7.6
Majority 973 5.6
Turnout 17,363 34.4 −12.2
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Assembly Election 1999: Wrexham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Marek 9,239 53.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Carole O’Toole 2,767 15.9 N/A
Conservative Felicity Elphick 2,747 15.8 N/A
Plaid Cymru Janet Ryder 2,659 15.3 N/A
Majority 6,472 37.2 N/A
Turnout 17,412 34.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°04′34″N 2°56′59″W / 53.07611°N 2.94972°W / 53.07611; -2.94972