Aberconwy (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°18′07″N 3°48′18″W / 53.302°N 3.805°W / 53.302; -3.805

National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Aberconwy (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Aberconwy shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency
PartyWelsh Conservative
AMJanet Finch-Saunders
Preserved countyClwyd
Created fromConwy and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy

Aberconwy is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales, created for the 2007 Assembly election. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. 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.


Since its creation this seat has been a three-way marginal constituency between the Conservatives, Labour and Plaid Cymru. Plaid won this seat in the 2007 election but since then the Conservatives have narrowly held the constituency.

Party averages from 5 elections: Conservative - 33% Plaid Cymru - 32% Labour - 24.9% Lib Dem - 9%



The constituency has the same boundary as the Aberconwy Westminster constituency, which came into use for the 2010 United Kingdom general election. It was created in 2007 and merges into one constituency areas formerly within the Conwy and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy constituencies. Conwy was a constituency within the North Wales electoral region, straddling the boundary between the preserved county of Clwyd and the preserved county of Gwynedd. Meirionnydd Nant Conwy also straddled this boundary, but was within the Mid and West Wales region.

Aberconwy constituency is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd.

It is composed of the Conwy electoral divisions: Betws-y-Coed, Bryn, Caerhun, Capelulo, Conwy, Craig-y-Don, Crwst, Deganwy, Egwysbach, Gogarth, Gower, Llansanffraid, Marl, Mostyn, Pandy, Penmaenan, Penrhyn, Pensarn, Trefriw, Tudno, and Uwch Conwy.

The North Wales region was created for the first Assembly election, in 1999. For the 2007 election, however, it had new boundaries. It includes the constituencies of Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.


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.

Assembly Members[edit]

Election Member Party Portrait
2007 Gareth Jones Plaid Cymru
2011 Janet Finch-Saunders Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders.jpg


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Aberconwy Count 2016 Janet Finch Saunders, Sarah Lesiter-Burgess, Petra Haig, Mike Priestley; Trystan Lewis
Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Aberconwy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders 7,646 34.7 +0.7
Plaid Cymru Trystan Lewis 6,892 31.3 +5.0
Labour Mike Priestley 6,039 27.4 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Sarah Lesiter-Burgess 781 3.5 −10.6
Green Petra Haig 680 3.1 +3.1
Majority 754 3.4 -4.3
Turnout 49 +3.9
Conservative hold Swing −2.2
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Aberconwy[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders 6,888 34.0 +3.6
Plaid Cymru Iwan Huws 5,321 26.2 −12.3
Labour Eifion Williams 5,206 25.7 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Mike Priestley 2,873 14.2 +4.9
Majority 1,567 7.7
Turnout 20,288 45.1 −1.8
Conservative gain from Plaid Cymru Swing +7.95

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Aberconwy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Gareth Jones 7,983 38.6 N/A
Conservative Dylan Jones-Evans 6,290 30.4 N/A
Labour Denise Idris Jones 4,508 21.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Euron Hughes 1,918 9.3 N/A
Majority 1,693 8.2 N/A
Turnout 20,699 46.9 N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wales elections > Aberconwy". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.