Aberconwy (Assembly constituency)
|National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Created from||Conwy 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.
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.
|2007||Gareth Jones||Plaid Cymru|
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Trystan Lewis||6,892||31.3||+5.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Lesiter-Burgess||781||3.5||−10.6|
|Plaid Cymru||Iwan Huws||5,321||26.2||−12.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Priestley||2,873||14.2||+4.9|
|Conservative gain from Plaid Cymru||Swing|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Gareth Jones||7,983||38.6||N/A|
|Labour||Denise Idris Jones||4,508||21.8||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Euron Hughes||1,918||9.3||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|
- North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)
- National Assembly for Wales constituencies and electoral regions
- "Wales elections > Aberconwy". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.