Alyn and Deeside (Assembly constituency)
|Alyn and Deeside|
|National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
Alyn and Deeside 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.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Alyn and Deeside Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd. For the 2007 Assembly election, there were minor changes to the constituency's boundaries. For Westminster purposes, the same boundary changes will become effective at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
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 (Anglesey). From the 2007 election the region includes Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn (Anglesey).
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.
The AM since 2003 is Carl Sargeant, the Social Justice and Local Government Minister.
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Jacqueline Hurst||1,944||9.0||+1.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Williams||980||4.5||−3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Williams||1,725||7.6||−2.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Shane Brennan||1,710||7.5||+0.9|
|BNP||Michael Joseph Whitby||959||4.2||N/A|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Paul J. Brighton||2,091||9.9||−6.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd M. Passe||1,398||6.6||−1.1|
|Conservative||Matthew G. Wright||3,533||23.5||+5.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul J. Brighton||2,509||16.7||+6.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard S. Coombs||1,160||7.7||−4.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Neil Alexander Formstone||3,413||17.9||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Ann Owen||2,304||12.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Jeff John Clarke||1,879||9.9||N/A|
|Independent||John Maxwell Cooksey||1,333||7.0||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)
- National Assembly for Wales constituencies and electoral regions