Alyn and Deeside (Assembly constituency)

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Alyn and Deeside
National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Alyn and Deeside (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Alyn and Deeside shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Created 1999
Party Labour
AM Carl Sargeant
Preserved county Clwyd

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.

Boundaries[edit]

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).

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.

Assembly Members[edit]

The AM since 2003 is Carl Sargeant, the Social Justice and Local Government Minister.

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 Tom Middlehurst Labour
2003 Carl Sargeant Labour Carl Sargeant.jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Alyn and Deeside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carl Sargeant 9,922 45.7 −6.9
Conservative Mike Gibbs 4,558 21.0 −7.1
UKIP Michelle Brown 3,765 17.4 +17.4
Plaid Cymru Jacqueline Hurst 1,944 9.0 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Peter Williams 980 4.5 −3.1
Green Martin Bennewith 527 2.4 +2.4
Majority 5,364 24.7 +0.2
Turnout 35.0 −2.0
Labour hold Swing −0.1
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Alyn and Deeside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carl Sargeant 11,978 52.6 +13.8
Conservative John Bell 6,397 28.1 +5.2
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
Majority 5,581 24.5 +8.6
Turnout 22,769 37 +1.5
Labour hold Swing +4.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carl Sargeant 8,196 38.9 −7.8
Conservative Will Gallagher 4,834 22.9 −0.6
Independent Dennis Hutchinson 3,241 15.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul J. Brighton 2,091 9.9 −6.8
Plaid Cymru Dafydd M. Passe 1,398 6.6 −1.1
UKIP William Crawford 1,335 6.3 +0.8
Majority 3,362 15.9 -7.4
Turnout 21,095 35.5 +10.6
Labour hold Swing −3.6
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carl Sargeant 7,036 46.7 −4.6
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
UKIP William Crawford 826 5.5 N/A
Majority 3,503 23.3 −10.2
Turnout 15,064 24.9 −7.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tom Middlehurst 9,772 51.4 N/A
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
Communist Glyn Davies 329 1.7 N/A
Majority 6,359 33.5 N/A
Turnout 19,030 32.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ganlyniadau Etholiad Cymru 2016
  2. ^ "Wales elections > Alyn and Deeside". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 53°09′41″N 3°03′19″W / 53.16139°N 3.05528°W / 53.16139; -3.05528