Alyn and Deeside (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Alyn and Deeside|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Alyn and Deeside in Wales.
|Population||82,505 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||62,196 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Shotton, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Hawarden and Caergwrle|
|Member of parliament||Mark Tami (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Flintshire East|
|Welsh Assembly||North Wales|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
Alyn and Deeside (Welsh: Alun a Glannau Dyfrdwy) is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). The constituency was created in 1983, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post method of election. The constituency has always elected Labour MPs, although in the landslide Conservative Party victory in the 1983 general election, the Conservatives were able to mount a strong challenge.
The Alyn and Deeside Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
1983-1997: The District of Alyn and Deeside, and the Borough of Wrexham Maelor wards 13 and 14.
1997-2010: The District of Alyn and Deeside.
2010-present: The Flintshire County electoral divisions of Aston, Broughton North East, Broughton South, Buckley Bistre East, Buckley Bistre West, Buckley Mountain, Buckley Pentrobin, Caergwrle, Connah’s Quay Central, Connah’s Quay Golftyn, Connah’s Quay South, Connah’s Quay Wepre, Ewloe, Hawarden, Higher Kinnerton, Hope, Llanfynydd, Mancot, Penyffordd, Queensferry, Saltney Mold Junction, Saltney Stonebridge, Sealand, Shotton East, Shotton Higher, Shotton West, and Treuddyn.
This Cheshire/Wales boundary seat is part of the part industrial hinterland north of Wrexham and west of Chester. It was formerly known as East Flintshire until the 1983 boundary review, in which it was renamed after the Alyn and Deeside district created in 1974. The main population areas in the current seat include Shotton, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Hawarden and Caergwrle.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Alyn and Deeside |
|Labour||Mark Richard Tami||16,540||40.0||+0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Tudor Jones||1,733||4.2||−14.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Jacqueline Ann Hurst||1,608||3.9||+0.0|
In February 2015, the Conservative Party inadvertently leaked a list of non-target seats considered safe Tory, or where winning was considered highly unlikely, which included Alyn and Deeside. Independent Phil Woods announced he would stand, but did not do so.
|General Election 2010: Alyn and Deeside|
|Labour||Mark Richard Tami||15,804||39.6||−9.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul J. Brighton||7,308||18.3||+0.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Maurice Jones||1,549||3.9||+0.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Alyn and Deeside|
|Labour||Mark Richard Tami||17,331||48.8||−3.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul J. Brighton||6,174||17.4||+4.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard Coombs||1,320||3.7||+0.4|
|Forward Wales||Klaus Armstrong-Braun||378||1.1||+1.1|
|General Election 2001: Alyn and Deeside|
|Labour||Mark Richard Tami||18,525||52.3||−9.6|
|Conservative||Mark Allan Isherwood||9,303||26.3||+3.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Derek William Laurence Burnham||4,585||12.9||+3.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard S. Coombs||1,182||3.3||+1.6|
|Independent||John Max Cooksey||253||0.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Alyn and Deeside|
|Labour||Stephen Barry Jones||25,955||61.9||+9.9|
|Conservative||Timothy P. Roberts||9,552||22.8||−13.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Eleanor Burnham||4,076||9.7||−0.0|
|Referendum||Malcolm J. D. Jones||1,627||3.9||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Mrs. Siw Hills||738||1.8||+0.7|
|General Election 1992: Alyn and Deeside|
|Labour||Stephen Barry Jones||25,206||52.0||+3.5|
|Conservative||Jeffrey J. Riley||17,355||35.8||+0.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert A. Britton||4,687||9.7||−5.7|
|Plaid Cymru||John D. Rogers||551||1.1||+0.1|
|Green||Victor J. Button||433||0.9||N/A|
|Independent||John Max Cooksey||200||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Alyn and Deeside|
|Labour||Stephen Barry Jones||22,916||48.6||+8.3|
|Conservative||Nicholas John Twilley||16,500||35.0||−2.2|
|Social Democratic||Eric Cyril Hammersley Owen||7,273||15.4||−6.2|
|Plaid Cymru||John Dudley Rogers||478||1.0||+0.1|
|General Election 1983: Alyn and Deeside|
|Labour||Stephen Barry Jones||17,806||40.3||N/A|
|Conservative||Simon Hugh McGuigan Burns||16,438||37.2||N/A|
|Social Democratic||Eric Cyril Hammersley Owen||9,535||21.6||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Keith Alan Shore||413||0.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Alyn and Deeside result". Election Results For Alyn And Deeside. Flintshire County Council. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
- total electorate 62,016 provided by email from Flintshire County Council by email 14Jul15
- Alyn and Deeside: Cyngor Sir Fflint Flintshire County Council - candidates Alyn and Deeside
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Alyn & Deeside". BBC News.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.