Coordinates: 51°46′37″N 3°11′42″W / 51.777°N 3.195°W
Blaenau Gwent 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 eight constituencies in the South Wales East electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to eight 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 Blaenau Gwent Westminster constituency.
The other seven constituencies of the South Wales East electoral region are
Caerphilly, Islwyn, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Monmouth, Newport East, Newport West and Torfaen.
History [ edit ]
This seat has had large changes in percentages and swing. Labour have had large majorities but following =
the By-election in 2006 Blaenau Gwent People's Voice gained the seat, with the previous incumbent Peter Law's wife Trish Law taking the seat and holding it in the Welsh Assembly Election, 2007. The party did not stand in the 2011 election and Labour regained the seat with a very large majority. However, in the 2016 election this was slashed with Plaid Cymru increasing their vote from 5.4% to 36.6%.
Party averages from 5 elections, plus the by-election: Labour - 50.1%, Plaid Cymru - 13.5%, Lib Dem - 6.4%, Conservative - 4.9%
Blaenau Gwent People's Voice won the seat in the 2006 by-election and the 2007 election. Independent Jayne Sullivan received 18.8% of the vote in the 2011 election.
UKIP achieved 16.1% of the vote in the 2016 election.
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 ]
Elections [ edit ]
Elections in the 2010s [ edit ]
Elections in the 2000s [ edit ]
Elections in the 1990s [ edit ]