Caerphilly (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°34′44″N 3°13′05″W / 51.579°N 3.218°W / 51.579; -3.218

Caerphilly
Welsh Assembly county constituency
Caerphilly2007Constituency.svg
Caerphilly shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: South Wales East
AM: Hefin David
Party: Labour

Caerphilly 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 Caerphilly Westminster constituency.

The other seven constituencies of the South Wales East electoral region are Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Monmouth, Newport East, Newport West and Torfaen.

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]

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 Ron Davies Labour Rondavies1998.jpg
2003 Jeffrey Cuthbert Labour Jeffrey Cuthbert.jpg
2016 Hefin David Labour Hefin David AM (28170811245).jpg

Results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

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Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hefin David 9,584 35.3 −13.6
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 8,009 29.5 −0.2
UKIP Sam Gould 5,954 22.0 +22.0
Conservative Jane Pratt 2,412 8.9 −4.3
Green Andrew Creak 770 2.8 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Aladdin Ayesh 386 1.4 -2.7
Majority 1,575 5.8 -13.5
Turnout 43.3 +1.8
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Caerphilly[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeff Cuthbert 12,521 49.0 +14.4
Plaid Cymru Ronald Davies 7,597 29.7 +3.9
Conservative Owen Meredith 3,368 13.2 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Kay David 1,062 4.2 −2.0
BNP Anthony King 1,022 4.0 N/A
Majority 4,924 19.3 +10.5
Turnout 25,570 41.5 −0.6
Labour hold Swing +5.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeff Cuthbert 9,026 34.6 −10.8
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 6,739 25.8 −2.2
Independent Ron Davies 5,805 22.2 N/A
Conservative Richard Foley 2,954 11.3 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Huw Price 1,596 6.1 +1.1
Majority 2,287 8.8 −10.8
Turnout 26,120 42.1 +5.1
Labour hold Swing −4.3
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeff Cuthbert 11,893 47.1 +2.9
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 6,919 27.4 −6.8
Conservative Laura Anne Jones 2,570 10.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Rob W. Roffe 1,281 5.1 −7.3
Independent Anne Blackman 1,204 4.8 N/A
Independent Rev. Avril A. Dafydd-Lewis 930 3.7 N/A
UKIP Brenda M. Vipass 590 2.3 N/A
Majority 4,974 19.6 +9.6
Turnout 25,387 36.8 −6.4
Labour hold Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronald Davies 12,602 44.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Robert W. Gough 9,741 34.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Michael James German 3,543 12.4 N/A
Conservative Mary Taylor 2,213 7.8 N/A
Socialist Alliance Timothy Richards 412 1.5 N/A
Majority 2,861 10.0 N/A
Turnout 28,511 43.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Notes[edit]