Caerphilly (UK Parliament 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
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Caerphilly in Wales.
Preserved county Gwent
Electorate 61,876 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Caerphilly, Ystrad Mynach, Bargoed, Hengoed
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of parliament Wayne David (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from East Glamorganshire
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales East
European Parliament constituency Wales

Caerphilly (Welsh: Caerffili) is a county constituency centred on the town of Caerphilly in South Wales. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Since its creation, the constituency has always elected Labour MPs.

Boundaries[edit]

The Caerphilly constituency covers roughly the southern and eastern half of Caerphilly district, the part of the district historically located in Glamorgan. In the north-west of the constituency are communities such as Hengoed and Ystrad Mynach, extending in a southeasterly direction through Caerphilly and Llanbradach to the rural outcrops bordering Cardiff.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1918 Alfred Onions Labour
1921 Morgan Jones Labour
1939 Ness Edwards Labour
1968 Alfred Thomas Evans Labour
1979 Ednyfed Hudson Davies Labour
1981 SDP
1983 Ron Davies Labour
2001 Wayne David Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Caerphilly[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wayne David 22,491 54.5 +10.1
Conservative Jane Pratt 10,413 25.2 +8.6
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 5,962 14.4 −0.2
UKIP Liz Wilks 1,259 3.0 −16.3
Liberal Democrat Kay David 725 1.8 −0.6
Green Andrew Creak 447 1.1 −1.2
Majority 12,078 29.3 +4.3
Turnout 41,297 64.1 +0.8
Registered electors 64,381
Labour hold Swing +0.7
General Election 2015: Caerphilly[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wayne David [6] 17,864 44.3 −0.6
UKIP Sam Gould [7] 7,791 19.3 +16.9
Conservative Leo Docherty [8] 6,683 16.6 -0.5
Plaid Cymru Beci Newton [6] 5,895 14.6 -2.1
Green Katy Beddoe[9] 937 2.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Aladdin Ayesh[10] 935 2.3 -12.4
TUSC Jaime Davies 178 0.4 N/A
Majority 10,073 25.0 -2.8
Turnout 40,283 63.3 +1.0
Registered electors 63,603
Labour hold Swing -8.7
General Election 2010: Caerphilly[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wayne David 17,377 44.9 -10.5
Conservative Maria Caulfield 6,622 17.1 +2.4
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 6,460 16.7 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Kay David 5,688 14.7 +4.7
BNP Laurence Reid 1,635 4.2 N/A
UKIP Tony Jenkins 910 2.4 +2.4
Majority 10,755 27.8 -11.4
Turnout 38,692 62.3 +5.8
Registered electors 62,122
Labour hold Swing -6.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Caerphilly[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wayne David 22,190 56.6 -1.6
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 6,831 17.4 -3.6
Conservative Stephen Watson 5,711 14.6 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Ashgar Ali 3,861 9.8 +0.4
Forward Wales Graeme Beard 636 1.6 +1.6
Majority 15,359 39.2 +2.0
Turnout 39,229 58.6 +0.9
Registered electors 66,162
Labour hold Swing +1.0
General Election 2001: Caerphilly[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wayne David 22,597 58.2 -9.6
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 8,172 21.0 +11.4
Conservative David Simmonds 4,415 11.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Rob Roffe 3,649 9.4 +1.2
Majority 14,425 37.2 -19.9
Turnout 38,833 57.7 -12.4
Registered electors 67,300
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Caerphilly[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Davies 30,697 67.3 +3.6
Conservative Rhodri Harris 4,858 10.7 −7.4
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 4,383 9.7 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Tony D. Ferguson 3,724 8.2 −0.3
Referendum Mark E. Morgan 1,337 3.0 N/A
ProLife Alliance Catherine Williams 270 0.6 N/A
Majority 25,839 57.1 +7.6
Turnout 45,269 70.1 -7.1
Registered electors 64,621
Labour hold Swing +5.5
General Election 1992: Caerphilly[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Davies 31,713 63.7 +5.2
Conservative Howard L. Philpott 9,041 18.1 -1.3
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 4,821 9.7 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Stan W. Wilson 4,247 8.5 -5.6
Majority 22,672 45.5 +6.5
Turnout 49,822 77.2 +0.6
Registered electors 64,529
Labour hold Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Caerphilly[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Davies 28,698 58.44 +12.83
Conservative Michael Powell 9,531 19.41 -0.24
Liberal Michael Butlin 6,923 14.10 -7.08
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 3,955 8.05 -5.51
Majority 19,167 39.03 -14.06
Turnout 49,107 76.55 +2.04
Registered electors 64,154
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Caerphilly[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Davies 21,570 45.61 -13.15
Liberal A Lambert 10,017 21.18 +13.79
Conservative C Welby 9,295 19.65 +0.73
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 6,414 13.56 +1.39
Majority 11,553 24.43 -15.41
Turnout 47,296 74.51 -4.3
Registered electors 63,479
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ednyfed Davies 27,280 58.76 +2.17
Conservative JO Ranelagh 8,783 18.92 +7.45
Plaid Cymru Phil Williams 6,931 14.93 -9.55
Liberal N Jones 3,430 7.39 -0.07
Majority 18,497 39.84 +7.73
Turnout 46,424 78.81 +3.19
Registered electors 58,908
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Evans 24,161 56.59 -0.62
Plaid Cymru Phil Williams 10,452 24.48 -3.06
Conservative Den Dover 4,897 11.47 -2.15
Liberal NH Lewis 3,184 7.46 N/A
Majority 13,709 32.11 +2.44
Turnout 42,694 75.62 +2.11
Registered electors 56,462
Labour hold Swing
General Election February 1974: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Evans 24,838 57.21 -4.61
Plaid Cymru Phil Williams 11,956 27.54 -0.94
Conservative R Everest 5,912 13.62 +3.92
Independent (politician) DH Bevan 711 1.64 N/A
Majority 12,882 29.67 +3.67
Turnout 40,394 77.51 +0.56
Registered electors 56,013
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1970: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Evans 24,972 61.82 -12.43
Plaid Cymru Phil Williams 11,505 28.48 +17.07
Conservative Peter Price 3,917 9.70 -4.91
Majority 13,467 33.34 -26.30
Turnout 40,394 78.07 +1.28
Registered electors 51,741
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Caerphilly by-election, 1968[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Evans 16,148 45.66 -28.59
Plaid Cymru Phil Williams 14,274 40.36 +29.22
Conservative Robert Williams 3,687 10.43 -4.18
Liberal Peter Sadler 1,257 3.55 N/A
Majority 1,874 5.30 -54.35
Turnout 35,366 75.9 -0.89
Registered electors 46,578
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ness Edwards 26,330 74.25 +2.11
Conservative Ronald J Maddocks 5,182 14.61 -2.28
Plaid Cymru John D A Howell 3,949 11.41 +0.43
Majority 21,148 59.64 +4.39
Turnout 35,461 76.79 +1.62
Registered electors 46,180
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ness Edwards 26,001 72.14 -0.51
Conservative Ronald J Maddocks 6,086 16.89 -1.64
Plaid Cymru Phil ling Williams 3,956 10.98 +2.16
Majority 19,915 55.25 +1.13
Turnout 36,043 78.41 -4.63
Registered electors 45,969
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ness Edwards 28,154 72.65 -3.56
Conservative W Russell Lewis 7,181 18.53 -6.26
Plaid Cymru John D A Howell 3,420 8.82 N/A
Majority 20,973 54.12 +3.70
Turnout 38,735 83.04 +4.47
Registered electors 46,671
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ness Edwards 27,852 75.21 -1.94
Conservative John H Davies 9,180 24.79 +1.94
Majority 18,672 50.42 -3.88
Turnout 37,032 78.57 -5.80
Registered electors 47,131
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1951: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ness Edwards 30,523 77.15 -0.38
Conservative Kenneth Gordon Knee 9,041 22.85 +0.38
Majority 21,482 54.30 -0.77
Turnout 39,564 84.37 +0.09
Registered electors 46,893
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1950: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ness Edwards 30,270 77.53 -2.49
Conservative KJ Lloyd 8,771 22.47 +2.49
Majority 21,499 55.07 -4.37
Turnout 39,041 84.28 +7.07
Registered electors 46,321
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Caerphilly[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ness Edwards 29,158 80.22 +3.97
Conservative John Frederick Manuel de Courcy 7,189 19.78 -3.97
Majority 21,969 60.44 +7.94
Turnout 36,347 77.21 +4.89
Registered electors 47,078
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Caerphilly by-election, 1939[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ness Edwards 19,847 67.98 -8.27
Conservative Ronald Bell 9,349 32.02 +8.27
Majority 10,498 35.96 -16.54
Turnout 29,196 68.40 -3.92
Registered electors 42,678
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1935: Caerphilly[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Morgan Jones 24,846 76.25 +8.63
Conservative GT Stoneham 7,738 23.75 -8.63
Majority 17,108 52.50 +17.26
Turnout 32,584 72.32 -4.30
Registered electors 45,057
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1931: Caerphilly[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Morgan Jones 23,061 67.62 +9.72
Conservative Catherine Bowen-Davies 11,044 32.38 -9.72
Majority 12,017 35.24 -0.26
Turnout 34,105 76.62 -5.48
Registered electors 44,509
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Caerphilly [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Morgan Jones 21,248 57.9 -1.1
Liberal Alice Grace Roberts 8,190 22.4 N/A
Unionist Owen Temple-Morris 6,357 17.4 -23.6
Communist J R Wilson 829 2.3 N/A
Majority 13,058 35.5 +17.5
Turnout 36,624 81.1 +1.8
Registered electors 45,173
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1924: Caerphilly [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Morgan Jones 17,723 59.0 +0.3
Unionist Gwilym Rowlands 12,293 41.0 +18.0
Majority 5,430 18.0 -17.7
Turnout 29,996 79.3 +2.3
Registered electors 37,868
Labour hold Swing -8.8
General Election 1923: Caerphilly [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Morgan Jones 16,535 58.7 +1.5
Unionist Gwilym Rowlands 6,493 23.0 -19.8
Liberal Samuel Roberts Jenkins 5,152 18.3 N/A
Majority 10,042 35.7 +21.3
Turnout 28,180 77.0 -1.6
Registered electors 36,592
Labour hold Swing +10.6
General Election 1922: Caerphilly [22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Morgan Jones 16,082 57.2 +3.0
Unionist Alan McLean 12,057 42.8 N/A
Majority 4,025 14.4 -4.3
Turnout 28,139 78.6 +5.4
Registered electors 35,795
Labour hold Swing
Caerphilly by-election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Morgan Jones 13,699 54.2 -0.6
Liberal William Rees Edmunds 8,958 35.5 -9.7
Communist Bob Stewart 2,592 10.3 N/A
Majority 4,741 18.7 +9.1
Turnout 25,249 73.2 +9.2
Registered electors 34,511
Labour hold Swing +4.5

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: Caerphilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Onions 11,496 54.8 N/A
Liberal William Rees Edmunds 9,482 45.2 N/A
Majority 2,014 9.6 N/A
Turnout 20,978 64.0 N/A
Registered electors 32,790
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)
  3. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated & Notice of Poll". Caerphilly County Borough Council. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Caerphilly result". General Election 2015 - Results for Caerphilly constituency. Caerphilly County Borough Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  6. ^ a b http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/caerphilly-2015.html
  7. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/ukip-set-up-shop-merthyr-8305247
  8. ^ https://meetyournextmp.com/human/1678-leo-docherty
  9. ^ http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/948560/green-party-reveal-caerphilly-and-islwyn-2015-general-election-candidates/
  10. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk/general_election_candidates#South West
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  12. ^ Caerphilly BBC Election - Caerphilly
  13. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "1968 By Election Results". British Elections Ephemera Archive. Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  22. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig

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