Cardiff North (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°31′01″N 3°12′11″W / 51.517°N 3.203°W / 51.517; -3.203

Cardiff North
National Assembly for Wales borough constituency
Cardiff North (Assembly constituency).svg
South Wales Central (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Cardiff North shown within the South Wales Central electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales borough constituency
Created 1999
Party Labour
AM Julie Morgan
Preserved county South Glamorgan

Cardiff North (Welsh: Gogledd Caerdydd) 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 Central 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.


The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Cardiff North Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of South Glamorgan. To the north within the boundaries lies North Rural Cardiff and to the south lies the densely populated area of Whitchurch, Rhiwbina, Thornhill etc.

The other seven constituencies of the region are Cardiff Central, Cardiff South and Penarth, Cardiff West, Cynon Valley, Pontypridd, Rhondda and Vale of Glamorgan.


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. In both the 2011 and 2016 elections, Julie Morgan won the highest number of votes of any candidate in any constituency in Wales.

Assembly members[edit]

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 Sue Essex Labour
2007 Jonathan Morgan Conservative
2011 Julie Morgan Labour Julie Morgan.jpg

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Cardiff North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Morgan 16,766 44.8 −2.8
Conservative Jayne Cowan 13,099 35.0 −7.4
UKIP Haydn Rushworth 2,509 6.7 +6.7
Plaid Cymru Elin Jones 2,278 6.1 +0.7
Liberal Democrats John Dixon 1,130 3.0 −1.6
Independent Fiona Burt 846 2.3 +2.3
Green Chris von Ruhland 824 2.2 +2.2
Majority 3,667 9.8 +4.6
Turnout 56.8 +4.9
Labour hold Swing +2.3
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Cardiff North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Morgan 16,384 47.6 +16.7
Conservative Jonathan Morgan 14,602 42.4 −2.9
Plaid Cymru Ben Foday 1,850 5.4 −2.0
Liberal Democrats Matt Smith 1,595 4.6 −8.1
Majority 1,782 5.2
Turnout 34,431 51.9 +0.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Cardiff North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Morgan 15,253 45.3 +9.7
Labour Sophie Howe 10,409 30.9 −6.6
Liberal Democrats Ed Bridges 4,287 12.7 +0.2
Plaid Cymru Wyn Jones 2,491 7.4 −2.3
UKIP Dai Llewellyn 1,262 3.7 −1.0
Majority 4,843 14.4
Turnout 33,702 51.3 +8.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.2
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Cardiff North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sue Essex 10,413 37.5 −1.2
Conservative Jonathan Morgan 9,873 35.6 +4.2
Liberal Democrats John L. Dixon 3,474 12.5 −3.6
Plaid Cymru Wyn Jones 2,679 9.7 −4.1
UKIP Donald E. Hulston 1,295 4.7 N/A
Majority 540 1.9 −5.4
Turnout 27,734 43.9 −7.7
Labour hold Swing −2.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Cardiff North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sue Essex 12,198 38.7 N/A
Conservative Jonathan Morgan 9,894 31.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alastair Meikle 5,088 16.1 N/A
Plaid Cymru Colin Mann 4,337 13.8 N/A
Majority 2,304 7.3 N/A
Turnout 31,517 51.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)


  1. ^ "Wales elections > Cardiff North". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.