Cardiff North (Assembly constituency)
|National Assembly for Wales borough constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales borough constituency|
|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.
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.
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Elin Jones||2,278||6.1||+0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||John Dixon||1,130||3.0||−1.6|
|Green||Chris von Ruhland||824||2.2||+2.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Ben Foday||1,850||5.4||−2.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Matt Smith||1,595||4.6||−8.1|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+9.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Ed Bridges||4,287||12.7||+0.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Wyn Jones||2,491||7.4||−2.3|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+8.2|
|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|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Alastair Meikle||5,088||16.1||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Colin Mann||4,337||13.8||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- "Wales elections > Cardiff North". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.