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.
Elections in the 2010s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Cardiff North|
|Plaid Cymru||Elin Walker Jones|
|Green||Chris von Ruhland|
|Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Cardiff North|
|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
|Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Cardiff North|
|Labour||Sophie Joyce 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|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+8.2|
|Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Cardiff North|
|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
|Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Cardiff North|
|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.