Cardiff South and Penarth (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°28′08″N 3°07′37″W / 51.469°N 3.127°W / 51.469; -3.127

Cardiff South and Penarth
National Assembly for Wales borough constituency
Cardiff South and Penarth (Assembly constituency).svg
South Wales Central (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Cardiff South and Penarth 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 Vaughan Gething
Preserved county South Glamorgan

Cardiff South and Penarth (Welsh: De Caerdydd a Phenarth) is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post electoral system. It is typically a safe Labour seat.

Constituency Profile & Voting[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Cardiff South and Penarth Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of South Glamorgan. The only major boundary changes that have occurred in recent years is the inclusion of the ward of Sully into the constituency for the Welsh Assembly Election 2007.

Cardiff South and Penarth is part of the South Wales Central electoral region. As one of the eight constituencies in South Wales Central, it, along with the other constituencies in the region, elect four additional members. The other seven constituencies of the region are Cardiff Central, Cardiff North, Cardiff West, Cynon Valley, Pontypridd, Rhondda and Vale of Glamorgan.

The use of the Additional Member System means that each voter has two votes. The first vote is for a candidate to become the Assembly Member for the voter's constituency, elected under the first past the post system. The second vote is used to vote for a regional closed party list of candidates. Additional member's seats are allocated from the lists by the d'Hondt method, to create a more proportional outcome in both the region and Welsh Assembly.

Assembly Members[edit]

Period Member Party
1999 Lorraine Barrett Labour Co-operative Lorraine Barrett AM.jpg
2011 Vaughan Gething Labour Vaughan Gething.jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Cardiff South and Penarth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vaughan Gething 13,274 43.8 −6.4
Conservative Ben Gray 6,353 21.0 −6.5
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Trystan Davies 4,320 14.3 +2.2
UKIP Hugh Hughes 3,716 12.3 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Nigel Howells 1,345 4.4 −5.7
Green Anthony Slaughter 1,268 4.2 +4.2
Majority 6,921 22.8
Turnout 30,276 39.8 +2.5
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Cardiff South and Penarth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vaughan Gething 13,814 50.3 +12.5
Conservative Ben Gray 7,555 27.5 +0.0
Plaid Cymru Liz Musa 3,324 12.1 −2.2
Liberal Democrats Sian Anne Cliff 2,786 10.1 −10.2
Majority 6,259 22.8 +12.5
Turnout 27,479 37.3 −0.2
Labour hold Swing +6.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Cardiff South and Penarth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Lorraine Barrett 10,106 37.8 −6.8
Conservative Miss Karen Robson 7,352 27.5 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Dominic John Hannigan 5,445 20.4 +4.7
Plaid Cymru Jason Scott Toby 3,825 14.3 +1.7
Majority 2,754 10.3 −10.1
Turnout 26,728 37.5 +6.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing −4.2
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Cardiff South and Penarth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Lorraine Barrett 8,978 44.6 −3.4
Conservative Dianne E. Rees 4,864 24.2 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Rodney Berman 3,154 15.7 +3.2
Plaid Cymru Richard R. Grigg 2,538 12.6 −4.5
Socialist Alternative David C. Bartlett 585 2.9 +1.4
Majority 4,114 20.4 −9.1
Turnout 20,119 30.7 −7.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Cardiff South and Penarth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Lorraine Barrett 11,057 48.0 N/A
Conservative Mary R. Davies 4,254 18.5 N/A
Plaid Cymru John Rowlands 3,931 17.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jane Maw-Cornish 2,890 12.5 N/A
Socialist Alliance David C. Bartlett 355 1.5 N/A
Independent Labour John Foreman 339 1.5 N/A
Celtic Alliance Tom Davies 210 0.9 N/A
Majority 6,803 29.5 N/A
Turnout 23,036 37.8 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

References[edit]

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