Cardiff West (Senedd constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°29′10″N 3°12′50″W / 51.486°N 3.214°W / 51.486; -3.214

Cardiff West
Gorllewin Caerdydd
Senedd borough constituency
for the Senedd
Cardiff West (Assembly constituency).svg
South Wales Central (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Cardiff West shown within the South Wales Central electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current Senedd borough constituency
Created1999
PartyWelsh Labour
Member of the SeneddMark Drakeford
Preserved countySouth Glamorgan

Cardiff West (Welsh: Gorllewin Caerdydd) is a constituency of the Senedd. It elects one Member of the Senedd 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.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Cardiff West Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of South Glamorgan.

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

Voting[edit]

In general elections for the Senedd, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Member of the Senedd 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.

Election Member Party Notes
1999 Rhodri Morgan Labour Secretary for Economic Development and European Affairs (1999–2000)

Leader of Welsh Labour & First Minister of Wales (2000–2009)

2011 Mark Drakeford Minister for Health and Social Services (2013–2016)

Minister for Finance (2016–2018)
Leader of Welsh Labour & First Minister of Wales (2018–)

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2020s[edit]

2021 Senedd election: Cardiff West[1]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Drakeford[a] 17,665 48.4 +12.8 13,421 37.0 +7.0
Conservative Sean Driscoll 6,454 17.7 +0.2 6,553 18.0 +1.6
Plaid Cymru Rhys ab Owen 5,897 16.1 -15.8 7,858 21.6 -9.1
Propel Neil McEvoy[b] 3,473 9.5 New 2,796 7.7 New
Green David Griffin 1,287 3.5 -0.3 2,479 6.8 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Heath John Marshall 803 2.2 -0.5 1,155 3.2 -0.6
Abolish the Welsh Assembly Lee Canning 682 1.9 New 988 2.7 -0.9
Reform UK Nick Mullins 175 0.5 New 215 0.6 New
Independent Captain Beany 95 0.3 New
UKIP 354 1.0 -7.5
No More Lockdowns 157 0.4 New
Gwlad 104 0.3 New
TUSC 76 0.2 -0.1
Communist 73 0.2 ±0.0
Independent Alan Coulthard 40 0.2 New
Workers Party 39 0.1 New
Majority 11,211 30.7 +27.0
Turnout 36,531 50.55[2]
Labour hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency
  2. ^ Incumbent member on the party list, or for another constituency

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Cardiff West
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[3][4]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Mark Drakeford 11,381 35.6 -11.5 9,521 30.0 -7.5
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy 10,205 31.9 +11.9 9,741 30.7 +14.2
Conservative Sean Driscoll 5,617 17.5 -8.3 5,205 16.4 -5.9
UKIP Gareth Bennett 2,629 8.2 New 2,698 8.5 +4.4
Green Hannah Pudner 1,032 3.2 New 1,375 4.3 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Cadan ap Tomos 868 2.7 -4.3 1,222 3.8 -1.7
Independent Eliot Freedman 132 0.4 New
Vapers in Power / Freedom to Choose Lee Woolls 96 0.3 New 47 0.1 New
Abolish the Welsh Assembly 1,136 3.6 New
Women's Equality 448 1.4 New
Monster Raving Loony 113 0.3
TUSC 98 0.3
Independent (Jonathan Bishop)[5] 75 0.2
Communist 73 0.2
Majority 1,176 3.7 -17.6
Turnout 31,960 48.4 -4.6
Labour hold Swing -11.7
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Cardiff West
Party Candidate Constituency [6] Regional[7]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Mark Drakeford 13,067 47.1 +8.5 10,413 37.5 +4.8
Conservative Craig Williams 7,166 25.8 +1.1 6,187 22.3 -0.1
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy 5,551 20.0 -1.3 4,581 16.5 -2.4
Liberal Democrats David Paul Morgan 1,942 7.0 -8.2 1,523 5.5 -6.2
Green 2,379 8.6 +3.2
UKIP 1,146 4.1 +2.0
BNP 514 1.9 -1.8
Socialist Labour 494 1.8 +1.1
Welsh Christian 224 0.8 ±0.0
Monster Raving Loony 153 0.6 New
TUSC 96 0.3 New
Communist 56 0.2 -0.1
Majority 1,782 21.3 N/A
Turnout 27,726

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Cardiff West
Party Candidate Constituency [8] Regional[9]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Rhodri Morgan 10,390 38.6 -10.4 8,528 32.7 -8.4
Conservative Craig Williams 6,692 24.9 +7.1 5,782 22.2 +3.2
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy 5,719 21.3 +5.8 4,920 18.9 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Alison R. Goldsworthy 4,088 15.2 +1.6 3,056 11.7 -0.8
Green 1,410 5.4 +0.6
BNP 970 3.7 New
UKIP 553 2.1 -2.5
Welsh Christian 206 0.8 New
Socialist Labour 183 0.7 -0.5
Respect 178 0.7 New
Socialist Alternative 92 0.3 New
Communist 78 0.3 ±0.0
CPA 76 0.1 New
Socialist Equality 27 0.1 New
Majority 3,698 13.8 -19.2
Turnout 26,889 41.6 -6.2
Labour hold Swing -8.8
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Cardiff West
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[10]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Rhodri Morgan 10,420 50.3 -11.3 8,568 41.2
Conservative Heather Douglas 3,583 17.3 -2.5 3,947 19.0
Liberal Democrats Jacqui Gasson 2,914 14.1 -5.2 2,604 12.5
Plaid Cymru Eluned M. Bush 2,859 13.8 -0.8 3,041 14.6
UKIP Frank Hughes 929 4.5 New 952 4.6
Green 991 4.8
Socialist Labour 255 1.2
Vote No 2 Stop the War 151 0.7
New Millennium Bean Party 146 0.7
ProLife Alliance 41 0.2
Cymru Annibynnol 56 0.3
Communist 68 0.3
Majority 6,837 33.0 -13.8
Turnout 20,705 34.2 -6.0
Labour hold Swing -6.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Cardiff West[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Rhodri Morgan 14,305 61.6
Conservative Myr Boult 3,446 14.8
Plaid Cymru Eluned Bush 3,402 14.7
Liberal Democrats Dewi H Garrow-Smith 2,063 8.9
Majority 10,859 46.8
Turnout 23,216 40.2
Labour win (new seat)
Senedd
Preceded by Constituency represented by the First Minister
2000–2009
Succeeded by
Preceded by Constituency represented by the First Minister
2018–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Cardiff West Statement of Persons Nominated
  2. ^ Hayward, Will (7 May 2021). "The voter turnout figures for every constituency in Wales". WalesOnline. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  3. ^ [2] National Assembly – 5 May 2016 - South Wales Central
  4. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Jonathan Bishop". Who Can I vote for?. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Wales elections > Cardiff West". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  8. ^ Election results – 2007 Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
  9. ^ "2007 Assembly Election Results (updated) July 2007(Pages 69, 70 and 78)" (PDF). National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  10. ^ The National Assembly for Wales elections 2003. The Electoral Commission. November 2003. p. 110-115. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Welsh Assembly Elections: 6 May 1999 - UK Parliament" (PDF).