Cardiff West (Assembly constituency)
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|National Assembly for Wales borough constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales borough constituency|
|Preserved county||South Glamorgan|
Cardiff West (Welsh: Gorllewin 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 West Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of South 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.
From the Assembly's inception in 1999, until his retirement at the 2011 election, former First Minister Rhodri Morgan was AM for Cardiff West.
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Neil McEvoy||10,205||31.9||+11.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Cadan ap Tomos||868||2.7||−4.3|
|Vapers in Power||Lee Woolls||96||0.3||+0.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Neil McEvoy||5,551||20.0||−1.2|
|Liberal Democrats||David Morgan||1,942||7.0||−8.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Neil McEvoy||5,719||21.3||+5.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Alison R. Goldsworthy||4,088||15.2||+1.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Jacqui Gasson||2,914||14.1||+5.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Eluned M. Bush||2,859||13.8||−0.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Myr A. Boult||3,446||14.8||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Eluned M. Bush||3,402||14.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Dewi H. Garrow-Smith||2,063||8.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|National Assembly for Wales|
Mid and West Wales
| Constituency represented by the First Minister
- "Wales elections > Cardiff West". BBC News. 6 May 2011.