Cardiff West (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Cardiff West in Wales
|Preserved county||South Glamorgan|
|Population||91,027 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||64,295 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Kevin Brennan (Labour Party)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Cardiff Central|
|Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament||South Wales Central|
A traditionally safe Labour seat, represented for 33 years by George Thomas (who became Speaker in 1976 and was re-elected without party affiliation in 1979). It has returned a Conservative only once, in the Tories' landslide year of 1983, when Stefan Terlezki became the MP.
Labour regained the seat at the next general election in 1987, when Rhodri Morgan was elected. After the creation of the Welsh Assembly Government, Morgan stepped down from his Westminster seat in 2001 to serve as leader of Welsh Labour and First Minister for Wales. Kevin Brennan retained the seat for Labour on Morgan's retirement from Westminster politics and has remained the MP ever since.
1950–1974: The County Borough of Cardiff wards of Canton, Ely, Grangetown, Llandaff, and Riverside.
1974–1983: The County Borough of Cardiff wards of Canton, Ely, Llandaff, Plasmawr, and Riverside.
1983–2010: The City of Cardiff wards of Caerau, Canton, Ely, Fairwater, Llandaff, Radyr and St Fagans, and Riverside.
2010–present: The Cardiff electoral divisions of Caerau, Canton, Creigiau and St Fagans, Ely, Fairwater, Llandaff, Pentyrch, Radyr, and Riverside.
Cardiff West is entirely within the boundaries of the city of Cardiff, taking up the northwestern quarter of the borough at the boundaries of the boroughs of Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan. Population areas within the constituency include Riverside, Pontcanna, St Fagans and Ely. There are some Conservative-voting areas in the north of the seat such as Creigiau and St Fagans, Pentyrch and Radyr, but the bulk of the seat comprises districts towards the centre of Cardiff such as Caerau, Canton, Ely and Riverside which are very strongly Labour.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||Charles Stuart Hallinan||22,893||45.7||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Conservative||Adrian Lincoln Hallinan||23,595||44.9||−0.8|
|Conservative||Adrian Lincoln Hallinan||22,258||46.7||+2.0|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||Keith T Flynn||17,941||40.8||−5.9|
|Conservative||Sidney William Doxsey||16,714||39.0||−1.8|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||Robert C. Williams||15,878||36.5||−2.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Hughes||4,378||10.1||N/A|
|Liberal||Stephen Robert Charles Wanhill||1,594||3.7||N/A|
|Conservative||G J Neale||13,366||35.2||−1.3|
|Liberal||R M James||5,812||15.3||+11.6|
|Plaid Cymru||D Hughes||2,093||5.5||−4.6|
|Conservative||W F Dunn||11,481||31.6||−3.6|
|Liberal||R M James||4,669||12.9||−2.4|
|Plaid Cymru||D Hughes||2,008||5.5||±0.0|
|Plaid Cymru||A Ogwen||3,272||10.4||+4.9|
|National Front||C Gibbon||1,287||4.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Plaid Cymru||Meurig Parri||848||2.1||−8.3|
|Conservative gain from Speaker||Swing|
|Plaid Cymru||Peter Keelan||736||1.7||−0.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Michael J. Prior||15,015||32.9||−3.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Jacqui Gasson||5,002||10.9||−5.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Penni M. Bestic||1,177||2.6||+0.9|
|Natural Law||Andrew E. Harding||184||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Jacqui Gasson||4,366||10.8||−0.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Gwenllian Carr||1,949||4.8||+2.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Jacqui Gasson||4,458||13.1||+2.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Delme Bowen||3,296||9.7||+4.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Alison Goldsworthy||6,060||17.5||+4.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Neil McEvoy||4,316||12.5||+2.8|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Catherine Taylor-Dawson||167||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Rachael Hitchinson||7,186||17.5||+0.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Mohammed Islam||2,868||7.0||−5.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Neil McEvoy||6,096||13.9||+6.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Cadan ap Tomos||2,069||4.7||−12.8|
Of the 113 rejected ballots:
- 80 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 30 voted for more than one candidate.
- 3 had writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified.
|Plaid Cymru||Michael Deem||4,418||9.5||−4.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex Meredith||1,214||2.6||−2.1|
Of the 89 rejected ballots:
- 66 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 23 voted for more than one candidate.
|Plaid Cymru||Boyd Clack||3,864||8.4||-1.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Callum Littlemore||2,731||5.9||+3.3|
|Brexit Party||Nick Mullins||1,619||3.5||N/A|
Of the 144 rejected ballots:
- 115 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 28 voted for more than one candidate.
- 1 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.
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