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||vacant|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Cardiff Central|
|Welsh Assembly||South Wales Central|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
Cardiff West (Welsh: Gorllewin Caerdydd) is a borough constituency in the city of Cardiff. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system. It was created in 1950.
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
|1950||George Thomas||Labour||Previously MP for Cardiff Central from 1945. Secretary of State for Wales 1968–1970; Chairman of Ways and Means 1974–1976; Speaker of the House of Commons 1976–1983|
|1987||Rhodri Morgan||Labour||Assembly Member for Cardiff West 1999–2011 and First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government 2000–09|
Elections in the 2010s
Candidates listed in alphabetical order of their surname.
|Plaid Cymru||Boyd Clack|
|Liberal Democrats||Callum Littlemore|
|Brexit Party||Nick Mullins|
|Plaid Cymru||Michael Deem||4,418||9.5||−4.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Alex Meredith||1,214||2.6||−2.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Neil McEvoy||6,096||13.9||+6.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Cadan ap Tomos||2,069||4.7||−12.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Rachael Hitchinson||7,186||17.5||+0.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Mohammed Islam||2,868||7.0||−5.9|
Elections in the 2000s
|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|
|Liberal Democrats||Jacqui Gasson||4,458||13.1||+2.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Delme Bowen||3,296||9.7||+4.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Jacqui Gasson||4,366||10.8||−0.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Gwenllian Carr||1,949||4.8||+2.3|
|Conservative||Michael J. Prior||15,015||32.9||−3.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Jacqui Gasson||5,002||10.9||−5.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Penni M. Bestic||1,177||2.6||+0.9|
|Natural Law||Andrew E. Harding||184||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Robert Drake||7,300||16.4||−9.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Peter Keelan||736||1.7||−0.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Social Democratic||Jeffrey Thomas||10,388||25.5||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Meurig Parri||848||2.1||-8.3|
|Conservative gain from Speaker||Swing|
Elections in the 1970s
|Plaid Cymru||A. Ogwen||3,272||10.4||+4.9|
|National Front||C. Gibbon||1,287||4.1||N/A|
|Speaker gain from Labour||Swing|
|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|
|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||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|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||Sidney W Doxsey||16,714||39.00||-1.83|
|Conservative||Keith T Flynn||17,941||40.83||-5.88|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||Adrian Lincoln Hallinan||22,258||46.71||+2.0|
|Conservative||Adrian Lincoln Hallinan||23,595||44.87||-0.83|
|Conservative||Charles Stuart Hallinan||22,893||45.70||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- Cardiff West (Assembly constituency)
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Glamorgan
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales
Notes and references
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- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)
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- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
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- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
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- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970.
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- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Cardiff West – presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.
- Politics Resources (Election results from 1922 onwards)
- Electoral Calculus (Election results from 1955 onwards)
- 2017 Election House Of Commons Library 2017 Election report
- A Vision Of Britain Through Time (Constituency elector numbers)
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