Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (UK Parliament constituency)
|Carmarthen East and Dinefwr|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr in Wales.
|Population||71,046 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||54,557 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Carmarthen (part), Ammanford, Llandovery|
|Member of parliament||Jonathan Edwards (Plaid Cymru)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Carmarthen, Llanelli|
|Welsh Assembly||Mid and West Wales|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
Carmathen East and Dinefwr (Welsh:Dwyrain Caerfyrddyn a Dinefwr) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was created in 1997 mostly from the former seat of Carmarthen. The current MP is Plaid Cymru's Jonathan Edwards.
The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The existing constituency is within the Carmarthenshire authority area, with Llanybydder, Llandovery and Llanfihangel-ar-Arth in the north, Llanfihangel-uwch-Gwili, Llanegwad, and Llandeilo in the central area, and Ammanford and Glanamman in the south.
Boundary changes for the 2010 general election introduced minor alterations, with the areas around Hermon and Llanpumsaint removed to the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency. These changes came into effect in 2007 for the National Assembly for Wales.
The constituency includes the whole of 41 Carmarthenshire communities (Abergwili; Ammanford; Betws; Cenarth; Cilycwm; Cwmamman; Cynwyl Gaeo; Dyffryn Cennen; Gorslas; Llanarthney; Llanddarog; Llanddeusant; Llandeilo; Llandovery; Llandybie; Llandyfaelog; Llanegwad; Llanfair-ar-y-bryn; Llanfihangel Aberbythych; Llanfihangel-ar-Arth; Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn; Llanfynydd; Llangadog; Llangathen; Llangeler; Llangunnor; Llangyndeyrn; Llanllawddog; Llanllwni; Llansadwrn; Llansawel; Llanwrda; Llanybydder; Llanycrwys; Manordeilo and Salem; Myddfai; Newcastle Emlyn; Pencarreg; Quarter Bach; St Ishmael; Talley).
Members of Parliament
|1997||Alan Wynne Williams||Labour|
|2001||Adam Price||Plaid Cymru|
|2010||Jonathan Edwards||Plaid Cymru|
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||15,140||38.4||+2.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Sara Lloyd Williams||928||2.4||−9.8|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+2.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||13,546||35.6||−10.2|
|Liberal Democrat||William Powell||4,609||12.1||+2.4|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||−4.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Adam Price||17,561||45.9||+3.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Julianna Hughes||3,719||9.7||+2.3|
|Legalise Cannabis||Sid Whitworth||272||0.7||+0.7|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+5.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Adam Price||16,130||42.4||+7.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Doiran Evans||2,815||7.4||−0.2|
|Plaid Cymru gain from Labour||Swing||+7.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||14,457||34.6||+5.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Juliana Hughes||3,150||7.5||+1.6|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Carmarthen East result". The Newsroom. Carmarthenshire County Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
- total electorate 55,605 email from Carmarthenshire County Council 27Jul15
- Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Carmarthenshire County Council - candidates Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
- Carmarthen East and Dinefwr BBC Election - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
- "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr: Constituency > Politics > guardian.co.uk". Election 2010. The Guardian. 2005-05-05. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
- "BBC NEWS > VOTE 2001 > RESULTS & CONSTITUENCIES > Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.50 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- This constituency was new in 1997, and the election result is calculated relative to a notional 1992 result.
- "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.