Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (UK Parliament constituency)
|Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire in Wales.
|Population||77,338 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||58,994 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Carmarthen (part), Pembroke Dock, Tenby|
|Member of parliament||Simon Hart (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Pembroke, Carmarthen|
|Welsh Assembly||Mid and West Wales|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Gorllewin Caerfyrddin a De Sir Benfro in Welsh) 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.
The Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former marginal seats of Pembroke and Carmarthen. Main population areas in the seat include the towns of Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock, Pembroke and Tenby. Saundersfoot and Dylan Thomas' homestead of Laugharne are also within the constituency
The constituency includes the whole of 22 Carmarthenshire communities (Abernant; Bronwydd; Carmarthen; Cilymaenllwyd; Cynwyl Elfed; Eglwyscummin; Henllanfallteg; Laugharne Township; Llanboidy; Llanddowror; Llangain; Llangynin; Llangynog; Llanpumsaint; Llansteffan; Llanwinio; Meidrim; Newchurch and Merthyr; Pendine; St Clears; Trelech; Whitland), the whole of 24 Pembrokeshire communities (Amroth; Angle; Carew; Cosheston; East Williamston; Hundleton; Jeffreyston; Kilgetty/Begelly; Lampeter Velfrey; Lamphey; Llanddewi Velfrey; Llawhaden; Manorbier; Martletwy; Narberth; Pembroke; Pembroke Dock; Penally; St Florence; St Mary Out Liberty; Saundersfoot; Stackpole and Castlemartin; Templeton; and Tenby), also the eastern part of the Pembrokeshire community of Uzmaston, Boulston and Slebech.
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire is a marginal seat between the Labour Party and the Conservatives.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
|UKIP||John Clark Atkinson||4,698||11.6||+8.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Elwyn Williams||4,201||10.4||0.0|
|Green||Gary Tapley ||1,290||3.2||+3.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Selwyn John Runnett||963||2.4||−9.7|
|General Election 2010: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
|Liberal Democrat||John Gossage||4,890||12.1||−2.1|
|Plaid Cymru||John Dixon||4,232||10.4||−4.3|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.9|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
|Conservative||David Thomas Morris||12,043||31.8||+2.5|
|Plaid Cymru||John Dixon||5,582||14.7||-4.0|
|Liberal Democrat||John Allen||5,399||14.3||+5.5|
|Legalise Cannabis||Alexander Daszak||237||0.6||N/A|
|General Election 2001: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
|Plaid Cymru||Llyr Hughes Griffiths||6,893||18.7||+6.0|
|Liberal Democrat||William Jeremy||3,248||8.8||+0.6|
|Direct Customer Service Party||Nick Turner||78||0.2||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
|Conservative||Owen J. Williams||11,335||26.6||−8.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Roy Llewellyn||5,402||12.7||−2.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Keith J. Evans||3,516||8.2||-2.6|
|Referendum Party||Mrs. Joy A. Poirrier||1,432||3.4||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Assembly constituency)
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Dyfed
Notes and references
- "Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire: 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 West and Pembrokeshire South 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]
- http://www.libdems.org.uk/general_election_candidates#South West
- Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire BBC Election - Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South
- Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire County Council - candidates Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
- nomis Constituency Profile for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.