Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°44′42″N 4°42′04″W / 51.745°N 4.701°W / 51.745; -4.701

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire in Wales
Preserved countyDyfed
Population77,338 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate58,994 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsCarmarthen (part), Pembroke Dock, Tenby
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentSimon Hart (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromPembroke, Carmarthen
Overlaps
Welsh AssemblyMid and West Wales
European Parliament constituencyWales

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Gorllewin Caerfyrddin a De Sir Benfro) 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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.

Profile[edit]

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire is a marginal seat between the Labour Party and the Conservatives. The Conservatives are very strong around the more rural parts of the seat along with Pembroke, whereas Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock are more inclined to the Labour Party. Plaid Cymru is traditionally stronger in West Carmarthenshire as well as the Tenby area where several local councillors represent the party.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3][4] Party
1997 Nick Ainger Labour
2010 Simon Hart Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Alistair Cameron
Conservative Simon Hart
Plaid Cymru Rhys Thomas
Labour Marc Tierney
General election 2017: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Hart 19,771 46.8 +3.1
Labour Marc Tierney 16,661 39.5 +10.8
Plaid Cymru Abi Thomas 3,933 9.3 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Alistair Cameron[6] 956 2.3 -0.1
UKIP Phil Edwards 905 2.1 -9.5
Majority 3,110 7.3 -7.7
Turnout 42,226 72.1 +2.3
Registered electors 58,563
Conservative hold Swing -3.8
General election 2015: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Hart 17,626 43.7 +2.6
Labour Delyth Evans 11,572 28.7 −4.0
UKIP John Atkinson[10] 4,698 11.6 +8.8
Plaid Cymru Elwyn Williams 4,201 10.4 +0.0
Green Gary Tapley[11][12] 1,290 3.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Selwyn Runnett[13] 963 2.4 −9.7
Majority 6,054 15.0 +6.5
Turnout 40,350 69.8 −0.6
Registered electors 57,755
Conservative hold Swing +3.3
General election 2010: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Hart 16,649 41.1 +9.8
Labour Nicholas Ainger 13,226 32.7 −4.0
Liberal Democrats John Gossage 4,890 12.1 −2.1
Plaid Cymru John Dixon 4,232 10.4 −4.3
UKIP Raymond Clarke 1,146 2.8 +1.4
Independent Henry Langen 364 0.9 +0.9
Majority 3,423 8.5 N/A
Turnout 40,507 70.4 +3.2
Registered electors 58,108
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Ainger 13,953 36.9 −4.7
Conservative David Morris 12,043 31.8 +2.5
Plaid Cymru John Dixon 5,582 14.7 −4.0
Liberal Democrats John Allen 5,399 14.3 +5.5
UKIP Josie MacDonald 545 1.4 −0.1
Legalise Cannabis Alexander Daszak 237 0.6 N/A
Independent Nick Turner 104 0.3 N/A
Majority 1,910 5.0 -7.3
Turnout 37,863 67.3 +2.0
Registered electors 56,245
Labour hold Swing −3.6
General election 2001: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Ainger 15,349 41.6 −7.6
Conservative Robert Wilson 10,811 29.3 +2.7
Plaid Cymru Llyr Gruffydd 6,893 18.7 +6.0
Liberal Democrats William Jeremy 3,248 8.8 +0.6
UKIP Ian Phillips 537 1.5 N/A
Direct Customer Service Party Nicholas Turner 78 0.2 N/A
Majority 4,538 12.3 -10.3
Turnout 36,916 65.3 −11.2
Registered electors 56,518
Labour hold Swing -5.1

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Ainger 20,956 49.1 N/A
Conservative Owen J. Williams 11,335 26.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru Roy Llewellyn 5,402 12.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Keith J. Evans 3,516 8.2 N/A
Referendum Joy A. Poirrier 1,432 3.4 N/A
Majority 9,621 22.6 N/A
Turnout 42,641 76.5 N/A
Registered electors 55,724
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
  5. ^ "UK Parliament elections: The 5 candidates in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire". Who Can I Vote For? by Democracy Club. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  6. ^ O'Sullivan, Caitlin (17 May 2017). "General Election 2017: Who are the candidates standing in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire?". WalesOnline. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Pembrokeshire results". Election Results. Pembrokeshire County Council. Archived from the original on 18 December 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Carmarthen West & Pembrokeshire South parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2014-12-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ Sinclair, Thomas (27 November 2014). "Pembrokeshire Green Party announce candidates". Pembrokeshire Herald.
  12. ^ "Greens announce Pembs Parliamentary candidates". Western Telegraph.
  13. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk/general_election_candidates#South_West
  14. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  15. ^ Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire BBC Election - Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South
  16. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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