Clwyd South (Assembly constituency)

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Clwyd South
National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Clwyd South (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Clwyd South shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Created 1999
Party Labour
AM Ken Skates
Preserved county Clwyd and Powys

Clwyd South is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to nine constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Clwyd South Westminster constituency. It is mostly within the preserved county of Clwyd and partly within the preserved county of Powys.

For the 2007 Assembly election, however, it became a constituency entirely within Clwyd. Part of its area was transferred to the Montgomeryshire constituency, in Powys. Also, part of its area wastransferred to another Clwyd constituency, Clwyd West. For Westminster purposes, the same boundary changes will become effective at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

As created in 1999, the North Wales region includes the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. For the 2007 election the region will include Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

For the period 1999 to 2007, the Clwyd South constituency can be described as consisting of electoral divisions as follows:

  • Within Denbighshire:
    • Corwen, Llandrillo and Llangollen
  • Within Wrexham:
    • Bronington, Brymbo, Bryn Cefn, Cefn, Chirk North, Chirk South, Coedpoeth, Dyffryn Ceiriog/Ceiriog Valley, Esclusham, Gwenfro, Johnstown, Llangollen Rural, Marchwiel, Minera, New Broughton, Overton, Pant, Penycae, Penycae and Ruabon South, Plas Madoc, Ponciau and Ruabon

Voting[edit]

In general elections for the National Assembly for Wales, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Assembly Member for the voter's constituency, elected by the first past the post system. The second vote may be used to vote for a regional closed party list of candidates. Additional member seats are allocated from the lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.

Assembly Members[edit]

Period Member Party
1999 Karen Sinclair Labour Party
2011 Ken Skates Labour Party Ken Skates - National Assembly for Wales.jpg

Constituency Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Clwyd South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Skates 7,862 35.5 −6.9
Conservative Simon Baynes 4,846 21.9 −7.3
Plaid Cymru Mabon ap Gwynfor 3,861 17.4 −1.1
UKIP Mandy Jones 2,827 12.8 +12.8
Liberal Democrats Aled Roberts 2,289 10.3 +0.5
Green Duncan Rees 474 2.1 +2.1
Majority 3,016 13.6 +0.3
Turnout 40.9 +4
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Clwyd South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Skates 8,500 42.4 +7.4
Conservative Paul Rogers 5,841 29.2 −0.1
Plaid Cymru Mabon ap Gwynfor 3,719 18.6 −1.4
Liberal Democrats Bruce Roberts 1,977 9.9 +0.4
Majority 2,659 13.3 +7.6
Turnout 20,037 36.9 −1.0
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Clwyd South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karen Sinclair 6,838 35.1 −1.4
Conservative John Bell 5,719 29.3 +10.3
Plaid Cymru Nia Davies 3,894 20.0 −1.0
Liberal Democrats Frank Alistair Biggs 1,838 9.4 +0.5
UKIP David Rowlands 1,209 6.2 +3.5
Majority 1,119 5.7 −9.8
Turnout 19,498 37.9 +3.5
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Clwyd South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karen Sinclair 6,814 36.5 −5.6
Plaid Cymru Dyfed W. Edwards 3,923 21.0 −4.2
Conservative Albert M.Fox 3,548 19.0 −0.1
Independent Marc V. Jones 2,210 11.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Derek W.L. Burnham 1,666 8.9 −2.2
UKIP Mrs. Edwina E. Theunissen 501 2.7 N/A
Majority 2,891 15.5 −1.9
Turnout 18,662 34.4 −6.1
Labour hold Swing −0.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Clwyd South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karen Sinclair 9,196 42.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Hywel Williams 5,511 25.3 N/A
Conservative David R. Jones 4,167 19.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Derek W.L. Burnham 2,432 11.2 N/A
Independent Maurice Jones 508 2.3 N/A
Majority 3,685 17.4 N/A
Turnout 21,814 40.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wales elections > Clwyd South". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 52°58′45″N 3°06′20″W / 52.97917°N 3.10556°W / 52.97917; -3.10556