Clwyd South (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Clwyd South in Wales.
|Electorate||54,895 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Ruabon, Rhosllannerchrugog, Llangollen|
|Member of parliament||Susan Jones (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Clwyd South West, Wrexham|
|Welsh Assembly||North Wales|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
Clwyd South (De Clwyd in Welsh) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). The constituency was created in 1997, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post method of election.
The Clwyd South Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The constituency straddles the authorities of Denbighshire and Wrexham. Main population centres includes the Wrexham suburbs of Ruabon, Chirk, Rhosllannerchrugog, Cefn Mawr and Coedpoeth, and Llangollen and Corwen further up the Dee valley to the west. Until the 2010 election, the constituency used to include a small part of the preserved county of Powys. This anomaly was resolved by the Boundary Commission for Wales with the boundaries first used in 2010.
However, under constituency changes announced in September 2016 by the Boundary Commission, it is proposed that for the next general election the northern part of the Montgomeryshire constituency area of Powys including Welshpool be merged with this seat to form a new seat, named South Clwyd and North Montgomeryshire.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour||Susan Elan Jones ||13,051||37.2||−1.2|
|Conservative||David James Nicholls ||10,649||30.4||+0.2|
|UKIP||Mandy Jane Jones ||5,480||15.6||+13.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Mabon ap Gwynfor ||3,620||10.3||+1.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Bruce Simon Spearing Roberts ||1,349||3.8||−13.4|
|Labour||Susan Elan Jones||13,311||38.4||−6.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Bruce Roberts||5,965||17.2||+1.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Janet Ryder||3,009||8.7||−0.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Deric Burnham||5,105||15.5||+5.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Mark Strong||3,111||9.4||−2.5|
|Forward Wales||Alwyn Humphreys||803||2.4||+2.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Dyfed Edwards||3,982||11.9||+5.5|
|Liberal Democrat||David Griffiths||3,426||10.2||+0.9|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Andrew Chadwick||3,684||9.4||-1.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Gareth V. Williams||2,500||6.3||-1.6|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "A radical shake-up of the constituency". Shropshire Star. 13 September 2016. p. 10.Report by Mark Andrews, dealing with constituencies in or bordering Shropshire.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Clwyd South result" (PDF). DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL. Wrexham County Borough Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
- "David Nicholls PPC page". Conservative Party (UK). Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "List of selected candidates". UK Independence Party. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- "List of selected candidates". Liberal Democrats. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Clwyd South Wrexham CBC - Clwyd South candidates
- Clwyd South BBC Election -Clwyd South