Clwyd South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Clwyd South
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Clwyd South in Wales
Preserved countyClwyd
Electorate54,895 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsChirk, Corwen, Ruabon, Rhosllannerchrugog, Llangollen, Coedpoeth
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentSimon Baynes (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromClwyd South West, Wrexham
Overlaps
Senedd Cymru – Welsh ParliamentNorth Wales

Clwyd South (Welsh: De Clwyd) 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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.

Under proposed constituency changes announced in September 2016 as part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies by the Boundary Commission, it was proposed that 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.[2] The changes have not been implemented.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1997 Martyn Jones Labour
2010 Susan Elan Jones Labour
2019 Simon Baynes Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Clwyd South[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Jones 22,901 58.1 N/A
Conservative Boris Johnson 9,091 23.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andrew Chadwick 3,684 9.4 N/A
Plaid Cymru Gareth V. Williams 2,500 6.3 N/A
Referendum Alex Lewis 1,207 3.1 N/A
Majority 13,810 35.0 N/A
Turnout 39,383 73.6 N/A
Registered electors 53,495
Labour win (new seat)

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2001: Clwyd South[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Jones 17,217 51.4 -6.7
Conservative Tom Biggins 8,319 24.8 +1.7
Plaid Cymru Dyfed Edwards 3,982 11.9 +5.6
Liberal Democrats David Griffiths 3,426 10.2 +0.8
UKIP Edwina Theunissen 552 1.6 N/A
Majority 8,898 26.6 -8.4
Turnout 33,496 62.4 -11.2
Registered electors 53,680
Labour hold Swing -4.2
General election 2005: Clwyd South[8][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Jones 14,808 45.0 -6.4
Conservative Tom Biggins 8,460 25.7 +0.9
Liberal Democrats 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 N/A
UKIP Nick Powell 644 2.0 +0.4
Rejected ballots 298
Majority 6,348 19.3 -7.3
Turnout 32,931 62.9 +0.5
Registered electors 52,353
Labour hold Swing -3.7

Of the 298 rejected ballots:

  • 273 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.[10]
  • 16 voted for more than one candidate.[10]
  • 8 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.[10]
  • 1 had want of official mark.[10]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2010: Clwyd South[11][12][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Elan Jones 13,311 38.4 -6.8
Conservative John Bell 10,477 30.2 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Bruce Roberts 5,965 17.2 +1.7
Plaid Cymru Janet Ryder 3,009 8.7 -0.8
BNP Sarah Hynes 1,100 3.2 N/A
UKIP Nick Powell 819 2.4 +0.4
Majority 2,834 8.2 -11.1
Turnout 34,681 64.5 +3.3
Registered electors 53,748
Labour hold Swing -5.8
General election 2015: Clwyd South[15][16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Elan Jones 13,051 37.2 -1.2
Conservative David Nicholls [18] 10,649 30.4 +0.2
UKIP Mandy Jones 5,480 15.6 +13.2
Plaid Cymru Mabon ap Gwynfor 3,620 10.3 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Bruce Roberts 1,349 3.8 -13.4
Green Duncan Rees 915 2.6 N/A
Rejected ballots 55
Majority 2,402 6.9 -1.3
Turnout 35,064 63.8 -0.7
Registered electors 54,996
Labour hold Swing -0.7

Of the 55 rejected ballots:

  • 39 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.[17]
  • 15 voted for more than one candidate.[17]
  • 1 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.[17]
General election 2017: Clwyd South[19][20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Elan Jones 19,002 50.7 +13.5
Conservative Simon Baynes 14,646 39.1 +8.7
Plaid Cymru Christopher Allen 2,292 6.1 -4.2
UKIP Jeanette Bassford-Barton 802 2.1 -13.5
Liberal Democrats Bruce Roberts 731 2.0 -1.8
Rejected ballots 56
Majority 4,356 11.6 +4.7
Turnout 37,473 68.9 +5.1
Registered electors 54,266
Labour hold Swing +2.4

Of the 56 rejected ballots:

  • 38 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.[21]
  • 18 voted for more than one candidate.[21]
General election 2019: Clwyd South[22][23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Baynes 16,222 44.7 +5.6
Labour Susan Elan Jones 14,983 41.3 -9.4
Plaid Cymru Christopher Allen 2,137 5.9 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Calum Davies 1,496 4.1 +2.1
Brexit Party Jamie Adams 1,468 4.0 N/A
Rejected ballots 110
Majority 1,239 3.4 N/A
Turnout 36,306 67.3 -2.4
Registered electors 53,919
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.5

Of the 110 rejected ballots:

  • 92 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.[24]
  • 18 voted for more than one candidate.[24]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)
  4. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Clwyd South". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  7. ^ "BBC NEWS > Clwyd South". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Clwyd South parliamentary constituency - Election 2005" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ a b c d e "2005 Results". Denbighshire County Council. Denbighshire County Council. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ Clwyd South Wrexham CBC - Clwyd South candidates
  13. ^ Clwyd South BBC Election -Clwyd South
  14. ^ "Results". Denbighshire County Council. Denbighshire County Council. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Clwyd South". BBC News. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  17. ^ a b c d "Clwyd South result" (PDF). DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL. Wrexham County Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  18. ^ "David Nicholls PPC page". Conservative Party (UK). Archived from the original on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Full Candidate List for Wrexham & Clwyd South". Wrexham.com. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Clwyd South Parliamentary constituency". Election 2017 Results. BBC. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  21. ^ a b c "2017 Results". Denbighshire County Council. Denbighshire County Council. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  22. ^ "Parliamentary Elections (General Elections)" (PDF). Denbighshire County Council. Denbighshire County Council. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  23. ^ "Clwyd South parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  24. ^ a b c "Results". Denbighshire County Council. Denbighshire County Council. Retrieved 17 February 2020.

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Coordinates: 52°56′25″N 3°06′51″W / 52.94028°N 3.11417°W / 52.94028; -3.11417