Clwyd West (Assembly constituency)
|National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
Clwyd West 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.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Clwyd West Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd. For the 2007 Assembly election part of Clwyd West was transferred to the Vale of Clwyd constituency, and Clwyd West now includes an area currently within the Clwyd South constituency. For Westminster purposes, the same boundary changes became effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
As created in 1999, the North Wales region included the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. After the 2007 Assembly election the region now includes Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.
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.
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Llyr Huws Gruffydd||5,768||22.0||−1.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Victor Babu||831||3.2||−4.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Eifion Lloyd Jones||5,775||23.0||−4.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Brian Cossey||1,846||7.3||+0.8|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Philip Edwards||7,162||27.3||+5.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Simon Croft||1,705||6.5||−1.4|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+4.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Janet Ryder||4,715||21.3||−6.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Eleanor Burnham||1,743||7.9||−5.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||Eilian S. Williams||6,886||27.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Robina L. Feeley||3,462||13.7||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)
- National Assembly for Wales constituencies and electoral regions
- "Clwyd West – Welsh Assembly Constituency – Election 2016". BBC News. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
- "Wales elections > Clwyd West". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.