Clwyd West (Assembly constituency)

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Clwyd West
National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Clwyd West (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Clwyd West shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Created 1999
Party Conservative
AM Darren Millar
Preserved county Clwyd

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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.

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]

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 Alun Pugh Labour
2007 Darren Millar Conservative Darren Millar.jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Clwyd West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Darren Millar 10,831 41.3 −2.0
Plaid Cymru Llyr Huws Gruffydd 5,768 22.0 −1.0
Labour Jo Thomas 5,246 20.0 −6.4
UKIP David Edwards 2,985 11.4 +11.4
Liberal Democrats Victor Babu 831 3.2 −4.2
Green Julian Mahy 565 2.2 +2.2
Majority 5,063 19.3 +2.4
Turnout 45.5 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Clwyd West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Darren Millar 10,890 43.3 +9.3
Labour Crispin Jones 6,642 26.4 −1.5
Plaid Cymru Eifion Lloyd Jones 5,775 23.0 −4.4
Liberal Democrats Brian Cossey 1,846 7.3 +0.8
Majority 4,248 16.9 +10.8
Turnout 25,153 43.2 −2.5
Conservative hold Swing +3.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Clwyd West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Darren Millar 8,905 34.0 +1.3
Labour Alun Pugh 7,309 27.9 −6.9
Plaid Cymru Philip Rhys Edwards 7,162 27.3 +5.9
Liberal Democrats Simon Philip Croft 1,705 6.5 −1.4
UKIP Warwick Joseph Nicholson 1,124 4.3 +3.0
Majority 1,596 6.1
Turnout 26,205 45.7 +5.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +4.1
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Clwyd West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alun Pugh 7,693 34.8 +3.8
Conservative Brynle Williams 7,257 32.8 +4.8
Plaid Cymru Janet Ryder 4,715 21.3 −6.0
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Burnham 1,743 7.9 −5.8
UKIP Peter Murray 715 3.2 N/A
Majority 436 2.0 −1.0
Turnout 22,123 40.6 −6.5
Labour hold Swing −0.5

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Clwyd West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alun Pugh 7,824 31.0 N/A
Conservative Rod Richards 7,064 28.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Eilian S. Williams 6,886 27.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Robina L. Feeley 3,462 13.7 N/A
Majority 760 3.0 N/A
Turnout 25,236 46.9 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clwyd West - Welsh Assembly Constituency - Election 2016". BBC News. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wales elections > Clwyd West". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°08′43″N 3°26′49″W / 53.14528°N 3.44694°W / 53.14528; -3.44694