Clwyd West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Clwyd West
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Clwyd West in Wales
Preserved countyClwyd
Electorate56,845 (December 2018)[1]
Major settlementsAbergele, Colwyn Bay, Ruthin
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentDavid Jones (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromClwyd South West and Clwyd North West
Overlaps
Welsh AssemblyNorth Wales
European Parliament constituencyWales

Clwyd West (Gorllewin Clwyd in Welsh) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post method of election. The current MP is David Jones of the Conservative Party, first elected at the 2005 general election and who also served as Secretary of State for Wales from 4 September 2012 until 14 July 2014.

Boundaries[edit]

Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, as confirmed by 'The Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006',[2] the boundaries of Clwyd West is formed from the following electoral wards;

History[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Clwyd South West and Clwyd North West. In the 2005 election this constituency was the Conservative Party's twentieth target. The area has generally voted for Conservative candidates, though it was won by Labour in their 1997 and 2001 landslides.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1997 Gareth Thomas Labour
2005 David Jones Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Clwyd West[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Jones
Labour Joanne Thomas
Liberal Democrats David Wilkins
Plaid Cymru Elfed Williams
General election 2017: Clwyd West [5][6][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Jones 19,541 48.1 +4.8
Labour Gareth Thomas 16,104 39.6 +14.0
Plaid Cymru Dilwyn Roberts 3,918 9.6 −2.6
Liberal Democrats Victor Babu 1,091 2.7 −1.0
Majority 3,437 8.5 −9.2
Turnout 40,354 69.8 +5.0
Registered electors 58,263
Conservative hold Swing −4.6
General election 2015: Clwyd West[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Jones 16,463 43.3 +1.7
Labour Gareth Thomas 9,733 25.6 +0.9
UKIP Warwick Nicholson 4,988 13.1 +10.8
Plaid Cymru Marc Jones 4,651 12.2 −3.2
Liberal Democrats Sarah Lesiter-Burgess 1,387 3.6 −11.6
Socialist Labour Bob English 612 1.6 N/A
Above and Beyond Rory Jepson 194 0.5 N/A
Majority 6,730 17.7 +0.9
Turnout 38,028 64.8 −1.0
Registered electors 58,644
Conservative hold Swing +0.4
General election 2010: Clwyd West[11][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Jones 15,833 41.5 +5.4
Labour Donna Hutton 9,414 24.7 −11.3
Plaid Cymru Llyr Gruffydd 5,864 15.4 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Michele Jones 5,801 15.2 +1.9
UKIP Warwick Nicholson 864 2.3 +0.8
Christian Griffiths 239 0.6 N/A
Independent Joe Blakesley 96 0.3 N/A
Majority 6,419 16.8 +16.4
Turnout 38,111 65.8 +0.7
Registered electors 57,913
Conservative hold Swing +8.4

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Clwyd West[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Jones 12,909 36.2 +0.6
Labour Gareth Thomas 12,776 35.9 −2.9
Liberal Democrats Frank Taylor 4,723 13.3 +1.9
Plaid Cymru Eilian Williams 3,874 10.9 −2.0
UKIP Warwick Nicholson 512 1.4 +0.0
Independent Jimmy James 507 1.4 +1.4
Socialist Labour Patrick Keenan 313 0.9 +0.9
Majority 133 0.4 N/A
Turnout 35,614 62.6 −1.5
Registered electors 55,642
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +1.8
General election 2001: Clwyd West[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gareth Thomas 13,426 38.8 +1.7
Conservative Jimmy James 12,311 35.6 +3.1
Plaid Cymru Elfed Williams 4,453 12.9 −0.6
Liberal Democrats Robina L. Feeley 3,934 11.4 −1.4
UKIP Mathew Guest 476 1.4 N/A
Majority 1,115 3.2 −1.4
Turnout 34,600 64.1 −11.2
Registered electors 53,962
Labour hold Swing −0.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Clwyd West[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gareth Thomas 14,918 37.1 N/A
Conservative Rod Richards 13,070 32.5 N/A
Plaid Cymru Eryl W. Williams 5,421 13.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Gwyn Williams 5,151 12.8 N/A
Referendum Heather Bennett-Collins 1,114 2.8 N/A
Conservatory David K. Neal 583 1.4 N/A
Majority 1,848 4.6 N/A
Turnout 40,257 75.3 N/A
Registered electors 53,467
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral rolls by Welsh Assembly constituency areas and electoral regions". 2019 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  2. ^ "REPRESENTAION (sic) OF THE PEOPLE, WALES: REDISTRIBUTION OF SEATS: The Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006" (PDF). UK Government. 11 April 2006.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)[dead link]
  4. ^ "UK Parliament elections: The 4 candidates in Clwyd South". Who Can I Vote For? by Democracy Club. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  5. ^ Shane Brennan (30 April 2017). "Dilwyn Roberts is Plaid candidate for Clwyd West". NorthWalesLive. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  6. ^ "General Election: Ex-Labour Clwyd MPs bid for Commons return". BBC News. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Clwyd West Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Clwyd West result" (PDF). DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL. Conwy County Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ Clwyd West Archived 2011-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, Cyngor Conwy Council - candidates Clwyd West
  13. ^ Clwyd West BBC Election - Clwyd West
  14. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°08′35″N 3°27′38″W / 53.14306°N 3.46056°W / 53.14306; -3.46056