Cynon Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°39′25″N 3°27′40″W / 51.657°N 3.461°W / 51.657; -3.461

Cynon Valley
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cynon Valley in Wales.
Preserved countyMid Glamorgan
Electorate52,372 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsAberdare, Mountain Ash, Hirwaun
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of parliamentAnn Clwyd (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromAberdare and parts of Brecon and Radnor and Neath[2]
Overlaps
Welsh AssemblySouth Wales Central
European Parliament constituencyWales

Cynon Valley (Welsh: Cwm Cynon) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is a Labour Party stronghold.

The Cynon Valley Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries[edit]

1983-2010: The Borough of Cynon Valley.

2010–present: The Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough electoral divisions of Aberaman North, Aberaman South, Abercynon, Aberdare East, Aberdare West/Llwydcoed, Cilfynydd, Cwmbach, Glyncoch, Hirwaun, Mountain Ash East, Mountain Ash West, Penrhiwceiber, Pen-y-waun, Rhigos, and Ynysybwl.

The constituency encompasses the towns of Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Cilfynydd, Abercynon and Hirwaun.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1983 Ioan Evans Labour Co-op
1984 by-election Ann Clwyd Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Cynon Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 19,404 61.0 +13.3
Conservative Keith Dewhurst 6,166 19.4 +7.3
Plaid Cymru Liz Walters 4,376 13.8 −3.1
UKIP Ian McLean 1,271 4.0 -12.3
Liberal Democrat Nicola Knight 585 1.8 −0.9
Majority 13,238 41.6 +11.7
Turnout 31,802 62.0 +2.7
Registered electors 51,334
Labour hold Swing +3.0
General Election 2015: Cynon Valley[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 14,532 47.7 −4.8
Plaid Cymru Cerith Griffiths 5,126 16.8 −3.5
UKIP Rebecca Rees-Evans 4,976 16.3 +13.0
Conservative Keith Dewhurst 3,676 12.1 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Angharad Jones 830 2.7 −11.1
Green John Matthews 799 2.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Chris Beggs 533 1.7 N/A
Majority 9,406 30.9 −1.3
Turnout 30,472 59.3 +0.3
Registered electors 51,422
Labour hold Swing −0.6
General Election 2010: Cynon Valley[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 15,681 52.5 −10.5
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Trystan Davies 6,064 20.3 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Lee Thacker 4,120 13.8 +1.6
Conservative Juliette Ash 3,010 10.1 +2.1
UKIP Frank Hughes 1,001 3.4 +0.7
Majority 9,617 32.2 -17.6
Turnout 29,876 59.0 −1.3
Registered electors 50,650
Labour hold Swing −8.6

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Cynon Valley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 17,074 64.1 −1.5
Plaid Cymru Geraint Benney 3,815 14.3 −3.1
Liberal Democrat Margaret Phelps 2,991 11.2 +1.8
Conservative Antonia Dunn 2,062 7.7 +0.1
UKIP Sue Davies 705 2.6 N/A
Majority 13,259 49.8 +1.6
Turnout 26,647 58.7 +3.3
Registered electors 44,803
Labour hold Swing +0.8
General Election 2001: Cynon Valley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 17,685 65.6 −4.1
Plaid Cymru Steven J. Cornelius 4,687 17.4 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Parry 2,541 9.4 −0.9
Conservative Julian Waters 2,045 7.6 +0.8
Majority 12,998 48.2 -10.9
Turnout 26,958 55.4 −13.8
Registered electors 48,639
Labour hold Swing −5.4

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Cynon Valley[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 23,307 69.7 +0.6
Plaid Cymru Alun Davies 3,552 10.6 −0.4
Liberal Democrat Huw Price 3,459 10.3 +3.3
Conservative Andrew Smith 2,260 6.8 −6.1
Referendum Gwyn John 844 2.5 N/A
Majority 19,755 59.1 +2.9
Turnout 33,422 69.2 -7.3
Registered electors 48,286
Labour hold Swing +0.5
General Election 1992: Cynon Valley[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 26,254 69.1 +0.2
Conservative Andrew Smith 4,890 12.9 +0.7
Plaid Cymru Clifford Benney 4,186 11.0 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Marcello Verma 2,667 7.0 N/A
Majority 21,364 56.2 −0.5
Turnout 37,997 76.5 −0.2
Registered electors 49,695
Labour hold Swing −0.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Cynon Valley[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 26,222 68.9 +12.9
Social Democratic Keith Butler 4,651 12.2 −8.4
Conservative Mark Bishop 4,638 12.2 −2.0
Plaid Cymru Dorothy Richards 2,549 6.7 −2.6
Majority 21,571 56.7 N/A
Turnout 38,060 76.7 +3.3
Registered electors 49,621
Labour hold Swing
Cynon Valley by-election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Clwyd 19,389 58.8 +2.8
Social Democratic Felix Aubel 6,554 19.9 −0.7
Plaid Cymru Clayton F. Jones 3,619 11.0 +1.8
Conservative James Arbuthnot 2,441 7.4 −6.8
Communist Mary Winter 642 1.9 N/A
Independent Noel E. Rencontre 215 0.6 N/A
Independent Paul Nicholls-Jones 122 0.4 N/A
Majority 12,835 38.9 +3.5
Turnout 32,982 65.7 -7.7
Registered electors 50,237
Labour hold Swing
  • Death of Ioan Evans 10 February 1984
General Election 1983: Cynon Valley[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ioan Evans 20,668 56.0 N/A
Social Democratic Felix Aubel 7,594 20.6 N/A
Conservative James Arbuthnot 5,240 14.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Pauline Jarman 3,421 9.3 N/A
Majority 13,074 35.4 N/A
Turnout 36,923 73.4 N/A
Registered electors 50,284
Labour win (new seat)

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. ^ "'Cynon Valley', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-30446938
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ Cynon Valley BBC Election - Cynon Valley
  8. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Vote 2001". BBC News Vote 2001. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  12. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Further reading[edit]

  • Britain Votes/Europe Votes By-Election Supplement 1983-, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1985)

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