Delyn (Assembly constituency)

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Not to be confused with Delyn (UK Parliament constituency).

Coordinates: 53°15′07″N 3°11′35″W / 53.252°N 3.193°W / 53.252; -3.193

Delyn
National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Delyn (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Delyn shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Created 1999
Party Labour
AM Hannah Blythyn
Preserved county Clwyd

Delyn 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 Delyn Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd.

As created in 1999, the North Wales region includes the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. For the 2007 election the region will include Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

Voting[edit]

In 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 Alison Halford Labour
2003 Sandy Mewies Labour Sandy Mewies.jpg
2016 Hannah Blythyn Labour Hannah Blythyn AM (27555185853).jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Delyn[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hannah Blythyn 9,480 40.9 −5.2
Conservative Huw Williams 5,898 25.5 −8.2
UKIP Nigel Williams 3,794 16.4 +16.4
Plaid Cymru Paul Rowlinson 2,269 9.8 −2.8
Liberal Democrats Tom Rippeth 1,718 7.4 −0.2
Majority 3,582 15.4 +3.0
Turnout 43.3 +0.3
Labour hold Swing -1.5
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Delyn[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandy Mewies 10,695 46.1 +11.5
Conservative Matthew Wright 7,814 33.7 +1.4
Plaid Cymru Carrie Harper 2,918 12.6 −2.1
Liberal Democrats Michele Jones 1,767 7.6 −4.7
Majority 2,881 12.4 +10.0
Turnout 23,194 43.0 +1.9
Labour hold Swing +5.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandy Mewies 7,507 34.6 −4.0
Conservative Antoinette Sandbach 6,996 32.3 +3.3
Plaid Cymru Meg Elis 3,179 14.7 −0.7
Liberal Democrats Ian Matthews 2,669 12.3 −4.7
UKIP Derek Albert Bigg 1,318 6.1 N/A
Majority 511 2.4 -7.2
Turnout 21,669 41.1 +10.1
Labour hold Swing −3.7
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandy Mewies 6,520 38.6 −6.1
Conservative Mark Allan Isherwood 4,896 29.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrats David P. Lloyd 2,880 17.1 +4.1
Plaid Cymru Paul J. Rowlinson 2,588 15.3 −5.0
Majority 1,624 9.6 −13.1
Turnout 17,073 31.4 −13.0
Labour hold Swing −6.6

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Delyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alison Halford 10,672 44.7 N/A
Conservative Karen Lumley 5,255 22.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Meg Elis 4,837 20.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Burnham 3,089 13.0 N/A
Majority 5,417 22.7 N/A
Turnout 23,853 44.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delyn - Welsh Assembly Constituency - Election 2016". BBC News. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll - Delyn" (PDF). Flintshire County Council. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wales elections > Delyn". BBC News. 6 May 2011.