Delyn (UK Parliament constituency)

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Not to be confused with Delyn (Assembly constituency).

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

Delyn
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Delyn in Wales.
Preserved county Clwyd
Electorate 54,405 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Mold, Flint, Holywell
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of parliament David Hanson (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Flintshire West, Flintshire East
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly North Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

Delyn is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, first used in the 1983 General Election. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

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

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The Borough of Delyn, and the Borough of Rhuddlan wards of Meliden, Prestatyn Central, Prestatyn East, Prestatyn North, and Prestatyn South West.

1997-2010: The Borough of Delyn.

2010-present: The Flintshire electoral divisions of Argoed, Bagillt East, Bagillt West, Brynford, Caerwys, Cilcain, Ffynnongroyw, Flint Castle, Flint Coleshill, Flint Oakenholt, Flint Trelawney, Greenfield, Gronant, Gwernaffield, Gwernymynydd, Halkyn, Holywell Central, Holywell East, Holywell West, Leeswood, Mold Broncoed, Mold East, Mold South, Mold West, Mostyn, New Brighton, Northop, Northop Hall, Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor, and Whitford.

The constituency encompasses the communities of Mostyn, Flint, Mold, Northop and Holywell.

History[edit]

Delyn constituency was created in 1983 from the seats of Flintshire West and Flintshire East. It is normally inclined to elect Labour MPs, although the Conservatives won the seat in their 1983 and 1987 landslide elections. From 1983 to 1997, the constituency included Tory-leaning Prestatyn, which was then transferred to the Vale of Clwyd seat.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1983 Keith Raffan Conservative
1992 David Hanson Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Delyn[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hanson 15,187 40.5 −0.2
Conservative Mark Isherwood 12,257 32.7 −1.9
UKIP Nigel Williams 6,150 16.4 +14.6
Plaid Cymru Paul Rowlinson 1,803 4.8 −0.2
Liberal Democrat Tom Rippeth 1,380 3.7 −11.9
Green Kay Roney 680 1.8 N/A
Majority 2,930 7.8 +1.7
Turnout 37,457 69.8 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +0.8
General Election 2010: Delyn[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hanson 15,083 40.8 −4.9
Conservative Antoinette Sandbach 12,811 34.6 +8.5
Liberal Democrat Bill Brereton 5,747 15.5 −2.4
Plaid Cymru Peter Ryder 1,844 5.0 −2.4
BNP Jennifer Matthys 844 2.3 N/A
UKIP Andrew Haigh 655 1.8 +0.2
Majority 2,272 6.1
Turnout 36,984 69.2 +5.5
Labour hold Swing −6.7

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Delyn[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hanson 15,540 45.7 −5.8
Conservative John Bell 8,896 26.2 −0.4
Liberal Democrat John Jones 6,089 17.9 +2.5
Plaid Cymru Phil Thomas 2,524 7.4 +0.9
UKIP May Crawford 533 1.6 +1.6
Independent Nigel Williams 422 1.2 +1.2
Majority 6,644 19.5
Turnout 34,004 64.4 +1.1
Labour hold Swing −2.7
General Election 2001: Delyn[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hanson 17,825 51.5 −5.7
Conservative Paul Brierley 9,220 26.6 +0.6
Liberal Democrat John Jones 5,329 15.4 +5.2
Plaid Cymru Paul Rowlinson 2,262 6.5 +2.7
Majority 8,605 24.9
Turnout 34,636 63.3 −12.6
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Delyn[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hanson 23,300 57.2 +12.2
Conservative Karen Lumley 10,607 26.0 −15.3
Liberal Democrat David Lloyd 4,160 10.2 −1.0
Plaid Cymru Ashley J. Drake 1,558 3.8 +1.3
Referendum Elizabeth H. Soutter 1,117 2.7 N/A
Majority 12,693 31.2 +27.5
Turnout 40,742 75.9 −7.5
Labour hold Swing +13.8
General Election 1992: Delyn[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hanson 24,979 45.0 +5.9
Conservative Mike Whitby 22,940 41.3 −0.1
Liberal Democrat Raymond Dodd 6,208 11.2 −5.8
Plaid Cymru Ashley J. Drake 1,414 2.5 −0.0
Majority 2,039 3.7 +1.3
Turnout 55,541 83.4 +1.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Delyn[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Raffan 21,728 41.4 −0.2
Labour David Hanson 20,504 39.1 +9.7
Liberal David Evans 8,913 17.0 −8.8
Plaid Cymru David Owen 1,329 2.5 −0.7
Majority 1,224 2.3
Turnout 52,474 82.6 +4.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Delyn[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Raffan 20,242 41.6 N/A
Labour James Colbert 14,298 29.4 N/A
Liberal John Parry 12,545 25.8 N/A
Plaid Cymru Haydn Huws 1,558 3.2 N/A
Majority 5,944 12.2 N/A
Turnout 60,643 77.9 N/A
Conservative 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. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Delyn result". Election Results For Delyn. Flintshire County Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Delyn BBC Election - Delyn
  7. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.