Dwyfor Meirionnydd (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 52°50′56″N 3°58′59″W / 52.849°N 3.983°W / 52.849; -3.983

Dwyfor Meirionnydd
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Dwyfor Meirionnydd in Wales for the 2010 general election.
Preserved countyGwynedd
Electorate45,006 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsPwllheli, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of parliamentLiz Saville-Roberts (Plaid Cymru)
Number of membersOne
Created fromCaernarfon and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Overlaps
Welsh AssemblyMid and West Wales
European Parliament constituencyWales

Dwyfor Meirionnydd is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). The seat was created by the Welsh Boundary Commission for the 2010 general election, and replaced the old north Wales seat of Meirionnydd Nant Conwy. Dwyfor Meirionnydd is bordered to the north by Arfon and Aberconwy. The same boundaries were used for the Dwyfor Meirionnydd Welsh Assembly constituency in the 2007 Welsh Assembly election.

This is the safest of Plaid Cymru's four seats, with their candidate in 2017 achieving a majority of 16.0%.

Boundaries[edit]

The electoral wards used to create the new Dwyfor Meirionnydd seat are as follows. They are entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Notes
2010 Elfyn Llwyd Plaid Cymru Plaid Cymru's Westminster parliamentary group leader until 2015
2015 Liz Saville-Roberts Plaid Cymru Plaid Cymru's Westminster parliamentary group leader from 2017

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Dwyfor Meirionnydd[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Liz Saville Roberts 13,687 45.1 +4.2
Conservative Neil Fairlamb 8,837 29.1 +6.4
Labour Mathew Norman 6,273 20.7 +7.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Churchman 937 3.1 -0.9
UKIP Frank Wykes 614 2.0 -8.8
Majority 4,850 16.0 -2.2
Turnout 30,312 68.0 +2.9
Registered electors 44,699
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -1.1
General Election 2015: Dwyfor Meirionnydd[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Liz Saville Roberts 11,811 40.9 -3.5
Conservative Neil Fairlamb 6,550 22.7 +0.4
Labour Mary Griffiths Clarke 3,904 13.5 -0.4
UKIP Christopher Gillibrand[6] 3,126 10.8 +8.1
Independent Louise Hughes 1,388 4.8 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Steven Churchman 1,153 4.0 -8.3
Green Marc Fothergill 981 3.4 N/A
Majority 5,261 18.2 -3.8
Turnout 28,913 65.1 +1.4
Registered electors 44,394
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -1.95
General Election 2010: Dwyfor Meirionnydd[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Elfyn Llwyd 12,814 44.3 N/A
Conservative Simon Baynes 6,447 22.3 N/A
Labour Alwyn Humphreys 4,021 13.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Stephen Churchman 3,538 12.2 N/A
Independent Louise Hughes 1,310 4.5 N/A
UKIP Frank Wykes 776 2.7 N/A
Majority 6,367 22.0 N/A
Turnout 28,906 63.7 N/A
Registered electors 45,354
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ name=Cambrian News>"General Election 2017: The Dwyfor Meirionnydd candidates". Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Gwynedd Council results". Parliamentary Election results - 7 May 2015. Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Gwynedd Council. 9 April 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/chris-gillibrand-ukip-candidate-dwyfor-9096954
  7. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ Dwyfor Meirionnydd BBC Election - Dwyfor Meirionnydd

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