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 county Gwynedd
Electorate 45,006 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Pwllheli, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Liz Saville-Roberts (Plaid Cymru)
Number of members One
Created from Caernarfon and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly Mid and West Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

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 three seats, with their candidate in 2015 achieving a majority of 18.2%.

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

Elections[edit]

General Election 2015: Dwyfor Meirionnydd [2] [3] [4]
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 Gwen Griffiths Clarke 3,904 13.5 −0.4
UKIP Christopher Gillibrand[5] 3,126 10.8 +8.1
Independent Louise Hughes 1,388 4.8 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Steven William 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
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -1.95
General Election 2010: Dwyfor Meirionnydd[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Elfyn Llwyd 12,814 44.3 -6.4
Conservative Simon Baynes 6,447 22.3 +8.1
Labour Alwyn Humphreys 4,021 13.9 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Stephen Churchman 3,538 12.2 +1.3
Independent Louise Hughes 1,310 4.5 +4.5
UKIP Frank Wykes 776 2.7 +0.3
Majority 6,367 22.0
Turnout 28,906 63.7 +2.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -7.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gwynedd Council results". Parliamentary Election results - 7 May 2015. Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  3. ^ total electorate 44,394 email from Gwynedd Council 3Jun15
  4. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Gwynedd Council. 9 April 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/chris-gillibrand-ukip-candidate-dwyfor-9096954
  6. ^ Dwyfor Meirionnydd Gwynedd Council - Dwyfor Meirionnydd candidates
  7. ^ Dwyfor Meirionnydd BBC Election - Dwyfor Meirionnydd