List of Parliamentary constituencies in Dyfed

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Five constituencies cover Dyfed, also used for elections to the National Assembly for Wales. The current boundaries have been effective since the Welsh Assembly election, 2007 and the 2010 United Kingdom general election.[1][n 1]

Dyfed is one of the eight preserved counties of Wales, consisting of the principal areas of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. These principal areas are also known as counties.

For Welsh Assembly elections, constituencies are grouped into additional member electoral regions.

Westminster boundaries[edit]

From 2010[edit]

Constituency Boundaries
1. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr CC (Westminster)
Parliamentary constituencies in Dyfed 2010
2. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire CC (Westminster)
3. Ceredigion CC (Westminster)
4. Llanelli CC (Westminster)
5. Preseli Pembrokeshire CC (Westminster)
Constituency Electorate Majority Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map reference above
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 54,557 5,599   Jonathan Edwards   Calum Higgins 1
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 58,994 6,054   Simon Hart   Delyth Evans 2
Ceredigion 57,556 3,067   Mark Williams   Mike Parker 3
Llanelli 59,266 7,095   Nia Griffith   Vaughan Williams 4
Preseli Pembrokeshire 58,343 4,969   Stephen Crabb   Paul Miller 5

1997 to 2010[edit]

Constituency Boundaries
1. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr CC (Westminster)
Parliamentary constituencies in Dyfed pre-2010
2. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire CC (Westminster)
3. Ceredigion CC (Westminster)
4. Llanelli CC (Westminster)
5. Preseli Pembrokeshire CC (Westminster)

Changes proposed in 2016[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for Wales proposed changes to almost all the existing Welsh Westminster constituencies, giving some of them Welsh language names.[2]

Assembly boundaries[edit]

From 2007[edit]

Constituency Assembly region Constituency boundaries
1. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr CC (Assembly) Mid and West Wales
Assembly constituencies in Dyfed 2007
2. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire CC (Assembly)
3. Ceredigion CC (Assembly)
4. Llanelli CC (Assembly)
5. Preseli Pembrokeshire CC (Assembly)

The Mid and West Wales region also includes two Powys constituencies and one Gwynedd constituency.

1999 to 2007[edit]

Constituency Assembly region Constituency boundaries
1. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr CC (Assembly) Mid and West Wales
Assembly constituencies in Dyfed pre-2007
2. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire CC (Assembly)
3. Ceredigion CC (Assembly)
4. Llanelli CC (Assembly)
5. Preseli Pembrokeshire CC (Assembly)

Historical representation by party[edit]

1832 to 1885[edit]

  Conservative   Liberal   Whig

Constituency 1832 1835 1837 38 1841 42 1847 49 1852 54 55 1857 1859 61 64 1865 66 1868 1874 76 78 1880 82
Cardigan P. Pryse Loveden J. Davies E. Pryse --> T. Lloyd D. Davies
Cardiganshire W. E. Powell Vaughan W. T. Powell T. Lloyd Richards T. E. Lloyd L. Pugh
Haverfordwest Philipps W. Scourfield Philipps Evans J. Scourfield Edwardes
Pembroke H. Owen Graham J. Owen H. Owen jnr Meyrick Reed Allen
Pembrokeshire J. Owen J. Campbell Phillips Bowen J. Scourfield Bowen W. Davies
Carmarthen Yelverton Lewis D. Morris --> W. Morris Cowell-Stepney Nevill Cowell-Stepney Williams Jenkins
Carmarthenshire Rice-Trevor D. Jones1 Sartoris F. Campbell
Adams Hamlyn-Williams John Jones of Ystrad D. A. Davies D. Pugh1 --> John Jones of Llandovery Powell

1elected at a by-election the same year as a general election

1885 to 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Liberal   Liberal Unionist

Constituency 1885 1886 89 90 1892 1895 98 1900 1906 08 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 12
Cardiganshire D. Davies Rowlands Vaughan-Davies
Carmarthen District Jenkins Cowell-Stepney Jones Jenkins Davies Williams
Carmarthenshire East Pugh Thomas Towyn Jones
Carmarthenshire West Powell Morgan Hinds
Pembroke and Haverfordwest District H. Allen Mayne C. Allen Laurie Philipps Guest
Pembrokeshire W. Davies Rees Davies Philipps Roch

1918 to 1983[edit]

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Conservative   Democratic   Independent   Independent Liberal   Labour   Liberal   Plaid Cymru

Constituency 1918 21 1922 1923 24 1924 26 28 1929 1931 32 1935 36 41 1945 1950 1951 1955 57 1959 1964 1966 66 68 69 1970 Feb 74 Oct 74 1979
Cardiganshire Vaughan-Davies E. Evans Morris --> O. Evans Bowen Morgan Howells
Carmarthen Hinds Ellis-Griffith Mond --> W. Jones Hopkin R. Evans Hopkin Hughes Morris M. Lloyd-George G. Evans G. Jones G. Evans Thomas
Llanelli Towyn Jones Williams Griffiths Davies
Pembrokeshire E. Jones G. Lloyd-George --> Price G. Lloyd-George Donnelly --> --> Edwards

1983 to present[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Liberal Democrats   Plaid Cymru

Constituency 1983 1987 88 1992 1997 00 2001 2005 2010 2015
Carmarthen / Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (1997) R. Thomas A. Williams Price J. Edwards
Ceredigion and Pembroke North / Ceredigion (1997) Howells --> Dafis S. Thomas M. Williams
Llanelli Davies Griffith
Pembrokeshire / Preseli Pembrokeshire (1997) N. Edwards Bennett Ainger Lawrence Crabb
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Ainger Hart

Notes and references[edit]

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