Gower (Assembly constituency)
|Welsh Assembly county constituency|
|Gower shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
|Electoral region:||South Wales West|
|Preserved county:||West Glamorgan|
Gower is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. It is also one of seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The constituency has elected a Labour AM since the assembly was created in 1999. However in 2007 and 2016 the party won narrow majorities. The AM from 1999 to 2016 Edwina Hart was Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science from 2011 to 2016.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Gower Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of West Glamorgan.
In general 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.
|1999||Edwina Hart||Labour Party|
|2016||Rebecca Evans||Labour Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Gower|
|Plaid Cymru||Harri Roberts||2,982||9.9||−2.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Sheila Kingston-Jones||1,033||3.4||−6.5|
|Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Gower|
|Plaid Cymru||Darren Price||3,249||12.1||−6.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter May||2,656||9.9||−0.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Gower|
|Plaid Cymru||Darren Price||5,106||18.5||+3.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Nicholas J. Tregoning||2,924||10.6||−1.1|
|UKIP||Alex R. Lewis||1,895||6.9||−3.4|
|Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Gower|
|Conservative||Stephen R. James||4,646||19.6||+5.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Sian M. Caiach||3,502||14.8||−9.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Nicholas J. Tregoning||2,775||11.7||−0.1|
|UKIP||Richard D. Lewis||2,444||10.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Gower|
|Plaid Cymru||Dyfan Rhys Jones||6,653||24.0||N/A|
|Conservative||Rev. Aled D. Jones||3,912||14.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Howard W. Evans||3,260||11.8||N/A|
|Independent||Richard D. Lewis||2,307||8.3||N/A|
|Independent||Ioan M. Richard||1,755||6.3||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- "Wales elections > Gower". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.