Seven constituencies cover Clwyd. They are county constituencies (CCs) (for type of returning officer and election expenses) of the House of Commons of the UK Parliament (Westminster), and are used also 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.
Clwyd is one of the eight preserved counties of Wales. As currently defined, the preserved county consists of the principal areas of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.
For Welsh Assembly elections, constituencies are grouped into additional member electoral regions, and changes to constituency boundaries mean, also, changes to regional boundaries.
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1997 to 2010
The Clwyd South constituency was also partly a Powys constituency, and the Conwy and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy constituencies were also partly Gwynedd constituencies.
Changes proposed in 2016
As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies published in 2016 the Boundary Commission for Wales has recommended the following constituencies covering all or some of the Clwyd area, with some seats given Welsh language names.
The seven constituencies are all in the North Wales electoral region, which also includes two Gwynedd constituencies.
1999 to 2007
Historical representation by party
1832 to 1885
Conservative Liberal Whig
1 individual's page describes him as a Conservative, but constituency and 1832 election articles list him as a Liberal for the period 1832-37
1885 to 1918
Conservative Liberal Liberal Unionist
1918 to 1983
Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23) Conservative Independent Labour Liberal National Liberal (1931-68) Social Democratic
1983 to present
Notes and references
- ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006, OPSI website
- ^ Provisional Recommendations Boundary Commission for Wales