List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd

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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.[1]

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.

Westminster boundaries[edit]

From 2010[edit]

Constituency Boundaries
1. Aberconwy CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd 2010
2. Alyn and Deeside CC
3. Clwyd South CC
4. Clwyd West CC
5. Delyn CC
6. Vale of Clwyd CC
7. Wrexham CC
Constituency Electorate Majority Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map reference above
Aberconwy 45,407 3,999   Guto Bebb   Mary Wimbury 1
Alyn and Deeside 62,196 3,343   Mark Tami   Laura Knightly 2
Clwyd South 54,895 2,402   Susan Jones   David Nicholls 3
Clwyd West 58,544 6,730   David Jones   Gareth Thomas 4
Delyn 54,405 2,930   David Hanson   Mark Isherwood 5
Vale of Clwyd 56,585 237   James Davies   Chris Ruane 6
Wrexham 53,733 1,831   Ian Lucas   Andrew Atkinson 7

1997 to 2010[edit]

Constituency Boundaries
1. Alyn and Deeside CC (Westminster)
Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd pre-2010
2. Clwyd South CC (Westminster) (part)
3. Clwyd West CC (Westminster)
4. Conwy CC (Westminster) (part)
5. Delyn CC (Westminster)
6. Meirionnydd Nant Conwy CC (Westminster) (part)
7. Vale of Clwyd CC (Westminster)
8. Wrexham CC (Westminster)

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[edit]

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.[2]

Assembly boundaries[edit]

From 2007[edit]

Constituency Assembly region Constituency boundaries
1. Aberconwy CC (Assembly) North Wales
Assembly constituencies in Clwyd 2007
2. Alyn and Deeside CC (Assembly)
3. Clwyd South CC (Assembly)
4. Clwyd West CC (Assembly)
5. Delyn CC (Assembly)
6. Vale of Clwyd CC (Assembly)
7. Wrexham CC (Assembly)

The seven constituencies are all in the North Wales electoral region, which also includes two Gwynedd constituencies.

1999 to 2007[edit]

Constituency Assembly region Constituency boundaries
1. Alyn and Deeside CC (Assembly) North Wales
Assembly constituencies in Clwyd pre-2007
2. Clwyd South CC (Assembly) (part)
3. Clwyd West CC (Assembly)
4. Conwy CC (Assembly) (part)
5. Delyn CC (Assembly)
6. Meirionnydd Nant Conwy CC (Assembly) (part) Mid and West Wales
7. Vale of Clwyd CC (Assembly) North Wales
8. Wrexham CC (Assembly)

Results[edit]

Westminster elections[edit]

2005 2010 2015
Results of the UK general election 2005 for Clwyd Results of the UK general election 2010 for Clwyd Results of the UK general election 2015 for Clwyd

Assembly elections[edit]

2007 2011 2016
Constituency results of the National Assembly for Wales election 2007 for Clwyd Constituency results of the National Assembly for Wales election 2011 for Clwyd Constituency results of the National Assembly for Wales election 2016 for Clwyd

Historical representation by party[edit]

1832 to 1885[edit]

  Conservative   Liberal   Whig

Constituency 1832 1835 1837 40 1841 42 1847 1852 54 1857 1859 61 1865 1868 72 1874 78 1880 85
Denbigh Boroughs Madock Jones Mainwaring West Mainwaring Williams Cunliffe
Denbighshire Myddleton-Biddulph Bagot Myddleton-Biddulph --> Morgan
W. Williams-Wynn Cholmondeley W. Williams-Wynn jnr H. Williams-Wynn
Flint Boroughs Glynne 1 Dundas Williams-Bulkeley Hanmer --> --> Cunliffe Eyton Roberts
Flintshire E. Lloyd-Mostyn Glynne E. Lloyd-Mostyn Glynne E. Lloyd-Mostyn T. Lloyd-Mostyn --> Grosvenor

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[edit]

  Conservative   Liberal   Liberal Unionist

Constituency 1885 86 1886 1892 1895 97 1900 1906 06 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 13
Denbigh, Holt, Ruthin & Wrexham Kenyon Howell Kenyon Edwards Ormsby-Gore
Denbighshire East Morgan Moss Hemmerde John
Denbighshire West West --> Roberts
Flint, Caergwrle, Caerwys, Holywell, Mold, Overton, Rhuddlan & St Asaph Roberts Lewis Idris Summers Parry
Flintshire Grosvenor Smith Lewis

1918 to 1983[edit]

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Conservative   Independent   Labour   Liberal   National Liberal (1931-68)   Social Democratic

Constituency 1918 1922 1923 1924 1929 31 1931 32 1935 42 43 1945 1950 1951 55 1955 1959 1964 1966 1970 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979 81
Denbigh D. Davies J. Davies E. Davies Morris-Jones --> --> --> Evans Morgan
Wrexham Thomas Richards Williams Richards Roberts Richards Jones Ellis -->
Flintshire / Flintshire West (1950) Parry --> Roberts Llewellyn-Jones --> --> Rowlands Birch Meyer
Flintshire East White Jones

1983 to present[edit]

  Conservative   Labour

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017
Aberconwy Bebb
Alyn and Deeside B. Jones Tami
Clwyd South West
/ Clwyd South (1997)
Harvey M. Jones S. Jones
Clwyd North West
/ Clwyd West (1997)
Meyer Richards Thomas D. Jones
Delyn Raffan Hanson
Wrexham Marek Lucas
Vale of Clwyd Ruane Davies Ruane

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006, OPSI website
  2. ^ Provisional Recommendations Boundary Commission for Wales

See also[edit]