List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gwent

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The Preserved county of Gwent is divided into seven-and-a-half Parliamentary constituencies — approximately one half of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney falls within Mid Glamorgan.[n 1].

Constituencies[edit]

Name Current boundaries
  1. Blaenau Gwent CC
  2. Caerphilly CC
  3. Islwyn CC
  4. Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney CC (part)
  5. Monmouth CC
  6. Newport East CC
  7. Newport West CC
  8. Torfaen CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Gwent
Constituency Electorate Majority Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map reference above
Blaenau Gwent 53,791 12,703   Nick Smith   Susan Boucher 1
Caerphilly 61,876 10,073   Wayne David   Sam Gould 2
Islwyn 54,792 10,404   Christopher Evans   Joe Smyth 3
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney This data is shown at list of Parliamentary constituencies in Mid Glamorgan
Monmouth 65,432 10,982   David Davies   Ruth Jones 5
Newport East 55,224 4,705   Jessica Morden   Natasha Asghar 6
Newport West 63,056 3,510   Paul Flynn   Nick Webb 7
Torfaen 61,806 8,169   Nick Thomas-Symonds   Graham Smith 7

The current boundaries have been effective since the Welsh Assembly election, 2007 and the 2010 United Kingdom general election.[1] Very, in relative terms, minor boundary changes occurred from the previous scheme and no name changes.

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]

Historical representation by party[edit]

1885 to 1918[edit]

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Liberal-Labour

Constituency 1885 1886 1892 1895 1900 01 04 1906 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 17
Monmouth Boroughs Carbutt Elliot Spicer Harris Lawrence Haslam
Monmouthshire North Price McKenna
Monmouthshire South Morgan Herbert Thomas
Monmouthshire West Warmington Harcourt Richards -->

1918 to 1983[edit]

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

Constituency 1918 20 22 1922 1923 1924 1929 1931 34 1935 39 40 45 1945 45 46 1950 50 1951 1955 56 58 1959 60 1964 65 1966 1970 Feb 74 Oct 74 1979 81
Abertillery Brace Barker Daggar L. Williams A. Williams Thomas -->
Bedwellty Edwards Finch Kinnock
Ebbw Vale Richards Davies Bevan --> --> Foot
Monmouth Forestier-Walker Herbert Pym Thorneycroft Anderson Thomas
Newport (Monmouthshire) Haslam Clarry Walker Clarry Bell Freeman Soskice Hughes
Pontypool Griffiths Jenkins West Abse

1983 to present[edit]

  Blaenau Gwent People's Voice   Conservative   Independent   Labour

Constituency 1983 1987 91 1992 95 1997 2001 2005 06 2010 2015 2017
Blaenau Gwent Foot L. Smith Law D. C. Davies N. Smith
Caerphilly R. Davies David
Islwyn Kinnock Touhig C. Evans
Monmouth Thomas Edwards R. Evans Edwards D. T. Davies
Newport East Hughes Howarth Morden
Newport West Robinson Flynn
Torfaen Abse Murphy Thomas-Symonds

Notes and references[edit]

References
Notes
  1. ^ county constituencies (CCs) for the purposes of type of returning officer and level of expenses; the trivial distinction is sometimes made in the most detailed analyses of UK politics between borough and county constituencies

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