List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gwent

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The Preserved county of Gwent is divided into eight Parliamentary constituencies, one of which is shared with Mid Glamorgan. They are all County constituencies.

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

The current boundaries have been effective since the Welsh Assembly election, 2007 and the 2010 United Kingdom general election.[1] There were only minor boundary changes from the previous scheme and the previous constituencies had the same names.

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]

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 1950[edit]

Constituency 1918 20 22 1922 1923 1924 1929 1931 34 1935 39 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]

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

References[edit]

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

See also[edit]