Powys is divided into just two constituencies. They are both county constituencies (CCs) of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (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.
Powys is one of the eight preserved counties of Wales, and has the name and boundaries of one of the 22 principal areas.
For Welsh Assembly elections, constituencies are grouped into additional member electoral regions, and changes to constituency boundaries mean, also, changes to regional boundaries.
1997 to 2010
The Clwyd South constituency was also partly a Clwyd constituency.
Changes proposed in 2016
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.
The Mid and West Wales region also includes five Dyfed constituencies and one Gwynedd constituency.
1999 to 2007
Notes and references
- ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006, OPSI website
- ^ Initial Proposals Report Boundary Commission for Wales