Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Meirionnydd Nant Conwy in Wales for the 2005 general election.
|Preserved county||Clwyd, Gwynedd|
|Major settlements||Dolgellau, Blaenau Ffestiniog|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Merioneth, Conway and Denbigh|
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The constituency was created in 1983 and was abolished in 2010. For the entire period of its existence, it was represented by Plaid Cymru. It had the lowest population of any constituency in Wales, and also had the second highest proportion of Welsh-speaking voters.
Following its review of parliamentary representation in Wales, the Boundary Commission for Wales abolished this constituency. It was replaced in part by Aberconwy and in part by Dwyfor Meirionnydd. These new constituencies were first fought at the 2010 general election.
Members of Parliament
From 1983 to 1992 the constituency was represented by Dafydd Elis Thomas of Plaid Cymru, who now represents Dwyfor Meirionnydd in the National Assembly for Wales and is its former Presiding Officer. The constituency was represented at its abolition by Elfyn Llwyd, also of Plaid Cymru.
|1983||Dafydd Elis Thomas||Plaid Cymru|
|1992||Elfyn Llwyd||Plaid Cymru|
|2010||constituency abolished: see Aberconwy and Dwyfor Meirionnydd|
Elections in the 1980s
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Elis-Thomas||9,709||39.2||N/A|
|Social Democratic||David Roberts||4,254||17.2||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Elis-Thomas||10,392||40.0||+0.8|
|Social Democratic||David Roberts||3,814||14.7||−2.5|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+0.5|
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||Elfyn Llwyd||11,608||44.0||+3.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Ruth Parry||2,358||8.9||−5.8|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+2.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Elfyn Llwyd||12,465||50.7||+6.7|
|Labour||Hefin E. Rees||5,660||23.0||+4.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Robina L. Feeley||1,719||7.0||−1.9|
|Referendum||Phillip H. Hodge||809||3.3||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Elfyn Llwyd||10,459||49.6||−1.1|
|Labour||Denise Idris Jones||4,775||22.7||−0.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Dafydd Raw-Rees||1,872||8.9||+1.9|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing|
|Plaid Cymru||Elfyn Llwyd||10,597||51.3||+1.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Adrian Fawcett||2,192||10.6||+1.7|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+2.6|
Notes and references
- "'Meirionnydd Nant Conwy', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.