Mid and West Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)

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Mid and West Wales
Welsh Assembly electoral region
Mid and West Wales results 2016.png
Mid and West Wales shown within Wales
Created
1999
Current representation
Plaid Cymru 4 AMs
Conservative 3 AMs
Labour 3 AMs
Liberal Democrats 1 AM
UKIP 1 AM
Constituencies
1. Brecon and Radnorshire
2. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
3. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
4. Ceredigion
5. Dwyfor Meirionnydd
6. Llanelli
7. Montgomeryshire
8. Preseli Pembrokeshire
Preserved counties
Dyfed
Gwynedd (part)
Powys

Mid and West Wales is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of eight constituencies. The region elects twelve members, eight directly elected constituency members and four additional members. The electoral region was first used in the 1999 Welsh Assembly election, when the National Assembly for Wales was created.

Each constituency elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post electoral system, and the region as a whole elects four additional or top-up Assembly Members, to create a degree of proportional representation. The additional member seats are allocated from closed lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.

County and Westminster boundaries[edit]

As created in 1999, the region covered the whole of the preserved county of Dyfed, most of the preserved county of Powys and parts of the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd. Other parts of Powys, Clwyd and Gwynedd were within the North Wales electoral region.

For the 2007 Welsh Assembly election, however boundaries changed, and the region now covers all of the preserved county of Dyfed, all of the preserved county of Powys and part of the preserved county of Gwynedd. The rest of Gwynedd is in the North Wales region.

The constituencies have the names and boundaries of constituencies of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). For Westminster election purposes, however, there are no electoral regions, and constituency boundary changes became effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

Electoral region profile[edit]

The region is geographically the largest of the five electoral regions in Wales, being larger in area than the other four regions combined. It consists almost entirely of sparsely populated rural areas, with the exception of the mining town of Llanelli in the south. The Welsh language is widely spoken.

Constituencies[edit]

Constituency 2016 Result Preserved county
Brecon and Radnorshire Kirsty Williams
Liberal Democrats
Entirely within Powys
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Adam Price
Plaid Cymru
Entirely within Dyfed
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Angela Burns
Conservative
Ceredigion Elin Jones
Plaid Cymru
Dwyfor Meirionnydd Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Plaid Cymru
Entirely within Gwynedd
Llanelli Lee Waters
Labour
Entirely within Dyfed
Montgomeryshire Russell George
Conservative
Entirely within Powys
Preseli Pembrokeshire Paul Davies
Conservative
Entirely within Dyfed

Assembly members[edit]

Constituency AMs[edit]

Term Election Brecon and
Radnorshire
Carmarthen East
and Dinefwr
Carmarthen West and
South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion Meirionnydd
Nant Conwy
Llanelli Montgomeryshire Preseli
Pembrokeshire
1st 1999 Kirsty Williams
(LD)
Rhodri Glyn Thomas
(PC)
Christine Gwyther
(Lab)
Elin Jones
(PC)
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
(PC)
Helen Mary Jones
(PC)
Mick Bates
(LD)
Richard Edwards
(Lab)
2nd 2003 Catherine Thomas
(Lab)
Tamsin Dunwoody
(Lab)
Term Election Brecon and
Radnorshire
Carmarthen East
and Dinefwr
Carmarthen West and
South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion Dwyfor Meirionnydd Llanelli Montgomeryshire Preseli
Pembrokeshire
3rd 2007 Kirsty Williams
(LD)
Rhodri Glyn Thomas
(PC)
Angela Burns
(Con)
Elin Jones
(PC)
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
(PC)
(later Independent)
Helen Mary Jones
(PC)
Mick Bates
(LD)
Paul Davies
(Con)
4th 2011 Keith Davies
(Lab)
Russell George
(Con)
5th 2016 Adam Price
(PC)
Lee Waters
(Lab)
2016[1]

Regional list AMs[edit]

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Term Election AM AM AM AM
1st 1999 Nick Bourne
(Con)
Glyn Davies
(Con)
Alun Michael
(Lab)
Cynog Dafis
(PC)
2000[2] Delyth Evans
(Lab)
2nd 2003 Lisa Francis
(Con)
Helen Mary Jones
(PC)
3rd 2007 Alun Davies
(Lab)
Joyce Watson
(Lab)
Nerys Evans
(PC)
4th 2011 William Powell
(LD)
Rebecca Evans
(Lab)
Simon Thomas
(PC)
5th 2016 Neil Hamilton
(UKIP)
Eluned Morgan
(Lab)

2016 Welsh Assembly election additional members[edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 3 56,754 (26.3%) 4 1 4 0
Conservative 3 44,461 (20.6%) 3 0 3 0
Labour 1 41,975 (19.4%) 3 2 3 0
UKIP 0 25,042 (11.6%) 1 1 1 0
Liberal Democrats 1 23,554 (10.9%) 1 0 1 0
Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party 0 10,707 (5.0%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 8,222 (3.8%) 0 0 0 0
People First 0 1,496 (0.7%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,103 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Monster Raving Loony 0 1,071 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 1,032 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Communist Party 0 423 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 2016[edit]

Party Name
UKIP Neil Hamilton
Labour Joyce Watson
Plaid Cymru Simon Thomas
Labour Eluned Morgan

2011 Welsh Assembly election additional members[edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 3 56,384 (26.7%) 4 1 4 0
Conservative 3 52,905 (25.1%) 3 0 3 0
Labour 1 47,348 (22.5%) 3 2 3 0
Liberal Democrats 1 26,847 (12.7%) 2 1 2 0
UKIP 0 9,711 (4.6%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 8,660 (4.1%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,951 (1.9%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 2,821 (1.3%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,630 (0.8%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 595 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 2011[edit]

Party Name
Labour Rebecca Evans
Labour Joyce Watson
Liberal Democrat William Powell
Plaid Cymru Simon Thomas

2007 Welsh Assembly election additional members[edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 4 67,258 (31.0%) 5 1 5 0
Conservative 2 49,606 (22.9%) 3 1 3 0
Labour 0 39,979 (18.4%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 2 28,790 (13.3%) 2 0 2 0
Green 0 8,768 (4.0%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 8,191 (3.8%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 6,389 (2.9%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 2,196 (1.0%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 1,598 (0.7%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,493 (0.7%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 1,108 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 666 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0
Veritas 0 502 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0
Christian Peoples 0 413 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0

[3]

Regional AMs elected 2007[edit]

Party Name
Conservative Nick Bourne
Labour Alun Davies
Plaid Cymru Nerys Evans
Labour Joyce Watson

2003 Welsh Assembly election additional members[4][edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 3 51,874 (28.16%) 4 1 4 0
Labour 3 46,451 (25.22%) 3 0 3 0
Conservative 0 35,566 (19.31%) 3 3 3 0
Liberal Democrats 2 30,177 (16.38%) 2 0 2 0
Green 0 7,794 (4.23%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 5,945 (3.23%) 0 0 0 0
Mid & West Wales Pensioners 0 3,968 (2.15%) 0 0 0 0
Cymru Annibynnol 0 1,324 (0.72%) 0 0 0 0
Vote No 2 Stop the War 0 716 (0.39%) 0 0 0 0
ProLife Alliance 0 383 (0.21%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 2007[edit]

Party Name
Conservative Nick Bourne
Conservative Glyn Davies
Plaid Cymru Helen Mary Jones
Conservative Lisa Francis

1999 Welsh Assembly election additional members[4][edit]

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 4 84,554 (38.55%) 5 1 5 0
Labour 2 53,842 (24.55%) 3 1 3 0
Conservative 0 36,622 (16.70%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 2 31,683 (14.44%) 2 0 2 0
Green 0 7,718 (3.52%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,019 (1.38%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 1,214 (0.55%) 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 0 705 (0.32%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 1999[edit]

Party Name
Conservative Nick Bourne[5]
Labour Alun Michael[5]
(Michael resigned in May of 2000
and was replaced by Delyth Evans.)
[6]
Plaid Cymru Cynog Dafis[5]
Conservative Glyn Davies[5]

Former Constituencies[edit]

1999 to 2007[edit]

Constituency Preserved counties
Brecon and Radnorshire Entirely within Powys
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Entirely within Dyfed
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion
Llanelli
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Partly Clwyd, partly Gwynedd
Montgomeryshire Entirely within Powys
Preseli Pembrokeshire Entirely within Dyfed

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-37661776
  2. ^ Alun Michael resigned in May 2000 and was replaced by Delyth Evans.
  3. ^ BBC Election results
  4. ^ a b http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ass/constit/wr1.htm
  5. ^ a b c d Staff reporter (1999). "Constituencies & Regions: Mid and West Wales". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  6. ^ Staff reporter (2000-05-08). "Michael's successor is sworn in". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
None
Constituency represented by the First Secretary1
1999 – 2000
Succeeded by
Cardiff West
Notes and references
1. The name of the office was changed to First Minister in 2000.