Monmouth (Assembly constituency)

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Not to be confused with Monmouth (UK Parliament constituency).

Coordinates: 51°48′50″N 2°42′47″W / 51.814°N 2.713°W / 51.814; -2.713

Monmouth
National Assembly for Wales constituency
Monmouth shown as one of the 40 Welsh Assembly constituencies
South Wales East (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Monmouth shown within the South Wales East electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales constituency
Created 1999
Party Conservative
AM Nick Ramsay
Preserved county Monmouthshire

Monmouth is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member (AM) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of eight constituencies in the South Wales East electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to eight constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

The current AM is Nick Ramsay of the Conservative Party.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Monmouth Westminster constituency.

The other seven constituencies of the South Wales East electoral region are Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Islwyn, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Newport East, Newport West and Torfaen.

Voting[edit]

In general elections for the National Assembly for Wales, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Assembly Member for the voter's constituency, elected by the first past the post system. The second vote may be used to vote for a regional closed party list of candidates. Additional member seats are allocated from the lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.

Members of the National Assembly for Wales[edit]

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 David Thomas Charles Davies Conservative Daviddavies.jpg
2007 Nick Ramsay Conservative Nick Ramsay 2011.jpg

Results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Monmouth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Ramsay 13,585 43.3 −7.0
Labour Catherine Fookes 8,438 26.9 −3.0
UKIP Tim Price 3,092 9.8 N/A
Independent Debby Blakebrough 1,932 6.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Clark 1,824 5.8 −1.7
Liberal Democrats Veronica German 1,474 4.7 −5.1
English Democrat Stephen Morris 146 0.5 −2.0
Green Chris Were 910 2.9 N/A
Majority 5,147 16.4 −4.0
Turnout 31,401 48.9 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Ramsay 15,087 50.3 −1.8
Labour Mark Whitcutt[2] 8,970 29.9 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Janet Ellard 2,937 9.8 −5.0
Plaid Cymru Fiona Cross[3] 2,263 7.5 +0.5
English Democrat Steve Uncles 744 2.5 −0.2
Majority 6,117 20.4 −8.2
Turnout 30,001 46.1 −0.8
Conservative hold Swing −4.2

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Ramsay 15,389 52.0 −5.5
Labour Richard Giles Clark 6,920 23.4 −3.5
Liberal Democrats Jacqui A. Sullivan 4,359 14.7 +4.0
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Thomas Clark 2,093 7.1 +2.2
English Democrat Robert Edward Abrams 804 2.7 N/A
Majority 8,469 28.6 -2.0
Turnout 29,565 46.9 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing −1.0
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Thomas Charles Davies 15,989 57.5 +16.6
Labour Sian Catherine James 7,479 26.9 −5.4
Liberal Democrats Alison Leyland Willott 2,973 10.7 −3.9
Plaid Cymru Stephen V. Thomas 1,355 4.9 −1.3
Majority 8,510 30.6 +22.0
Turnout 27,796 44.2 −6.9
Conservative hold Swing +11.0

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Thomas Charles Davies 12,950 40.9 N/A
Labour Cherry R.P. Short 10,238 32.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Chris P. Lines 4,639 14.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru Marc Anthony Hubbard 1,964 6.2 N/A
Tourism and Farmers Party of Wales Anthony Carrington 1,911 6.0 N/A
Majority 2,712 8.6 N/A
Turnout 31,702 51.1 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

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