Newport East (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°35′35″N 2°55′12″W / 51.593°N 2.920°W / 51.593; -2.920

Newport East
Welsh Assembly county constituency
NewportEast2007Constituency.svg
Newport East shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: South Wales East
AM: John Griffiths
Party: Welsh Labour

Newport East is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member 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.

Boundaries[edit]

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

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

Assembly Members[edit]

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 John Griffiths Labour John Griffiths AM (27889494760).jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Newport East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Griffiths 9,229 44.6 −6.2 Decrease
UKIP James Peterson 4,333 20.9 +20.9 Increase
Conservative Munawar Mughal 3,768 18.2 −4.9 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Paul Halliday 1,481 7.2 −11.9 Decrease
Plaid Cymru Anthony Salkeld 1,386 6.7 -0.3 Decrease
Green Peter Varley 491 2.4 +2.4 Increase
Majority 4,896 23.7 -4.0 Decrease
Turnout 20,688 37.2 +1.7
Labour hold Swing -13.6 Decrease
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 9,888 50.8 +18.7 Increase
Conservative Nick Webb 4,500 23.1 +0.5 Increase
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 3,703 19.0 −8.7 Decrease
Plaid Cymru Chris Paul 1,369 7.0 −1.5 Decrease
Majority 5,388 27.7 +23.3 Increase
Turnout 19,460 35.5 −2.0 Decrease
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly election 2007: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 6,395 32.1 −12.5 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 5,520 27.7 +11.5 Increase
Conservative Peter Fox 4,512 22.7 −1.7 Decrease
Plaid Cymru Trefor Puw 1,696 8.5 −0.6 Decrease
Independent James Harris 1,354 6.8 N/A
English Democrat Michael Blundell 429 2.2 N/A
Majority 875 4.4 −16.0 Decrease
Turnout 19,906 37.5 +7.1 Increase
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Welsh Assembly election 2003: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 7,621 44.7 −4.8 Decrease
Conservative Matthew Evans 4,157 24.3 +1.5 Increase
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 2,768 16.2 +2.2 Increase
Plaid Cymru Mohammad Asghar 1,555 9.1 −4.7 Decrease
UKIP Neal J. Reynolds 987 5.8 N/A
Majority 3,484 20.4 −6.2 Decrease
Turnout 17,212 30.4 −5.4 Decrease
Labour Co-op hold Swing −3.2 Decrease

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly election 1999: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 9,497 49.4 N/A
Conservative Mark A. Major 4,368 22.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alistair R. Cameron 2,684 14.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Christopher K. Holland 2,647 13.8 N/A
Majority 5,129 26.6 N/A
Turnout 19,214 35.4 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Wales elections > Newport East". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.