Newport West (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||63,056 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Ruth Jones (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Newport and Monmouth|
|Senedd||Newport West, South Wales East|
Newport West (Welsh: Gorllewin Casnewydd) is one of two parliamentary constituencies for the city of Newport, South Wales, in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) using the first-past-the-post voting system. Paul Flynn, of the Labour Party, was the MP from the 1987 general election until his death on 17 February 2019. Consequently a by-election was held in the constituency on Thursday 4 April 2019. It is currently represented by Ruth Jones.
The constituency comprises the electoral divisions of Allt-yr-yn, Bettws, Caerleon, Gaer, Graig, Malpas, Marshfield, Pillgwenlly, Rogerstone, Shaftesbury, Stow Hill and Tredegar Park in the city of Newport. The western and northern boundaries are formed by the city boundary, the eastern boundary by the River Usk, and the southern boundary by the Bristol Channel.
Newport West was created when the former Newport constituency was split into two seats in 1983. The seat was won on a narrow three-figure majority by the Conservatives. However, Labour's Paul Flynn gained the seat in 1987 and held it until his death in 2019.
Members of Parliament
|2019 by-election||Ruth Jones||Labour|
Elections in the 1980s
|Plaid Cymru||Denis Watkins||477||1.2||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Plaid Cymru||Digby Bevan||377||0.8||−0.4|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+3.7|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||John Toye||4,296||9.5||-3.5|
|Plaid Cymru (Green)||Peter Keelan||653||1.4||+0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Stanley Wilson||3,907||9.7||+0.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Huw Jackson||648||1.6||+0.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Veronica Watkins||4,095||11.7||+2.0|
|Plaid Cymru||Anthony Salkeld||2,510||7.2||+5.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Nigel Flanagan||6,398||17.9||+6.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Anthony Salkeld||1,278||3.6||-3.6|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Veronica German||6,587||16.6||-1.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Jeff Rees||1,122||2.8||-0.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Simon Coopey||1,604||4.0||+1.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Ed Townsend||1,581||3.9||−12.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Morgan Bowler-Brown||1,077||2.5||-1.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Sarah Lockyer||976||2.2||-1.7|
Of the 82 rejected ballots:
- 47 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 29 voted for more than one candidate.
- 4 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Clark||1,185||5.0||+2.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Ryan Jones||1,088||4.6||+2.4|
|Abolish the Welsh Assembly||Richard Suchorzewski||205||0.9||N/A|
|Democrats and Veterans||Philip Taylor||185||0.8||N/A|
|For Britain||Hugh Nicklin||159||0.7||N/A|
Of the 100 rejected ballots:
- 69 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 23 voted for more than one candidate.
- 8 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.
|Liberal Democrats||Ryan Jones||2,565||5.9||+3.7|
|Brexit Party||Cameron Edwards||1,727||4.0||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Clark||1,187||2.7||+0.2|
Of the 130 rejected ballots:
- 98 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 29 voted for more than one candidate.
- 3 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.
- Newport West (Senedd constituency)
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gwent
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales
Notes and references
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