Preseli Pembrokeshire (Senedd constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°56′28″N 4°57′40″W / 51.941°N 4.961°W / 51.941; -4.961

Preseli Pembrokeshire
Preseli Sir Benfro
Senedd county constituency
for the Senedd
Preseli Pembrokeshire (Assembly constituency).svg
Mid and West Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Preseli Pembrokeshire shown within the Mid and West Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current Senedd county constituency
Created1999
PartyConservative
MSPaul Davies
Preserved countyDyfed

Preseli Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Preseli Sir Benfro) is a constituency of the Senedd. It elects one Member of the Senedd by the first past the post method of election. It is also one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales 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]

1999 to 2007[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Preseli Pembrokeshire Westminster constituency. It is a Dyfed constituency, one of five constituencies covering, and entirely within, the preserved county of Dyfed.

The other four Dyfed constituencies are Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Ceredigion and Llanelli. They are all within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.

The region consisted of the eight constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

From 2007[edit]

Boundaries changed at the 2007 Assembly election. Preseli Pembrokeshire remained one of five Dyfed constituencies and one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales region. However, boundaries within Dyfed have changed to realign them with local government ward boundaries and to reduce disparities in the sizes of constituency electorates, and the boundaries of the region changed, to align them with the boundaries of preserved counties.

The other four Dyfed constituencies remain Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Ceredigion and Llanelli. They are all within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.

The region consists of the constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

For Westminster purposes, the same new constituency boundaries became effective for the National General Election in 2010.

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 and Members of the Senedd[edit]

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 Richard Edwards Labour Richard Edwards, former Labour AM.jpg
2003 Tamsin Dunwoody-Kneafsey Labour Tamsindunwoodykneafsey.jpg
2007 Paul Davies Conservative Paul Davies AM 2001.jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2020s[edit]

2021 Senedd election: Preseli Pembrokeshire[1]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Davies[a] 12,295 39.0 -0.2 10,631 33.8 +2.7
Labour Jackie Jones 10,895 34.6 +9.3 10,421 33.1 +9.4
Plaid Cymru Cris Tomos 6,135 19.5 +5.6 5,684 18.1 +1.1
Reform UK William Dennison 1,239 3.9 New 426 1.35 New
Liberal Democrats Tina Roberts 952 3.0 -2.9 763 2.4 -1.7
Green 1,329 4.2 -0.1
Abolish 1,072 3.4 -1.6
UKIP 534 1.7 -10.4
Christian 172 0.6 New
Freedom Alliance 153 0.5 New
Gwlad 122 0.4 New
Communist 74 0.2 0.0
Propel 71 0.2 New
TUSC 32 0.1 New
Majority 1,400 4.4 -9.5
Turnout 31,516
Conservative hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Constituency[2] Regional[3]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Davies 11,123 39.2 -3.2 8,607 31.1 -4.7
Labour Dan Lodge 7,193 25.3 -9.1 6,547 23.7 -6.9
Plaid Cymru John Osmond 3,957 13.9 -1.6 4,701 17.0 +1.5
UKIP Howard Lillyman 3,286 8.4 New 3,351 12.1 +7.9
Liberal Democrats Bob Kilmister 1,677 5.9 -1.8 1,131 4.1 -1.3
Green Frances Bryant 1,161 4.1 New 1,182 4.3 +0.4
Abolish 1,385 5.0 New
People First (Wales) 137 0.5 New
Monster Raving Loony 132 0.5 New
Welsh Christian 135 0.5 -0.1
Association of Welsh Independents 279 1.0 New
Communist 58 0.2 -0.1
Majority 3,930 13.9 +5.9
Turnout 28,937 50.3 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Constituency [4] Regional[5]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Davies 11,541 42.4 +3.8 9,773 35.8 +1.3
Labour Terry Mills 9,366 34.4 +7.0 8,353 30.6 +6.7
Plaid Cymru Rhys Sinnett 4,226 15.5 −9.2 4,238 15.5 -6.8
Liberal Democrats Bob Kilmister 2,085 7.7 −1.5 1,462 5.4 -1.2
Green 1,074 3.9 0.0
UKIP 1,142 4.2 +0.6
Socialist Labour 654 2.4 +1.3
BNP 350 1.3 -1.1
Welsh Christian 168 0.6 +0.1
Communist 76 0.3 0.0
Majority 2,175 8.0 −3.2
Turnout 27,218 47.0 −3.9
Conservative hold Swing −1.6

Regional ballots rejected: 203[6]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Constituency [7] Regional[8]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Davies 11,086 38.6 +9.1 9,916 34.5 +10.0
Labour Tamsin Dunwoody 7,881 27.4 −7.9 6,863 23.9 -10.4
Plaid Cymru John Osmond 7,101 24.7 +1.8 6,396 22.3 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Hywel Davies 2,652 9.2 −3.1 1,895 6.6 -4.2
Green 1,113 3.9 -1.0
UKIP 1,024 3.6 0.0
BNP 686 2.4 New
Socialist Labour 310 1.1 New
Welsh Christian 143 0.5 New
Gwynoro Jones 136 0.5 New
Communist 83 0.3 New
Unknown Independent 60 0.2 New
CPA 43 0.1 New
Veritas 42 0.1 New
Majority 3,205 11.2 N/A
Turnout 28,720 50.9 +9.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.5
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Preseli Pembrokeshire
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[9]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Tamsin Dunwoody 8,067 35.3 +0.9 7,781 34.1
Conservative Paul Windsor Davies 6,741 29.5 +6.9 5,587 24.5
Plaid Cymru Sion T. Jobbins 5,227 22.9 −2.0 4,356 19.1
Liberal Democrats Michael I. Warden 2,799 12.3 +0.8 2,462 10.8
Green 1,116 4.9
UKIP 813 3.6
Mid and West Wales Pensioners 416 1.8
Cymru Annibynnol 167 0.7
Vote 2 Stop the War 94 0.4
Prolife Alliance 42 0.2
Majority 1,326 5.8 -4.3
Turnout 22,834 41.4 −12.2
Labour hold Swing −3.0

2003 Electorate: 55,195
Regional ballots rejected: 313

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Preseli Pembrokeshire[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Edwards 9,997 34.4 N/A
Plaid Cymru Conrad L. Bryant 7,239 24.9 N/A
Conservative Felix F.E. Aubel 6,585 22.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats David G.B. Lloyd 3,338 11.5 N/A
Independent Alwyn C. Luke 1,944 6.7 N/A
Majority 2,758 9.5 N/A
Turnout 29,103 53.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Preseli Pembrokeshire Statement of Persons Nominated
  2. ^ "Wales elections > Preseli Pembrokeshire". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Wales elections > Preseli Pembrokeshire". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  7. ^ Election results – 2007 Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
  8. ^ "2007 Assembly Election Results (updated) July 2007(Page 78 of the PDF / Page 72 of booklet)" (PDF). National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  9. ^ The National Assembly for Wales elections 2003 (PDF). The Electoral Commission. November 2003. pp. 110–115. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  10. ^ "Wales elections > Preseli Pembrokeshire". BBC News. 6 May 1999. Retrieved 28 October 2017.