Preseli Pembrokeshire (Senedd constituency)
Preseli Sir Benfro
|Senedd county constituency|
for the Senedd
|Current Senedd county constituency|
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.
1999 to 2007
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 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.
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 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.
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
Elections in the 2020s
|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|
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||John Osmond||3,957||13.9||-1.6||4,701||17.0||+1.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Bob Kilmister||1,677||5.9||-1.8||1,131||4.1||-1.3|
|People First (Wales)||137||0.5||New|
|Monster Raving Loony||132||0.5||New|
|Association of Welsh Independents||279||1.0||New|
|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|
Regional ballots rejected: 203
Elections in the 2000s
|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|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+8.5|
|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|
|Mid and West Wales Pensioners||416||1.8|
|Vote 2 Stop the War||94||0.4|
2003 Electorate: 55,195
Regional ballots rejected: 313
Elections in the 1990s
|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|
|Labour win (new seat)|
-  Preseli Pembrokeshire Statement of Persons Nominated
- "Wales elections > Preseli Pembrokeshire". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
- "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
- "Wales elections > Preseli Pembrokeshire". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
- "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
- "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
- Election results – 2007 Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
- "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.
- The National Assembly for Wales elections 2003 (PDF). The Electoral Commission. November 2003. pp. 110–115. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
- "Wales elections > Preseli Pembrokeshire". BBC News. 6 May 1999. Retrieved 28 October 2017.