Preseli Pembrokeshire (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Preseli Pembrokeshire in Wales
|Electorate||58,343 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Fishguard, St Davids.|
|Member of Parliament||Stephen Crabb (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Ceredigion and Pembroke North, Pembroke|
|Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament||Mid and West Wales|
The Preseli Pembrokeshire Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
Its MP, who has held the seat since 2005, is the Conservative Stephen Crabb, who was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Work and Pensions Secretary) from March to July 2016. The seat was held by Labour's candidate from its creation in 1997 until 2005. The Labour and Conservative parties have won at least 27.7% of the vote apiece since its 1997 creation, with the next-placed parties having reached a maximum of 14.5% of the vote to date in a generally broad field.
The seat attracted five candidates in 2010, eight in 2015 (an election in which five of the deposits were refunded and three lost) and seven in 2017. At the 2017 election, Crabb's majority was the 27th closest out of the 650 Commons seats, 0.8% or 314 votes. In 2019, there were four candidates; Crabb retained the seat with an increased majority.
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Ceredigion and Pembroke North and Pembroke. It comprises the north and west coasts of Pembrokeshire and areas inland, including the Preseli Hills in the north of the county. It is the most westerly constituency in Wales. Much of the coastal area is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
On its creation in 1997, its boundaries were co-terminous with the then District of Preseli Pembrokeshire. Since the 2006 boundary review of Welsh parliamentary constituencies, which took effect at the 2010 general election, it consists of the Pembrokeshire County electoral divisions of: Burton; Camrose; Cilgerran; Clydau; Crymych; Dinas Cross; Fishguard North East; Fishguard North West; Goodwick; Haverfordwest Castle; Haverfordwest Garth; Haverfordwest Portfield; Haverfordwest Prendergast; Haverfordwest Priory; Johnston; Letterston; Llangwm; Llanrhian; Maenclochog; Merlin’s Bridge; Milford Central; Milford East; Milford Hakin; Milford Hubberston; Milford North; Milford West; Newport; Neyland East; Neyland West; Rudbaxton; St David's; St Dogmaels; St Ishmael's; Scleddau; Solva; The Havens; and Wiston.
Members of Parliament
|2005||Stephen Crabb||Conservative||Secretary of State for Wales (2014-2016)|
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2016)
Chair of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee (2020-present)
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Jeffrey Clarke||5,527||13.0||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Jones||2,683||6.3||N/A|
|Green||Molly Scott Cato||401||0.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Rhys Sinnett||4,658||12.7||+6.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Alexander Dauncey||3,882||10.6||−2.4|
|Socialist Labour||Patricia Bowen||452||1.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Dewi Smith||4,963||12.9||+2.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Matt Mathias||4,752||12.3||−0.4|
|Green||Molly Scott Cato||494||1.3||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Patricia Bowen||275||0.7||−0.5|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+4.8|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Nick Tregoning||5,759||14.5||+1.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Henry Jones-Davies||3,654||9.2||−3.3|
|Plaid Cymru||John Osmond||2,518||6.2||−3.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Nick Tregoning||780||1.9||−12.6|
|The New Society of Worth||Rodney Maile||23||0.1||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Owain Llŷr Williams||2,711||6.4||+0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Bob Kilmister||1,106||2.6||+0.7|
|The New Society of Worth||Rodney Maile||31||0.1||±0.0|
|Plaid Cymru||Cris Tomos||2,776||6.5||+0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Thomas Hughes||1,943||4.6||+2.0|
Of the 153 rejected ballots:
- 119 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 34 voted for more than one candidate.
- Preseli Pembrokeshire (Assembly constituency)
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Notes and references
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- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Preseli Pembrokeshire parliamentary constituency - Election 2005" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Preseli Pembrokeshire BBC Election - Preseli Pembrokeshire
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Pembrokeshire results". Election Results. Pembrokeshire County Council. Archived from the original on 18 December 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
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- "Preseli Pembrokeshire Parliamentary constituency". Election 2017 Results. BBC. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- "Elections and Voting". Pembrokeshire County Council. Pembrokeshire County Council. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
- "Preseli Pembrokeshire parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
- "Election-Results/General-Election-2019". Pembrokeshire County Council. Pembrokeshire County Council. Retrieved 7 April 2020.