Swansea East (Assembly constituency)

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Swansea East
Welsh Assembly borough constituency
SwanseaEast2007Constituency.svg
Swansea East shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: South Wales West
AM: Mike Hedges
Party: Labour
Preserved county: West Glamorgan

Swansea 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 seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven 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 name and boundaries of the Swansea East Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of West Glamorgan.

The other six constituencies of the region are Aberavon, Bridgend, Gower, Neath, Ogmore and Swansea West.

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.

Election results[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Hedges[1] 11,035 58.4 +16.9
Conservative Dan Boucher[2] 2,754 14.6 +4.8
Plaid Cymru Dic Jones 2,346 12.4 −3.1
Liberal Democrats Robert Morrison Samuel 1,673 8.8 −8.7
BNP Joanne Shannon 1,102 5.8 N/A
Majority 8,281 43.8
Turnout 18,910 31.2 −3.8
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Swansea East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Val Lloyd[4] 8,590 41.5 −5.7
Liberal Democrats Mrs. Helen Ceri-Clarke 3,629 17.5 −6.8
Plaid Cymru Danny Bowles 3,218 15.5 +2.7
Conservative Bob T. Dowdle 2,025 9.8 +3.3
Independent Alan Robinson 1,618 7.8 N/A
Independent Ray Welsby 1,177 5.7 N/A
Independent Gary D. Evans 460 2.2 N/A
Majority 4,961 23.9
Turnout 20,717 35.0 +4.6
Labour hold Swing +0.6
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Swansea East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Val Lloyd 8,221 47.2 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Peter Black 4,224 24.3 +5.3
Plaid Cymru Dr. David R. Evans 2,223 12.8 −14.6
UKIP Alan Robinson 1,474 8.5 N/A
Conservative Peter A. Morris 1,135 6.5 −1.5
Socialist Alliance Alan Thomson 133 0.8 N/A
Majority 3,997 23.0 +5.0
Turnout 17,410 30.4 −5.6
Labour hold Swing −1.8

The first by-election to the Welsh National Assembly was held on 27 September 2001 following the death of the sitting Labour Party AM, Val Feld.

Swansea East by-election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Val Lloyd 7,484 58.1 +12.5
Plaid Cymru Dr. John G. Ball 2,465 19.2 −8.3
Liberal Democrats Rob Speht 1,592 12.4 −6.6
Conservative Gerald Rowbottom 675 5.2 −2.8
UKIP Tim C. Jenkins 243 1.9 N/A
Green Martyn Shrewsbury 206 1.6 N/A
Socialist Alliance Alan Thomson 173 1.3 N/A
New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 37 0.3 N/A
Majority 5,019 38.9 +20.7
Turnout 12,875 22.6 −13.5
Labour hold Swing −10.0
Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Swansea East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Val Feld 9,495 45.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru Dr. John G. Ball 5,714 27.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Black 3,963 19.0 N/A
Conservative William Hughes 1,663 8.0 N/A
Majority 3,781 18.5 N/A
Turnout 20,835 36.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Coordinates: 51°39′01″N 3°55′10″W / 51.65028°N 3.91944°W / 51.65028; -3.91944

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