Torfaen (Assembly constituency)

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Not to be confused with Torfaen (UK Parliament constituency).

Coordinates: 51°41′46″N 3°03′47″W / 51.696°N 3.063°W / 51.696; -3.063

Torfaen
Welsh Assembly county constituency
Torfaen2007Constituency.svg
Torfaen shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: South Wales East
AM: Lynne Neagle
Party: Labour

Torfaen 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 eight constituencies in the South Wales East 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]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Torfaen Westminster constituency.

The other seven constituencies of the South Wales East electoral region are Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Islwyn, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Monmouth, Newport East and Newport 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.

Members of the National Assembly for Wales[edit]

Election Member Party Portrait
1999–present Lynne Neagle Labour Lynne Neagle.jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Torfaen[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynne Neagle 9,688 42.4 −4.0
UKIP Susan Boucher 5,190 22.6 +22.6
Conservative Graham Smith 3,931 17.1 +2.3
Plaid Cymru Matthew Woolfall-Jones 2,860 12.4 +0.2
Green Steven Jenkins 681 3.0 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Alison Willott 628 2.7 −1.1
Majority 4,498 19.8 -7.5
Turnout 22,978 38.1 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynne Neagle 10,318 46.2 +3.5
Independent Elizabeth Haynes 4,230 18.9 N/A
Conservative Natasha Batool Asghar 3,306 14.8 −4.7
Plaid Cymru Jeff Rees 2,716 12.2 +0.3
BNP Susan Harwood 906 4.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Will Griffiths 852 3.8 −7.6
Majority 6,088 27.3 +4.1
Turnout 22,328 36.2 −0.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynne Neagle 9,921 42.7 −9.2
Conservative Graham Stephen Smith 4,525 19.5 +3.2
Blaenau Gwent PV Ian Michael Williams 3,348 14.4 N/A
Plaid Cymru Rhys Gwyn ab Ellis 2,762 11.9 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Patrick Mervyn Legg 2,659 11.4 −2.6
Majority 5,396 23.2 -12.4
Turnout 23,215 37.1 +5.2
Labour hold Swing −6.2
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynne Neagle 10,152 51.9 +13.9
Conservative Nick Ramsay 3,188 16.3 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Michael German 2,746 14.0 +3.1
Plaid Cymru Aneurin J.M. Preece 2,092 10.7 −0.2
UKIP David Rowlands 1,377 7.0 N/A
Majority 6,964 35.6 +14.5
Turnout 19,555 31.7 −7.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynne Neagle 9,080 38.0 N/A
Independent Labour Michael B. Gough 3,795 15.9 N/A
Independent Ingrid A. Nut 2,828 11.8 N/A
Plaid Cymru Noel G. Turner 2,614 10.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jean E. Gray 2,614 10.9 N/A
Conservative Kay P. Thomas 2,152 9.0 N/A
Local Socialist Stephen P. Smith 839 3.5 N/A
Majority 5,285 22.1 N/A
Turnout 23,922 39.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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