Vale of Clwyd (Assembly constituency)

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The Vale of Clwyd
National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Vale of Clwyd (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
The Vale of Clwyd shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Created 1999
Party Labour
AM Ann Jones
Preserved county Clwyd

The Vale of Clwyd (Welsh: Dyffryn Clwyd) 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 nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to nine 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 Vale of Clwyd Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd. For the 2007 Assembly election, the constituency will include an area currently within the Clwyd West constituency. For Westminster purposes, the same boundary change will become effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

As created in 1999, the North Wales region includes the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. For the 2007 Assembly election the region will include Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

Voting[edit]

In 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 Ann Jones Labour Ann Jones.jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Vale of Clwyd[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Jones 9,560 39.5 −11.2
Conservative Sam Rowlands 8,792 36.4 +3.0
UKIP Paul Davies-Cooke 2,975 12.3 +12.3
Plaid Cymru Mair Rowlands 2,098 8.7 −2.6
Liberal Democrat Gwyn Williams 758 3.1 −1.6
Majority 768 3.1 -14.3
Turnout 42.9 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Vale of Clwyd[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Jones 11,691 50.7 +14.3
Conservative Ian Gunning 7,680 33.3 −2.7
Plaid Cymru Alun Jones 2,597 11.3 −6.2
Liberal Democrats Heather Prydderch 1,088 4.7 −5.5
Majority 4,011 17.4 +17
Turnout 23,056 41.0 +0.7
Labour hold Swing +8.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Vale of Clwyd[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Jones 8,104 36.4 −9.8
Conservative Matthew G. Wright 8,012 36.0 +5.3
Plaid Cymru Mark Jones 3,884 17.4 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Mark Young 2,275 10.2 +1.1
Majority 92 0.4 −15.1
Turnout 22,275 40.3 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −7.5
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Vale of Clwyd[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Jones 8,256 46.2 +8.5
Conservative Darren Millar 5,487 30.7 +8.1
Plaid Cymru Malcolm W. Evans 2,516 14.1 −5.2
Liberal Democrats Robina L. Feeley 1,630 9.1 +2.9
Majority 2,769 15.5 +0.4
Turnout 17,889 36.5 −7.0
Labour hold Swing +0.2

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Vale of Clwyd[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Jones 8,359 37.6 N/A
Conservative Robert Salisbury 5,018 22.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru Sion Brynach 4,295 19.3 N/A
Ind Dem Gwynn A. Clague 1,908 8.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Phill Lloyd 1,376 6.2 N/A
Independent David I. Roberts 661 3.0 N/A
Independent David A.P. Pennant 586 2.6 N/A
Majority 3,341 15.0 N/A
Turnout 22,203 43.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

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Coordinates: 53°14′08″N 3°24′21″W / 53.23556°N 3.40583°W / 53.23556; -3.40583