Wrexham (Assembly constituency)
|National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
Wrexham 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.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Wrexham Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd.
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.
The constituency of Wrexham is divided into the electoral divisions: Acton, Borras Park, Brynyffynnon, Cartrefle, Erddig, Garden Village, Gresford East and West, Grosvenor, Gwersyllt East and South, Gwersyllt North, Gwersyllt West, Hermitage, Holt, Little Acton, Llay, Maesydre, Marford and Hoseley, Offa, Queensway, Rhosnesni, Rossett, Smithfield, Stansty, Whitegate, Wynnstay
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
|2003||John Marek Independent Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Carrie Harper||2,631||12.9||-1|
|Liberal Democrats||Beryl Blackmore||1,140||5.6||-8.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Bill Brereton||2,692||14.4||−2.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Marc Jones||2,596||13.9||+4.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|Forward Wales||John Marek||4,383||22.4||−15.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Bruce Roberts||3,268||16.7||+6.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Sion Aled Owen||1,878||9.6||+1.9|
|UKIP||Peter Michael Lewis||1,033||5.3||N/A|
|Labour gain from Independent||Swing|
|John Marek Independent Party||John Marek||6,539||37.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Tom Rippeth||1,701||9.8||−6.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Peter Ryder||1,329||7.7||−7.6|
|Independent gain from Labour||Swing|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Carole O’Toole||2,767||15.9||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Janet Ryder||2,659||15.3||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)
- National Assembly for Wales constituencies and electoral regions
- Wrexham (UK Parliament constituency)