Ynys Môn (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°17′02″N 4°21′40″W / 53.284°N 4.361°W / 53.284; -4.361

Ynys Môn
National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Ynys Môn (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Ynys Môn shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Created 1999
AM Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru)
Preserved county Gwynedd

Ynys Môn (Anglesey) 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.

It has been represented since 1999 by Ieuan Wyn Jones, the former leader of Plaid Cymru. Jones resigned from the Assembly on 20 June 2013, leaving the seat vacant and triggering a by-election in the constituency which was held on 1 August 2013.[1] Plaid Cymru's candidate Rhun ap Iorwerth comfortably held the seat for the party with a majority of over 9000 votes.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Ynys Môn Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd.

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. From the 2007 Assembly election the region included 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 Ieuan Wyn Jones Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 2011.jpg
2013 Rhun ap Iorwerth Plaid Cymru Rhun ap Iorwerth AM (27555192223).jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Ynys Môn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Rhun ap Iorwerth 13,788 54.8 +13.4
Labour Julia Dobson 4,278 17.0 −9.2
UKIP Simon Wall 3,212 12.8 +12.8
Conservative Clay Theakston 2,904 11.5 −17.7
Green Gerry Wolff 389 1.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Thomas Crofts 334 1.3 −1.8
Independent Daniel ap Eifion Jones 262 1.0 +1.0
Majority 9,510 37.8 +25.6
Turnout 25,167 50.0
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Ynys Môn by-election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Rhun ap Iorwerth 12,601 58.24 +16.8
Labour Tal Michael 3,435 15.88 −10.3
UKIP Nathan Gill 3,099 14.3 N/A
Conservative Neil Fairlamb 1,843 8.5 −20.7
Socialist Labour Kathrine Jones 348 1.61 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman 309 1.4 −1.8
Majority 9,166 42.3 +30.3
Turnout 21,635
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Ynys Môn[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 9,969 41.4 +1.7
Conservative Paul Williams 7,032 29.2 +16.2
Labour Joe Lock 6,307 26.2 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Rhys Taylor 759 3.2 −0.2
Majority 2,937 12.2 −4.4
Turnout 24,067 48.6 −3.2
Plaid Cymru hold Swing −7.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Ynys Môn[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 10,653 39.7 +2.3
Independent Peter Rogers 6,261 23.3 +23.3
Labour Jonathan Austin 4,681 17.4 −6.4
Conservative James Roach 3,480 13.0 −15.5
Liberal Democrats Mandi L. Abrahams 912 3.4 −4.9
UKIP Francis C. Wykes 833 3.1 +2.2
Majority 4,392 16.4 +6.5
Turnout 26,820 51.8 +1.5
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Ynys Môn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 9,452 37.4 −15.2
Conservative Peter Rogers 7,197 28.5 +9.3
Labour William G. Jones 6,024 23.8 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Bennett 2,089 8.2 +3.0
UKIP Francis C.Wykes 481 1.9 N/A
Majority 2,255 8.9 0.0
Turnout 25,243 50.3 −9.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Ynys Môn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 16,469 52.6 N/A
Labour Albert Owen 7,181 22.9 N/A
Conservative Peter Rogers 6,031 19.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats James H. Clarke 1,630 5.2 N/A
Majority 9,288 29.7% N/A
Turnout 31,311 59.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ynys Mon by-election set for 1 August". BBC News. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Buddugoliaeth ‘ysgubol’ i Blaid Cymru". 
  3. ^ "Wales elections". BBC News. BBC. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Welsh assembly election 2007". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2007-05-07. Retrieved 2008-07-15.