Mid and West Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)

Mid and West Wales
Welsh Assembly electoral region
Mid and West Wales shown within Wales
Created
1999
Current representation
Plaid Cymru4 AMs
Conservative3 AMs
Labour3 AMs
Liberal Democrats1 AM
UKIP1 AM
Constituencies
1. Brecon and Radnorshire
2. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
3. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
4. Ceredigion
5. Dwyfor Meirionnydd
6. Llanelli
7. Montgomeryshire
8. Preseli Pembrokeshire
Preserved counties
Dyfed
Gwynedd (part)
Powys

Mid and West Wales is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of eight constituencies. The region elects twelve members, eight directly elected constituency members and four additional members. The electoral region was first used in the 1999 Welsh Assembly election, when the National Assembly for Wales was created.

Each constituency elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post electoral system, and the region as a whole elects four additional or top-up Assembly Members, to create a degree of proportional representation. The additional member seats are allocated from closed lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.

County and Westminster boundaries

As created in 1999, the region covered the whole of the preserved county of Dyfed, most of the preserved county of Powys and parts of the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd. Other parts of Powys, Clwyd and Gwynedd were within the North Wales electoral region.

For the 2007 Welsh Assembly election, however boundaries changed, and the region now covers all of the preserved county of Dyfed, all of the preserved county of Powys and part of the preserved county of Gwynedd. The rest of Gwynedd is in the North Wales region.

The constituencies have the names and boundaries of constituencies of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). For Westminster election purposes, however, there are no electoral regions, and constituency boundary changes became effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

Electoral region profile

The region is geographically the largest of the five electoral regions in Wales, being larger in area than the other four regions combined. It consists almost entirely of sparsely populated rural areas, with the exception of the mining town of Llanelli in the south. The Welsh language is widely spoken.

Constituencies

Constituency 2016 Result Preserved county
Brecon and Radnorshire Kirsty Williams
Liberal Democrats
Entirely within Powys
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Adam Price
Plaid Cymru
Entirely within Dyfed
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Angela Burns
Conservative
Ceredigion Elin Jones
Plaid Cymru
Dwyfor Meirionnydd Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Plaid Cymru
Entirely within Gwynedd
Llanelli Lee Waters
Labour
Entirely within Dyfed
Montgomeryshire Russell George
Conservative
Entirely within Powys
Preseli Pembrokeshire Paul Davies
Conservative
Entirely within Dyfed

Assembly members

Constituency AMs

Term Election Brecon and
Radnorshire
Carmarthen East
and Dinefwr
Carmarthen West and
South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion Meirionnydd
Nant Conwy
Llanelli Montgomeryshire Preseli
Pembrokeshire
1st 1999 Kirsty Williams
(LD)
Rhodri Glyn Thomas
(PC)
Christine Gwyther
(Lab)
Elin Jones
(PC)
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
(PC)
Helen Mary Jones
(PC)
Mick Bates
(LD)
Richard Edwards
(Lab)
2nd 2003 Catherine Thomas
(Lab)
Tamsin Dunwoody
(Lab)
Term Election Brecon and
Radnorshire
Carmarthen East
and Dinefwr
Carmarthen West and
South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion Dwyfor Meirionnydd Llanelli Montgomeryshire Preseli
Pembrokeshire
3rd 2007 Kirsty Williams
(LD)
Rhodri Glyn Thomas
(PC)
Angela Burns
(Con)
Elin Jones
(PC)
Dafydd Elis-Thomas
(PC)
(later Independent)
Helen Mary Jones
(PC)
Mick Bates
(LD)
Paul Davies
(Con)
4th 2011 Keith Davies
(Lab)
Russell George
(Con)
5th 2016 Adam Price
(PC)
Lee Waters
(Lab)
2016[1]

Regional list AMs

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Term Election AM AM AM AM
1st 1999 Nick Bourne
(Con)
Glyn Davies
(Con)
Alun Michael
(Lab)
Cynog Dafis
(PC)
2000[2] Delyth Evans
(Lab)
2nd 2003 Lisa Francis
(Con)
Helen Mary Jones
(PC)
3rd 2007 Alun Davies
(Lab)
Joyce Watson
(Lab)
Nerys Evans
(PC)
4th 2011 William Powell
(LD)
Rebecca Evans
(Lab)
Simon Thomas
(PC)
5th 2016 Neil Hamilton
(UKIP)
Eluned Morgan
(Lab)
2018 [3] Helen Mary Jones
(PC)

2016 Welsh Assembly election additional members

PartyConstituency SeatsList Votes (vote %)D'Hondt EntitlementAdditional Members ElectedTotal Members ElectedDeviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 356,754 (26.3%)4140
Conservative 344,461 (20.6%)3030
Labour 141,975 (19.4%)3230
UKIP 025,042 (11.6%)1110
Liberal Democrats 123,554 (10.9%)1010
Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party 010,707 (5.0%)0000
Green 08,222 (3.8%)0000
People First 01,496 (0.7%)0000
Welsh Christian 01,103 (0.5%)0000
Monster Raving Loony 01,071 (0.5%)0000
Independent 01,032 (0.5%)0000
Welsh Communist Party 0423 (0.2%)0000

Regional AMs elected 2016

PartyName
UKIP Neil Hamilton
Labour Joyce Watson
Plaid Cymru Simon Thomas
Labour Eluned Morgan

2011 Welsh Assembly election additional members

PartyConstituency SeatsList Votes (vote %)D'Hondt EntitlementAdditional Members ElectedTotal Members ElectedDeviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 356,384 (26.7%)4140
Conservative 352,905 (25.1%)3030
Labour 147,348 (22.5%)3230
Liberal Democrats 126,847 (12.7%)2120
UKIP 09,711 (4.6%)0000
Green 08,660 (4.1%)0000
Socialist Labour 03,951 (1.9%)0000
BNP 02,821 (1.3%)0000
Welsh Christian 01,630 (0.8%)0000
Communist 0595 (0.3%)0000

Regional AMs elected 2011

PartyName
Labour Rebecca Evans
Labour Joyce Watson
Liberal Democrat William Powell
Plaid Cymru Simon Thomas

2007 Welsh Assembly election additional members

PartyConstituency SeatsList Votes (vote %)D'Hondt EntitlementAdditional Members ElectedTotal Members ElectedDeviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 467,258 (31.0%)5150
Conservative 249,606 (22.9%)3130
Labour 039,979 (18.4%)2220
Liberal Democrats 228,790 (13.3%)2020
Green 08,768 (4.0%)0000
UKIP 08,191 (3.8%)0000
BNP 06,389 (2.9%)0000
Socialist Labour 02,196 (1.0%)0000
Independent 01,598 (0.7%)0000
Welsh Christian 01,493 (0.7%)0000
Independent 01,108 (0.5%)0000
Communist 0666 (0.3%)0000
Veritas 0502 (0.2%)0000
Christian Peoples 0413 (0.2%)0000

[4]

Regional AMs elected 2007

PartyName
Conservative Nick Bourne
Labour Alun Davies
Plaid Cymru Nerys Evans
Labour Joyce Watson

2003 Welsh Assembly election additional members[5]

PartyConstituency SeatsList Votes (vote %)D'Hondt EntitlementAdditional Members ElectedTotal Members ElectedDeviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 351,874 (28.16%)4140
Labour 346,451 (25.22%)3030
Conservative 035,566 (19.31%)3330
Liberal Democrats 230,177 (16.38%)2020
Green 07,794 (4.23%)0000
UKIP 05,945 (3.23%)0000
Mid & West Wales Pensioners 03,968 (2.15%)0000
Cymru Annibynnol 01,324 (0.72%)0000
Vote No 2 Stop the War 0716 (0.39%)0000
ProLife Alliance 0383 (0.21%)0000

Regional AMs elected 2007

PartyName
Conservative Nick Bourne
Conservative Glyn Davies
Plaid Cymru Helen Mary Jones
Conservative Lisa Francis

1999 Welsh Assembly election additional members[5]

PartyConstituency SeatsList Votes (vote %)D'Hondt EntitlementAdditional Members ElectedTotal Members ElectedDeviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Plaid Cymru 484,554 (38.55%)5150
Labour 253,842 (24.55%)3130
Conservative 036,622 (16.70%)2220
Liberal Democrats 231,683 (14.44%)2020
Green 07,718 (3.52%)0000
Socialist Labour 03,019 (1.38%)0000
Independent 01,214 (0.55%)0000
Natural Law 0705 (0.32%)0000

Regional AMs elected 1999

PartyName
Conservative Nick Bourne[6]
Labour Alun Michael[6]
(Michael resigned in May of 2000
and was replaced by Delyth Evans.)
[7]
Plaid Cymru Cynog Dafis[6]
Conservative Glyn Davies[6]

Former Constituencies

1999 to 2007

Constituency Preserved counties
Brecon and Radnorshire Entirely within Powys
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Entirely within Dyfed
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion
Llanelli
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Partly Clwyd, partly Gwynedd
Montgomeryshire Entirely within Powys
Preseli Pembrokeshire Entirely within Dyfed

Notes

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
None
Constituency represented by the First Secretary1
1999 – 2000
Succeeded by
Cardiff West
Notes and references
1. The name of the office was changed to First Minister in 2000.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.