- Neath (Assembly constituency)
Neath Welsh Assembly county constituency Neath shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999 Electoral region: South Wales West AM: Gwenda Thomas Party: Labour Preserved county: West Glamorgan
Neath 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 seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven 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 Neath Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of West Glamorgan.
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.
Assembly Election 2011: Neath Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Gwenda Thomas 12,736 53.4 +10 Plaid Cymru Alun Llewellyn 6,346 26.6 -9.1 Conservative Alex Powell 2,780 11.7 -0.1 BNP Michael Green 1,004 4.2 +4.2 Liberal Democrats Mathew McCarthy 983 4.1 -5.1 Majority 6390 26.8 Turnout 23849 41.1 Assembly Election 2007: Neath Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Gwenda Thomas 10,934 43.4 -7.6 Plaid Cymru Alun Llewellyn 8,990 35.7 +6.9 Conservative Andrew Sivertsen 2,956 11.7 +2.6 Liberal Democrats Sheila Waye 2,320 9.2 0.0 Majority 1,944 7.7 Turnout Labour hold Swing Assembly Election 2003: Neath Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Gwenda Thomas 11,332 51.1 +5.6 Plaid Cymru Alun Llewellyn 6,386 28.8 -7.0 Liberal Democrats Helen Jones 2,048 9.2 -0.6 Conservative Chris Smart 2,011 9.1 +2.0 Socialist Alliance Huw Pudner 410 1.9 0.0 Majority 4,946 22.3 Turnout 38.8 -9.1 Labour hold Swing Assembly Election 1999: Neath Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Gwenda Thomas 12,234 45.5 N/A Plaid Cymru Trefor Jones 9,616 35.8 N/A Liberal Democrats David R. Davies 2,631 9.8 N/A Conservative Jill Chambers 1,895 7.1 N/A United Socialist Nicholas Duncan 519 1.9 N/A Majority 2,618 Turnout 47.9 Labour hold Swing
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