- Newport West (Assembly constituency)
Newport West Welsh Assembly county constituency Newport East shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999 Electoral region: South Wales East AM: Rosemary Butler Party: Labour
Newport West 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 eight constituencies in the South Wales East electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to eight 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 Newport West Westminster constituency.
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.
Welsh Assembly election 2011: Newport West Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Rosemary Butler 12,011 52.2 +11.7 Conservative David Williams 7,791 33.9 -0.7 Plaid Cymru Lyndon Binding 1,626 7.1 -3.3 Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Newton 1,586 6.9 -5 Majority 4,220 18.3 +12.4 Turnout 23,014 36.8 -3.3 Labour hold Swing +6.2 Welsh Assembly election 2007: Newport West Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Rosemary Butler 9,582 40.5 -6.4 Conservative Matthew Evans 8,181 34.6 +5.2 Liberal Democrats Nigel Flanagan 2,813 11.9 +2.1 Plaid Cymru Brian Hancock 2,449 10.4 +2.5 English Democrats Andrew Constantine 634 2.7 N/A Majority 1,401 5.9 -11.6 Turnout 23,659 40.1 +5.5 Labour hold Swing -5.8 Welsh Assembly election 2003: Newport West Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Rosemary Butler 10,053 46.9 -0.7 Conservative William Graham 6,301 29.4 +1.2 Liberal Democrats Phylip Hobson 2,094 9.8 -1.9 Plaid Cymru Anthony Salkeld 1,678 7.8 -4.8 Socialist Alliance Andrew Constantine 198 0.9 N/A Majority 3,752 17.5 -1.9 Turnout 21,617 34.6 -7.7 Labour hold Swing Welsh Assembly election 1999: Newport West Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Rosemary Butler 11,538 47.6 N/A Conservative William Graham 6,828 28.2 N/A Plaid Cymru Bob Vickery 3,053 12.6 N/A Liberal Democrats Veronica Watkins 2,820 11.6 N/A Majority 4,710 19.4 N/A Turnout 24,239 42.3 N/A Labour win (new seat)
- ^ "Wales elections > Newport West". BBC News. 6 May 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/constituency/html/26693.stm. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
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