- Clwyd West (Assembly constituency)
National Assembly for Wales
Clwyd West shown within the
North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Created: 1999 AM: Darren Millar Party: Conservative Preserved county: Clwyd
Clwyd 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 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 Clwyd West Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd. For the 2007 Assembly election part of Clwyd West was transferred to the Vale of Clwyd constituency, and Clwyd West now includes an area currently within the Clwyd South constituency. For Westminster purposes, the same boundary changes became effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
As created in 1999, the North Wales region included the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. After the 2007 Assembly election the region now includes Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.
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.
Period Member Party 1999 - 2007 Alun Pugh Labour Party 2007 - present Darren Millar Conservative Party
Assembly Election 2011: Clwyd West Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Darren Millar 10,890 43.3 +9.3 Labour Crispin Jones 6,642 26.4 -1.5 Plaid Cymru Eifion Lloyd Jones 5,775 23 -4.4 Liberal Democrats Brian Cossey 1,846 7.3 +0.8 Majority 4,248 16.9 Turnout 25,153 43.2 -2.5 Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Clwyd West Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Darren Millar 8,905 34.0 +1.3 Labour Alun Pugh 7,309 27.9 -6.9 Plaid Cymru Phil Edwards 7,162 27.3 +5.9 Liberal Democrats Simon Croft 1,705 6.5 -1.4 UKIP Warwick Nicholson 1,124 4.3 +3.0 Majority 1,596 6.1 Turnout 26,205 45.7 +5.4 Conservative gain from Labour Swing 4.1 Assembly Election 2003: Clwyd West Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Alun Pugh 7,693 34.8 +3.8 Conservative Brynle Williams 7,257 32.8 +4.8 Plaid Cymru Janet Ryder 4,715 21.3 -6.0 Liberal Democrats Eleanor Burnham 1,743 7.9 -5.8 UKIP Peter Murray 715 3.2 +3.2 Majority 436 2.0 -1.0 Turnout 22,123 40.6 -6.5 Labour hold Swing Assembly Election 1999: Clwyd West Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Alun Pugh 7,824 31.0 Conservative Rod Richards 7,064 28.0 Plaid Cymru Eilian Williams 6,886 27.3 Liberal Democrats Robina Feeley 3,462 13.7 Majority 760 3.0 Turnout 25,236 46.9 Labour hold Swing
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- ^ "Wales elections > Clwyd West". BBC News. 6 May 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/constituency/html/26681.stm. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
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