Alyn and Deeside (UK Parliament constituency)
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Alyn and Deeside (Welsh: Alun a Glannau Dyfrdwy) is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). The constituency was created in 1983, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post method of election. The constituency has always elected Labour MPs, although in the landslide Conservative Party victory in the 1983 general election, the Conservatives were able to mount a strong challenge.
|Alyn and Deeside|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Alyn and Deeside in Wales.
|Population||82,505 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||62,196 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Shotton, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Hawarden and Caergwrle|
|Member of parliament||Mark Tami (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Flintshire East|
|Welsh Assembly||North Wales|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
The Alyn and Deeside Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
1983–1997: The District of Alyn and Deeside, and the Borough of Wrexham Maelor wards 13 and 14.
1997–2010: The District of Alyn and Deeside.
2010–present: The Flintshire County electoral divisions of Aston, Broughton North East, Broughton South, Buckley Bistre East, Buckley Bistre West, Buckley Mountain, Buckley Pentrobin, Caergwrle, Connah’s Quay Central, Connah’s Quay Golftyn, Connah’s Quay South, Connah’s Quay Wepre, Ewloe, Hawarden, Higher Kinnerton, Hope, Llanfynydd, Mancot, Penyffordd, Queensferry, Saltney Mold Junction, Saltney Stonebridge, Sealand, Shotton East, Shotton Higher, Shotton West, and Treuddyn.
This Cheshire/Wales boundary seat is part of the industrial hinterland north of Wrexham and west of Chester. It was formerly known as East Flintshire until the 1983 boundary review, in which it was renamed after the Alyn and Deeside district created in 1974. The main population areas in the current seat include Shotton, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Hawarden and Caergwrle.
Members of ParliamentEdit
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Jacqui Hurst||1,171||2.6||-1.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Pete Williams||1,077||2.4||-1.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Tudor Jones||1,733||4.2||−14.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Jacqueline Hurst||1,608||3.9||+0.0|
In February 2015, the Conservative Party inadvertently leaked a list of non-target seats considered safe Labour, or where winning was considered highly unlikely, which included Alyn and Deeside.Independent Phil Woods announced he would stand, but did not do so.
|Liberal Democrat||Paul J. Brighton||7,308||18.3||+0.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Maurice Jones||1,549||3.9||+0.2|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Paul J. Brighton||6,174||17.4||+4.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard Coombs||1,320||3.7||+0.4|
|Forward Wales||Klaus Armstrong-Braun||378||1.1||+1.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Derek Burnham||4,585||12.9||+3.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard S. Coombs||1,182||3.3||+1.6|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Conservative||Timothy P. Roberts||9,552||22.8||−13.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Eleanor Burnham||4,076||9.7||−0.0|
|Referendum||Malcolm J. D. Jones||1,627||3.9||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Siw Hills||738||1.8||+0.7|
|Conservative||Jeffrey J. Riley||17,355||35.8||+0.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert A. Britton||4,687||9.7||−5.7|
|Plaid Cymru||John D. Rogers||551||1.1||+0.1|
|Green||Victor J. Button||433||0.9||N/A|
Elections in the 1980sEdit
|Social Democratic||Eric Owen||7,273||15.4||−6.2|
|Plaid Cymru||John Rogers||478||1.0||+0.1|
|Social Democratic||Eric Owen||9,535||21.6||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Keith Shore||413||0.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)
- "Alyn & Deeside parliamentary constituence". Election 2017. BBC. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Alyn and Deeside result". Election Results For Alyn And Deeside. Flintshire County Council. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
- "may2015.com - may2015 Resources and Information". may2015.com.
- "Conservative Non Target Candidates".
- Porter, Gary (19 November 2014). "Connah's Quay comedy writer to stand for Alyn and Deeside in next election".
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Alyn & Deeside". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.