Arfon (Senedd constituency)

Coordinates: 53°04′59″N 4°02′31″W / 53.083°N 4.042°W / 53.083; -4.042

Arfon is a constituency of the Senedd. It was created for the former Assembly's 2007 election. It elects one Member of the Senedd 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.

Arfon
Senedd county constituency
for the Senedd
Arfon (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Arfon shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current Senedd county constituency
Created2007
PartyPlaid Cymru
MSSiân Gwenllian
Preserved countyGwynedd
Created fromCaernarfon and Conwy

BoundariesEdit

The constituency has the boundaries of the Arfon Westminster constituency, entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd, which will come into use, also, for the 2010 United Kingdom general election. The new constituency merged areas currently within the Caernarfon constituency and the Conwy constituency. The Caernarfon constituency was entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd. The Conwy constituency was partly a Gwynedd constituency and partly within the preserved county of Clwyd.

The North Wales region was created for the first Assembly election, in 1999. For the 2007 election, however, it had new boundaries. It includes the constituencies of Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

VotingEdit

In general elections for the Senedd, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Member of the Senedd 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 Members and Members of the SeneddEdit

Election Member Party Portrait
2007 constituency created; see Caernarfon and Conwy
Alun Ffred Jones Plaid Cymru  
2016 Siân Gwenllian  

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2020sEdit

2021 Senedd election: Arfon[1]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Siân Gwenllian[a] 13,760 63.3  8.5 11,955 54.99
Labour Iwan Wyn Jones 5,108 23.5  10.5 5,254 24.17
Conservative Tony Thomas 1,806 8.3   1,925 8.86
Liberal Democrats Calum Davies 642 3.0  0.1 448 2.06
Reform UK Andrew Haigh 350 1.6 New 188 0.86
Independent Martin Bristow 82 0.4 New
Green 865 3.98
Abolish the Welsh Assembly 403 1.85
Gwlad 227 1.04
Freedom Alliance 72 0.33
Communist 63 0.29
Propel 42 0.19
Independent Michelle Brown 14 0.06
TUSC 13 0.06
Majority 8,652 39.8  19.0
Turnout 21,478
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Arfon[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Siân Gwenllian 10,962 54.8 -1.9
Labour Sion Jones 6,800 34.0 +7.8
Conservative Martin Peet 1,655 8.3 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Sara Lloyd Williams 577 2.9 -1.6
Majority 4,162 20.8 -9.7
Turnout 19,994 50.9 +7.5
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -4.9
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Arfon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Alun Ffred Jones 10,024 56.7 +4.3
Labour Christina Rees 4,630 26.2 -0.6
Conservative Aled Davies 2,209 12.5 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Rhys Jones 801 4.5 -2.8
Majority 5,394 30.5 +4.9
Turnout 17,664 43.4 -5.7
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +2.4

Elections in the 2000sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Arfon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Alun Ffred Jones 10,260 52.4 N/A
Labour Martin Eaglestone 5,242 26.8 N/A
Conservative Gerry Frobisher 1,858 9.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mel ab Owain 1,424 7.3 N/A
UKIP Elwyn Williams 789 4.0 N/A
Majority 5,018 25.6 N/A
Turnout 19,573 49.1 N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Arfon Statement of Persons Nominated
  2. ^ "Wales elections > Arfon". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Wales elections > Arfon". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.