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Cardiff West (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 51°29′10″N 3°12′50″W / 51.486°N 3.214°W / 51.486; -3.214

Cardiff West
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cardiff West in Wales.
Preserved countySouth Glamorgan
Population91,027 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate64,295 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created1950
Member of ParliamentKevin Brennan (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromCardiff Central
Overlaps
Welsh AssemblySouth Wales Central
European Parliament constituencyWales

Cardiff West (Welsh: Gorllewin Caerdydd) is a borough constituency in the city of Cardiff. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system. It was created in 1950.

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HistoryEdit

A traditionally safe Labour seat, represented for 33 years by George Thomas (who became Speaker in 1976 and was re-elected without party affiliation in 1979). It has returned a Conservative only once, in the Tories' landslide year of 1983, when Stefan Terlezki became the MP.

Labour regained the seat at the next general election in 1987, when Rhodri Morgan was elected. After the creation of the Welsh Assembly Government, Morgan stepped down from his Westminster seat in 2001 to serve as leader of Welsh Labour and First Minister for Wales. Kevin Brennan retained the seat for Labour on Morgan's retirement from Westminster politics and has remained the MP ever since.

BoundariesEdit

1950-1974: The County Borough of Cardiff wards of Canton, Ely, Grangetown, Llandaff, and Riverside.

1974-1983: The County Borough of Cardiff wards of Canton, Ely, Llandaff, Plasmawr, and Riverside.

1983-2010: The City of Cardiff wards of Caerau, Canton, Ely, Fairwater, Llandaff, Radyr and St Fagans, and Riverside.

2010–present: The Cardiff electoral divisions of Caerau, Canton, Creigiau and St Fagans, Ely, Fairwater, Llandaff, Pentyrch, Radyr, and Riverside.

Cardiff West is entirely within the boundaries of the city of Cardiff, taking up the northwestern quarter of the borough at the boundaries of the boroughs of Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan. Population areas within the constituency include Riverside, Pontcanna, St Fagans and Ely. There are some Conservative-voting areas in the north of the seat such as Creigiau and St Fagans, Pentyrch and Radyr, but the bulk of the seat comprises districts towards the centre of Cardiff such as Caerau, Canton, Ely and Riverside which are very strongly Labour.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[3][4] Party Notes
1950 George Thomas Labour Previously MP for Cardiff Central from 1945. Secretary of State for Wales 1968–1970; Chairman of Ways and Means 1974–1976; Speaker of the House of Commons 1976–1983
1976 Speaker
1983 Stefan Terlezki Conservative
1987 Rhodri Morgan Labour Assembly Member for Cardiff West 1999–2011 and First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government 2000–09
2001 Kevin Brennan Labour

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2017: Cardiff West[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Brennan 26,425 56.7 +16.0
Conservative Matt Smith 13,874 29.8 +4.6
Plaid Cymru Michael Deem 4,418 9.5 −4.4
Liberal Democrat Alex Meredith 1,214 2.6 −2.1
UKIP Richard Lewis 698 1.5 −9.7
Majority 12,551 26.9 +11.4
Turnout 46,629 69.8 +4.2
Registered electors 66,775
Labour hold Swing +5.7
General election 2015: Cardiff West[6][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Brennan 17,803 40.7 −0.6
Conservative James Taghdissian 11,014 25.2 −4.5
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy 6,096 13.9 +6.9
UKIP Brian Morris 4,923 11.2 +8.5
Liberal Democrat Cadan ap Tomos 2,069 4.7 −12.8
Green Ken Barker 1,704 3.9 +2.1
TUSC Helen Jones 183 0.4 N/A
Majority 6,789 15.5 +3.9
Turnout 43,792 65.6 +0.4
Registered electors 66,762
Labour hold Swing +1.9
General election 2010: Cardiff West[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Brennan 16,893 41.2 −3.6
Conservative Angela Jones-Evans 12,143 29.6 +7.0
Liberal Democrat Rachael Hitchinson 7,186 17.5 +0.5
Plaid Cymru Mohammed Islam 2,868 7.0 −5.9
UKIP Michael Hennessey 1,117 2.7 +0.6
Green Jake Griffiths 750 1.8 N/A
Majority 4,750 11.6 -12.0
Turnout 40,957 65.2 +7.0
Registered electors 62,787
Labour hold Swing −5.3

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Cardiff West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Brennan 15,729 45.5 −9.1
Conservative Simon Baker 7,562 21.9 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Alison Goldsworthy 6,060 17.5 +4.4
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy 4,316 12.5 +2.8
UKIP Joe Callan 727 2.1 +0.7
Rainbow Dream Ticket Catherine Taylor-Dawson 167 0.5 N/A
Majority 8,167 23.6 -9.7
Turnout 34,561 57.7 −0.7
Registered electors 59,931
Labour hold Swing −4.8
General election 2001: Cardiff West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Brennan 18,594 54.6 −5.8
Conservative Andrew Davies 7,273 21.3 −0.2
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Gasson 4,458 13.1 +2.2
Plaid Cymru Delme Bowen 3,296 9.7 +4.8
UKIP Joyce Jenking 462 1.4 N/A
Majority 11,321 33.3 -5.5
Turnout 34,083 58.4 −10.7
Registered electors 58,348
Labour hold Swing -2.8

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Cardiff West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rhodri Morgan 24,297 60.3 +7.1
Conservative Simon Hoare 8,669 21.5 −11.4
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Gasson 4,366 10.8 −0.1
Plaid Cymru Gwenllian Carr 1,949 4.8 +2.3
Referendum Trefor Johns 996 2.5 N/A
Majority 15,628 38.8 +18.5
Turnout 40,277 69.2 -8.3
Registered electors 58,244
Labour hold Swing +9.20
General election 1992: Cardiff West[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rhodri Morgan 24,306 53.2 +7.7
Conservative Michael J. Prior 15,015 32.9 −3.6
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Gasson 5,002 10.9 −5.4
Plaid Cymru Penni M. Bestic 1,177 2.6 +0.9
Natural Law Andrew E. Harding 184 0.4 N/A
Majority 9,291 20.3 +11.3
Turnout 45,684 77.5 −0.3
Registered electors 58,898
Labour hold Swing +5.6

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Cardiff West[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rhodri Morgan 20,329 45.5 +11.9
Conservative Stefan Terlezki 16,284 36.5 −1.5
Social Democratic Robert Drake 7,300 16.4 −9.1
Plaid Cymru Peter Keelan 736 1.7 −0.4
Majority 4,045 9.1 N/A
Turnout 44,649 77.8 +8.2
Registered electors 57,363
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1983: Cardiff West[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stefan Terlezki 15,472 38.0 N/A
Labour David Seligman 13,698 33.6 N/A
Social Democratic Jeffrey Thomas 10,388 25.5 N/A
Plaid Cymru Meurig Parri 848 2.1 -8.3
Ecology Graham Jones 352 0.9 N/A
Majority 1,774 4.4 N/A
Turnout 40,758 69.6 +8.8
Registered electors 58,538
Conservative gain from Speaker Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

General election 1979: Cardiff West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Speaker George Thomas 27,035 85.6 +35.6
Plaid Cymru A. Ogwen 3,272 10.4 +4.9
National Front C. Gibbon 1,287 4.1 N/A
Majority 23,763 75.2 N/A
Turnout 31,594 60.8 -8.9
Registered electors 51,982
Speaker gain from Labour Swing
General election October 1974: Cardiff West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 18,153 50.0 +6.0
Conservative W. F. Dunn 11,481 31.6 -3.6
Liberal R. M. James 4,669 12.9 -2.4
Plaid Cymru D. Hughes 2,008 5.5 +0.0
Majority 6,672 18.4 +9.6
Turnout 36,311 69.7 -3.9
Registered electors 52,083
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Cardiff West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 16,712 44.0 -5.8
Conservative G. J. Neale 13,366 35.2 -1.3
Liberal R. M. James 5,812 15.3 +11.6
Plaid Cymru D. Hughes 2,093 5.5 -4.6
Majority 3,346 8.8 -4.5
Turnout 43,505 73.6 +2.6
Registered electors 51,626
Labour hold Swing
General election 1970: Cardiff West[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 21,655 49.8 -11.2
Conservative Robert C. Williams 15,878 36.5 -2.5
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Hughes 4,378 10.1 N/A
Liberal Stephen Robert Charles Wanhill 1,594 3.7 N/A
Majority 5,777 13.3 -8.7
Turnout 43,505 71.0 -4.1
Registered electors 61,322
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960sEdit

General election 1966: Cardiff West[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 26,139 61.00 +1.83
Conservative Sidney W Doxsey 16,714 39.00 -1.83
Majority 9,425 21.99 +3.65
Turnout 42,853 75.06 -1.34
Registered electors 57,088
Labour hold Swing
General election 1964: Cardiff West[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 25,998 59.17 +5.88
Conservative Keith T Flynn 17,941 40.83 -5.88
Majority 8,057 18.34 +11.77
Turnout 43,949 76.40 -4.65
Registered electors 57,511
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1950sEdit

General election 1959: Cardiff West[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 25,390 53.3 -2.0
Conservative Adrian Lincoln Hallinan 22,258 46.71 +2.0
Majority 3,132 6.57 -4.0
Turnout +3.4 80.1 +3.36
Registered electors 59,524
Labour hold Swing
General election 1955: Cardiff West[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 26,042 55.27 +0.14
Conservative Emrys Simons 21,080 44.73 -0.14
Majority 4,962 10.53 +0.28
Turnout 47,122 76.69 -7.42
Registered electors 61,446
Labour hold Swing
General election 1951: Cardiff West [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 28,995 55.13 +0.83
Conservative Adrian Lincoln Hallinan 23,595 44.87 -0.83
Majority 5,400 10.27 +1.67
Turnout 62,528 84.11 +1.88
Registered electors 62,528
Labour hold Swing
General election 1950: Cardiff West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Thomas 27,200 54.30 N/A
Conservative Charles Stuart Hallinan 22,893 45.70 N/A
Majority 4,307 8.60 N/A
Turnout 50,093 82.23 N/A
Registered electors 60,918
Labour win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cardiff West: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS – Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Cardiff West 1950–". Hansard 1803–2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)
  5. ^ "Cardiff West Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/W07000079
  8. ^ "Cardiff West result". Election results for Cardiff West. City of Cardiff Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ Cardiff West BBC Election – Cardiff West
  11. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  16. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  18. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1970.
  19. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1966.
  20. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1964.
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
  23. ^ The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Wirral
Constituency represented by the Speaker
1976–1983
Succeeded by
Croydon North East