Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Assembly constituency)
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 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 Mid and West Wales 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.
|Carmarthen East and Dinefwr|
|National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
1999 to 2007Edit
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Westminster constituency. It was a Dyfed constituency, one of five constituencies covering, and entirely within, the preserved county of Dyfed.
The region consisted of the eight constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.
The constituency includes the whole of 41 Carmarthenshire communities (Abergwili; Ammanford; Betws; Cenarth; Cilycwm; Cwmamman; Cynwyl Gaeo; Dyffryn Cennen; Gorslas; Llanarthney; Llanddarog; Llanddeusant; Llandeilo; Llandovery; Llandybie; Llandyfaelog; Llanegwad; Llanfair-ar-y-bryn; Llanfihangel Aberbythych; Llanfihangel-ar-Arth; Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn; Llanfynydd; Llangadog; Llangathen; Llangeler; Llangunnor; Llangyndeyrn; Llanllawddog; Llanllwni; Llansadwrn; Llansawel; Llanwrda; Llanybydder; Llanycrwys; Manordeilo and Salem; Myddfai; Newcastle Emlyn; Pencarreg; Quarter Bach; St Ishmael; Talley).
Boundaries changed for the 2007 Assembly election. Carmarthen East and Dinefwr remains one of five Dyfed constituencies and one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales region. However, boundaries within Dyfed changed, to realign them with local government ward boundaries and to reduce the disparities in the sizes of constituency electorates, and the boundaries of the region changed, to align them with the boundaries of preserved counties.
The region consists of the constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.
For Westminster purposes, the same new constituency boundaries will become effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
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.
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Adam Price||14,427||48.5||3.6|
|Liberal Democrats||William Powell||837||2.8||2|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||7.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||12,501||44.9||8.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Will Griffiths||1,339||4.8||1.2|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||7.1|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||15,655||53.5||5.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Walton||1,752||6.0||1.0|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||5.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||12,969||48.5||4.6|
|Conservative||Harri Lloyd Davies||3,576||13.4||4.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Steffan John||1,866||7.0||0.2|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||2.1|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||17,328||53.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Juliana Hughes||2,202||6.7||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|