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Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (UK Parliament constituency)

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Welsh: Dwyrain Caerfyrddin a Dinefwr) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was created in 1997, mostly from the former seat of Carmarthen. The current MP is Plaid Cymru's Jonathan Edwards.

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr in Wales
Preserved countyDyfed
Population71,046 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate54,557 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsCarmarthen (part), Ammanford, Llandovery
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentJonathan Edwards (Plaid Cymru)
Number of membersOne
Created fromCarmarthen, Llanelli
Overlaps
Welsh AssemblyMid and West Wales
European Parliament constituencyWales

The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

The constituency is within the Carmarthenshire authority area, with Llanybydder, Llandovery and Llanfihangel-ar-Arth in the north, Llanfihangel-uwch-Gwili, Llanegwad, and Llandeilo in the central area, and Ammanford and Glanamman in the south.

Boundary changes for the 2010 general election introduced minor alterations, with the areas around Hermon and Llanpumsaint removed to the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency. These changes came into effect in 2007 for the National Assembly for Wales.

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).

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

 
Carmarthen - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr election results


Elections in the 2010sEdit

Next United Kingdom general election: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maria Carroll[5][6]
Liberal Democrats Leena Sarah Farhat[7][8]
General election 2017: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Edwards 16,127 39.3 +0.9
Labour David Darkin 12,219 29.8 +5.6
Conservative Havard Hughes 10,778 26.3 +5.1
UKIP Neil Hamilton 985 2.4 -8.7
Liberal Democrat Lesley Prosser[9] 920 2.2 -0.1
Majority 3,908 9.5 -4.7
Turnout 41,028 73.3 +2.4
Registered electors 56,711
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -2.35
General election 2015: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Edwards 15,140 38.4 +2.8
Labour Calum Higgins 9,541 24.2 -2.3
Conservative Matthew Paul 8,336 21.2 -1.2
UKIP Norma Woodward[13] 4,363 11.1 +7.7
Green Ben Rice[14] 1,091 2.8 N/A
Liberal Democrat Sara Lloyd Williams[15] 928 2.4 -9.8
Majority 5,599 14.2 +5.0
Turnout 39,399 70.9 -1.7
Registered electors 55,750
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +2.5
General election 2010: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Edwards 13,546 35.6 -10.2
Labour Christine Gwyther 10,065 26.5 -1.8
Conservative Andrew Morgan 8,506 22.4 +8.7
Liberal Democrat William Powell 4,609 12.1 +2.4
UKIP John Atkinson 1,285 3.4 +1.7
Majority 3,481 9.2 -8.3
Turnout 38,011 72.6 +1.8
Registered electors 52,385
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -4.2

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Adam Price 17,561 45.9 +3.5
Labour Ross Hendry 10,843 28.3 -7.3
Conservative Suzy Davies 5,235 13.7 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Julianna Hughes 3,719 9.7 +2.3
UKIP Mike Squires 661 1.7 +0.0
Legalise Cannabis Sid Whitworth 272 0.7 N/A
Majority 6,718 17.5 +10.7
Turnout 38,291 71.6 +1.2
Registered electors 53,091
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +5.4
General election 2001: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Adam Price 16,130 42.4 +7.7
Labour Alan Williams 13,540 35.6 -7.3
Conservative David Thomas 4,912 12.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Doiran Evans 2,815 7.4 -0.2
UKIP Michael Squires 656 1.7 N/A
Majority 2,590 6.8 -1.5
Turnout 38,053 70.4 -1.5
Registered electors 54,035
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing +7.5

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr[22][23][24][25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Williams 17,907 42.9 N/A
Plaid Cymru Rhodri Glyn Thomas 14,457 34.6 N/A
Conservative Edmund Hayward 5,022 12.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Juliana Hughes 3,150 7.5 N/A
Referendum Ian Humphreys-Evans 1,196 2.9 N/A
Majority 3,450 8.3 N/A
Turnout 32,654 78.6 N/A
Registered electors 53,121
Labour win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr: 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. ^ "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ ‹The template Rayment-hc is being considered for deletion.› Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
  5. ^ https://labourced.com/labour-ced-news/labour-candidate-for-carmarthen-east-and-dinefwr-announced/
  6. ^ https://labourced.com/labour-ced-news/labour-candidate-for-carmarthen-east-and-dinefwr-announced/
  7. ^ https://www.markpack.org.uk/153722/liberal-democrat-parliamentary-candidates/
  8. ^ https://www.markpack.org.uk/158476/leena-sarah-farhat-carmarthenshire-east-and-dinefwr/
  9. ^ http://www.welshlibdems.wales/lesley_prosser
  10. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Carmarthen East result". The Newsroom. Carmarthenshire County Council. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  12. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/W07000067
  13. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-31941434
  14. ^ http://pembrokeshire-herald.com/10410/pembrokeshire-green-party-announce-candidates/
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  17. ^ Carmarthen East and Dinefwr BBC Election - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
  18. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr: Constituency". Election 2010. The Guardian. 2005-05-05. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  20. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  21. ^ "BBC NEWS > Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  22. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  23. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  24. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.50 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  25. ^ This constituency was new in 1997, and the election result is calculated relative to a notional 1992 result.
  26. ^ "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-12.

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Coordinates: 51°56′N 4°06′W / 51.933°N 4.100°W / 51.933; -4.100