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|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr in Wales
|Population||71,046 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||54,557 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Carmarthen (part), Ammanford, Llandovery|
|Member of Parliament||Jonathan Edwards (Plaid Cymru)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Carmarthen, Llanelli|
|Welsh Assembly||Mid and West Wales|
|European Parliament constituency||Wales|
The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
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
|2001||Adam Price||Plaid Cymru|
|2010||Jonathan Edwards||Plaid Cymru|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrats||Leena Sarah Farhat|
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||16,127||39.3||+0.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Lesley Prosser||920||2.2||-0.1|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||-2.35|
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||15,140||38.4||+2.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Sara Lloyd Williams||928||2.4||-9.8|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+2.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||13,546||35.6||-10.2|
|Liberal Democrat||William Powell||4,609||12.1||+2.4|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||-4.2|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Adam Price||17,561||45.9||+3.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Julianna Hughes||3,719||9.7||+2.3|
|Legalise Cannabis||Sid Whitworth||272||0.7||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+5.4|
|Plaid Cymru||Adam Price||16,130||42.4||+7.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Doiran Evans||2,815||7.4||-0.2|
|Plaid Cymru gain from Labour||Swing||+7.5|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||14,457||34.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Juliana Hughes||3,150||7.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 1997-". Hansard 1803-2005. UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Carmarthen East result". The Newsroom. Carmarthenshire County Council. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Carmarthen East and Dinefwr BBC Election - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr: Constituency". Election 2010. The Guardian. 2005-05-05. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS > Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.50 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- This constituency was new in 1997, and the election result is calculated relative to a notional 1992 result.
- "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Carmarthen East and Dinefwr". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
- nomis Constituency Profile for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.
- Politics Resources (Election results from 1922 onwards)
- Electoral Calculus (Election results from 1955 onwards)
- 2017 Election House Of Commons Library 2017 Election report
- A Vision Of Britain Through Time (Constituency elector numbers)