Ceredigion (Assembly constituency)
|National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
Ceredigion is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. It is also 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.
It has been represented since its creation in 1999 by Plaid Cymru's Elin Jones, who has been Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly since 2016.
The area of the constituency is similar to that of the county of Ceredigion.
1999 to 2007Edit
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Ceredigion Westminster constituency. It is a Dyfed constituency, one of five constituencies covering, and entirely within, the preserved county of Dyfed.
The other four Dyfed constituencies are Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Llanelli and Preseli Pembrokeshire. They are all within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.
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.
Boundaries changed for the 2007 Assembly election. Ceredigion remained 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 disparities in the sizes of constituency electorates, and the boundaries of the region changed, to align them with the boundaries of preserved counties.
The other four Dyfed constituencies are, again, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Llanelli and Preseli Pembrokeshire. They are all within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.
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 became 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||Elin Jones||12,014||40.7||0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Elizabeth Evans||9,606||32.6||2.6|
|Labour||Iwan Wyn Jones||1,902||6.5||2.3|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing|
|Plaid Cymru||Elin Jones||12,020||41.3||7.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Elizabeth Evans||10,243||35.2||0.9|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Elin Jones||14,818||49.2||4.1|
|Liberal Democrats||John Davies||10,863||36.1||8.5|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||2.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Elin Jones||11,883||45.1||2.7|
|Liberal Democrats||John Davies||7,265||27.6||16.4|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||9.4|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Elin Jones||15,258||47.8||N/A|
|Independent||David Lloyd Evans||4,114||12.9||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Doiran D. Evans||3,571||11.2||N/A|
|Conservative||Henri Lloyd Davies||2,944||9.2||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|