Open main menu

Ceredigion and Pembroke North (UK Parliament constituency)

Ceredigion and Pembroke North was a county constituency in southwestern Wales which elected one MP via the first past the post electoral system. It was located in the preserved county of Dyfed.

Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Preserved countyDyfed
19831997
Number of membersOne
Replaced byCeredigion and Preseli Pembrokeshire
Created fromCardigan and Pembrokeshire

BoundariesEdit

The constituency had the same boundaries for its entire lifetime, and consisted of Ceredigion and an area of northern Pembrokeshire around the towns of Newport and Fishguard. It was created in 1983, and abolished again in 1997.

Under proposed changes announced in September 2016, the constituency would be recreated with a somewhat larger area, and also including a small area of western Montgomeryshire.[1][2][3]

Electoral historyEdit

The Liberals' Geraint Howells was the seat's first MP, having also held the predecessor Cardigan seat for 9 years. He was elected in both 1983 and 1987 with comparatively low voteshare compared to most other constituencies.[4][5] In 1992, however, Plaid Cymru jumped from fourth to first place in one of the election's biggest upsets.[6] Cynog Dafis was its MP thereafter, and then transferred to Ceredigion after the seat's abolition.

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1992: Ceredigion & Pembroke North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Cynog Dafis 16,020 30.3 +15.0
Liberal Democrats Geraint Howells 12,827 25.1 -11.6
Conservative Owen Williams 12,718 24.8 -2.0
Labour John Davies 9,637 18.8 +0.3
Majority 3,193 6.2 N/A
Turnout 51,202 77.4 +0.9
Registered electors 66,180
Plaid Cymru gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Ceredigion & Pembroke North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Geraint Howells 17,683 36.6 -5.2
Conservative Owen Williams 12,983 26.9 -3.0
Labour John Davies 8,965 18.6 +4.0
Plaid Cymru Cynog Dafis 7,848 16.2 +3.3
Green Marylin Wakefield 821 1.7 +0.8
Majority 4,700 9.7 -2.3
Turnout 48,300 76.5 -1.3
Registered electors 63,141
Liberal hold Swing
General election 1983: Ceredigion & Pembroke North[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Geraint Howells 19,677 41.8 +6.2
Conservative William Raw-Rees 14,038 29.8 +0.1
Labour Griffith Hughes 6,840 14.5 -5.7
Plaid Cymru Cynog Dafis 6,072 12.9 -1.6
Ecology Marylin Smith 431 0.9 N/A
Majority 5,639 12.0 N/A
Turnout 47,058 77.8 N/A
Registered electors 60,523
Liberal win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ceredigion could return to south constituency boundary". Cambrian News. 19 September 2016. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Ceredigion a Gogledd Sir Benfro (Ceredigion and North Pembrokeshire)". 2018 Review of Parliamentary Constituencies — Initial Proposals Report (Report). Boundary Commission for Wales. September 2016. p. 80.
  3. ^ "Former MP urges re-think on move". Shropshire Star. 17 September 2016. p. 16.Report based on criticism of proposals by former Montgomeryshire MP Delwyn Williams.
  4. ^ a b "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.