Clwyd West (Senedd constituency)

Clwyd West (Welsh: Gorllewin Clwyd) is a constituency of the Senedd. It elects one Member of the Senedd by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to nine constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Clwyd West
Gorllewin Clwyd
Senedd county constituency
for the Senedd
Clwyd West (Assembly constituency).svg
North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Clwyd West shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current Senedd county constituency
Created1999
PartyConservative
MSDarren Millar
Preserved countyClwyd

BoundariesEdit

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Clwyd West Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd. For the 2007 Assembly election part of Clwyd West was transferred to the Vale of Clwyd constituency, and Clwyd West now includes an area currently within the Clwyd South constituency. For Westminster purposes, the same boundary changes became effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

As created in 1999, the North Wales region included the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. After the 2007 Assembly election the region now includes Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

VotingEdit

In elections for the Senedd, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Member of the Senedd 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.

Assembly members and Members of the SeneddEdit

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 Alun Pugh Labour  
2007 Darren Millar Conservative  

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2020sEdit

2021 Senedd election: Clwyd West[1]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Darren Millar[a] 11,839 41.7 +0.4 10,278 35.2 +3.0
Labour Joshua Hurst 8,154 28.7 +8.7 8,753 29.9 +6.8
Plaid Cymru Elin Walker-Jones 5,609 19.8 -2.2 6,129 21.0 +1.1
Liberal Democrats David Wilkins 1,158 4.1 +0.9 1,027 3.5 -0.2
UKIP Jeanie Barton 520 1.8 -9.6 420 1.4 -11.0
Abolish Euan McGivern 502 1.8 New 996 3.4 -0.8
Reform UK N. Clare Eno 304 1.1 New 286 1.0 New
Gwlad Rhydian Hughes 277 1.0 New 157 0.5 New
Green 870 3.0 +0.8
Freedom Alliance 142 0.5 New
Communist 60 0.2 ±0.0
Independent Michelle Brown 51 0.2 New
Propel 41 0.1 New
TUSC 21 0.1 New
Majority 3,685 13.0 -6.3
Turnout 28,363 48.34[2] +2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Clwyd West[3]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[4]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Darren Millar 10,831 41.3 −2.0 8,422 32.2 -4.3
Plaid Cymru Llyr Gruffydd 5,768 22.0 −1.0 5,213 19.9 -2.9
Labour Jo Thomas 5,246 20.0 −6.4 6,048 23.1 ±0.0
UKIP David Edwards 2,985 11.4 New 3,232 12.4 +7.7
Liberal Democrats Victor Babu 831 3.2 −4.1 969 3.7 -1.7
Green Julian Mahy 565 2.2 New 579 2.2 +0.3
Abolish 1,090 4.2 New
Association of Welsh Independents 320 1.2 New
Monster Raving Loony 128 0.5 New
Mark Young - Independent 98 0.4 New
Communist 49 0.2 -0.1
Majority 5,063 19.3 +2.4
Turnout 26,226 45.5 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Clwyd West[5]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[6]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Darren Millar[a] 10,890 43.3 +9.3 9,194 36.5 +2.9
Labour Crispin Jones 6,642 26.4 −1.5 5,827 23.1 +0.8
Plaid Cymru Eifion Lloyd Jones 5,775 23.0 −4.3 5,732 22.8 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Brian Cossey 1,846 7.3 +0.8 1,365 5.4 -0.9
UKIP 1,191 4.7 +1.3
Socialist Labour 554 2.2 +1.1
BNP 493 2.0 -1.5
Green 477 1.9 +0.5
Welsh Christian 169 0.7 +0.2
Weyman - Independent 122 0.5 New
Communist 63 0.3 ±0.0
Majority 4,248 16.9 +10.8
Turnout 25,153 43.2 −2.5
Conservative hold Swing +3.9

Regional ballots rejected: 159[7]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Clwyd West
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[8]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Darren Millar 8,905 34.0 +1.3 8,765 33.6 +2.4
Labour Alun Pugh 7,309 27.9 −6.9 5,817 22.3 -7.3
Plaid Cymru Philip Edwards 7,162 27.3 +5.9 7,073 27.1 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Simon Croft 1,705 6.5 −1.4 1,646 6.3 -3.1
UKIP Warwick Nicholson 1,124 4.3 +3.0 888 3.4 +0.4
BNP 925 3.5 New
Green 376 1.4 -0.4
Socialist Labour 277 1.1 New
Welsh Christian 138 0.5 New
CPA 134 0.5 New
Communist 70 0.3 New
Majority 1,596 6.1 N/A
Turnout 26,205 45.7 +5.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +4.1
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Clwyd West
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[9]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Alun Pugh 7,693 34.8 +3.8 6,510 29.6
Conservative Brynle Williams 7,257 32.8 +4.8 6,869 31.2
Plaid Cymru Janet Ryder 4,715 21.3 −6.0 4,987 22.6
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Burnham 1,743 7.9 −5.8 2,065 9.4
UKIP 669 3.0
Green 387 1.8
John Marek Independent Party 358 1.6
Cymru Annibynnol 102 0.5
Communist 43 0.2
ProLife Alliance 34 0.2
Majority 436 2.0 −1.0
Turnout 22,123 40.6 −6.3
Labour hold Swing −0.5

2003 Electorate: 54,463
Regional ballots rejected: 344

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Clwyd West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alun Pugh 7,824 31.0 N/A
Conservative Rod Richards 7,064 28.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Eilian S. Williams 6,886 27.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Robina L. Feeley 3,462 13.7 N/A
Majority 760 3.0 N/A
Turnout 25,236 46.9 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Clwyd West Statement of Persons Nominated
  2. ^ Hayward, Will (7 May 2021). "The voter turnout figures for every constituency in Wales". WalesOnline. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Clwyd West – Welsh Assembly Constituency – Election 2016". BBC News. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Wales elections > Clwyd West". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  8. ^ "2007 Assembly Election Results (updated) July 2007(Page 78 of the PDF / Page 72 of booklet)" (PDF). National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  9. ^ The National Assembly for Wales elections 2003. The Electoral Commission. November 2003. pp. 110–115. Retrieved 1 August 2021.

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