Conwy (National Assembly for Wales constituency)

Coordinates: 53°11′28″N 3°41′17″W / 53.191°N 3.688°W / 53.191; -3.688

Former Welsh Assembly county constituency
Conwy shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies from 1999 to 2007
Created: 1999
Abolished: 2007
Electoral region: North Wales
Preserved counties: Clwyd and Gwynedd

Conwy was a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales from 1999 to 2007. It elected one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. It was also one of nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region, which elected four additional members, in addition to nine constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.[1]


The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Conwy Westminster constituency. It was partly within the preserved county of Clwyd and partly within the preserved county of Gwynedd.[2]

The other eight constituencies of the region were Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

The Conwy constituency was replaced for the 2007 Assembly election. Its area became partly within the Arfon constituency, and partly within the Aberconwy constituency. Arfon is entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd and Aberconwy is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd. Both of these constituencies are in the North Wales electoral region. For Westminster purposes, the new constituency boundaries became effective from the 2010 United Kingdom general election.[3]


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.[4]

Members of the National Assembly for WalesEdit

Election Member Party Photo
1999 Gareth Jones Plaid Cymru
2003 Denise Idris Jones Labour  
2007 constituency abolished; see Arfon and Aberconwy

Election ResultsEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Conwy
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[5]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Idris Jones 6,467 30.9 +0.8 6,462 30.9
Plaid Cymru Gareth Jones 6,395 30.6 0.0 5,283 25.3
Conservative Guto Bebb 5,152 24.6 +6.1 4,671 22.3
Liberal Democrats Graham Rees 2,914 13.9 −2.6 2,575 12.3
Green 725 3.5
UKIP 549 2.6
John Marek Independent Party 408 2.0
Cymru Annibynnol 130 0.6
Communist 79 0.4
ProLife Alliance 30 0.1
Majority 72 0.3 N/A
Turnout 20,928 38.4 −10.8
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing +0.4

2003 Electorate: 55,291
Regional ballots rejected: 273

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Conwy[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Gareth Jones 8,285 30.6 N/A
Labour Cath Sherrington 8,171 30.1 N/A
Conservative David Jones 5,006 18.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christine Humphreys 4,480 16.5 N/A
Independent Goronwy Edwards 1,160 4.3 N/A
Majority 114 0.5 N/A
Turnout 27,102 49.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Elections (Wales)". Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. ^ Criddle, Byron; Waller, Robert (2007). The Almanac of British Politics. Routledge. p. 258. ISBN 978-0415378239.
  3. ^ Assembly Constituencies and Electoral Regions National Assembly for Wales, Jan. 2007. Accessed 14 April 2020
  4. ^ Altunbas, Yener (2002). Public Choice. Vol. 111, No. 1/2. Springer. pp. 185–193.
  5. ^ The National Assembly for Wales elections 2003. The Electoral Commission. November 2003. pp. 110–115. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  6. ^ "National Assembly for Wales Elections (Constituency) 1999 - Thursday, 6 May 1999". National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 14 April 2020.