Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Senedd constituency)

Coordinates: 52°50′56″N 3°58′59″W / 52.849°N 3.983°W / 52.849; -3.983

Dwyfor Meirionnydd is a constituency of the Senedd, first created for the former Assembly's 2007 election. It elects one Member of the Senedd by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West 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.

Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Senedd county constituency
for the Senedd
Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Assembly constituency).svg
Mid and West Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Dwyfor Meirionnydd shown within the Mid and West Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current Senedd county constituency
Created2007
PartyPlaid Cymru
MSMabon ap Gwynfor
Preserved countyGwynedd
Created fromCaernarfon and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy

BoundariesEdit

The constituency shares the boundaries of the Dwyfor Meirionnydd Westminster constituency, which came into use for the 2010 United Kingdom general election, created by merging into one constituency areas which were previously within the Caernarfon and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy constituencies.

Caernarfon was a Gwynedd constituency, entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd, and one of nine constituencies in the North Wales region. Meirionnydd Nant Conwy was partly a Gwynedd constituency and partly a Clwyd constituency, partly within the preserved county of Gwynedd and partly within the preserved county of Clwyd, and one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales electoral region.

Dwyfor Meirionnydd is a Gwynedd constituency, one of three constituencies entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd, and one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales electoral region. The other Gwynedd constituencies, however, Arfon and Ynys Môn, are within the North Wales electoral region.

The Mid and West Wales 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.

VotingEdit

In general 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.

Members of the SeneddEdit

The seat had been represented since its creation in 2007 by Dafydd Elis-Thomas of Plaid Cymru, the Assembly's former Presiding Officer. He previously represented the former constituency of Meirionnydd Nant Conwy from 1999 to 2007, and was the Westminster MP for the area from 1974 to 1992. He was succeeded by Mabon ap Gwynfor of Plaid Cymru.

Period Member Party Portrait
2007 Dafydd Elis-Thomas Plaid Cymru  
2016[1] Independent
2021 Mabon ap Gwynfor Plaid Cymru

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2020sEdit

2021 Senedd election: Dwyfor Meirionnydd[2]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[3]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Mabon ap Gwynfor[a] 11,490 48.3 +1.0 10,975 45.5 +1.0
Conservative Charlie Evans 4,394 18.5 +2.9 4,433 18.4 +1.8
Labour Cian Ireland 3,702 15.6 +3.5 4,794 19.9 +6.2
Propel Peter Read 1,314 5.5 New 821 3.4 New
Llais Gwynedd Glyn Daniels 1,136 4.8 New
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman 916 3.9 -0.6 565 2.3 -1.3
Reform UK Louise Hughes 710 3.0 New 129 0.5 New
Freedom Alliance Michelle Murray 152 0.6 New 129 0.5 New
Green 993 4.1 +0.3
Abolish the Welsh Assembly 468 1.9 +1.8
UKIP 238 1.0 -10.4
Gwlad 218 0.9 New
Christian 169 0.7 New
Communist 62 0.3 +0.1
TUSC 14 0.1 New
Majority 7,096 29.8 -1.9
Turnout 23,814 47.01[4] +0.31
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -0.95
Notes
  1. ^ Incumbent member for this constituency

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[5]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Elis-Thomas 9,566 47.3 +0.7 8,949 44.5 -1.1
Conservative Neil Fairlamb 3,160 15.6 - 4.8 3,332 16.6 -5.9
Labour Ian MacIntyre 2,443 12.1 - 0.5 2,759 13.7 -1.0
UKIP Frank Wykes 2,149 10.6 New 2,299 11.4 +7.6
Independent Louise Hughes 1,259 6.2 New
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman 916 4.5 -0.3 730 3.6 -1.1
Green Alice Hooker-Stroud 743 3.7 New 772 3.8 -0.6
Abolish the Welsh Assembly 745 3.7 New
Monster Raving Loony 94 0.5 New
Welsh Christian 112 0.6 -0.2
Association of Welsh Independents 157 0.8 New
People First 121 0.6 New
Communist 45 0.2 -0.1
Majority 6,406 31.7 + 5.5
Turnout 20,236 46.7 + 0.4
Plaid Cymru hold Swing + 2.75
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Party Candidate Constituency [6] Regional[7]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Elis-Thomas 9,656 46.6 - 13.1 9,465 45.6 -4.1
Conservative Simon Baynes 4,239 20.4 + 0.8 4,665 22.5 +3.8
Llais Gwynedd Louise Hughes 3,225 15.5 New
Labour Martyn Singleton 2,623 12.6 + 0.2 3,059 14.7 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman 1,000 4.8 - 3.5 981 4.7 +0.6
Green 920 4.4 +0.3
UKIP 799 3.8 +1.1
Socialist Labour 369 1.8 +0.4
BNP 277 1.3 -1.2
Welsh Christian 167 0.8 +0.4
Communist 61 0.3 -+0.0
Majority 5,417 26.2 - 13.9
Turnout 20,743 46.3 - 1.1
Plaid Cymru hold Swing - 7.0

Regional ballots rejected: 132[8]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Dwyfor Meirionnydd [n 1]
Party Candidate Constituency [9] Regional[10]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Elis-Thomas 13,201 59.7 +2.3 10,960 49.7
Conservative Mike Wood 4,333 19.6 + 5.5 4,097 18.7
Labour David Phillips 2,749 12.4 - 9.1 2,943 13.3
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman 1,839 8.3 + 1.3 1,159 5.3
Green 914 4.1
UKIP 597 2.7
BNP 545 2.5
Socialist Labour 305 1.4
Gwynoro Jones 179 0.8
Welsh Christian 95 0.4
Communist 77 0.3
Veritas 69 0.3
Unknown Independent 58 0.3
CPA 54 0.2
Majority 8,868 40.1
Turnout 22,122 47.4 +3.4
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ (Due to boundary changes it is only possible to compare election results from 2003 and 2007 by creating notional figures. These notional results, compiled by professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher of Plymouth University, take the figures from the 2003 election and apply them to the new boundaries which are being used for the first time on 3 May 2007. Notional results for this seat with regards to the list seat were not calculated.)

Due to boundary changes it is only possible to compare election results from 2003 and 2007 by creating notional figures. These notional results, compiled by professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher of Plymouth University, take the figures from the 2003 election and apply them to the new boundaries which are being used for the first time on 3 May 2007. Notional results for this seat with regards to the list seat were not calculated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plaid Cymru AM Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas quits party". BBC News Online. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ [1] Llanelli Statement of Persons Nominated
  3. ^ "Senedd Cymru Elections: Mid and West Wales region - Llanelli". Camarthenshire Council. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  4. ^ Hayward, Will (2021-05-07). "The voter turnout figures for every constituency in Wales". WalesOnline. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  5. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Wales elections > Dwyfor Meirionnydd". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  9. ^ Election results – 2007Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
  10. ^ "2007 Assembly Election Results (updated) July 2007(Pages 69, 70 and 78)" (PDF). National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 24 October 2021.