Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Senedd constituency)
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.
|Senedd county constituency|
for the Senedd
|Current Senedd county constituency|
|MS||Mabon ap Gwynfor|
|Created from||Caernarfon and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy|
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.
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.
|2007||Dafydd Elis-Thomas||Plaid Cymru|
|2021||Mabon ap Gwynfor||Plaid Cymru|
Elections in the 2020sEdit
|Plaid Cymru||Mabon ap Gwynfor[a]||11,490||48.3||+1.0||10,975||45.5||+1.0|
|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|
|Abolish the Welsh Assembly||468||1.9||+1.8|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||-0.95|
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|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|
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Churchman||916||4.5||-0.3||730||3.6||-1.1|
|Abolish the Welsh Assembly||745||3.7||New|
|Monster Raving Loony||94||0.5||New|
|Association of Welsh Independents||157||0.8||New|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+ 2.75|
|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|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||- 7.0|
Regional ballots rejected: 132
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|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|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|
- (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.
- "Plaid Cymru AM Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas quits party". BBC News Online. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
-  Llanelli Statement of Persons Nominated
- "Senedd Cymru Elections: Mid and West Wales region - Llanelli". Camarthenshire Council. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
- Hayward, Will (2021-05-07). "The voter turnout figures for every constituency in Wales". WalesOnline. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
- "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
- "Wales elections > Dwyfor Meirionnydd". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
- "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
- Election results – 2007Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
- "2007 Assembly Election Results (updated) July 2007(Pages 69, 70 and 78)" (PDF). National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 24 October 2021.