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Islwyn (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 51°39′11″N 3°11′24″W / 51.653°N 3.190°W / 51.653; -3.190

Islwyn
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Islwyn in Wales.
Preserved countyGwent
Electorate54,792 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsBlackwood, Risca, Pontllanfraith, Newbridge
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentChris Evans (Labour Co-op)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBedwellty and Abertillery[2]
Overlaps
Welsh AssemblySouth Wales East
European Parliament constituencyWales

Islwyn (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɪslʊɨn]) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. This area, historically known for coal-mining, is a safe Labour Party seat which was once held by the party's former leader Neil Kinnock, who served as opposition leader for nearly a decade until 1992. The current MP is Chris Evans, first elected at the 2010 general election.

Contents

BoundariesEdit

1983-2010: The Borough of Islwyn.

2010–present: The Caerphilly County Borough electoral divisions of Aberbargoed, Abercarn, Argoed, Blackwood, Cefn Fforest, Crosskeys, Crumlin, Maesycwmmer, Newbridge, Pengam, Penmaen, Pontllanfraith, Risca East, Risca West, and Ynysddu.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[3] Party Notes
1983 Neil Kinnock Labour Leader of the Labour Party & Leader of the Opposition 1983-92
1995 by-election Don Touhig Labour Co-op
2010 Chris Evans Labour Co-op

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

General election 2017: Islwyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Chris James Evans 21,238 58.8 +9.9
Conservative Dan Thomas 9,826 27.2 +12.1
Plaid Cymru Darren Jones 2,739 7.6 -3.1
UKIP Joe Smyth 1,605 4.4 -15.1
Liberal Democrat Matthew Kidner 685 1.9 -0.8
Majority 11,412 31.6 +2.2
Turnout 36,093 64.2 +0.6
Registered electors 56,256
Labour Co-op hold Swing -1.1
General election 2015: Islwyn[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Chris James Evans 17,336 49.0 -0.2
UKIP Joe Smyth 6,932 19.6 +16.9
Conservative Laura Anne Jones 5,366 15.2 +1.2
Plaid Cymru Lyn Ackerman 3,794 10.7 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Brendan D'Cruz 950 2.7 -7.7
Green Peter Varley 659 1.9 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Von Magpie Baron 213 0.6 N/A
TUSC Josh Rawcliffe 151 0.4 N/A
Majority 10,404 29.4 -5.8
Turnout 35,401 63.6 +0.3
Registered electors 55,697
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General election 2010: Islwyn[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Chris James Evans 17,069 49.2 -15.1
Conservative Daniel Thomas 4,854 14.0 +3.0
Plaid Cymru Steffan Lewis 4,518 13.0 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Ashgar Ali 3,597 10.4 -1.8
Independent Dave Rees 1,495 4.3 N/A
BNP John Voisey 1,320 3.8 N/A
UKIP Jason Crew 936 2.7 N/A
Independent Paul Taylor 901 2.6 N/A
Majority 12,215 35.2 -15.8
Turnout 34,690 63.3 +3.0
Registered electors 54,866
Labour Co-op hold Swing -9.1

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General election 2005: Islwyn[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Don Touhig 19,687 63.8 +2.3
Plaid Cymru Jim Criddle 3,947 12.8 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Lee Dillon 3,873 12.5 -0.7
Conservative Phillip Howells 3,358 10.9 +2.9
Majority 15,740 51.0 +2.7
Turnout 30,865 61.0 -0.9
Registered electors 50,095
Labour Co-op hold Swing +0.7
General election 2001: Islwyn[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Don Touhig 19,505 61.5 -12.6
Liberal Democrat Kevin Etheridge 4,196 13.2 +4.8
Plaid Cymru Leigh Thomas 3,767 11.9 +5.6
Conservative Phillip Howells 2,543 8.0 +0.2
Independent Paul Taylor 1,263 4.0 N/A
Socialist Labour Mary Millington 417 1.3 N/A
Majority 15,309 48.3 -17.5
Turnout 31,691 61.9 -10.2
Registered electors 51,230
Labour Co-op hold Swing -8.7

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General election 1997: Islwyn[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Don Touhig 26,995 74.2 −0.2
Liberal Democrat Christopher Worker 3,064 8.4 +2.8
Conservative David Walters 2,864 7.9 −7.0
Plaid Cymru Darren Jones 2,272 6.2 +2.4
Referendum Susan Monaghan 1,209 3.3 N/A
Majority 23,391 65.8 +6.3
Turnout 36,404 72.0 -9.4
Registered electors 50,540
Labour Co-op gain from Labour Swing -1.5
1995 Islwyn by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Don Touhig 16,030 69.2 −5.1
Plaid Cymru Jocelyn Davies 2,933 12.7 +8.8
Liberal Democrat John Bushell 2,448 10.6 +4.9
Conservative Robert Buckland 913 3.9 −10.9
Monster Raving Loony Screaming Lord Sutch 506 2.2 +0.9
UKIP Hugh Hughes 289 1.2 N/A
Natural Law Trevor Rees 47 0.2 N/A
Majority 13,097 56.5 -3.0
Turnout 23,166 45.1 −36.3
Registered electors 50,971
Labour Co-op gain from Labour Swing -2.90
General election 1992: Islwyn[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Kinnock 30,908 74.3 +3.0
Conservative Peter Bone 6,180 14.9 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Michael Symonds 2,352 5.7 −3.6
Plaid Cymru (Green) Helen Jones 1,606 3.9 +3.9
Monster Raving Loony Screaming Lord Sutch 547 1.3 N/A
Majority 24,728 59.5 +2.8
Turnout 41,593 81.4 +1.0
Registered electors 51,079
Labour hold Swing +1.4

Elections in the 1980sEdit

General election 1987: Islwyn[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Kinnock 28,901 71.3 +11.9
Conservative John Twitchen 5,954 14.7 +0.6
Social Democratic Jacqui Gasson 3,746 9.2 −13.5
Plaid Cymru William Richards 1,932 4.8 +0.8
Majority 22,947 56.6 +19.7
Turnout 40,533 80.4 +2.7
Registered electors 50,414
Labour hold Swing
General election 1983: Islwyn[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Kinnock 23,183 59.4 N/A
Social Democratic David Johnson 8,803 22.5 N/A
Conservative Michael Bevan 5,511 14.1 N/A
Plaid Cymru William Richards 1,574 4.0 N/A
Majority 14,380 36.9 N/A
Turnout 39,071 77.7 N/A
Registered electors 50,259
Labour win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "'Islwyn', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "I"
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Islwyn result". General Election 2015 - Results for Islwyn constituency. Caerphilly County Borough Council. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ Islwyn BBC Election - Islwyn
  8. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Blaenau Gwent
Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
1983–1992
Succeeded by
Monklands East