Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (Assembly constituency)

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Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Welsh Assembly county constituency
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: Mid and West Wales
AM 1999–2007: Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Party: Plaid Cymru
(presiding officer)
Preserved counties: Clwyd and Gwynedd
Replaced by: Dwyfor Meirionnydd

Meirionnydd Nant Conwy was a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales between 1999 and 2007.[1] It elected one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it was one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales electoral region, which elected four additional members, in addition to eight constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.[2]

Boundaries edit

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Westminster constituency. It was partly within the preserved county of Clwyd and partly within the preserved county of Gwynedd. The constituency was abolished following boundary changes for the 2007 Assembly elections.

The other seven constituencies of the region were Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

Voting edit

In 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.

Assembly members edit

Period Member Party Portrait
1999 Dafydd Elis-Thomas Plaid Cymru  
2007 constituency abolished

Elections edit

2003 edit

Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[3]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Elis-Thomas 8,717 57.4   6.4 7,241 47.7
Labour Edwin Woodward 2,891 19.0   1.6 2,964 19.5
Conservative Lisa Francis 2,485 16.4   4.9 2,416 15.9
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Harris 1,100 7.2   0.1 1,321 8.7
Green 685 4.5
UKIP 193 1.3
Mid and West Wales Pensioners 185 1.2
Cymru Annibynnol 91 0.6
Vote 2 Stop the War 48 0.3
ProLife Alliance 37 0.2
Majority 5,826 38.4  8.0
Turnout 15,193 45.0  17.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing   4.0

1999 edit

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Meirionnydd Nant Conwy[4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Elis-Thomas 12,034 63.8 N/A 10,241 54.1 N/A
Labour Denise Idris Jones 3,292 17.4 N/A 3,738 19.8 N/A
Conservative Owen J Williams 2,170 11.5 N/A 2,597 13.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Graham Worley 1,378 7.3 N/A 1,357 7.2 N/A
All other list parties 987 5.2 N/A
Majority 8,742 46.4 N/A
Turnout 18,874 57.3 N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

References edit

  1. ^ Trewyn, Hywel (6 May 2016). "Plaid Cymru hold Dwyfor Meirionnydd for Dafydd Elis-Thomas". North Wales Live. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  2. ^ "How the Assembly is elected". National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ The National Assembly for Wales elections 2003. The Electoral Commission. November 2003. pp. 110–115. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Election results for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy – 1999". National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 2 February 2020.