South Wales Central (Senedd Cymru electoral region)

South Wales Central
Senedd electoral region
South Wales Central results 2016.png
South Wales Central shown within Wales
Created
1999
Current representation
Labour 7 MSs
Conservative 2 MSs
Plaid Cymru 1 MS
Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party 1 MS
Welsh National Party 1 MS
Constituencies
1. Cardiff Central
2. Cardiff North
3. Cardiff South and Penarth
4. Cardiff West
5. Cynon Valley
6. Pontypridd
7. Rhondda
8. Vale of Glamorgan
Preserved counties
Mid Glamorgan (part)
South Glamorgan (part)

South Wales Central is an electoral region of the Senedd, consisting of eight constituencies. The region elects 12 members, eight directly elected constituency members and four additional members. The electoral region was first used in 1999, when the Assembly for Wales was created.

Each constituency elects one Member of the Senedd by the first past the post electoral system, and the region as a whole elects four additional or top-up Assembly Members, to create a degree of proportional representation. The additional member seats are allocated from closed lists by the D'Hondt method, with constituency results reckoned as pre elected list members.

County boundariesEdit

The region covers much of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan and much of the preserved county of South Glamorgan. The rest of Mid Glamorgan is partly within the South Wales East electoral region and partly within the South Wales West. The rest of South Glamorgan is within the South Wales West electoral region.

Electoral region profileEdit

The region is predominantly urban, taking in Wales' capital and largest city, Cardiff, as well as the working-class former mining town of Pontypridd, the seaside resort of Barry, and parts of the formerly industrial and still heavily populated South Wales Valleys. However, the region also includes rural areas in the western part of the Vale of Glamorgan.

ConstituenciesEdit

The eight constituencies have the names and boundaries of constituencies of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster):

Constituency 2016 Result Preserved counties
Cardiff Central Jenny Rathbone
Labour
Entirely within South Glamorgan
Cardiff North Julie Morgan
Labour
Entirely within South Glamorgan
Cardiff South and Penarth Vaughan Gething
Labour
Entirely within South Glamorgan
Cardiff West Mark Drakeford
Labour
Entirely within South Glamorgan
Cynon Valley Vikki Howells
Labour & Co-operative
Entirely within Mid Glamorgan
Pontypridd Mick Antoniw
Labour
Partly Mid Glamorgan, partly South Glamorgan
Rhondda Leanne Wood
Plaid Cymru
Entirely within Mid Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan Jane Hutt
Labour
Partly Mid Glamorgan, partly South Glamorgan

Assembly members and Members of the SeneddEdit

Constituency AMsEdit

Term Election Cardiff Central Cardiff North Cardiff South
and Penarth
Cardiff West Cynon Valley Pontypridd Rhondda Vale of
Glamorgan
1st 1999 Jenny Randerson
(LD)
Sue Essex
(Lab)
Lorraine Barrett
(Lab)
Rhodri Morgan
(Lab)
Christine Chapman
(Lab)
Jane Davidson
(Lab)
Geraint Davies
(PC)
Jane Hutt
(Lab)
2nd 2003 Leighton Andrews
(Lab)
3rd 2007 Jonathan Morgan
(Con)
4th 2011 Jenny Rathbone
(Lab)
Julie Morgan
(Lab)
Vaughan Gething
(Lab)
Mark Drakeford
(Lab)
Mick Antoniw
(Lab)
5th 2016 Vikki Howells
(Lab)
Leanne Wood
(PC)

Regional list AMs and MSsEdit

N.B. This table is for presentation purposes only

Term Election AM / MS AM / MS AM / MS AM / MS
1st 1999 Jonathan Morgan
(Con)
David Melding
(Con)
Owen John Thomas
(PC)
Pauline Jarman
(PC)
2nd 2003 Leanne Wood
(PC)
3rd 2007 Andrew R. T. Davies
(Con)
Chris Franks
(PC)
4th 2011 Eluned Parrott
(LD)
5th 2016 Gareth Bennett
(UKIP)
later Independent
then AWAP
Neil McEvoy
(PC)
later Independent
then WNP
2018
2020

2016 Welsh Assembly election additional membersEdit

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) [1] D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 7 78,366 (34%) 5 0 7 +2
Plaid Cymru 1 48,357 (21%) 3 1 2 -1
Conservative 0 42,185 (18%) 3 2 2 -1
UKIP 0 23,958 (10%) 1 1 1 0
Liberal Democrats 0 14,875 (6%) 0 0 0 0
Abolish the Welsh Assembly 0 9,163 (4%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 7,949 (3%) 0 0 0 0
Women's Equality 0 2,807 (1%) 0 0 0 0
Monster Raving Loony 0 1,096 (0%) 0 0 0 0
TUSC 0 736 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 520 (0%) 0 0 0 0
Freedom to Choose 0 470 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs Elected 2016Edit

Party Name
Conservative Andrew R. T. Davies
Conservative David Melding
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy
UKIP Gareth Bennett

2011 Welsh Assembly election additional membersEdit

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 8 85,445 (41.0%) 6 0 8 +2
Conservative 0 45,751 (22.0%) 3 2 2 −1
Plaid Cymru 0 28,606 (13.7%) 2 1 1 −1
Liberal Democrats 0 16,514 (7.9%) 1 1 1 0
Green 0 10,774 (5.2%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 8,292 (4.0%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 4,690 (2.3%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 3,805 (1.8%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,873 (0.9%) 0 0 0 0
Monster Raving Loony 0 1,237 (0.6%) 0 0 0 0
TUSC 0 830 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 516 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 2011Edit

Party Name
Conservative Andrew R. T. Davies
Conservative David Melding
Liberal Democrats Eluned Parrott
Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood

† Replaced John Dixon, who was disqualified for being a member of a public body to which AMs cannot belong.[2]

2007 Welsh Assembly election additional members [3]Edit

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 6 70,799 (34.0%) 5 0 6 +1
Conservative 1 45,127 (21.7%) 3 2 3 0
Plaid Cymru 0 32,207 (15.5%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 1 29,626 (14.0%) 2 0 1 −1
BNP 0 7,889 (3.8%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 7,831 (3.8%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 7,645 (3.7%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 1,987 (1.0%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 1,744 (0.8%) 0 0 0 0
Respect 0 1,079 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Alternative 0 838 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 817 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Christian Peoples Alliance 0 757 (0.4%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Equality 0 292 (0.1%) 0 0 0 0

2003 Welsh Assembly election additional members[4]Edit

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 7 74,369 (41.08%) 7 0 7 0
Conservative 0 33,404 (18.45%) 2 2 2 0
Plaid Cymru 0 27,956 (15.44%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 1 24,926 (13.77%) 1 0 1 0
UKIP 0 6,920 (3.82.%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 6,047 (3.34%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,217 (1.78%) 0 0 0 0
New Millennium Bean Party 0 1,027 (0.57%) 0 0 0 0
Cymru Annibynnol 0 1,018 (0.56%) 0 0 0 0
Vote 2 Stop the War 0 1,013 (0.56%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 577 (0.32%) 0 0 0 0
ProLife Alliance 0 573 (0.32%) 0 0 0 0

1999 Welsh Assembly election additional members[4]Edit

Party Constituency Seats List Votes (vote %) D'Hondt Entitlement Additional Members Elected Total Members Elected Deviation from D'Hondt Entitlement
Labour 6 79,564 (36.92%) 5 0 6 +1
Plaid Cymru 1 58,080 (26.95%) 3 2 3 0
Conservative 0 34,944 (16.22%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 1 30,911 (14.35%) 2 0 1 −1
Green 0 5,336 (2.48%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 2,822 (1.31%) 0 0 0 0
Independent- Matt 0 1,524 (0.71%) 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 0 665 (0.31%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 652 (0.30%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Alliance 0 602 (0.28%) 0 0 0 0
Independent- Phillips 0 378 (0.18%) 0 0 0 0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Election results for South Wales Central, 5 May 2016". cardiff.moderngov.co.uk. May 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Davies, Daniel (July 5, 2011). "No return for disqualified Dixon" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ BBC Election results
  4. ^ a b http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ass/constit/wr3.htm