South Wales East (Senedd Cymru electoral region)

South Wales East
Senedd electoral region
South Wales East results 2016.png
Created
1999
Current representation
Labour 7 MSs
Conservative 2 MSs
Brexit Party 2 MSs
Plaid Cymru 1 MS
Constituencies
1. Blaenau Gwent
2. Caerphilly
3. Islwyn
4. Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
5. Monmouth
6. Newport East
7. Newport West
8. Torfaen
Preserved counties
Gwent
Mid Glamorgan (part)

South Wales East 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 National 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 Members of the Senedd, to create a degree of proportional representation. The additional member seats are allocated from closed lists by the D'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.

County boundariesEdit

The region covers the whole of the preserved county of Gwent and part of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan. The rest of Mid Glamorgan is mostly within the South Wales Central electoral region and partly within the South Wales West region.

Electoral region profileEdit

The region is one of contrasts; it includes the city of Newport, along with the town of Caerphilly. It also takes in the working-class former mining town of Merthyr Tydfil, one of the most deprived towns in the UK, but also rural Monmouthshire, one of the most affluent parts of Wales.

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
Blaenau Gwent Alun Davies
Labour
Entirely within Gwent
Caerphilly Hefin David
Labour
Entirely within Gwent
Islwyn Rhianon Passmore
Labour
Entirely within Gwent
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Dawn Bowden
Labour
Partly Gwent
partly Mid Glamorgan
Monmouth Nick Ramsay
Conservative
Entirely within Gwent
Newport East John Griffiths
Labour & Co-operative
Entirely within Gwent
Newport West Jayne Bryant
Labour
Entirely within Gwent
Torfaen Lynne Neagle
Labour
Entirely within Gwent

Assembly members and Members of the SeneddEdit

Constituency AMs and MSsEdit

Term Election Blaenau Gwent Caerphilly Islwyn Merthyr Tydfil
and Rhymney
Monmouth Newport East Newport West Torfaen
1st 1999 Peter Law
(Lab)
(later Ind)
Ron Davies
(Lab)
Brian Hancock
(PC)
Huw Lewis
(Lab)
David T C Davies
(Con)
John Griffiths
(Lab)
Rosemary Butler
(Lab)
Lynne Neagle
(Lab)
2nd 2003 Jeffrey Cuthbert
(Lab)
Irene James
(Lab)
2005[1]
2006 Trish Law
(PV)
3rd 2007 Nick Ramsay
(Con)
4th 2011 Alun Davies
(Lab)
Gwyn Price
(Lab)
5th 2016 Hefin David
(Lab)
Rhianon Passmore
(Lab)
Dawn Bowden
(Lab)
Jayne Bryant
(Lab)

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 Phil Williams
(PC)
Jocelyn Davies
(PC)
William Graham
(Con)
Mike German
(LD)
2nd 2003 Laura Anne Jones
(Con)
3rd 2007 Mohammad Asghar
(PC)
(later Con)
2009
2010 Veronica German
(LD)
4th 2011 Lindsay Whittle
(PC)
5th 2016 Mark Reckless
(UKIP)
(later Con, Ind, BREX) currently Abolish
David Rowlands
UKIP
BREX), now Indi[note 1]
Steffan Lewis
(PC)
2017[2]
2019[3][4] Delyth Jewell[5]
(PC)
2020[6][7] Laura Anne Jones(Con)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sitting as an independent member, but part of the Senedd Group 'Independent Group for Reform'

2016 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 7 74,424 (38.3%) 6 0 7 +1
UKIP 0 34,524 (17.8%) 2 2 2 0
Conservative 1 33,318 (17.2%) 2 1 2 0
Plaid Cymru 0 29,626 (15.3%) 2 1 1 -1
Abolish the Welsh Assembly 0 7,870 (4.1%) 0 0 0 0
Liberal Democrats 0 6,784 (3.5%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 4,831 (2.5%) 0 0 0 0
Monster Raving Loony 0 1,115 (0.6%) 0 0 0 0
TUSC 0 618 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 492 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0
National Front 0 429 (0.2%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 2016Edit

Party Name
UKIP Mark Reckless
UKIP David Rowlands
Conservative Mohammad Asghar
Plaid Cymru Steffan Lewis

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 7 82,699 (45.7%) 7 0 7 0
Conservative 1 35,459 (19.6%) 3 2 3 0
Plaid Cymru 0 21,851 (12.1%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 0 10,798 (6.0%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 9,526 (5.3%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 6,485 (3.6%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 4,857 (2.7%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 4,427 (2.4%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 2,441 (1.3%) 0 0 0 0
English Democrat 0 1,904 (1.1%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 578 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0

Regional AMs elected 2011Edit

Party Name
Conservative Mohammad Asghar
Conservative William Graham
Plaid Cymru Jocelyn Davies
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle

2007 Welsh Assembly election additional members[8]Edit

Party Constituency
seats
List votes (vote %) D'Hondt
entitlement
Additional
members
elected
Total
members
elected
Deviation
from
D'Hondt
entitlement
Labour 6 67,998 (35.8%) 6 0 6 0
Conservative 1 37,935 (20.0%) 3 1 2 −1
Plaid Cymru 0 25,915 (13.6%) 2 2 2 0
Liberal Democrats 0 20,947 (11.0%) 1 1 1 0
BNP 0 8,940 (4.7%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 5,414 (2.8%) 0 0 0 0
UKIP 0 8,725 (4.6%) 0 0 0 0
Independent 1 4,876 (2.6%) 0 0 1 +1
Socialist Labour 0 3,694 (1.9%) 0 0 0 0
Welsh Christian 0 2,498 (1.3%) 0 0 0 0
English Democrat 0 1,655 (0.9%) 0 0 0 0
Communist 0 979 (0.5%) 0 0 0 0
Christian Peoples Alliance 0 489 (0.3%) 0 0 0 0

On 8 December 2009, Plaid Cymru list member for South Wales East defected to the Conservative Party, giving Plaid one AM, and the Conservatives two.[9]

2003 Welsh Assembly additional members[10]Edit

Party Constituency
seats
List votes (vote %) D'Hondt
entitlement
Additional
members
elected
Total
members
elected
Deviation
from
D'Hondt
entitlement
Labour 7 76,522 (45.08%) 7 0 7 0
Conservative 1 34,231 (20.17%) 3 2 3 0
Plaid Cymru 0 21,384 (12.60%) 1 1 1 0
Liberal Democrats 0 17,661 (10.41%) 1 1 1 0
UKIP 0 5,949 (3.50%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 5,291 (3.12%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Labour 0 3,695 (2.18%) 0 0 0 0
BNP 0 3,210 (1.89%) 0 0 0 0
Cymru Annibynnol 0 1,226 (0.72%) 0 0 0 0
ProLife Alliance 0 562 (0.33%) 0 0 0 0

1999 Welsh Assembly additional members[10]Edit

Party Constituency
seats
List votes (vote %) D'Hondt
entitlement
Additional
members
elected
Total
members
elected
Deviation
from
D'Hondt
entitlement
Labour 6 83,953 (41.45%) 6 0 6 0
Plaid Cymru 1 49,139 (24.26%) 3 2 3 0
Conservative 1 33,947 (16.76%) 2 1 2 0
Liberal Democrats 0 24,757 (12.22%) 1 1 1 0
Socialist Labour 0 4,879 (2.41%) 0 0 0 0
Green 0 4,055 (2.00%) 0 0 0 0
Socialist Alliance 0 903 (0.45%) 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 0 898 (0.44%) 0 0 0 0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In 2005 Peter Law left the Labour Party in a row over candidate selection in Blaenau Gwent for that year's UK general election.
  2. ^ In 2017 Mark Reckless left UKIP and was admitted to the Conservative group in the Welsh Assembly, though not to the Conservative Party itself. For purposes of Assembly business, he was treated as a Conservative AM.
  3. ^ "Welsh AM Steffan Lewis dies aged 34". BBC News. 2019-01-11.
  4. ^ In 2019 Mark Reckless left the Conservative Group to become Independent.
  5. ^ "New AM following death of Steffan Lewis". BBC News. 2019-01-16.
  6. ^ "Welsh Conservative MS Mohammad Asghar has died aged 74". Western Mail. 16 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Laura Anne Jones confirmed as Member of the Senedd for South Wales East". Welsh Parliament. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  8. ^ "BBC NEWS | Politics | Vote 2007". news.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Plaid AM defects to Conservatives". 2009-12-08.
  10. ^ a b "Welsh National Assembly regional constituency: South Wales East [Archive]". web.archive.org. 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2020-06-16.