Torfaen (Senedd constituency)

Coordinates: 51°41′46″N 3°03′47″W / 51.696°N 3.063°W / 51.696; -3.063

Torfaen is a constituency of the Senedd. 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 South Wales East electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to eight constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Torfaen
Senedd county constituency
for the Senedd
Torfaen2007Constituency.svg
Torfaen shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Current Senedd county constituency
Created1999
PartyLabour
MSLynne Neagle
Electoral regionSouth Wales East

BoundariesEdit

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Torfaen Westminster constituency.

The other seven constituencies of the South Wales East electoral region are Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Islwyn, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Monmouth, Newport East and Newport West.

VotingEdit

In general 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.

Members of the SeneddEdit

Election Member Party
1999 Lynne Neagle Labour

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2020sEdit

2021 Senedd election: Torfaen[1][2]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Neagle 11,572 48.3 +6.1
Conservative Gruff Parry 6,251 26.1 +9.0
Plaid Cymru Lyn Ackerman 2,564 10.7 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Veronica German 1,180 4.9 +2.2
UKIP Thomas Harrison 895 3.7 -18.9
Reform UK Ian Williams 730 3.0 New
Freedom Alliance Mathew Ross-Francombe 522 2.2 New
Gwlad Ryan Williams 239 1.0 New
Abolish the Welsh Assembly
Communist
No More Lockdowns
Propel
TUSC
Majority 5,321 24.9 +5.1
Turnout 23,935
Labour hold Swing
Notes

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Welsh Assembly election 2016: Torfaen[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Neagle 9,688 42.4 −3.8
UKIP Susan Boucher 5,190 22.6 New
Conservative Graham Smith 3,931 17.1 +2.3
Plaid Cymru Matthew Woolfall-Jones 2,860 12.4 +0.2
Green Steven Jenkins 681 3.0 New
Liberal Democrats Alison Willott 628 2.7 −1.1
Majority 4,498 19.8 -7.5
Turnout 22,978 38.1 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly election 2011: Torfaen[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Neagle 10,318 46.2 +3.5
Independent Elizabeth Haynes 4,230 18.9 New
Conservative Natasha Asghar 3,306 14.8 −4.7
Plaid Cymru Jeff Rees 2,716 12.2 +0.3
BNP Susan Harwood 906 4.1 New
Liberal Democrats Will Griffiths 852 3.8 −7.6
Majority 6,088 27.3 +4.1
Turnout 22,328 36.2 −0.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000sEdit

Welsh Assembly election 2007: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Neagle 9,921 42.7 −9.2
Conservative Graham Smith 4,525 19.5 +3.2
Blaenau Gwent PV Ian Williams 3,348 14.4 New
Plaid Cymru Rhys ab Ellis 2,762 11.9 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Patrick Legg 2,659 11.4 −2.6
Majority 5,396 23.2 -12.4
Turnout 23,215 37.1 +5.4
Labour hold Swing −6.2
Welsh Assembly election 2003: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Neagle 10,152 51.9 +13.9
Conservative Nick Ramsay 3,188 16.3 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Mike German 2,746 14.0 +3.1
Plaid Cymru Aneurin J.M. Preece 2,092 10.7 −0.2
UKIP David Rowlands 1,377 7.0 New
Majority 6,964 35.6 +14.5
Turnout 19,555 31.7 −7.5
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Welsh Assembly election 1999: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynne Neagle 9,080 38.0 N/A
Independent Labour Michael B. Gough 3,795 15.9 N/A
Independent Ingrid A. Nut 2,828 11.8 N/A
Plaid Cymru Noel G. Turner 2,614 10.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jean E. Gray 2,614 10.9 N/A
Conservative Kay P. Thomas 2,152 9.0 N/A
Local Socialist Stephen P. Smith 839 3.5 N/A
Majority 5,285 22.1 N/A
Turnout 23,922 39.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Torfaen Statement of Persons Nominated
  2. ^ BBC News. "Elections 2021: Torfaen". BBC News. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Wales elections > Torfaen". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Wales elections > Torfaen". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.