Vale of Clwyd (Senedd constituency)

The Vale of Clwyd (Welsh: Dyffryn Clwyd) 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 nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to nine constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Vale of Clwyd
Dyffryn Clwyd
Senedd county constituency
for the Senedd
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North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
The Vale of Clwyd shown within the North Wales electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current Senedd county constituency
Created1999
PartyConservative
MSGareth Davies
Preserved countyClwyd

BoundariesEdit

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Vale of Clwyd Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of Clwyd. From the 2007 Assembly election, the constituency will include an area currently within the Clwyd West constituency. For Westminster purposes, the same boundary change became effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.

When created in 1999, the North Wales region included the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

Since the 2007 Assembly election, the region includes Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

VotingEdit

In elections for the Senedd, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Member of the Senedd 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 Portrait
1999–2021 Ann Jones Labour  
2021–present Gareth Davies Conservative

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2020sEdit

2021 Senedd election: Vale of Clwyd[1][2]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[3]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Davies 10,792 41.4 +5.0 9,747 38.1 +8.9
Labour Jason McLellan 10,426 40.0 +0.5 9,777 38.2 +5.0
Plaid Cymru Glenn Swingler 2,972 11.4 +2.7 3,417 13.3 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Lisa Davies 782 3.0 -0.1 620 2.4 +0.1
Reform UK Peter Dain 552 2.1 New 340 1.3 New
Independent David Thomas 529 2.0 New
Abolish 794 3.1 -0.8
Green 608 2.4 +0.7
Freedom Alliance 131 0.5 New
Independent Michelle Brown 65 0.3 New
Communist 60 0.2 ±0.0
Propel 36 0.1 New
TUSC 16 0.1 New
Majority 366 1.4 N/A
Turnout 26,053
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Notes

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Vale of Clwyd[4]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[5]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Jones 9,560 39.5 −11.2 7,986 33.2 -6.7
Conservative Sam Rowlands 8,792 36.4 +3.1 7,024 29.2 -0.6
UKIP Paul Davies-Cooke 2,975 12.3 New 2,991 12.5 +7.3
Plaid Cymru Mair Rowlands 2,098 8.7 −2.6 3,157 13.1 ±0.0
Liberal Democrats Gwyn Williams 758 3.1 −1.6 562 2.3 -1.4
Abolish 939 3.9 New
Association of Welsh Independents 400 1.7 New
Green 397 1.7 +0.1
Mark Young - Independent 382 1.6 New
Monster Raving Loony 132 0.5 New
Communist 52 0.2 ±0.0
Majority 768 3.1 -14.3
Turnout 24,183 42.9 +1.9
Labour hold Swing -7.1
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Vale of Clwyd[6]
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[7]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Jones 11,691 50.7 +14.3 9,148 39.9 +10.4
Conservative Ian Gunning 7,680 33.3 −2.7 6,847 29.8 +0.4
Plaid Cymru Alun Jones 2,597 11.3 −6.1 3,015 13.1 -4.5
Liberal Democrats Heather Prydderch 1,088 4.7 −5.5 854 3.7 -3.9
UKIP 1,203 5.2 +2.1
Socialist Labour 648 2.8 +1.9
BNP 530 2.3 -2.5
Green 378 1.6 -0.7
Welsh Christian 183 0.8 +0.1
Weyman - Independent 99 0.4 New
Communist 45 0.2 -0.1
Majority 4,011 17.4 +17.0
Turnout 23,056 41.0 +0.7
Labour hold Swing +8.5

Regional ballots rejected: 186[8]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Vale of Clwyd
Party Candidate Constituency[9] Regional[10]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Jones 8,104 36.4 −9.8 6,539 29.5 -10.5
Conservative Matthew G. Wright 8,012 36.0 +5.3 7,269 32.8 +4.3
Plaid Cymru Mark Jones 3,884 17.4 +3.3 3,892 17.6 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Mark Young 2,275 10.2 +1.1 1,682 7.6 -1.7
BNP 1,061 4.8 New
UKIP 676 3.1 +1.1
Green 508 2.3 ±0.0
Socialist Labour 204 0.9 New
Welsh Christian 164 0.7 New
CPA 89 0.4 New
Communist 68 0.3 New
Majority 92 0.4 −15.1
Turnout 22,275 40.3 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −7.5
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Vale of Clwyd
Party Candidate Constituency Regional[11]
Votes % ±% Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Jones 8,256 46.2 +8.6 7,175 40.0
Conservative Darren Millar 5,487 30.7 +8.1 5,122 28.5
Plaid Cymru Malcolm W. Evans 2,516 14.1 −5.2 2,674 14.9
Liberal Democrats Robina L. Feeley 1,630 9.1 +2.9 1,664 9.3
Green 410 2.3
John Marek Independent Party 394 2.2
UKIP 363 2.0
Cymru Annibynnol 80 0.4
Communist 53 0.3
ProLife Alliance 19 0.1
Majority 2,769 15.5 +0.5
Turnout 17,889 36.5 −7.0
Labour hold Swing +0.2

2003 Electorate: 49,319
Regional ballots rejected: 534

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Vale of Clwyd[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Jones 8,359 37.6 N/A
Conservative Robert Salisbury 5,018 22.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru Sion Brynach 4,295 19.3 N/A
Ind Dem Gwynn A. Clague 1,908 8.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Phill Lloyd 1,376 6.2 N/A
Independent David I. Roberts 661 3.0 N/A
Independent David A.P. Pennant 586 2.6 N/A
Majority 3,341 15.0 N/A
Turnout 22,203 43.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Vale of Clwyd Statement of Persons Nominated
  2. ^ "Vale of Clwyd - Welsh Parliament constituency" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ [2] Regional Declaration of Results (North Wales). Retrieved 2021/05/09.
  4. ^ "Vale of Clwyd– Welsh Assembly Constituency – Election 2016". BBC News. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Wales elections > Vale of Clwyd". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales Election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Results and turnout at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales election". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  9. ^ Election results – 2007 Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
  10. ^ "2007 Assembly Election Results (updated) July 2007(Page 78 of the PDF / Page 72 of booklet)" (PDF). National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  11. ^ The National Assembly for Wales elections 2003. The Electoral Commission. November 2003. pp. 110–115. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  12. ^ [3], National Assembly for Wales

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°14′08″N 3°24′21″W / 53.23556°N 3.40583°W / 53.23556; -3.40583