Monmouth (Assembly constituency)

Monmouth (Assembly constituency)

Coordinates: 51°48′50″N 2°42′47″W / 51.814°N 2.713°W / 51.814; -2.713

Monmouth
Welsh Assembly county constituency
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Monmouth shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: South Wales East
AM: Nick Ramsay
Party: Conservative

Monmouth is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member 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.

Contents

Boundaries

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

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

Voting

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 National Assembly for Wales

Election Member Party
1999-2007 David Davies Conservative
2007-present Nick Ramsay Conservative

Results

Welsh Assembly election 2011: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Ramsay 15,087 50.3 -1.8
Labour Mark Whitcutt[1] 8,970 29.9 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Janet Ellard 2,937 9.8 -5.0
Plaid Cymru Fiona Cross[2] 2,263 7.5 +0.5
English Democrats Steve Uncles 744 2.5 -0.2
Majority 6,117 20.4
Turnout 30,001 46.1
Welsh Assembly election 2007: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nick Ramsay 15,389 52.0 -5.5
Labour Richard Clark 6,920 23.4 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Jacqui Sullivan 4,359 14.7 +4.0
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Clark 2,093 7.1 +2.2
English Democrats Ed Abrams 804 2.7 N/A
Majority 8,469 28.6
Turnout 29,565 46.9 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing
Welsh Assembly election 2003: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Thomas Charles Davies 15,989 57.5
Labour Sian James 7,479 26.9
Liberal Democrats Alison Willott 2,973 10.7
Plaid Cymru Stephen Thomas 1,355 4.9
Majority 8,510 30.6
Turnout 44.2
Conservative hold Swing
Welsh Assembly election 1999: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Thomas Charles Davies 12,950 40.9
Labour Cherry Short 10,238 32.3
Liberal Democrats Chris Lines 4,639 14.6
Plaid Cymru Marc Hubbard 1,964 6.2
Tourism and Farmers Anthony Carrington 1,911 6.0
Majority 2,712
Turnout 51.1
Conservative hold Swing

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