Neath (Assembly constituency)


Neath (Assembly constituency)
Neath
Welsh Assembly county constituency
Neath2007Constituency.svg
Neath shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Created: 1999
Electoral region: South Wales West
AM: Gwenda Thomas
Party: Labour
Preserved county: West Glamorgan

Neath 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 seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

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Boundaries

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Neath Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of West Glamorgan.

The other six constituencies of the region are Aberavon, Bridgend, Gower, Ogmore, Swansea East and Swansea West.

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.

Elections

Assembly Election 2011: Neath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gwenda Thomas 12,736 53.4 +10
Plaid Cymru Alun Llewellyn 6,346 26.6 -9.1
Conservative Alex Powell 2,780 11.7 -0.1
BNP Michael Green 1,004 4.2 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Mathew McCarthy 983 4.1 -5.1
Majority 6390 26.8
Turnout 23849 41.1
Assembly Election 2007: Neath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gwenda Thomas 10,934 43.4 -7.6
Plaid Cymru Alun Llewellyn 8,990 35.7 +6.9
Conservative Andrew Sivertsen 2,956 11.7 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Sheila Waye 2,320 9.2 0.0
Majority 1,944 7.7
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Assembly Election 2003: Neath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gwenda Thomas 11,332 51.1 +5.6
Plaid Cymru Alun Llewellyn 6,386 28.8 -7.0
Liberal Democrats Helen Jones 2,048 9.2 -0.6
Conservative Chris Smart 2,011 9.1 +2.0
Socialist Alliance Huw Pudner 410 1.9 0.0
Majority 4,946 22.3
Turnout 38.8 -9.1
Labour hold Swing
Assembly Election 1999: Neath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gwenda Thomas 12,234 45.5 N/A
Plaid Cymru Trefor Jones 9,616 35.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats David R. Davies 2,631 9.8 N/A
Conservative Jill Chambers 1,895 7.1 N/A
United Socialist Nicholas Duncan 519 1.9 N/A
Majority 2,618
Turnout 47.9
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Election results - 2007, National Assembly for Wales
  2. ^ a b Neath, Political Science Resources

Coordinates: 51°43′14″N 3°46′11″W / 51.72056°N 3.76972°W / 51.72056; -3.76972


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