Aberconwy (UK Parliament constituency)


Aberconwy (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Aberconwy


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Clwyd
Year = in time for 2009 or 2010 election
MP = MP
Party = Party
EP = Wales

Aberconwy will be a constituency to be represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It will elect one Member of Parliament (MP) by first past the post voting. The seat will not be fought until the election expected in 2009 or 2010.

Boundaries

The constituency is a new creation of the Boundary Commission for Wales and is based on the existing Conwy seat. It is centred on Llandudno, Conwy town and associated suburbs such as Deganwy and Penrhyn Bay along with the Conwy Valley. The other main component of the former Conwy seat, Bangor, is removed to the new Arfon constituency

The name Aberconwy was chosen partly to avoid confusion between the former Conwy parliamentary seat (which, confusingly, had been the name first proposed by the Commission for the new seat), the existing county, town council and ward name. The seat is exactly co-terminous with the old Aberconwy Borough Council, abolished in 1996, and thus the name was thought to be a natural one with which to name the new constituency. Bangor, the main Labour voting area of the former Conwy constituency, is no longer within the constituency, whereas the more Conservative areas such as Llandudno and Conwy itself are retained. The constituency will be diverse, combining Welsh-speaking rural areas, English-speaking coastal dwellers, many affluent suburbs, pockets of relative poverty, seaside resorts such as Llandudno and more industrial areas such as Llandudno Junction. In many ways the new Aberconwy seat will resemble its neighbour Clwyd West (the other seat covering Conwy County Borough) to a large degree, as both seats will have a similar social profile and, as seems likely, a similar voting pattern.

The wards of Conwy County Borough that will be incorporated into the new Aberconwy seat are:

*Betws-y-Coed, Bryn, Caerhun, Capelulo, Conwy, Craig Y Don, Deganwy, Eglwysbach, Gogarth, Gower, Llansanffraid, Marl, Mostyn, Pandy, Pant Yr Afon/Penmaenan, Penrhyn, Pensarn, Trefriw, Tudno, and Uwch Conwy.

Members of Parliament

From 1997, the Conwy seat has been represented by Betty Williams. The Aberconwy division has not yet been fought.

* 1997 – "present": Betty Williams, Labour

Elections

This seat was fought for the first time at the 2007 Welsh Assembly election.

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party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Guto Bebb
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party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Phil Edwards
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party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Betty Williams
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References

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gwynedd
* Constituencies in the next United Kingdom general election


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