Dwyfor Meirionnydd (UK Parliament constituency)


Dwyfor Meirionnydd (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 52°50′56″N 3°58′59″W / 52.849°N 3.983°W / 52.849; -3.983

Dwyfor Meirionnydd
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Dwyfor Meirionnydd in Wales for the 2010 general election.
Preserved county Gwynedd
Electorate 45,006 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Porthmadog, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Current constituency
Created 2010 (2010)
Member of Parliament Elfyn Llwyd (Plaid Cymru)
Number of members One
Created from Caernarfon and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly Mid and West Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

Dwyfor Meirionnydd is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). The seat was created by the Welsh Boundary Commission for the 2010 general election, and replaced the old north Wales seat of Meirionnydd Nant Conwy. Dwyfor Meirionnydd is bordered to the north by Arfon and Aberconwy. The same boundaries were used for the Dwyfor Meirionnydd Welsh Assembly constituency in the 2007 Welsh Assembly election.

This is the safest of Plaid Cymru's three seats, with the nearest challenger in 2010 having obtained just over half the number of votes received by Elfyn Llwyd.

Contents

Boundaries

The electoral wards used to create the new Dwyfor Meirionnydd seat are as follows. They are entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Elfyn Llwyd Plaid Cymru

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Dwyfor Meirionnydd [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Elfyn Llwyd 12,814 44.3 -6.4
Conservative Simon Baynes 6,447 22.3 +8.1
Labour Alwyn Humphreys 4,021 13.9 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Stephen Churchman 3,538 12.2 +1.3
Independent Louise Hughes 1,310 4.5 +4.5
UKIP Frank Wykes 776 2.7 +0.3
Majority 6,367 22.0
Turnout 28,906 63.7 +2.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -7.3

See also

References

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. http://www.statswales.wales.gov.uk/TableViewer/tableView.aspx?ReportId=14666. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 4)
  3. ^ Dwyfor Meirionnydd Gwynedd Council - Dwyfor Meirionnydd candidates
  4. ^ Dwyfor Meirionnydd BBC Election - Dwyfor Meirionnydd

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