Wrexham (Assembly constituency)

Wrexham (Assembly constituency)

Welsh Assembly constituency infobox
Name = Wrexham
Type = county


Region = North Wales
Year = 1999
AM = Lesley Griffiths
Party = Labour
County= Clwyd

Wrexham 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 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.

Boundaries

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

As created in 1999, the North Wales region includes the constituencies of Alyn and Deeside, Caernarfon, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn. For the 2007 Assembly election the region will include Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

The constituency of Wrexham is divided into the electoral divisions:Acton, Borras Park, Brynyffynnon, Cartrefle, Erddig, Garden Village, Gresford East and West, Grosvenor, Gwersyllt East and South, Gwersyllt North, Gwersyllt West, Hermitage, Holt, Little Acton, Llay, Maesydre, Marford and Hoseley, Offa, Queensway, Rhosnesni, Rossett, Smithfield, Stansty, Whitegate, Wynnstay

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

Constituency Election results

Election box begin
title=Welsh Assembly Election, 2007: Wrexham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Lesley Griffiths
votes = 5,633
percentage = 28.8
change = -3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = John Marek
votes = 4,383
percentage = 22.4
change = -15.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Felicity Elphick
votes = 3,372
percentage = 17.2
change = +4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bruce Roberts
votes = 3,268
percentage = 16.7
change = +6.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Sion Owen
votes = 1,878
percentage = 9.6
change = +1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Peter Lewis
votes = 1,033
percentage = 5.3
change = +5.3
Election box majority
votes = 1,250 |percentage = 6.4 |change =
Election box turnout
votes = 19,576
percentage = 38.8
change = +4.4
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Independent (politician)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Welsh Assembly Election, 2003: Wrexham
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = John Marek
votes = 6,539
percentage = 37.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Susan Lesley Griffiths
votes = 5,566
percentage = 32.1
change = -21.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Janet Finch-Saunders
votes = 2,228
percentage = 12.8
change = -2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Dr. Tom Rippeth
votes = 1,701
percentage = 9.8
change = -6.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Peter Ryder
votes = 1,329
percentage = 7.7
change = -7.6
Election box majority
votes = 973
percentage = 5.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 17,363
percentage = 34.4
change = -12.2
Election box gain with party link
winner = Independent (politician)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Marek
votes = 9,239
percentage = 53.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Carole O’Toole
votes = 2,767
percentage = 15.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Felicity Elphick
votes = 2,747
percentage = 15.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Janet Ryder
votes = 2,659
percentage = 15.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,472
percentage = 37.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 17412
percentage = 34.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* North Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)
* National Assembly for Wales constituencies and electoral regions
* Wrexham (UK Parliament constituency)

References


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