Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Assembly constituency)


Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Assembly constituency)

Welsh Assembly constituency infobox
Name = Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Type = county


Region = Mid and West Wales
Year = 1999
AM = Angela Burns
Party = Conservative Party
County= Dyfed

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 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 Mid and West Wales 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.

Boundaries

1999 to 2007

The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Westminster constituency. It was a Dyfed constituency, one of five constituencies covering, and entirely within, the preserved county of Dyfed.

The other four Dyfed constituencies were Carmarthen East and Dinefwr , Ceredigion, Llanelli and Preseli Pembrokeshire. They were all within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.

The region consisted of the eight constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

Since 2007

Boundaries changed for the 2007 Assembly election. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire remained one of five Dyfed constituencies and one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales region. However, boundaries within Dyfed changed, to realign them with local government ward boundaries and to reduce disparities in the sizes of constituency electorates, and the boundaries of the region changed, to align them with the boundaries of preserved counties.

The other four Dyfed constituencies are, again, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr , Ceredigion, Llanelli and Preseli Pembrokeshire, all within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.

The region consists of the constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.

For Westminster purposes, the same new constituency boundaries will become effective for the next United Kingdom general election.

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.

Assembly Members

Elections

Election box begin
title=Assembly Election 2007: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Burns
votes = 8,590
percentage = 30.1
change = +9.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Christine Gwyther
votes = 8,492
percentage = 29.7
change = -5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = John Dixon
votes = 8,340
percentage = 29.2
change = -4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Gossage
votes = 1,806
percentage = 6.3
change = -2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Malcolm Carver
votes = 1,340
percentage = 4.7
change = +4.7
Election box majority
votes = 98
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,568
percentage = 49.7
change = +7.0
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Assembly Election 2003: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Christine Gwyther
votes = 8,384
percentage = 35.0
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Llyr Griffiths
votes = 7,869
percentage = 32.8
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Thomas
votes = 4,917
percentage = 20.5
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mary Megarry
votes = 2,222
percentage = 9.3
change = +2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Arthur Williams
votes = 580
percentage = 2.4
change = +2.4
Election box majority
votes = 515
percentage = 2.1
change = -3.2
Election box turnout
votes = 24,253
percentage = 43.0
change = -7.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=Assembly Election 1999: Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Christine Gwyther
votes = 9,891
percentage = 35.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Roy Llewelyn
votes = 8,399
percentage = 29.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Edwards
votes = 5,079
percentage = 18.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = William Davies
votes = 2,090
percentage = 7.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Williams
votes = 1,875
percentage = 6.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Graham Fry
votes = 815
percentage = 2.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,492
percentage = 5.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,149
percentage = 50.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

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