Swansea West (UK Parliament constituency)


Swansea West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Swansea West


Type = Borough
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = West Glamorgan
Year = 1918
MP = Alan Williams
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Swansea West is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The Swansea West National Assembly for Wales constituency presently has the same boundaries.

Boundaries

The constituency comprises the electoral wards of
Sketty, Castle, Killay South, Killay North, Dunvant, Uplands, Townhill, Cockett and Mayals.

Politics

The more middle-class of the two Swansea seats, with the forthcoming retirement of sitting MP Alan Williams it is now regarded as a marginal seat due to the close result of the Assembly Elections in 2007 where the Labour vote was reduced to a majority of 1,511 over the Liberal Democrats. The fact that Williams has stated his desire to retire from Parliament at the next general election, potentially putting Swansea West into play as a Liberal Democrat target seat: but the Labour majority of 4,269 is still a respectable 12% of the vote. It is also notable that this seat has never passed to MPs of the same party, each being succeeded by a member of a different party.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin | title=Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election [ [http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/swanseawest] , UKPollingReport]

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Geraint Davies
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter May
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Rene Kinzett
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alan Williams
votes = 13,833
percentage = 41.8
change = -6.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Rene Kinzett
votes = 9,564
percentage = 28.9
change = +12.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mohammed Abdel-Haq
votes = 5,285
percentage = 16.0
change = -3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Harri Roberts
votes = 2,150
percentage = 6.5
change = -4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Martyn Shrewsbury
votes = 738
percentage = 2.2
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Martyn Ford
votes = 609
percentage = 1.8
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Veritas (political party)
candidate = Yvonne Holley
votes = 401
percentage = 1.2
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Party (England and Wales)
candidate = Robert Williams
votes = 288
percentage = 0.9
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = Steve Pank
votes = 218
percentage = 0.7
change = +0.7
Election box majority
votes = 4,269
percentage = 12.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,086
percentage = 57.1
change = +1.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -9.6

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Swansea West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alan Williams
votes = 15,644
percentage = 48.7
change = -7.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Margaret Harper
votes = 6,094
percentage = 19.0
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mike Day
votes = 5,313
percentage = 16.6
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Ian Titherington
votes = 3,404
percentage = 10.6
change = +4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Richard Lewis
votes = 653
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Martyn Shrewsbury
votes = 626
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Welsh Socialist Alliance
candidate = Alec Thraves
votes = 366
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,550
percentage = 29.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 32,100
percentage = 55.8
change = -11.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -6.0

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Glamorgan

References


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