Cardiff North (UK Parliament constituency)


Cardiff North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Cardiff North


Type = Borough
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = South Glamorgan
Year = 1950
MP = Julie Morgan
Party = Labour
AM = Sue Essex
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Cardiff North ("Gogledd Caerdydd" in Welsh) is an
borough constituency in the city of Cardiff. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

It comprises the electoral wards of Gabalfa, Heath, Lisvane, Llandaff North, Llanishen, Pontprennau/Old St Mellons, Rhiwbina and Whitchurch/Tongwynlais. The area is the most affluent area in Wales with some of the most expensive houses in South Western UK. It is home to about 100,000 to 150,000 people.

History

This seat is the residential quarter of Wales' capital. It normally elects Conservative MPs but Labour has won in their better election performances. A traditional Tory section of northern Cardiff, mainly owner-occupied suburban housing with a resolutely middle class population, the Conservatives have recovered from the low points of the mid-1990s, and now hold the majority of the council seats forming the constituency (12, against six Liberal Democrats and three Labour). Success in the 2004 local elections was not repeated in the 2005 general election, with Labour's Julie Morgan retaining the seat with a reduced majority.

Members of Parliament

Cardiff North is currently represented in the House of Commons by Member of Parliament (MP) Julie Morgan, and in the Welsh Assembly by Jonathan Morgan AM.

Next Election

Julie Morgan will once again stand for Labour to try and retain the seat. The Conservatives have chosen Jonathan Evans MEP to stand for them.

Election results

UK general election, 2005

In the 2005 election, Julie Morgan was re-elected with a reduced majority. Catherine Taylor-Dawson of the Vote For Yourself Rainbow Dream Ticket party scored the lowest result (one vote) of any constituency in this general election.Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Cardiff North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Julie Morgan
votes = 17,707
percentage = 39.0
change = -6.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Morgan
votes = 16,561
percentage = 36.5
change = +4.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Dixon
votes = 8,483
percentage = 18.7
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = John Rowlands
votes = 1,936
percentage = 4.3
change = -1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Don Hulston
votes = 534
percentage = 1.2
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Forward Wales
candidate = Alison Hobbs
votes = 138
percentage = 0.3
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Vote For Yourself Rainbow Dream Ticket
candidate = Catherine Taylor-Dawson
votes = 1
percentage = 0.0
change = 0.0
Election box majority
votes = 1,146
percentage = 2.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,360
percentage = 70.5
change = +1.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -5.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Cardiff North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Julie Morgan
votes = 19,845
percentage = 45.9
change = -4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alastair Watson
votes = 13,680
percentage = 31.6
change = -2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Dixon
votes = 6,631
percentage = 15.3
change = +4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Sion Jobbins
votes = 2,471
percentage = 5.7
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Don Hulston
votes = 613
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 6,165
percentage = 14.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,240
percentage = 69.0
change = -11.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Cardiff North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Julie Morgan
votes = 24,460
percentage = 50.4
change = +11.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gwilym Jones
votes = 16,334
percentage = 33.7
change = -11.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = R Rowland
votes = 5,294
percentage = 10.9
change = -2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = C Palfrey
votes = 1,201
percentage = 2.5
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = E J Litchfield
votes = 1,199
percentage = 2.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 8,126
percentage = 16.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 80.2
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Cardiff North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gwilym Jones
votes = 21,547
percentage = 45.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Julie Morgan
votes = 18,578
percentage = 38.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = E Warlow
votes = 6,487
percentage = 13.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = E Bush
votes = 916
percentage = 1.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = John Morse
votes = 121
percentage = 0.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = D Palmer
votes = 86
percentage = 0.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 2,969
percentage = 6.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 84.1
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Glamorgan


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