Brecon and Radnorshire (UK Parliament constituency)


Brecon and Radnorshire (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Brecon and Radnorshire


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Powys
Year = 1918
MP = Roger Williams
Party = Liberal Democrat
EP = Wales

Brecon and Radnorshire is a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Created in 1918, it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election; until the 1990s its name was simply Brecon and Radnor. It is the single largest constituency (by area) in England and Wales. [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200102/cmhansrd/vo010702/debtext/10702-22.htm]

The Brecon and Radnorshire Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries

The boundaries of the constituency correspond broadly with the ancient counties of Brecknockshire and Radnorshire.

History

The constituency was created in the boundary changes of 1918 by merging Breconshire and Radnorshire, both previously constituencies in their own right. While once a Labour stronghold, the constituency was captured from the Conservative government by the SDP-Liberal Alliance at a dramatic by-election in 1985. It was regained by the Conservatives in 1992, but has been in Liberal Democrat hands since 1997. It was the Conservative Party's fifteenth target seat at the 2005 election, but their share of the vote fell and at the next election will be the Conservative's 95th target seat, requiring a swing of 5.09%.

Members of Parliament

Elections

Election results

Election box begin
title=Confirmed candidates for Next United Kingdom general election [ [http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/guide/seat-profiles/breconandradnorshire Brecon and Radnorshire] UK Polling] [ [http://conservativehome.blogs.com/goldlist/2008/04/list-of-constit.html Conservative PPCs] Conservative Home] : Brecon and Radnorshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Lloyd
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Suzy Davies
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Williams
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Brecon and Radnorshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Williams
votes = 17,182
percentage = 44.8
change = +8.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Davies
votes = 13,277
percentage = 34.6
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Leighton Veale
votes = 5,755
percentage = 15.0
change = -6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Mabon ap Gwynfor
votes = 1,404
percentage = 3.7
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Liz Phillips
votes = 723
percentage = 1.9
change = +0.7
Election box majority
votes = 3,905
percentage = 10.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,341
percentage = 69.5
change = -1.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +4.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Brecon and Radnorshire
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Williams
votes = 13,824
percentage = 36.8
change = -4.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Felix Aubel
votes = 13,073
percentage = 34.8
change = +5.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Huw Irranca-Davies
votes = 8,024
percentage = 21.4
change = -5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Brynach Parri
votes = 1,301
percentage = 3.5
change = +2.0
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Ian Mitchell
votes = 762
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Elizabeth Phillips
votes = 452
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Robert Nicholson
votes = 80
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 751
percentage = 2.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,516
percentage = 70.5
change = -11.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=By-Election 1985: Brecon and Radnor
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Livsey
votes = 13,753
percentage = 35.8
change = +11.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Richard Willey
votes = 13,194
percentage = 34.4
change = +9.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Butler
votes = 10,631
percentage = 27.7
change = -20.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Janet Davies
votes = 435
percentage = 1.1
change = -0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = David Sutch
votes = 202
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Conservative
candidate = Roger Everest
votes = 154
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Andre Genillard
votes = 43
percentage = 0.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 559
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 38,412
percentage = 79.4
change = -0.7
Election box gain with party link
winner = Liberal Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = "N/A"

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Powys
* Brecon and Radnorshire (National Assembly for Wales constituency)
* www.breconradnorshirelabour.org.uk

References


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