Bridgend (UK Parliament constituency)


Bridgend (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Bridgend


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan
Year = 1983
MP = Madeleine Moon
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Bridgend ("Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr" in Welsh) is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP), elected by the first past the post voting system.

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

Bridgend normally elects Labour MPs although it went Conservative at the 1983 election landslide. Its current MP is Madeleine Moon (Labour) from Porthcawl and its Assembly member is Carwyn Jones (Labour). However, Labour, while remaining the largest party, lost control of Bridgend county borough council at the last elections to a "rainbow coalition" of Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Independents and Plaid Cymru.

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Bridgend
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Madeleine Moon
votes = 16,410
percentage = 43.3
change = -9.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Helen Baker
votes = 9,887
percentage = 26.1
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paul Warren
votes = 7,949
percentage = 21.0
change = +6.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Gareth Clubb
votes = 2,527
percentage = 6.7
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Jonathan Spink
votes = 595
percentage = 1.6
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Kunnathur Rajan
votes = 491
percentage = 1.3
change = +1.3
Election box majority
votes = 6,523
percentage = 17.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,859
percentage = 59.2
change = -1.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -5.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Bridgend
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Win Griffiths
votes = 19,423
percentage = 52.5
change = -5.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tania Brisby
votes = 9,377
percentage = 25.3
change = +2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jean Barraclough
votes = 5,330
percentage = 14.4
change = +2.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Monica Mahoney
votes = 2,653
percentage = 7.2
change = +3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Prolife Alliance
candidate = Sara Jeremy
votes = 223
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,046
percentage = 27.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,006
percentage = 60.2
change = -12.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Mid Glamorgan
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Glamorgan


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