Cardiff West (UK Parliament constituency)


Cardiff West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Cardiff West


Type = Borough
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = South Glamorgan
Year = 1950
MP = Kevin Brennan
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Cardiff West ("Gorllewin Caerdydd" in Welsh) is a 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

A traditionally safe Labour seat which used to return the House of Commons speaker George Thomas. It returned a Tory only once, in Labour's disaster year of 1983, in the shape of the colourful Ukrainian Stefan Terlezki, but returned to the Labour fold safely with the sometimes equally colourful Rhodri Morgan (whose wife represents the neighbouring Cardiff North). After stepping down from the Westminster seat in 2001, he is now the Labour leader of the Welsh Assembly, and has often been in conflict with the Labour national government at Westminster; he is much more Old Labour than New Labour.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Cardiff West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kevin Brennan
votes = 15,729
percentage = 45.5
change = -9.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Simon Baker
votes = 7,562
percentage = 21.9
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Alison Goldsworthy
votes = 6,060
percentage = 17.5
change = +4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Neil McEvoy
votes = 4,316
percentage = 12.5
change = +2.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Joe Callan
votes = 727
percentage = 2.1
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Vote For Yourself Rainbow Dream Ticket
candidate = Catherine Taylor-Dawson
votes = 167
percentage = 0.5
change = +0.5
Election box majority
votes = 8,167
percentage = 23.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,561
percentage = 57.7
change = -0.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.8

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Cardiff West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kevin Brennan
votes = 18,594
percentage = 54.6
change = -5.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Davies
votes = 7,273
percentage = 21.3
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jacqui Gasson
votes = 4,458
percentage = 13.1
change = +2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Delme Bowen
votes = 3,296
percentage = 9.7
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Joyce Jenking
votes = 462
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,321
percentage = 33.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,083
percentage = 58.4
change = -10.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

ELections in the 1990s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rhodri Morgan
votes = 24,297
percentage = 60.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Simon Hoare
votes = 8,669
percentage = 21.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jacqui Gasson
votes = 4,366
percentage = 10.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = G. Carr
votes = 1,949
percentage = 4.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = T. Johns
votes = 996
percentage = 2.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 15,628
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 69.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rhodri Morgan
votes = 24,306
percentage = 53.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Prior
votes = 15,015
percentage = 32.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jacqui Gasson
votes = 5,002
percentage = 10.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Penni Bestic
votes = 1,177
percentage = 2.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = A. Harding
votes = 184
percentage = 0.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,291
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Elections in the 1980s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Rhodri Morgan
votes = 20,329
percentage = 45.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stefan Terlezki
votes = 16,284
percentage = 36.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = R. G. Drake
votes = 7,300
percentage = 16.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = P. J. Keelan
votes = 736
percentage = 1.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 4,045
percentage = 9.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.8
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stefan Terlezki
votes = 15,472
percentage = 38.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = D. Seligman
votes = 13,698
percentage = 33.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = Jeffrey Thomas
votes = 10,388
percentage = 25.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = M. Parri
votes = 848
percentage = 2.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ecology Party
candidate = G. Jones
votes = 352
percentage = 0.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 1,774
percentage = 4.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 69.6
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
loser = Speaker of the British House of Commons
swing =

Elections in the 1970s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Speaker of the British House of Commons
candidate = George Thomas
votes = 27,035
percentage = 85.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = A. Ogwen
votes = 3,272
percentage = 10.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = C. Gibbon
votes = 1,287
percentage = 4.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 23,763
percentage = 75.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 60.8
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Speaker of the British House of Commons
loser = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Thomas
votes = 18,153
percentage = 50.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = W. F. Dunn
votes = 11,481
percentage = 31.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. M. James
votes = 4,669
percentage = 12.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = D. Hughes
votes = 2,008
percentage = 5.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,672
percentage = 18.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 69.7
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Thomas
votes = 16,712
percentage = 44.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G. J. Neale
votes = 13,366
percentage = 35.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = R. M. James
votes = 5,812
percentage = 15.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = D. Hughes
votes = 2,093
percentage = 5.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 3,346
percentage = 8.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 73.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Thomas
votes = 21,655
percentage = 49.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. C. Williams
votes = 15,878
percentage = 36.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = D. Hughes
votes = 4,378
percentage = 10.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = S. Wanhill
votes = 1,594
percentage = 3.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 5,777
percentage = 13.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 71.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Glamorgan


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