Gower (UK Parliament constituency)


Gower (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Gower


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = West Glamorgan
Year = 1885
MP = Martin Caton
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Gower is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The constituency has elected only Labour MPs since 1906, the longest run (with Normanton and Makerfield) of any UK constituency. It is one of three parliamentary seats representing the city of Swansea, the others being Swansea West and Swansea East.

Boundaries

The constituency encompasses the old Lordship of Gower (less the city of Swansea) and covers the inner Gower peninsula and outer Gower areas including Clydach, Gowerton, Gorseinon, Felindre and Garnswllt.

Gower currently comprises the electoral wards of Gower, Oystermouth, Newton, Mawr, Pennard, Fairwood, Kingsbridge, Lower Loughor, Upper Loughor, Penyrheol, Bishopston, Gorseinon, Pontarddulais, Clydach, Penclawdd, Gowerton, Penllergaer, Llangyfelach and West Cross.

Members of Parliament

*1885 – 1888: Frank Ash Yeo
*1888 – 1900: David Randell Liberal
*1900 – 1906: John Aeron Thomas Liberal
*1906 – 1922: John Williams Independent Lib-Lab (1906 - 10); Labour (1910 - 22)
* 1922 – 1959: David Grenfell, Labour
* 1959 – 1982: Ifor Davies, Labour
* 1982 – 1997: Gareth Wardell, Labour
* 1997 – "present": Martin Caton, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Gower
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Martin Caton
votes = 16,786
percentage = 42.5
change = -4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Murray
votes = 10,083
percentage = 25.5
change = -2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nick Tregoning
votes = 7,291
percentage = 18.4
change = +6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Sian Caiach
votes = 3,089
percentage = 7.8
change = -2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Richard Lewis
votes = 1,264
percentage = 3.2
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Rhoddri Griffiths
votes = 1,029
percentage = 2.6
change = +1.0
Election box majority
votes = 6,703
percentage = 17.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,542
percentage = 64.9
change = +1.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -1.4

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Gower
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Martin Caton
votes = 17,676
percentage = 47.3
change = -6.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Bushell
votes = 10,281
percentage = 27.5
change = +3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sheila Waye
votes = 4,507
percentage = 12.1
change = -0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Sian Caiach
votes = 3,865
percentage = 10.3
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Tina Shrewsbury
votes = 607
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Darran Hickery
votes = 417
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,395
percentage = 19.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,353
percentage = 63.4
change = -11.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in West Glamorgan


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