Islwyn (UK Parliament constituency)


Islwyn (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Islwyn


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Gwent
Year = 1983
MP = Don Touhig
Party = Labour Co-operative
EP = Wales

Islwyn is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries

Formerly known as Bedwellty,this is a safe Labour seat with former Coal-mining traditions which was held for many years by the former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.

Members of Parliament

* 1983 – 1995: Neil Kinnock, Labour
* 1995 – "present": Don Touhig, Labour Co-operative

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Islwyn
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Don Touhig
votes = 19,687
percentage = 63.8
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Jim Criddle
votes = 3,947
percentage = 12.8
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Lee Dillon
votes = 3,873
percentage = 12.5
change = -0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Phillip Howells
votes = 3,358
percentage = 10.9
change = +2.9
Election box majority
votes = 15,740
percentage = 51.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 30,865
percentage = 61.0
change = -0.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing = +0.7
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Islwyn
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Don Touhig
votes = 19,505
percentage = 61.5
change = -12.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Kevin Etheridge
votes = 4,196
percentage = 13.2
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Leigh Thomas
votes = 3,767
percentage = 11.9
change = +5.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Phillip Howells
votes = 2,543
percentage = 8.0
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Paul Taylor
votes = 1,263
percentage = 4.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mary Millington
votes = 417
percentage = 1.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 15,309
percentage = 48.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,691
percentage = 61.9
change = -10.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Co-operative
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gwent


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