Wrexham (UK Parliament constituency)


Wrexham (UK Parliament constituency)
Wrexham
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Wrexham in Wales.
Preserved county Clwyd
Electorate 53,733 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Wrexham
Current constituency
Created 1918 (1918)
Member of Parliament Ian Lucas (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Denbigh Boroughs and East Denbighshire
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly North Wales
European Parliament constituency Wales

Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a parliamentary constituency in North Wales which is represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.

The Wrexham Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Contents

History

Until 1885, Wrexham was part of the Denbighshire parliamentary constituency, which elected one Member of Parliament until the Reform Act 1832 increased this to two members. In 1885 the Denbighshire constituency was split and Wrexham became part of the new East Denbighshire constituency.

In 1918 the Wrexham constituency was created, electing one Member of Parliament. For the 1983 general election, major boundary reorganisation saw large areas removed from the Wrexham constituency to form the new constituency of Clwyd South West (later to become Clwyd South).

Boundaries

The constituency of Wrexham is divided into the electoral divisions: Acton, Borras Park, Brynyffynnon, Cartrefle, Erddig, Garden Village, Gresford East and West, Grosvenor, Gwersyllt East and South, Gwersyllt North, Gwersyllt West, Hermitage, Holt, Little Acton, Llay, Maesydre, Marford and Hoseley, Offa, Queensway, Rhosnesni, Rossett, Smithfield, Stansty, Whitegate, Wynnstay

Members of Parliament

Election Member[2] Party
1918 Sir Robert Thomas Coalition Liberal
1922 Robert Richards Labour
1924 Christmas Price Williams Liberal
1929 Robert Richards Labour
1931 Aled Owen Roberts Liberal
1935 Robert Richards Labour
1955 James Idwal Jones Labour
1970 Tom Ellis Labour
1981 Social Democrat
1983 Dr John Marek Labour
2001 Ian Lucas Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Wrexham [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Lucas 12,161 36.9 -9.2
Liberal Democrat Tom Rippeth 8,503 25.8 +2.2
Conservative Gareth Hughes 8,375 25.4 +5.4
Plaid Cymru Arfon Jones 2,029 6.2 +0.4
BNP Mel Roberts 1,134 3.4 +0.4
UKIP John Humberstone 774 2.3 +2.3
Majority 3,658 11.1
Turnout 32,976 64.8 +1.5
Labour hold Swing -5.7

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Wrexham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Lucas 13,993 46.1 −6.9
Liberal Democrat Tom Rippeth 7,174 23.6 +6.5
Conservative Therese Coffey 6,079 20.0 −2.5
Plaid Cymru Sion Owen 1,744 5.7 −0.2
BNP John Walker 919 3.0 N/A
Forward Wales Janet Williams 476 1.6 N/A
Majority 6,819 22.4 −8.1
Turnout 30,385 63.3 +3.8
Labour hold Swing −6.7
General Election 2001: Wrexham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Lucas 15,934 53.0 −3.1
Conservative Felicity Elphick 6,746 22.5 −1.4
Liberal Democrat Ron Davies 5,153 17.1 +3.9
Plaid Cymru Malcolm Evans 1,783 5.9 +2.7
UKIP Jane Brookes 432 1.4 N/A
Majority 9,188 30.5
Turnout 30,048 59.5 −12.2
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Wrexham[6][7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dr John Marek 20,450 56.1 +6.1
Conservative Stuart Andrew 8,688 23.9 −8.5
Liberal Democrat Andrew Thomas 4,833 13.3 −1.7;
Referendum Party John Cronk 1,195 3.3 N/A
Plaid Cymru Kevin Plant 1,170 3.2 +0.5
Natural Law Nicholas Low 86 0.2 N/A
Majority 11,622 32.3 +14.8
Turnout 36,422 71.8
Labour hold Swing +7.4
General Election 1992: Wrexham[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dr John Marek 24,830 48.3 +4.4
Conservative Owen Paterson 18,114 35.2 −0.4
Liberal Democrat Andrew M. Thomas 7,074 13.8 −5.7
Plaid Cymru W. Gareth Wheatley 1,415 2.8 +1.7
Majority 6,716 13.1 +4.8
Turnout 51,433 80.7 −0.2
Labour hold Swing +2.4

Elections in the 1950s

By-election 1955: Wrexham[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Idwal Jones 23,402 57.9 −3.7
Conservative Guthrie W.G Jones 12,476 30.8 −4.0
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Elystan Morgan 4,572 11.3 N/A
Majority 10,926 27.0 +0.3
Turnout 46,072
Labour hold Swing

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. http://www.statswales.wales.gov.uk/TableViewer/tableView.aspx?ReportId=14666. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  3. ^ "BBC NEWS - Election 2010 - Wrexham". BBC News Online. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/results/constituency/w04.stm. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Wrexham: Constituency > Politics > guardian.co.uk". Election 2010. The Guardian. 2005-05-05. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/constituency/1457/wrexham. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS > VOTE 2001 > RESULTS & CONSTITUENCIES > Wrexham". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/652.stm. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/constit/541.htm. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  7. ^ C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.181 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
  8. ^ The 1997 election result is calculated relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
  9. ^ "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Wrexham". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/652.stm. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/ge92index.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  11. ^ "British parliamentary by-elections: Wrexham 1955". Web Cite. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/by_elections/55a.html%23wrexham&date=2009-10-25+16:45:27. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 

Coordinates: 53°04′34″N 2°56′59″W / 53.07611°N 2.94972°W / 53.07611; -2.94972


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