Bridgend (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Bridgend in Wales
|Preserved county||Mid Glamorgan|
|Population||79,873 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||59,533 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Jamie Wallis (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Aberavon and Ogmore|
|Welsh Assembly||South Wales West|
1983–1997: The Borough of Ogwr wards numbers 1, 2, 12 to 16, 18, and 20 to 23.[jargon]
1997–2010: The Borough of Ogwr wards of Brackla, Cefn Cribwr, Coity Higher, Cornelly, Coychurch Lower, Laleston, Morfa, Newcastle, Newcastle Higher, Oldcastle, Porthcawl East, Porthcawl West, Pyle, and St Bride’s Major.
2010–present: The Bridgend County Borough electoral divisions of Brackla; Bryntirion, Laleston and Merthyr Mawr; Cefn Glas; Coity; Cornelly; Coychurch Lower; Litchard; Llangewydd and Brynhyfryd; Morfa; Newcastle; Newton; Nottage; Oldcastle; Pendre; Pen-y-fai; Porthcawl East Central; Porthcawl West Central; Pyle; and Rest Bay.
- Summary of results
The 2015 result gave the seat the 19th-smallest majority of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority. The Bridgend constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Ogmore & Aberavon. To date, it has mostly voted for candidates from the Labour Party at general elections. The exceptions have been the Conservatives winning the seat at the 1983 'landslide' election, and in 2019. An absolute Labour majority occurred in Bridgend in three successive elections: 1992, 1997 and 2001, as well as in 2017.
- Other opposition parties
Since 2001, inclusive, two non-Labour, non-Conservative candidates at each election have kept their deposits, winning greater than or equal to 5% of the vote. In 2011, UKIP and Plaid Cymru were the parties of the two such candidates.
Turnout has ranged between a high of 80.5%, in 1992, and a low of 59.2% in 2005.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1980s
|Labour||John A. Fellows||14,623||35.2||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Keith Bush||1,312||3.2||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Plaid Cymru||Laura McAllister||1,065||2.3||−0.9|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+6.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||David A. Unwin||16,817||35.7||−2.3|
|Liberal Democrats||David Mills||4,827||10.3||−1.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Lloyd Jones||1,301||2.8||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Mckinlay||4,968||11.5||+1.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Dennis R. Watkins||1,649||3.8||+1.0|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Jean Barraclough||5,330||14.4||+2.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Monica Mahoney||2,653||7.2||+3.4|
|ProLife Alliance||Sara Jeremy||223||0.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Warren||7,949||21.0||+6.6|
|Plaid Cymru||Gareth Clubb||2,527||6.7||−0.5|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Wayne Morgan||8,658||22.6||+0.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Nicholas Thomas||2,269||5.9||−1.0|
|Plaid Cymru||James Radcliffe||2,784||7.1||+1.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Anita Davies||1,648||4.2||−18.4|
|National Front||Adam Lloyd||66||0.2||N/A|
Of the 63 rejected ballots:
- 43 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 18 voted for more than one candidate.
- 2 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.
|Plaid Cymru||Rhys Watkins||1,783||4.1||−2.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Jonathan Pratt||919||2.1||−2.1|
Of the 55 rejected ballots:
- 36 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 19 voted for more than one candidate.
|Liberal Democrats||Jonathan Pratt||2,368||5.6||+3.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Leanne Lewis||2,013||4.8||+0.7|
|Brexit Party||Robert Morgan||1,811||4.3||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.9|
Of the 101 rejected ballots:
- 78 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 23 voted for more than one candidate.
- Bridgend (Assembly constituency)
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Mid Glamorgan
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales
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