Caernarfon (National Assembly for Wales constituency)

Caernarfon was a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales from 1999 to 2007. It was one of nine constituencies in the North Wales electoral region until the abolition of the seat. The constituency elected one Assembly Member by the first past the post method, while the North Wales region elected four additional members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the area as a whole.[1]

Former Welsh Assembly county constituency
Caernarfon shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies from 1999 to 2007
Electoral region:North Wales
Preserved county:Gwynedd


The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Caernarfon Westminster constituency. It was entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd.

The other eight constituencies of the region were Alyn and Deeside, Clwyd West, Clwyd South, Conwy, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn.

The constituency was abolished at the 2007 election. Part of the constituency then joined the new Arfon constituency, and part the new Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency, both constituencies entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd. The Arfon constituency is within the North Wales electoral region. The Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency is within the Mid and West Wales electoral region.

Assembly members

1999 Dafydd Wigley Plaid Cymru
2003 Alun Ffred Jones
2007 constituency abolished; see Arfon and Dwyfor Meirionnydd


Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Caernarfon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Alun Ffred Jones 11,675 55.0 −10.9
Labour Martin Eaglestone 5,770 27.2 +4.4
Conservative Goronwy Edwards 2,402 11.3 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Steven Churchman 1,392 6.6 +3.8
Majority 5,905 27.8 −15.3
Turnout 21,239 45.0 −15.7
Plaid Cymru hold Swing −7.7
Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Caernarfon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 18,748 65.8 N/A
Labour Tom Jones 6,475 22.7 N/A
Conservative Bronwen Naish 2,464 8.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Shankland 791 2.8 N/A
Majority 12,273 43.1 N/A
Turnout 28,748 60.5 N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

See also