Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (UK Parliament constituency)
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Welsh: Dwyrain Caerfyrddin a Dinefwr) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2010 by Jonathan Edwards, who currently sits as an independent following his suspension from Plaid Cymru. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It was created in 1997, mostly from the former seat of Carmarthen.
|Carmarthen East and Dinefwr|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr in Wales
|Population||71,046 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||54,557 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Carmarthen (part), Ammanford, Llandovery|
|Member of Parliament||Jonathan Edwards (Independent)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Carmarthen, Llanelli|
|Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament||Mid and West Wales|
The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.
The constituency is within the Carmarthenshire authority area, with Llanybydder, Llandovery and Llanfihangel-ar-Arth in the north, Llanfihangel-uwch-Gwili, Llanegwad, and Llandeilo in the central area, and Ammanford and Glanamman in the south.
Boundary changes for the 2010 general election introduced minor alterations, with the areas around Hermon and Llanpumsaint removed to the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency. These changes came into effect in 2007 for the National Assembly for Wales.
The constituency includes the whole of 41 Carmarthenshire communities (Abergwili; Ammanford; Betws; Cenarth; Cilycwm; Cwmamman; Cynwyl Gaeo; Dyffryn Cennen; Gorslas; Llanarthney; Llanddarog; Llanddeusant; Llandeilo; Llandovery; Llandybie; Llandyfaelog; Llanegwad; Llanfair-ar-y-bryn; Llanfihangel Aberbythych; Llanfihangel-ar-Arth; Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn; Llanfynydd; Llangadog; Llangathen; Llangeler; Llangunnor; Llangyndeyrn; Llanllawddog; Llanllwni; Llansadwrn; Llansawel; Llanwrda; Llanybydder; Llanycrwys; Manordeilo and Salem; Myddfai; Newcastle Emlyn; Pencarreg; Quarter Bach; St Ishmael; Talley).
Members of Parliament
|2001||Adam Price||Plaid Cymru|
|2010||Jonathan Edwards||Plaid Cymru|
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||Rhodri Glyn Thomas||14,457||34.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Juliana Hughes||3,150||7.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Adam Price||16,130||42.4||+7.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Doiran Evans||2,815||7.4||-0.2|
|Plaid Cymru gain from Labour||Swing||+7.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Adam Price||17,561||45.9||+3.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Juliana Hughes||3,719||9.7||+2.3|
|Legalise Cannabis||Sid Whitworth||272||0.7||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+5.4|
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||13,546||35.6||-10.2|
|Liberal Democrats||William Powell||4,609||12.1||+2.4|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||-4.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||15,140||38.4||+2.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Sara Lloyd Williams||928||2.4||-9.7|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||+2.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||16,127||39.3||+0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Lesley Prosser||920||2.2||-0.2|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||-2.3|
Of the 65 rejected ballots:
- 44 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 14 voted for more than one candidate.
- 7 had writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified.
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Edwards||15,939||38.9||-0.4|
|Brexit Party||Peter Prosser||2,311||5.6||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing||-4.3|
Of the 145 rejected ballots:
- 123 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 20 voted for more than one candidate.
- 2 had writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified.
Edwards was elected as a Plaid Cymru MP, but had the whip withdrawn by the party after he was arrested on suspicion of assault in May 2020.
- Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Assembly constituency)
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Dyfed
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales
Notes and references
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- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.50 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- This constituency was new in 1997, and the election result is calculated relative to a notional 1992 result.
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