Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Senedd Cymru constituency)
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Gorllewin Caerfyrddin a De Sir Benfro) is a constituency of the Senedd. It elects one Member of the Senedd by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to eight constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
|Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
|National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
1999 to 2007
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Westminster constituency. It was a Dyfed constituency, one of five constituencies covering, and entirely within, the preserved county of Dyfed.
The region consisted of the eight constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.
The constituency includes the whole of 22 Carmarthenshire communities (Abernant; Bronwydd; Carmarthen; Cilymaenllwyd; Cynwyl Elfed; Eglwyscummin; Henllanfallteg; Laugharne Township; Llanboidy; Llanddowror; Llangain; Llangynin; Llangynog; Llanpumsaint; Llansteffan; Llanwinio; Meidrim; Newchurch and Merthyr; Pendine; St Clears; Trelech; Whitland), the whole of 24 Pembrokeshire communities (Amroth; Angle; Carew; Cosheston; East Williamston; Hundleton; Jeffreyston; Kilgetty/Begelly; Lampeter Velfrey; Lamphey; Llanddewi Velfrey; Llawhaden; Manorbier; Martletwy; Narberth; Pembroke; Pembroke Dock; Penally; St Florence; St Mary Out Liberty; Saundersfoot; Stackpole and Castlemartin; Templeton; and Tenby), also the eastern part of the Pembrokeshire community of Uzmaston, Boulston and Slebech.
Boundaries changed for the 2007 Assembly election. Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire remained one of five Dyfed constituencies and one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales region. However, boundaries within Dyfed changed, to realign them with local government ward boundaries and to reduce disparities in the sizes of constituency electorates, and the boundaries of the region changed, to align them with the boundaries of preserved counties.
The region consists of the constituencies of Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.
For Westminster purposes, the same new constituency boundaries will become effective for the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
In general elections for the Senedd, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Member of the Senedd for the voter's constituency, elected by the first past the post system. The second vote may be used to vote for a regional closed party list of candidates. Additional member seats are allocated from the lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.
Assembly members and Members of the Senedd
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Simon Thomas||5,459||18.7||−11.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Alistair Cameron||699||2.4||−1.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Nerys Evans||8,373||29.7||+0.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Selwyn Runnett||1,097||3.9||−2.4|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||John Dixon||8,340||29.2||−4.0|
|Liberal Democrats||John Gossage||1,806||6.3||−2.9|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing|
|Plaid Cymru||Llyr Huws Gruffydd||7,869||32.8||+3.0|
|Conservative||David N. Thomas||4,917||20.5||+2.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Mary K. Megarry||2,222||9.3||+2.6|
|Independent||Arthur R. Williams||580||2.4||+2.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||Roy Llewelyn||8,399||29.8||N/A|
|Conservative||David G. Edwards||5,079||18.0||N/A|
|Independent||William E.H.V. Davies||2,090||7.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Roger H. Williams||1,875||6.7||N/A|
|Independent||Graham T.R. Fry||815||2.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- "Wales elections > Carmarthen West & Pembrokeshire South". BBC News. 6 May 2016.
- "Wales elections > Carmarthen West & Pembrokeshire South". BBC News. 6 May 2011.