Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (UK Parliament constituency)
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Gorllewin Caerfyrddin a De Sir Benfro) is a constituency of 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.
|Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
for the House of Commons
|Population||77,338 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||58,994 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Carmarthen (part), Pembroke Dock, Tenby|
|Member of Parliament||Simon Hart (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Pembroke, Carmarthen|
|Senedd||Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Mid and West Wales|
The Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Senedd constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999 (as an Assembly constituency).
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former marginal seats of Pembroke and Carmarthen. Main population areas in the seat include the towns of Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock, Pembroke and Tenby. Saundersfoot and Dylan Thomas' homestead of Laugharne are also within the constituency.
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.
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire is a marginal seat between the Labour Party and the Conservatives. The Conservatives are very strong around the more rural parts of the seat along with Pembroke, whereas Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock are more inclined to the Labour Party. Plaid Cymru is traditionally stronger in West Carmarthenshire as well as the Tenby area where several local councillors represent the party.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||Roy Llewellyn||5,402||12.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Keith Evans||3,516||8.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Llyr Gruffydd||6,893||18.7||+6.0|
|Liberal Democrats||William Jeremy||3,248||8.8||+0.6|
|Direct Customer Service Party||Nicholas Turner||78||0.2||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||John Dixon||5,582||14.7||−4.0|
|Liberal Democrats||John Allen||5,399||14.3||+5.5|
|Legalise Cannabis||Alexander Daszak||237||0.6||N/A|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||John Gossage||4,890||12.1||-2.1|
|Plaid Cymru||John Dixon||4,232||10.4||-4.3|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+6.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Elwyn Williams||4,201||10.4||±0.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Selwyn Runnett||963||2.4||-9.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Abi Thomas||3,933||9.3||-1.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Alistair Cameron||956||2.3||-0.1|
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||Rhys Thomas||3,633||8.6||-0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Alistair Cameron||1,860||4.4||+2.1|
Of the 146 rejected ballots:
- 110 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 35 voted for more than one candidate.
- 1 had writing or a mark by which the voter could be identified.
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Notes and references
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- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS>VOTE 2001>Results and Constituencies>Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire". Vote 2001. BBC News. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS > Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire parliamentary constituency - Election 2005" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire BBC Election 2010 - Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Pembrokeshire results". Election Results. Pembrokeshire County Council. Archived from the original on 18 December 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
- "Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire parliamentary constituency - Election 2015" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "UKIP Candidates". UKIP. Archived from the original on 12 March 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
- Sinclair, Thomas (27 November 2014). "Pembrokeshire Green Party announce candidates". Pembrokeshire Herald.
- "Greens announce Pembs Parliamentary candidates". Western Telegraph.
- "Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire parliamentary constituency - Election 2017" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Parliamentary General Election 2017" (PDF). Carmarthen County Council. Carmarthen County Council. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
- O'Sullivan, Caitlin (17 May 2017). "General Election 2017: Who are the candidates standing in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire?". WalesOnline. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Carmarthen West & Pembrokeshire South parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- "Parliamentary General Election 2019" (PDF). Carmarthen County Council. Carmarthen County Council. Retrieved 18 January 2020.