Islwyn (UK Parliament constituency)

Islwyn (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɪslʊɨn]) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. This area, historically known for coal-mining, is a safe Labour Party seat which was once held by the party's former leader Neil Kinnock, who served as opposition leader for nearly a decade until 1992. The current MP is Chris Evans, first elected at the 2010 general election.

Islwyn
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Islwyn in Wales
Preserved countyGwent
Electorate54,792 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsBlackwood, Risca, Pontllanfraith, Newbridge
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentChris Evans (Labour Co-operative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBedwellty and Abertillery[2]
Overlaps
SeneddIslwyn, South Wales East