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.
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Islwyn in Wales
|Electorate||54,792 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Blackwood, Risca, Pontllanfraith, Newbridge|
|Member of Parliament||Chris Evans (Labour Co-operative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Bedwellty and Abertillery|
|Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament||South Wales East|
1983–2010: The Borough of Islwyn.
2010–present: The Caerphilly County Borough electoral divisions of Aberbargoed, Abercarn, Argoed, Blackwood, Cefn Fforest, Crosskeys, Crumlin, Maesycwmmer, Newbridge, Pengam, Penmaen, Pontllanfraith, Risca East, Risca West, and Ynysddu.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Neil Kinnock||Labour||Leader of the Labour Party & Leader of the Opposition 1983-92|
|1995 by-election||Don Touhig||Labour Co-op|
|2010||Chris Evans||Labour Co-op|
Elections in the 1980s
|Plaid Cymru||William Richards||1,574||4.0||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Plaid Cymru||William Richards||1,932||4.8||+0.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Michael Symonds||2,352||5.7||−3.5|
|Plaid Cymru (Green)||Helen Jones||1,606||3.9||-0.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||547||1.3||N/A|
|Labour Co-op||Don Touhig||16,030||69.2||−5.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Jocelyn Davies||2,933||12.7||+8.8|
|Liberal Democrats||John Bushell||2,448||10.6||+4.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Screaming Lord Sutch||506||2.2||+0.8|
|Natural Law||Trevor Rees||47||0.2||N/A|
|Labour Co-op gain from Labour||Swing||-2.9|
|Labour Co-op||Don Touhig||26,995||74.2||−0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Christopher Worker||3,064||8.4||+2.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Darren Jones||2,272||6.2||+2.3|
|Labour Co-op gain from Labour||Swing||-1.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour Co-op||Don Touhig||19,505||61.5||-12.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Kevin Etheridge||4,196||13.2||+4.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Leigh Thomas||3,767||11.9||+5.7|
|Socialist Labour||Mary Millington||417||1.3||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||-8.7|
|Labour Co-op||Don Touhig||19,687||63.8||+2.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Jim Criddle||3,947||12.8||+0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Lee Dillon||3,873||12.5||-0.7|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+0.7|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Chris Evans||17,069||49.2||-15.1|
|Plaid Cymru||Steffan Lewis||4,518||13.0||+0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Ashgar Ali||3,597||10.4||-1.8|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||-9.1|
|Labour Co-op||Chris Evans||17,336||49.0||-0.2|
|Conservative||Laura Anne Jones||5,366||15.2||+1.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Lyn Ackerman||3,794||10.7||-2.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Brendan D'Cruz||950||2.7||-7.7|
|Monster Raving Loony||Von Magpie Baron||213||0.6||N/A|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
|Labour Co-op||Chris Evans||21,238||58.8||+9.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Darren Jones||2,739||7.6||-3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Matthew Kidner||685||1.9||-0.8|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||-1.1|
|Labour Co-op||Chris Evans||15,356||44.7||-14.1|
|Brexit Party||James Wells||4,834||14.1||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Zoe Hammond||2,287||6.7||-0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Jo Watkins||1,313||3.8||+1.9|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||-7.9|
Of the 145 rejected ballots:
- 53 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 92 voted for more than one candidate.
- Islwyn (National Assembly for Wales constituency)
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gwent
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales
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