Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (National Assembly for Wales constituency)
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy was a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elected one Assembly Member by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it was one of eight constituencies in the Mid and West Wales electoral region, which elected four additional members, in addition to eight constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
|Welsh Assembly county constituency|
|Meirionnydd Nant Conwy shown as one of the 40 |
Welsh Assembly constituencies
|Electoral region:||Mid and West Wales|
|AM 1999–2007:||Dafydd Elis-Thomas|
|Party:||Plaid Cymru |
|Preserved counties:||Clwyd and Gwynedd|
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Westminster constituency. It was partly within the preserved county of Clwyd and partly within the preserved county of Gwynedd. The constituency was abolished following boundary changes for the 2007 Assembly elections.
The other seven constituencies of the region were Brecon and Radnorshire, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Llanelli, Montgomeryshire and Preseli Pembrokeshire.
In elections for the National Assembly for Wales, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Assembly Member 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.
|1999||Dafydd Elis-Thomas||Plaid Cymru|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Elis-Thomas||8,717||57.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Kenneth Harris||1,100||7.2|
|Plaid Cymru hold||Swing|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Elis-Thomas||12,034||63.8||N/A|
|Labour||Denise Idris Jones||3,292||17.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Worley||1,378||7.3||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru win (new seat)|
- "How the Assembly is elected". National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
- "Election results for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy – 2003". National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
- "Election results for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy – 1999". National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 2 February 2020.