Monmouth (Senedd Cymru constituency)


Monmouth (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) 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 South Wales East 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.

Monmouth
National Assembly for Wales constituency
Monmouth shown within the South Wales East electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales constituency
Created1999
PartyConservative
MSNick Ramsay
Preserved countyMonmouthshire

Boundaries


The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Monmouth UK Parliament constituency.

The other seven constituencies of the South Wales East electoral region are Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Islwyn, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Newport East, Newport West and Torfaen.

Voting


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


ElectionMemberPartyPortrait
1999 David Davies Conservative
2007 Nick Ramsay Conservative

Results


Elections in the 2010s

Welsh Parliament Election 2021: Monmouth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative
Labour
UKIP
Plaid Cymru Hugh Kocan
Liberal Democrats Councillor Jo Watkins
Green
Abolish the Welsh Assembly
Majority
Turnout
[[|N/A]] hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Monmouth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Ramsay 13,585 43.3 −7.0
Labour Catherine Fookes 8,438 26.9 −3.0
UKIP Tim Price 3,092 9.8 N/A
Independent Debby Blakebrough 1,932 6.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Clark 1,824 5.8 −1.7
Liberal Democrats Veronica German 1,474 4.7 −5.1
Green Chris Were 910 2.9 N/A
English Democrat Stephen Morris 146 0.5 −2.0
Majority 5,147 16.4 −4.0
Turnout 31,401 48.9 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Monmouth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Ramsay 15,087 50.3 −1.8
Labour Mark Whitcutt[4] 8,970 29.9 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Janet Ellard 2,937 9.8 −5.0
Plaid Cymru Fiona Cross[5] 2,263 7.5 +0.5
English Democrat Steve Uncles 744 2.5 −0.2
Majority 6,117 20.4 −8.2
Turnout 30,001 46.1 −0.8
Conservative hold Swing −4.2

Elections in the 2000s

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nick Ramsay 15,389 52.0 −5.5
Labour Richard Clark 6,920 23.4 −3.5
Liberal Democrats Jacqui A. Sullivan 4,359 14.7 +4.0
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Clark 2,093 7.1 +2.2
English Democrat Robert Abrams 804 2.7 N/A
Majority 8,469 28.6 -2.0
Turnout 29,565 46.9 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing −1.0
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Thomas Charles Davies 15,989 57.5 +16.6
Labour Sian James 7,479 26.9 −5.4
Liberal Democrats Alison Willott 2,973 10.7 −3.9
Plaid Cymru Stephen V. Thomas 1,355 4.9 −1.3
Majority 8,510 30.6 +22.0
Turnout 27,796 44.2 −6.9
Conservative hold Swing +11.0

Elections in the 1990s

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Monmouth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Davies 12,950 40.9 N/A
Labour Cherry R.P. Short 10,238 32.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Chris P. Lines 4,639 14.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru Marc Hubbard 1,964 6.2 N/A
Tourism and Farmers Party of Wales Anthony Carrington 1,911 6.0 N/A
Majority 2,712 8.6 N/A
Turnout 31,702 51.1 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

References


  1. "Wales elections > Monmouth". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. "Wales elections > Monmouth". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. "Wales elections > Monmouth". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  4. http://www.markwhitcutt4monmouth.co.uk Archived 7 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)