Neath (Senedd Cymru constituency)
Neath (Welsh: Castell-nedd) 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 seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
|Welsh Assembly county constituency|
Neath shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
|Current Welsh Assembly county constituency|
|Electoral region||South Wales West|
|Preserved county||West Glamorgan|
Since the creation of the assembly the constituency has returned a Labour AM, with varying majorities, from 7.7% to 26.8%. The current incumbent Jeremy Miles is one of the first openly gay elected Members of the Senedd. Plaid Cymru are Labour's main opposition in the seat.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Neath Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of West Glamorgan.
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
|1999||Gwenda Thomas||Labour Party|
|2016||Jeremy Miles||Labour Party|
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Llewellyn||6,545||25.8||−0.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Frank Little||746||2.9||−1.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Llewellyn||6,346||26.6||−9.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Mathew McCarthy||983||4.1||−5.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Llewellyn||8,990||35.7||+6.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Sheila Ramsay-Waye||2,320||9.2||+0.0|
|Plaid Cymru||Alun Llewellyn||6,386||28.8||−7.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Helen C. Jones||2,048||9.2||−0.6|
|Conservative||Chris B. Smart||2,011||9.1||+2.0|
|Socialist Alliance||David Pudner||410||1.9||+0.0|
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||Trefor Jones||9,616||35.8||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||David R. Davies||2,631||9.8||N/A|
|Conservative||Jill F. Chambers||1,895||7.1||N/A|
|Socialist Alliance||Nicholas Duncan||519||1.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- "Three gay and lesbian AMs 'a milestone'". 7 May 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Neath – Welsh Assembly constituency – Election 2016". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
- "Neath – Welsh Assembly constituency – Election 2011". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
- Election results – 2007 Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
- Neath, Political Science Resources