Newport East (Senedd Cymru constituency)


Newport East (Welsh: Dwyrain Casnewydd) 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.

Newport East
Welsh Assembly county constituency
Newport East shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Current Welsh Assembly county constituency
Created1999
PartyWelsh Labour
AMJohn Griffiths
Electoral regionSouth Wales East

Boundaries


The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the same boundaries as the Newport East (UK Parliament constituency).

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

Members of the Senedd


ElectionMemberPartyPortrait
1999John GriffithsLabour

Elections


Elections in the 2010s

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Newport East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Griffiths 9,229 44.6 −6.2
UKIP James Peterson 4,333 20.9 +20.9
Conservative Munawar Mughal 3,768 18.2 −4.9
Liberal Democrats Paul Halliday 1,481 7.2 −11.9
Plaid Cymru Anthony Salkeld 1,386 6.7 -0.3
Green Peter Varley 491 2.4 +2.4
Majority 4,896 23.7 -4.0
Turnout 20,688 37.2 +1.7
Labour hold Swing -13.6
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Newport East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 9,888 50.8 +18.7
Conservative Nick Webb 4,500 23.1 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 3,703 19.0 −8.7
Plaid Cymru Chris Paul 1,369 7.0 −1.5
Majority 5,388 27.7 +23.3
Turnout 19,460 35.5 −2.0
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

Welsh Assembly election 2007: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 6,395 32.1 −12.5
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 5,520 27.7 +11.5
Conservative Peter Fox 4,512 22.7 −1.7
Plaid Cymru Trefor Puw 1,696 8.5 −0.6
Independent James Harris 1,354 6.8 N/A
English Democrat Michael Blundell 429 2.2 N/A
Majority 875 4.4 −16.0
Turnout 19,906 37.5 +7.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Welsh Assembly election 2003: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 7,621 44.7 −4.8
Conservative Matthew Evans 4,157 24.3 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 2,768 16.2 +2.2
Plaid Cymru Mohammad Asghar 1,555 9.1 −4.7
UKIP Neal J. Reynolds 987 5.8 N/A
Majority 3,484 20.4 −6.2
Turnout 17,212 30.4 −5.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing −3.2

Elections in the 1990s

Welsh Assembly election 1999: Newport East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op John Griffiths 9,497 49.4 N/A
Conservative Mark A. Major 4,368 22.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alistair Cameron 2,684 14.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru Christopher K. Holland 2,647 13.8 N/A
Majority 5,129 26.6 N/A
Turnout 19,214 35.4 N/A
Labour Co-op win (new seat)