Newport West (Senedd Cymru constituency)


Newport West (Welsh: Gorllewin 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. It is currently represented by Jayne Bryant.

Newport West
Senedd county constituency
Newport West shown as one of the 40
Senedd constituencies
Current Senedd county constituency
Created1999
PartyLabour
AMJayne Bryant
Electoral regionSouth Wales East

Boundaries


The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the same boundaries of the Newport West (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 East 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 Rosemary Butler Labour
2016 Jayne Bryant Labour

Results


Elections in the 2010s

Welsh Assembly election 2016: Newport West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jayne Bryant 12,157 43.8 -8.4
Conservative Matthew Evans 8,042 29.0 -4.9
UKIP Mike Ford 3,842 13.8 +13.8
Plaid Cymru Simon Coopey 1,645 5.9 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Newton 880 3.2 -3.7
Green Pippa Bartolotti 814 2.9 +2.9
Independent Bill Fearnley-Whittingstall 333 1.2 +1.2
Cymru Sovereign Gruff Meredith 38 0.1 +0.1
Majority 4,115 14.8 -3.5
Turnout 27,751 44.7 +7.8
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly election 2011: Newport West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary Butler 12,011 52.2 +11.7
Conservative David Williams 7,791 33.9 −0.7
Plaid Cymru Lyndon Binding 1,626 7.1 −3.3
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Newton 1,586 6.9 −5.0
Majority 4,220 18.3 +12.4
Turnout 23,014 36.8 −3.3
Labour hold Swing +6.2

Elections in the 2000s

Welsh Assembly election 2007: Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary Butler 9,582 40.5 −6.4
Conservative Matthew R.H. Evans 8,181 34.6 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Nigel R. Flanagan 2,813 11.9 +2.1
Plaid Cymru Brian Hancock 2,449 10.4 +2.5
English Democrat Andrew Constantine 634 2.7 N/A
Majority 1,401 5.9 −11.6
Turnout 23,659 40.1 +5.5
Labour hold Swing −5.8
Welsh Assembly election 2003: Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary Butler 10,053 46.9 −0.7
Conservative William Graham 6,301 29.4 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Phylip A.D. Hobson 2,094 9.8 −1.9
Plaid Cymru Anthony M. Salkeld 1,678 7.8 −4.8
UKIP Hugh Hughes 1,102 5.1 N/A
Socialist Alliance Richard Morse 198 0.9 N/A
Majority 3,752 17.5 −1.9
Turnout 21,426 34.6 −7.7
Labour hold Swing −1.0

Elections in the 1990s

Welsh Assembly election 1999: Newport West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary Butler 11,538 47.6 N/A
Conservative William Graham 6,828 28.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Bob Vickery 3,053 12.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Veronica Watkins 2,820 11.6 N/A
Majority 4,710 19.4 N/A
Turnout 24,239 42.3 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

Notes


  1. "Wales elections > Newport West". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. "Wales elections > Newport West". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.