Ogmore (Senedd Cymru constituency)


Ogmore (Welsh: Ogwr) is a constituency of the Senedd. It elects one Member of the Senedd by the first past the post method of election. It is one of seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which also elects four additional members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.

Ogmore (Welsh: Ogwr)
Welsh Assembly county constituency
Ogmore shown as one of the 40
Welsh Assembly constituencies
Current Welsh Assembly county constituency
Created1999
PartyLabour
AMHuw Irranca-Davies
Electoral regionSouth Wales West
Preserved countyMid Glamorgan
and South Glamorgan

Boundaries


The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Ogmore Westminster constituency. It is almost entirely within the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan, but takes in a very small area in South Glamorgan. It covers the area of Bridgend County Borough Council roughly north of the M4, and parts of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. It includes the communities of Cefn Cribwr, Garw Valley, Gilfach Goch, Llanharan, Maesteg, Ogwr Valley, Pencoed, Sarn and Tondu.[1]

The other six constituencies of the region are Aberavon, Bridgend, Gower, Neath, Swansea East and Swansea West.

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
1999Janice GregoryLabour Party
2016Huw Irranca-DaviesLabour Party

Elections


Elections in the 2010s

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Ogmore[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Huw Irranca-Davies 12,895 55.2 -8.7
Plaid Cymru Tim Thomas 3,427 14.7 -2.0
UKIP Elizabeth Kendall 3,233 13.8 +13.8
Conservative Jamie Wallis 2,587 11.1 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Anita Davies 698 3.0 -1.9
Green Laurie Brophy 516 2.2 +2.2
Majority 9,468 40.5 -6.8
Turnout 42.9 +6.5
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Ogmore[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janice Gregory 12,995 63.9 +12.3
Plaid Cymru Danny Clark 3,379 16.7 −0.3
Conservative Martyn Hughes 2,945 14.5 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Gerald Francis 985 4.9 −4.6
Majority 9,576 47.3 +12.6
Turnout 20,264 36.4 −3.6
Labour hold Swing +6.3

Elections in the 2000s

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Ogmore[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janice Gregory 11,761 51.7 −7.2
Plaid Cymru Sian M. Caiach 3,861 17.0 −3.1
Conservative Norma Lloyd-Nesling 2,663 11.7 +2.6
Independent Steve B. Smith 2,337 10.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin Plant 2,144 9.4 +0.0
Majority 7,900 34.7 -4.1
Turnout 22,766 40.0 +6.5
Labour hold Swing −2.1
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Ogmore[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janice Gregory 9,874 58.9 +10.7
Plaid Cymru Janet Davies 3,370 20.1 −7.0
Liberal Democrats Jacqueline Radford 1,567 9.4 +2.5
Conservative Richard J. Hill 1,532 9.1 +2.5
Socialist Labour Christopher Herriott 410 2.5 N/A
Majority 6,504 38.8 +18.7
Turnout 16,753 33.5 −8.0
Labour hold Swing +8.9

Elections in the 1990s

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Ogmore[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janice Gregory 10,407 48.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru John D. Rogers 5,842 27.1 N/A
Independent Ralph G. Hughes 2,439 11.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sheila Ramsay-Waye 1,496 6.9 N/A
Conservative Chris B. Smart 1,415 6.6 N/A
Majority 4,565 21.1 N/A
Turnout 21,599 41.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

References


  1. "Ogmore Constituency Labour Party". Ogmore Labour. 20 July 2008. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  2. "Wales elections > Ogmore". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. "Wales elections > Ogmore". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  4. Election results – 2007 Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
  5. Ogmore, Political Science Resources