Vale of Clwyd (UK Parliament constituency)
The Vale of Clwyd (Welsh: Dyffryn Clwyd) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the UK Parliament created in 1997 and represented since 2019 by James Davies of the Conservative Party. As with all extant seats its electorate elect one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system at least every five years.
|Vale of Clwyd|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||55,925 (December 2018)|
|Major settlements||Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh, St Asaph, Rhuddlan, Trefnant, Tremeirchion, Bodelwyddan.|
|Member of Parliament||James Davies (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Clwyd North West, Delyn, Clwyd South West|
|Senedd||Vale of Clwyd, North Wales|
The Vale of Clwyd Senedd constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999 (as an Assembly constituency).
1997–2010: The Borough of Rhuddlan, the District of Glyndwr wards of Denbigh Central, Denbigh Lower, Denbigh Upper, Henllan, and Llandyrnog, and the Borough of Colwyn ward of Trefnant.
2010–present: The Denbighshire County electoral divisions of Bodelwyddan, Denbigh Central, Denbigh Lower, Denbigh Upper/Henllan, Dyserth, Llandyrnog, Prestatyn Central, Prestatyn East, Prestatyn Meliden, Prestatyn North, Prestatyn South West, Rhuddlan, Rhyl East, Rhyl South, Rhyl South East, Rhyl South West, Rhyl West, St Asaph East, St Asaph West, Trefnant, and Tremeirchion.
The constituency was created in 1997 from the seats of Clwyd North West, Clwyd South West and Delyn. It is in the north of Wales containing the seaside town of Prestatyn and its coastal neighbour Rhyl which is overlooked by the community of Rhuddlan. It also contains the inland towns of Denbigh, St Asaph, Bodelwyddan, Trefnant and Tremeirchion.
The seat was won by the Labour candidate in 1997, 2001, 2005 and on a marginal majority in 2010. The seat was next won by the Conservative candidate standing in 2015. The 2015 result gave the seat the 4th most marginal majority of the Conservative Party's 331 seats by percentage of majority. However, Labour regained the seat in the 2017 general election with more than half the eligible votes, the first Labour gain from the Conservatives on the night. In 2019 general election the seat reverted to the Conservatives as the party made gains from Labour in north east Wales.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Daniel Munford||3,425||8.8||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||Gwyneth Kensler||2,301||5.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Graham Rees||3,058||9.5||+0.7|
|Plaid Cymru||John Williams||2,300||7.1||+1.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Elizabeth Jewkes||3,820||11.8||+2.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Mark Jones||2,309||7.1||±0.0|
|Legalise Cannabis||Jeff Ditchfield||286||0.9||N/A|
Of the 40 rejected ballots:
- 29 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 9 voted for more than one candidate.
- 2 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Penlington||4,472||12.6||+0.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Caryl Wyn-Jones||2,068||5.8||−1.4|
|Alliance for Green Socialism||Mike Butler||127||0.4||N/A|
Of the 55 rejected ballots:
- 32 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 23 voted for more than one candidate.
|Plaid Cymru||Mair Rowlands||2,486||7.1||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Gwyn Williams||915||2.6||−10.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+3.9|
Of the 77 rejected ballots:
- 60 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 16 voted for more than one candidate.
- 1 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.
|Plaid Cymru||David Wyatt||1,551||4.0||-3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Gwyn Williams||666||1.7||-0.9|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+3.5|
Of the 91 rejected ballots:
- 72 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 18 voted for more than one candidate.
- 1 had writing or mark by which the voter could be identified.
|Plaid Cymru||Glenn Swingler||1,552||4.2||+0.2|
|Brexit Party||Peter Dain||1,477||4.0||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Gavin Scott||1,471||4.0||+2.3|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+5.5|
Of the 84 rejected ballots:
- 76 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.
- 8 voted for more than one candidate.
- Vale of Clwyd (Senedd constituency)
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Wales
Notes and references
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- Vale of Clwyd Denbighshire County Council – candidates Vale of Clwyd
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