Vale of Glamorgan (Senedd Cymru constituency)


Vale of Glamorgan (Welsh: Bro Morgannwg) 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 Central 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.

Vale of Glamorgan
National Assembly for Wales borough constituency
Vale of Glamorgan shown within the South Wales Central electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales borough constituency
Created1999
PartyLabour
AMJane Hutt
Preserved countyMid Glamorgan
South Glamorgan

Boundaries


The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Vale of Glamorgan Westminster constituency. It is partly within the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan and partly within the preserved county of Glamorgan.

The other seven constituencies of the region are Cardiff Central, Cardiff North, Cardiff South and Penarth, Cardiff West, Cynon Valley, Pontypridd and Rhondda.

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
1999 Jane Hutt Labour

Elections


Elections in the 2010s

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Vale of Glamorgan[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 14,655 38.8 −8.6
Conservative Ross England 13,878 36.7 +0.7
Plaid Cymru Ian Johnson 3,871 10.2 −1.9
UKIP Lawrence Andrews 3,662 9.7 +9.7
Liberal Democrats Denis Campbell 938 2.5 −2.1
Green Alison Haden 794 2.1 +2.1
Majority 777 2.1 -9.3
Turnout 37,932 53.1 +6.4
Labour hold Swing -4.65
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Vale of Glamorgan[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 15,746 47.4 +13.2
Conservative Angela-Jones Evans 11,971 36.0 +2.1
Plaid Cymru Ian Johnson 4,024 12.1 −1.8
Liberal Democrats Damian Chick 1,513 4.5 −6.6
Majority 3,775 11.4 +11.1
Turnout 33,254 46.7 −2.2
Labour hold Swing +5.6

Elections in the 2000s

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Vale of Glamorgan[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 11,515 34.2 −9.8
Conservative Gordon C. Kemp 11,432 33.9 −0.5
Plaid Cymru Barry I. Shaw 4,671 13.9 −0.2
Liberal Democrats Mark J. Hooper 3,758 11.2 +3.8
UKIP Kevin P. Mahoney 2,310 6.9 N/A
Majority 83 0.2 −9.3
Turnout 33,686 48.9 +8.2
Labour hold Swing -4.65
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Vale of Glamorgan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 12,267 44.0 +9.1
Conservative David Melding 9,614 34.5 +2.4
Plaid Cymru Chris Franks 3,921 14.1 −9.9
Liberal Democrats Nilmini P. De Silva 2,049 7.4 −1.6
Majority 2,653 9.5 +6.3
Turnout 27,851 40.7 −7.8
Labour hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1990s

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Vale of Glamorgan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hutt 11,448 34.9 N/A
Conservative David Melding 10,522 32.1 N/A
Plaid Cymru Chris Franks 7,848 24.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Frank Little 2,938 9.0 N/A
Majority 926 2.8 N/A
Turnout 32,756 48.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

References


  1. "Wales elections > Aberavon". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  2. "Wales elections > Vale of Glamorgan". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  3. Election results – 2007 Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales