Pontypridd (Assembly constituency)
|National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency|
|Preserved county||Mid Glamorgan |
Pontypridd is a constituency of the National Assembly for Wales. It elects one Assembly Member by the first-past-the-post electoral system. It is also one of eight constituencies in the South Wales Central electoral region that elects four additional members (along with eight constituency members), to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Pontypridd Westminster constituency. It is within the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan.
In general elections for the National Assembly for Wales, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Assembly Member 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 National Assembly for Wales
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Chad Rickard||4,659||18.4||+4.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Powell||2,979||11.8||−6.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Powell||4,170||17.9||−9.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Ioan Bellin||3,139||13.5||−4.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Michael Powell||6,449||27.4||+13.3|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard Grigg||4,181||17.8||−3.9|
|Plaid Cymru||Delme Bowen||5,286||21.7||−10.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Powell||3,443||14.1||−3.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||Bleddyn W. Hancock||9,755||33.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Gianni Orsi||5,040||17.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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- Pontypridd, Political Science Resources