Pontypridd (Assembly constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°36′04″N 3°21′00″W / 51.601°N 3.350°W / 51.601; -3.350

Pontypridd
National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Pontypridd (Assembly constituency).svg
South Wales Central (National Assembly for Wales electoral region).svg
Pontypridd shown within the South Wales Central electoral region and the region shown within Wales
Current National Assembly for Wales county constituency
Created1999
PartyLabour
AMMick Antoniw
Preserved countyMid Glamorgan
South 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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.

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

Voting[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member Party Portrait
1999 Jane Davidson Labour Jane Davidson.jpg
2011 Mick Antoniw Labour Mick Antoniw 2011.jpg

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2016: Pontypridd[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mick Antoniw 9,986 39.4 −11.4
Plaid Cymru Chad Rickard 4,659 18.4 +4.9
Conservative Joel James 3,884 15.3 −0.4
UKIP Edwin Allen 3,322 13.1 +13.1
Liberal Democrats Mike Powell 2,979 11.8 −6.1
Green Ken Barker 508 2.0 +2.0
Majority 5,328 21.0 -12.0
Turnout 43.5 +4.6
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Pontypridd[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mick Antoniw 11,864 50.8 +9.1
Liberal Democrats Mike Powell 4,170 17.9 −9.7
Conservative Joel James 3,659 15.7 +2.8
Plaid Cymru Ioan Bellin 3,139 13.5 −4.3
Independent Ken Owen 501 2.1 N/A
Majority 7,694 33 +18.8
Turnout 23,333 38.9 −2.1
Labour hold Swing +9.4

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 2007: Pontypridd[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Davidson 9,836 41.9 −8.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Powell 6,449 27.4 +13.3
Plaid Cymru Richard Grigg 4,181 17.8 −3.9
Conservative Janice Charles 3,035 12.9 +2.9
Majority 3,347 14.2 −14.2
Turnout 23,501 40.9 +2.3
Labour hold Swing
Welsh Assembly Election 2003: Pontypridd[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Davidson 12,206 50.0 +11.4
Plaid Cymru Delme Bowen 5,286 21.7 −10.5
Liberal Democrats Mike Powell 3,443 14.1 −3.1
Conservative Jayne Cowan 2,438 10.0 +1.5
UKIP Peter Gracia 1,025 4.2 N/A
Majority 6,920 28.4 +23.0
Turnout 24,398 38.6 −6.8
Labour hold Swing +11.0

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Welsh Assembly Election 1999: Pontypridd[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Davidson 11,330 38.6 N/A
Plaid Cymru Bleddyn W. Hancock 9,755 33.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Gianni Orsi 5,040 17.2 N/A
Conservative Susan Ingerfield 2,485 8.5 N/A
Independent Paul Phillips 436 1.5 N/A
Communist Robert Griffiths 280 1.0 N/A
Majority 1,575 5.4 N/A
Turnout 29,326 45.4 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wales elections > Aberavon". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Wales elections > Pontypridd". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Welsh Assembly Election Results For Pontypridd (Pontypridd Welsh Liberal Democrats)". Pontylibdems.org.uk. 3 May 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
  4. ^ a b Pontypridd, Political Science Resources