Cynon Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°39′25″N 3°27′40″W / 51.657°N 3.461°W / 51.657; -3.461

Cynon Valley
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cynon Valley in Wales
Preserved countyMid Glamorgan
Electorate52,372 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsAberdare, Mountain Ash, Hirwaun
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentBeth Winter (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromAberdare and parts of Brecon and Radnor and Neath[2]
Overlaps
Senedd Cymru – Welsh ParliamentSouth Wales Central

Cynon Valley (Welsh: Cwm Cynon) is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Beth Winter of the Labour Party.[n 2]

The Cynon Valley Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries[edit]

1983–2010: The Borough of Cynon Valley.

2010–present: The Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough electoral divisions of Aberaman North, Aberaman South, Abercynon, Aberdare East, Aberdare West/Llwydcoed, Cilfynydd, Cwmbach, Glyncoch, Hirwaun, Mountain Ash East, Mountain Ash West, Penrhiwceiber, Pen-y-waun, Rhigos, and Ynysybwl.

The constituency encompasses the towns of Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Cilfynydd, Abercynon and Hirwaun.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1983 Ioan Evans Labour Co-op
1984 by-election Ann Clwyd Labour
2019 Beth Winter Labour

Elections[edit]

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Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General election 1983: Cynon Valley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ioan Evans 20,668 56.0 N/A
SDP Felix Aubel 7,594 20.6 N/A
Conservative James Arbuthnot 5,240 14.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Pauline Jarman 3,421 9.3 N/A
Majority 13,074 35.4 N/A
Turnout 36,923 73.4 N/A
Registered electors 50,284
Labour win (new seat)
1984 Cynon Valley by-election[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 19,389 58.8 +2.8
SDP Felix Aubel 6,554 19.9 −0.7
Plaid Cymru Clayton F. Jones 3,619 11.0 +1.8
Conservative James Arbuthnot 2,441 7.4 −6.8
Communist Mary Winter 642 1.9 N/A
Independent Noel E. Rencontre 215 0.6 N/A
Independent Paul Nicholls-Jones 122 0.4 N/A
Majority 12,835 38.9 +3.5
Turnout 32,982 65.7 -7.7
Registered electors 50,237
Labour hold Swing
  • Death of Ioan Evans 10 February 1984
General election 1987: Cynon Valley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 26,222 68.9 +12.9
SDP Keith Butler 4,651 12.2 −8.4
Conservative Mark Bishop 4,638 12.2 −2.0
Plaid Cymru Dorothy Richards 2,549 6.7 −2.6
Majority 21,571 56.7 +21.3
Turnout 38,060 76.7 +3.3
Registered electors 49,621
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1992: Cynon Valley[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 26,254 69.1 +0.2
Conservative Andrew Smith 4,890 12.9 +0.7
Plaid Cymru Clifford Benney 4,186 11.0 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Marcello Verma 2,667 7.0 N/A
Majority 21,364 56.2 −0.5
Turnout 37,997 76.5 −0.2
Registered electors 49,695
Labour hold Swing −0.2
General election 1997: Cynon Valley[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 23,307 69.7 +0.6
Plaid Cymru Alun Davies 3,552 10.6 −0.4
Liberal Democrats Huw Price 3,459 10.3 +3.3
Conservative Andrew Smith 2,260 6.8 −6.1
Referendum Gwyn John 844 2.5 N/A
Majority 19,755 59.1 +2.9
Turnout 33,422 69.2 -7.3
Registered electors 48,286
Labour hold Swing +0.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2001: Cynon Valley[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 17,685 65.6 −4.1
Plaid Cymru Steven J. Cornelius 4,687 17.4 +6.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Parry 2,541 9.4 −0.9
Conservative Julian Waters 2,045 7.6 +0.8
Majority 12,998 48.2 -10.9
Turnout 26,958 55.4 −13.8
Registered electors 48,639
Labour hold Swing −5.4
General election 2005: Cynon Valley[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 17,074 64.1 −1.5
Plaid Cymru Geraint Benney 3,815 14.3 −3.1
Liberal Democrats Margaret Phelps 2,991 11.2 +1.8
Conservative Antonia Dunn 2,062 7.7 +0.1
UKIP Sue Davies 705 2.6 N/A
Majority 13,259 49.8 +1.6
Turnout 26,647 58.7 +3.3
Registered electors 44,803
Labour hold Swing +0.8

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2010: Cynon Valley[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 15,681 52.5 −10.5
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Trystan Davies 6,064 20.3 +6.8
Liberal Democrats Lee Thacker 4,120 13.8 +1.6
Conservative Juliette Ash 3,010 10.1 +2.1
UKIP Frank Hughes 1,001 3.4 +0.7
Majority 9,617 32.2 -17.6
Turnout 29,876 59.0 −1.3
Registered electors 50,650
Labour hold Swing −8.6
General election 2015: Cynon Valley[17][18][19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 14,532 47.7 −4.8
Plaid Cymru Cerith Griffiths 5,126 16.8 −3.5
UKIP Rebecca Rees-Evans 4,976 16.3 +12.9
Conservative Keith Dewhurst 3,676 12.1 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Angharad Jones 830 2.7 −11.1
Green John Matthews 799 2.6 N/A
Socialist Labour Chris Beggs 533 1.7 N/A
Rejected ballots 81
Majority 9,406 30.9 −1.3
Turnout 30,472 59.3 +0.3
Registered electors 51,422
Labour hold Swing −0.6

Of the 81 rejected ballots:

  • 59 were either unmarked or it was uncertain who the vote was for.[20]
  • 22 voted for more than one candidate.[20]
General election 2017: Cynon Valley[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Clwyd 19,404 61.0 +13.3
Conservative Keith Dewhurst 6,166 19.4 +7.3
Plaid Cymru Liz Walters 4,376 13.8 −3.0
UKIP Ian McLean 1,271 4.0 -12.3
Liberal Democrats Nicola Knight 585 1.8 −0.9
Majority 13,238 41.6 +11.7
Turnout 31,802 62.0 +2.7
Registered electors 51,334
Labour hold Swing +3.0
General election 2019: Cynon Valley[23][24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beth Winter 15,533 51.4 −9.6
Conservative Pauline Church 6,711 22.2 +2.8
Brexit Party Rebecca Rees-Evans 3,045 10.1 N/A
Plaid Cymru Geraint Benney 2,562 8.5 -5.3
Cynon Valley Andrew Chainey 1,322 4.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Steve Bray 949 3.1 +1.3
SDP Ian McLean 114 0.4 N/A
Majority 8,822 29.2 -12.4
Turnout 30,236 59.1 -2.9
Registered electors 51,134
Labour hold Swing -6.2

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond 20/20 WDS - Table view". 2011 Electorate Figures. StatsWales. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "'Cynon Valley', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)
  4. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1983-87 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  6. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  9. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Vote 2001". BBC News Vote 2001. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  12. ^ "BBC NEWS > Cynon Valley". Vote 2001. BBC News. 7 June 2001. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Cynon Valley parliamentary constituency - Election 2005" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  15. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  16. ^ Cynon Valley BBC Election - Cynon Valley
  17. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  18. ^ "MP wins fight to defend her seat". December 13, 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  19. ^ "Cynon Valley Parliamentary constituency". Election 2015 Results. BBC. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  20. ^ a b c {{cite web|title=Cynon Valley Results|url=https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Council/Votingandelections/Electionresults/ParliamentaryGeneralElections2015.aspx%7Cwebsite=UK Parliamentary Elections May 2015 results|publisher=Rhondda Cynon Taf Council|accessdate=1 March 2020
  21. ^ "Cynon Valley Parliamentary constituency". Election 2017 Results. BBC. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  22. ^ "2017 Results". Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  23. ^ "Statements of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  24. ^ "Cynon Valley Parliamentary constituency". Election 2019 Results. BBC. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  25. ^ "Results". Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Retrieved 10 March 2020.

Further reading[edit]

  • Britain Votes/Europe Votes By-Election Supplement 1983-, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1985)

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