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Encyclopedia > Mid and West Wales (National Assembly for Wales electoral region)
Mid and West Wales
Welsh Assembly electoral region
Created
1999
Current representation
Plaid Cymru 4 AMs
Labour 3 AMs
Conservative 3 AMs
Liberal Democrats 2 AMs
Constituencies
Brecon and Radnorshire
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Ceredigion
Llanelli
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Montgomeryshire
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Preserved counties
Clwyd (part)
Dyfed
Gwynedd (part)
Powys (part)

Mid and West Wales is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of eight constituencies. The electoral region was first used in 1999, when the Assembly for Wales was created. The National Assembly for Wales (or NAW) (Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) was established in 1998, following a 1997 referendum in which a small majority of voters (but not the electorate) voted in favour of the Labour Governments plans for devolution. ... Plaid Cymru (pronounced IPA: ) – The Party of Wales, is the principal nationalist political party in Wales. ... The National Assembly for Wales is composed of 60 members known as AMs or assembly members (in Welsh: ACau or Aelodaur Cynulliad). ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Regional proportion of Yes vote in the 1997 referendum. ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ...


Each constituency elects one Assembly Member by the first past the post electoral system, and the region as a whole elects four additional or top-up Assembly Members, to create a degree of proportional representation. The additional member seats are allocated from closed lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation. The National Assembly for Wales is composed of 60 members known as AMs or assembly members (in Welsh: ACau or Aelodaur Cynulliad). ... The plurality voting system, also known as first past the post, is a voting system used to elect a single winner in a given election. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is an electoral system delivering a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... Closed list describes the variant of party_list proportional representation where voters can (effectively) only vote for political parties as a whole and thus have no influence on the (party-supplied) order in which party candidates are elected. ... The DHondt method is a highest averages method for allocating seats in party-list proportional representation. ...


The region covers the whole of the preserved county of Dyfed, most of the preserved county of Powys and parts of the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd. Other parts of Powys, Clwyd and Gwynedd are within the North Wales electoral region. The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ...


Constituencies

The eight constituencies have the names and boundaries of constituencies of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster): The House of Commons is a component of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also includes the Sovereign and the House of Lords. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories. ... The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, in London, England is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) meet to conduct their business. ...

Constituency Preserved counties
Brecon and Radnorshire Entirely within Powys
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Entirely within Dyfed
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Entirely within Dyfed
Ceredigion Entirely within Dyfed
Llanelli Entirely within Dyfed
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy Partly Clwyd, partly Gwynedd
Montgomeryshire Entirely within Powys
Preseli Pembrokeshire Entirely within Dyfed

 
 

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