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Encyclopedia > Rhondda (UK Parliament constituency)

Rhondda is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ...

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Member of Parliament

Election results

General Election 2005: Rhondda
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Bryant
Plaid Cymru Percy Jones
Liberal Democrats Karen Roberts
Conservative Paul Stuart-Smith
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2001: Rhondda
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Bryant 23,230 68.3 -6.1
Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood 7,183 21.1 +7.8
Conservative Peter Hobbins 1,557 4.6 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Gavin Cox 1,525 4.5 -1.2
Independent Glyndwr Summers 507 1.5 N/A
Majority 16,047 47.2
Turnout 34,002 60.6 -10.9
Labour hold Swing

The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on 5 May 2005, just over three weeks after the dissolution of Parliament on 11 April by Queen Elizabeth II, at the request of the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Christopher John Bryant (born 1962) is a British Labour MP. A former Church of England priest, author and BBC executive, Chris Bryant became MP for the rock-solid Labour seat of the Rhondda in South Wales, in 2001. ... Plaid Cymru (literally meaning, Party of Wales) is a left-of-centre (describing itself as socialist and proud of it) Welsh nationalist party. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right in the United Kingdom. ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Christopher John Bryant (born 1962) is a British Labour MP. A former Church of England priest, author and BBC executive, Chris Bryant became MP for the rock-solid Labour seat of the Rhondda in South Wales, in 2001. ... Plaid Cymru (literally meaning, Party of Wales) is a left-of-centre (describing itself as socialist and proud of it) Welsh nationalist party. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ...

Politics and history of the constituency


 
 

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