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Encyclopedia > Torfaen (UK Parliament constituency)

Torfaen 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: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Murphy
Plaid Cymru Aneurin Preece
Conservative Nick Ramsay
UKIP David Rowlands
Independent Richard Turner-Thomas
Liberal Democrats Veronica Watkins
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2001: Torfaen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Murphy 21,883 62.1 -7.0
Conservative Jason Evans 5,603 15.9 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Alan Masters 3,936 11.2 -1.0
Plaid Cymru Stephen Smith 2,720 7.7 +5.3
UKIP Brenda Vipass 657 1.9 N/A
Socialist Alliance Stephen Bell 443 1.3 N/A
Majority 16,280 46.2
Turnout 35,242 57.7 -14.0
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. ... Paul Murphy could mean Paul Murphy, an actor Paul Murphy, a journalist for Time Out Paul Murphy, a UK politician Paul Murphy, a Manitoba politician Paul Murphy, co-writer of Paranoia Paul Murphy, a reporter for Channel 4, Salt Lake City. ... 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 United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based 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. ... Paul Murphy could mean Paul Murphy, an actor Paul Murphy, a journalist for Time Out Paul Murphy, a UK politician Paul Murphy, a Manitoba politician Paul Murphy, co-writer of Paranoia Paul Murphy, a reporter for Channel 4, Salt Lake City. ... 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. ... Plaid Cymru (literally meaning, Party of Wales) is a left-of-centre (describing itself as socialist and proud of it) Welsh nationalist party. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Socialist Alliance is a far left electoral alliance in England. ... 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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