|Cardiff South and Penarth|
|National Assembly for Wales borough constituency|
|Current National Assembly for Wales borough constituency|
|Preserved county||South Glamorgan|
Cardiff South and Penarth (Welsh: De Caerdydd a Phenarth) is a constituency of the Senedd. It elects one Member of the Senedd by the first past the post electoral system. It is typically a safe Labour seat.
Constituency Profile and Voting
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Cardiff South and Penarth Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of South Glamorgan. The only major boundary changes that have occurred in recent years is the inclusion of the ward of Sully into the constituency for the Welsh Assembly Election 2007.
Cardiff South and Penarth is part of the South Wales Central electoral region. As one of the eight constituencies in South Wales Central, it, along with the other constituencies in the region, elect four additional members. The other seven constituencies of the region are Cardiff Central, Cardiff North, Cardiff West, Cynon Valley, Pontypridd, Rhondda and Vale of Glamorgan.
The use of the Additional Member System means that each voter has two votes. The first vote is for a candidate to become the Member of the Senedd for the voter's constituency, elected under the first past the post system. The second vote is used to vote for a regional closed party list of candidates. Additional member's seats are allocated from the lists by the d'Hondt method, to create a more proportional outcome in both the region and the Senedd.
Assembly members and Members of the Senedd
|1999||Lorraine Barrett||Labour Co-operative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Trystan Davies||4,320||14.3||+2.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Nigel Howells||1,345||4.4||−5.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Liz Musa||3,324||12.1||−2.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Sian Cliff||2,786||10.1||−10.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour Co-op||Lorraine Barrett||10,106||37.8||−6.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Dominic Hannigan||5,445||20.4||+4.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Jason Toby||3,825||14.3||+1.7|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−4.2|
|Labour Co-op||Lorraine Barrett||8,978||44.6||−3.4|
|Conservative||Dianne E. Rees||4,864||24.2||+5.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Rodney Berman||3,154||15.7||+3.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard R. Grigg||2,538||12.6||−4.5|
|Socialist Alternative||David C. Bartlett||585||2.9||+1.4|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing|
Elections in the 1990s
|Labour Co-op||Lorraine Barrett||11,057||48.0||N/A|
|Conservative||Mary R. Davies||4,254||18.5||N/A|
|Plaid Cymru||John Rowlands||3,931||17.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Jane Maw-Cornish||2,890||12.5||N/A|
|Socialist Alliance||David C. Bartlett||355||1.5||N/A|
|Independent Labour||John Foreman||339||1.5||N/A|
|Celtic Alliance||Tom Davies||210||0.9||N/A|
|Labour Co-op win (new seat)|
- "Wales elections > Cardiff South and Penarth". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011.