|Senedd Cymru borough constituency|
Swansea East shown as one of the 40
|Current Senedd Cymru borough constituency|
|Electoral region||South Wales West|
|Preserved county||West Glamorgan|
Swansea East (Welsh: Dwyrain Abertawe) is a constituency of the Senedd. It elects one Member of the Senedd by the first past the post method of election. It is one of seven constituencies in the South Wales West electoral region, which elects four additional members, in addition to seven constituency members, to produce a degree of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
The constituency was created for the first election to the Assembly, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of the Swansea East Westminster constituency. It is entirely within the preserved county of West Glamorgan.
Assembly members and Members of the Senedd
|1999||Val Feld||Labour Party|
|2001||Val Lloyd||Labour Party|
|2011||Mike Hedges||Labour Party|
In general elections for the Senedd, each voter has two votes. The first vote may be used to vote for a candidate to become the Member of the Senedd for the voter's constituency, elected by the first past the post system. The second vote may be used to vote for a regional closed party list of candidates. Additional member seats are allocated from the lists by the d'Hondt method, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.
Elections in the 2010s
|Plaid Cymru||Dic Jones||2,744||13.3||+0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Charlene Webster||1,574||7.6||-1.2|
|Plaid Cymru||Dic Jones||2,346||12.4||−3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Robert Samuel||1,673||8.8||−8.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Helen Ceri Clarke||3,629||17.5||−6.8|
|Plaid Cymru||Danny Bowles||3,218||15.5||+2.7|
|Conservative||Bob T. Dowdle||2,025||9.8||+3.3|
|Independent||Gary D. Evans||460||2.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Malcolm Black||4,224||24.3||+5.3|
|Plaid Cymru||David R. Evans||2,223||12.8||−14.6|
|Conservative||Peter A. Morris||1,135||6.5||−1.5|
|Socialist Alliance||Alan Thomson||133||0.8||N/A|
The first by-election to the Welsh National Assembly was held on 27 September 2001 following the death of the sitting Labour Party AM, Val Feld.
|Plaid Cymru||John G. Ball||2,465||19.2||−8.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Rob Speht||1,592||12.4||−6.6|
|UKIP||Tim C. Jenkins||243||1.9||N/A|
|Socialist Alliance||Alan Thomson||173||1.3||N/A|
|New Millennium Bean Party||Captain Beany||37||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Plaid Cymru||John G. Ball||5,714||27.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Malcolm Black||3,963||19.0||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- "Wales elections > Swansea East". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
- "Wales elections > Swansea East". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
- http://welshlabour.org.uk/mike-hedges[permanent dead link]
- Dan Boucher, Swansea Conservatives, Swansea Conservatives
- Election results – 2007 Archived 9 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, National Assembly for Wales
- Val Lloyd Archived 13 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- Swansea East, Political Science Resources