Ynys Môn (UK Parliament constituency)


Ynys Môn (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Ynys Môn


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Gwynedd
Year = 1545
MP = Albert Owen
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Ynys Môn (pronounced IPA|/ˌənɨ̞s 'moːn/; until 1983 formerly called Anglesey in English) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The Ynys Môn Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

History

The Laws in Wales Act 1535 (26 Hen. VIII, c. 26) provided for a single county seat in the House of Commons for each of twelve historic Welsh counties (including Anglesey) and two for Monmouthshire. Using the modern year, starting on 1 January, these parliamentary constituencies were authorised in 1536. In practice, the first known Knights of the Shire from Wales (as Members of Parliament from county constituencies were known before the nineteenth century) were perhaps not elected until 1545.

The Act contains the following provision, which had the effect of enfranchising the shire of Anglesey.

And that for this present Parliament, and all other Parliaments to be holden and kept for this Realm, one Knight shall be chosen and elected to the same Parliaments for every of the Shires of Brecknock, Radnor, Mountgomery and Denbigh, and for every other Shire within the said Country of Dominion of Wales;

The official name of the constituency in English was Anglesey, until it was replaced by the Welsh name Ynys Môn. Parliament approved the change, to take effect from the United Kingdom general election, 1983. This was purely an alteration of the official name, as no boundary changes were involved.

Boundaries

Geographically, the constituency of Ynys Môn comprises the whole of the main island of Anglesey and the smaller Holy Island.

Members of Parliament

*1326–1327: Howel ap Griffuyth
*1326–1327: David ap Howel
*1326–1327: Tudur Duy
*1326–1327: Tudur ap Lewelyn
*1326–1327: Lewelyn Vaghan
*1326–1327: Howel ap Tudur"not represented in Parliament until 1541"
* 1541: "Name lost"
* 1545: William Bulkeley
* 1547: William Bulkeley
* 1549: Sir Richard Bulkeley (I)
* March 1553: Lewis Ab Owen ap Meurig
* October 1553: William Lewis
* April 1554: Sir Richard Bulkeley (I)
* November 1554: Sir Richard Bulkeley (I)
* 1555: William Lewis
* 1558: Rowland Ap Meredydd
* 1562/3: Richard Bulkeley (II)
* 1571: Sir Richard Bulkeley (I)
* 1572: Lewis Ab Owen ap Meurig
* 1584: Owen Holland
* 1586: Sir Henry Bagenal
* 1588: Richard Bulkeley (III)
* 1593: William Glynne
* 1597: Hugh Hughes
* 1601: Thomas Holland
* 1604: Sir Richard Bulkeley (II)
* 1614: Sir Richard Bulkeley (II)
* 1621: Richard Williams
* 1623: John Mosten
* 1625: Sir Sackville Trevor
* 1626: Richard Bulkeley (IV)
* 1628: Richard Bulkeley (IV)
* April 1640: John Bodville

Long Parliament
* 1640–1644: John Bodville (Royalist) - "disabled to sit, 5 February 1644"
* 1646–1648: Richard Wood - "excluded in Pride's Purge, December 1648"

"Anglesey was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament"

First Protectorate Parliament
*1654–1655: Col. George Twisleton
*1654–1655: William Foxwist

Second Protectorate Parliament
*1656–1658: Col. George Twisleton
*1656–1658: Griffith Bodwrda

Third Protectorate Parliament
* 1659: Col. George Twisleton

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Nathan Gill
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Trefor Jones
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link|
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Albert Owen
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link|
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Dylan Rees
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Albert Owen
votes = 12,278
percentage = 34.6
change = -0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Eurig Wyn
votes = 11,036
percentage = 31.1
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Peter Rogers
votes = 5,216
percentage = 14.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Roach
votes = 3,915
percentage = 11.0
change = -11.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Sarah Green
votes = 2,418
percentage = 6.8
change = -1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Elaine Gill
votes = 367
percentage = 1.0
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = Tim Evans
votes = 232
percentage = 0.7
change =

Election box majority
votes = 1,242
percentage = 3.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,462
percentage = 67.5
change = +3.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +0.6

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Ynys Môn
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Albert Owen
votes = 11,906
percentage = 35.0
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Eilian Williams
votes = 11,106
percentage = 32.6
change = -6.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Albie Fox
votes = 7,653
percentage = 22.5
change = +1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nicholas Bennett
votes = 2,772
percentage = 8.1
change = +4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Francis Wykes
votes = 359
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Nona Donald
votes = 222
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 800
percentage = 2.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,018
percentage = 63.7
change = -11.2
Election box gain with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
loser = Plaid Cymru
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gwynedd

References

* "The House of Commons 1509-1558", by S.T. Bindoff (Secker & Warburg 1982)
*cite book | title=The Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales | first=William Retlaw | last=Williams | pages=1–8 | publisher=E. Davies and Bell | location=Brecknock | year=1895 | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=rbYlAAAAMAAJ | accessdate=2008-08-28


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