Rhondda (UK Parliament constituency)


Rhondda (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Rhondda


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Mid Glamorgan
Year = 1885, 1974
MP = Chris Bryant
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Rhondda is a parliamentary constituency represented in 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. It is also a constituency for the National Assembly for Wales.

Boundaries

History

This constituency was first created under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, for the 1885 general election. For the 1918 general election it was divided into Rhondda East and Rhondda West.

The constituency was re-united in 1974. Since 1974, the constituency has always had a large Labour majority, and in the 1987 UK general election was the safest seat for any party, anywhere in the UK.

Members of Parliament

* "Constituency created" (1885)
* 1885 – 1918: William Abraham, Lib-Lab 1885 - 1910, then Labour
* "Constituency abolished" (1918)
* "Constituency revived" (1974)
* 1974 – 1983: Alec Jones, Labour
* 1983 – 2001: Allan Rogers, Labour
* 2001 – "present": Chris Bryant, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Bryant
votes = 21,198
percentage = 68.1
change = -0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Percy Jones
votes = 4,956
percentage = 15.9
change = -5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Karen Roberts
votes = 3,264
percentage = 10.5
change = +6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Stuart-Smith
votes = 1,730
percentage = 5.6
change = +1.0
Election box majority
votes = 16,242
percentage = 52.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 31,148
percentage = 61.0
change = +0.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +2.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Bryant
votes = 23,230
percentage = 68.3
change = -6.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Leanne Wood
votes = 7,183
percentage = 21.1
change = +7.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Hobbins
votes = 1,557
percentage = 4.6
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gavin Cox
votes = 1,525
percentage = 4.5
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Glyndwr Summers
votes = 507
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 16,047
percentage = 47.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,002
percentage = 60.6
change = -10.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Allan Rogers
votes = 30,381
percentage = 74.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Leanne Wood
votes = 5,450
percentage = 13.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Rodney Berman
votes = 2,307
percentage = 5.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Steven Whiting
votes = 1,551
percentage = 3.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = S. Gardiner
votes = 658
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = K. Jakeway
votes = 460
percentage = 1.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 24,931
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 71.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Allan Rogers
votes = 34,243
percentage = 74.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Leanne Wood
votes = 5,427
percentage = 11.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Richards
votes = 3,588
percentage = 7.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paul Nicholls-Jones
votes = 2,431
percentage = 5.3
change =
Election box candidate
party = CPGB (PCC)
candidate = Mark Fisher
votes = 245
percentage = 0.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 28,816
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 76.6
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Allan Rogers
votes = 35,015
percentage = 73.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = G. R. Davies
votes = 4,261
percentage = 8.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = J. R. York-Williams
votes = 3,930
percentage = 8.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = S. H. Reid
votes = 3,611
percentage = 7.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Arthur True
votes = 869
percentage = 1.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 30,754
percentage = 64.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Allan Rogers
votes = 29,448
percentage = 61.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = A. Lloyd
votes = 8,078
percentage = 16.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = G. R. Davies
votes = 4,845
percentage = 10.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = P. Meyer
votes = 3,973
percentage = 8.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Arthur True
votes = 1,350
percentage = 2.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 21,370
percentage = 44.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 76.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1979: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alec Jones
votes = 38,007
percentage = 75.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = P. Leyshon
votes = 6,526
percentage = 12.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = G. James
votes = 4,226
percentage = 10.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Arthur True
votes = 1,819
percentage = 3.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 31,481
percentage = 62.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 79.8
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election October 1974: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alec Jones
votes = 38,654
percentage = 77.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = D. Morgan
votes = 4,173
percentage = 8.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = P. Leyshon
votes = 3,739
percentage = 7.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. J. Austin
votes = 2,142
percentage = 4.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Arthur True
votes = 1,404
percentage = 2.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 34,481
percentage = 68.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 76.2
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election February 1974: Rhondda
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alec Jones
votes = 36,880
percentage = 70.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = G. James
votes = 6,739
percentage = 12.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = P. Leyshon
votes = 4,111
percentage = 7.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = D. J. Austin
votes = 3,056
percentage = 5.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidate = Arthur True
votes = 1,374
percentage = 2.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 30,141
percentage = 57.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 80.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Mid Glamorgan

ources

* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/rcommons1.htm Historical list of MPs]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/html/477.stm Election result, 2005] (BBC)
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/vote2001/results_constituencies/constituencies/477.stm Election results, 1997 - 2001] (BBC)
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/1997WC.html Election results, 1997 - 2001] (Election Demon)
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/1983WC.html Election results, 1983 - 1992] (Election Demon)
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,9571,-1281,00.html Election results, 1992 - 2005] (Guardian)
* [http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/edates.htm Election results, 1974 - 2001] (Keele University)


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