Torfaen (UK Parliament constituency)


Torfaen (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Torfaen


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Gwent
Year = 1983
MP = Paul Murphy
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Torfaen is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP), elected by the first past the post system.

Boundaries

The area is a Labour Party stronghold with a majority of around 15,000. The area covers the new town of Cwmbran, Pontypool and its surrounding districts and stretches as far north as Blaenavon.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Torfaen
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Murphy
votes = 20,472
percentage = 56.9
change = -5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Nick Ramsay
votes = 5,681
percentage = 15.8
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Veronica Watkins
votes = 5,678
percentage = 15.8
change = +4.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Aneurin Preece
votes = 2,242
percentage = 6.2
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = David Rowlands
votes = 1,145
percentage = 3.2
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Richard Turner-Thomas
votes = 761
percentage = 2.1
change = +2.1
Election box majority
votes = 14,791
percentage = 41.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,979
percentage = 59.3
change = +1.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -2.5
Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Torfaen
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Murphy
votes = 21,883
percentage = 62.1
change = -7.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Jason Evans
votes = 5,603
percentage = 15.9
change = +3.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Alan Masters
votes = 3,936
percentage = 11.2
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Stephen Smith
votes = 2,720
percentage = 7.7
change = +5.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Brenda Vipass
votes = 657
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Welsh Socialist Alliance
candidate = Stephen Bell
votes = 443
percentage = 1.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 16,280
percentage = 46.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,242
percentage = 57.7
change = -14.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gwent


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