Vale of Glamorgan (UK Parliament constituency)


Vale of Glamorgan (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Vale of Glamorgan


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan
Year = 1983
MP = John Smith
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Vale of Glamorgan is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Boundaries

A marginal seat to the west of Cardiff, this has the Labour-voting port of Barry surrounded by Conservative villages and small towns. There have been some close shaves for both parties here in the past: Tory Walter Sweeney got home by a mere 19 votes in 1992; and John Smith (namesake of the late previous Labour leader) only had a majority of barely 2,000 in 2005.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Smith
votes = 19,481
percentage = 41.2
change = -4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Alun Cairns
votes = 17,673
percentage = 37.3
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Mark Hooper
votes = 6,140
percentage = 13.0
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Barry Shaw
votes = 2,423
percentage = 5.1
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Richard Suchorzewski
votes = 840
percentage = 1.8
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Karl-James Langford
votes = 605
percentage = 1.3
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Mules
votes = 162
percentage = 0.3
change = +0.3
Election box majority
votes = 1,808
percentage = 3.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,324
percentage = 68.9
change = +2.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.3

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Vale of Glamorgan
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Smith
votes = 20,524
percentage = 45.4
change = -8.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Susie Inkin
votes = 15,824
percentage = 35.0
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Dewi Smith
votes = 5,521
percentage = 12.2
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Chris Franks
votes = 2,867
percentage = 6.3
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Niall Warry
votes = 448
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 4,700
percentage = 10.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 45,184
percentage = 66.7
change = -13.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Glamorgan
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Mid Glamorgan


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