Caernarfon (UK Parliament constituency)

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Caernarfon
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
CaernarfonConstituency.svg
Boundary of Caernarfon in Walesfor the 2005 general election
Preserved county Gwynedd
Major settlements Caernarfon
19502010
Number of membersOne
Replaced by Arfon and Dwyfor Meirionnydd
1536–1950
Number of membersOne
Type of constituency District of Boroughs constituency

Caernarfon was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Caernarfon in Wales. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system.

The constituency was created in 1536 as a District of Boroughs, represented in the House of Commons of England until 1707, in the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1950. The District of Boroughs was abolished in 1950, and replaced with a county constituency of the same name, which was itself abolished in 2010.

History

Known as Carnarvon until 1832, and then as the Carnarvon Boroughs or Carnarvon District of Boroughs from 1832 to 1950 and as Caernarvon from 1950 to 1983, it is named after Caernarfon, the main town within the constituency. Its most famous member was David Lloyd George, who was MP for 55 years. When Lloyd George became prime minister in 1916 it became the first Welsh constituency to be represented by a serving prime minister. Plaid Cymru held the seat continuously from 1974 until its abolition in 2010, longer than they have held any other seat.

Boundaries

The constituency names, in this section, follow the format and the spelling used by F. W. S. Craig in his British Parliamentary Election Results series. Variations may be found in other sources.

Caernarvon 1536–1832

On the basis of information from several volumes of the History of Parliament, it is apparent that the history of the borough representation from Wales and Monmouthshire is more complicated than that of the English boroughs.

The Laws in Wales Act 1535 (26 Hen. VIII, c. 26) provided for a single borough seat for each of 11 of the 12 Welsh counties and Monmouthshire. The legislation, which was passed in 1536 (using the modern civil year starting on 1 January), was ambiguous as to which communities were enfranchised. The county towns were awarded a seat, but this in some fashion represented all the ancient boroughs of the county, as the others were required to contribute to the member's wages. It is not clear if the burgesses of the contributing boroughs could vote. The only election under the original scheme was for the 1542 Parliament. It seems that only burgesses from the county towns actually took part. An Act of 1544 (35 Hen. VIII, c. 11) confirmed that the contributing boroughs could send representatives to take part in the election at the county town. As far as can be told from surviving indentures of returns, the degree to which the out boroughs participated varied, but by the end of the 16th century all the seats had some participation from them at some elections at least.

The original scheme was modified by later legislation and decisions of the House of Commons, which were sometimes made with no regard to precedent or evidence: for example in 1728 it was decided that only the freemen of the borough of Montgomery could participate in the election for that seat, thus disenfranchising the freemen of Llanidloes, Welshpool and Llanfyllin.

In the case of Caernarvonshire (now Caernarfonshire), the county town was Caernarvon (now known as Caernarfon). The out boroughs were Conway (now Conwy), Criccieth (or Cricieth), Nevin (now known as Nefyn), and Pwllheli. The freemen of the five boroughs were entitled to vote. In the 1715–1754 period there were estimated to be about 1,600 freemen, of whom about 1,200 were non-resident. Later in the 18th century the estimated electorate was about 1,000 freemen.

Caernarvon Boroughs 1832–1950

The Caernarvon Boroughs was a district of boroughs constituency, which grouped a number of parliamentary boroughs in Caernarvonshire into one single member constituency. The voters in each participating borough cast ballots, which were added together over the whole district to decide the result of the poll. The enfranchised communities in this district, from 1832, were the six boroughs of Caernarvon, Bangor, Conway, Criccieth, Nevin, and Pwllheli.

The exact boundaries of the parliamentary boroughs in the district were altered by the Parliamentary Boundaries Act 1868, but the general nature of the constituency was unchanged. There were no further boundary changes in the 1885 redistribution of parliamentary seats.

In 1918 the constituency was redefined, to include the then local government areas of the Municipal Boroughs of Bangor, Caernarvon, Conway, and Pwllheli; the Urban Districts of Criccieth, Llandudno, Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr, as well as the Lleyn Rural District.

From 1918 to 1950 the administrative county of Caernarvonshire was divided into two seats: Caernarvon Boroughs and a Caernarvonshire county constituency. The territory of the borough seat was enclaved within the county constituency. Different local authorities, included in the borough constituency, were not necessarily adjoining.

Caernarvon 1950–1983

The redistribution, which took effect in 1950, created two Caernarvonshire county divisions – Caernarvon in the south-western two thirds of the county and Conway (later spelt Conwy) in the north-eastern third. The new divisions included territory which had come from both of the two old seats.

The local authorities, whose territories were combined to form the constituency in 1950, were the Municipal Boroughs of Caernarvon, and Pwllheli; the Urban Districts of Criccieth, and Portmadoc; as well as the Rural Districts of Gwyrfai and Lleyn. This arrangement was not altered by the redistribution which took effect in February 1974, which was based on the pre-1974 local government boundaries.

From 1 April 1974, a new pattern of counties was created in Wales. This constituency became part of the county of Gwynedd.

Caernarfon from 1983

In the redistribution of 1983, the spelling of the official name of the constituency was changed. The constituency boundary was unchanged, but it was redefined in terms of the local authorities created in 1974. It comprised the Borough of Arfon wards numbered 8 to 12 and 16 to 29, together with the District of Dwyfor.

In 1996 Welsh local government was again reorganised. Arfon and Dwyfor became part of a Gwynedd unitary authority.

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) Order 1995, based on the pre-1996 local authority areas, came into effect in 1997. It defined this constituency as:-

(i) The following wards of the Borough of Arfon, namely, Bethel, Bontnewydd, Cadnant, Deiniolen, Llanberis, Llandwrog, Llanllyfni, Llanrug, Llanwnda, Menai (Caernarfon), Peb-lig, Penisarwaun, Penygroes, Seiont, Talysarn, Waunfawr and Y Felinheli; and

(ii) the District of Dwyfor.

Following radical boundary changes undertaken by the Boundary Commission for Wales, this seat was abolished in time for the general election in 2010, replaced by Arfon and part of Dwyfor Meirionnydd.

Members of Parliament 1536–2010

ElectionMember [1] Party
1542 John Puleston [2]
1545 Robert Gruffydd [2]
1547 Robert Puleston [2]
1553 (Mar) Gruffydd Davies [2]
1553 (Oct) Henry Robins [2]
1554 (Apr) Henry Robins [2]
1554 (Nov) Sir Rhys Gruffydd [2]
1555 Sir Rhys Gruffydd [3]
1558 Robert Gruffydd [2]
1558–9 Maurice Davies [4]
1563 John Harington [4]
1571 John Griffith [4]
1572 John Griffith [4]
1584 Edward Griffith [4]
1586 William Griffith I [4]
1588 Robert Wynn [4]
1593 Robert Griffith [4]
1597 John Owen [4]
1601 Nicholas Griffith [4]
1604 John Griffith, died
replaced by
Clement Edmondes
1614 Nicholas Griffith
1621 Nicholas Griffith
1624 Peter Mutton
1625 Edward Littleton, sat for Leominster
replaced by
Robert Jones
1626 Edward Littleton, sat for Leominster
replaced by
Robert Jones
1628 Edward Littleton
1640 April John Glynne
1640 November William Thomas, disabled 1644
1647 William Foxwist
Not represented in Parliaments of 1653, 1654 and 1656
1659 Robert Williams
1660 William Glynne
1661 William Griffith
1679 Thomas Mostyn
1685 John Griffith
1689 Sir Robert Owen
1698 Sir John Wynn, Bt
1705 Thomas Bulkeley
1708 William Griffith
1713 Sir Thomas Wynn, Bt
1749 Sir William Wynn
1754 Robert Wynne
1761 Sir John Wynn, Bt
1768 Glyn Wynn
1790 Lord Paget
1796 Hon. Edward Paget
1806 Hon. Sir Charles Paget
1826 Lord William Paget Whig [5]
1830 William Ormsby-Gore Tory [5]
1831 Hon. Sir Charles Paget Whig [5]
1833 Owen Jones Ellis Nanney Tory [5]
1833 Hon. Sir Charles Paget Whig [5]
1835 Sir Love Jones-Parry Whig [5]
1837 William Bulkeley Hughes Conservative [5]
1846 Peelite [6]
1859 Charles Wynne Conservative
1865 William Bulkeley Hughes Liberal
1882 Love Jones-Parry Liberal
1886 Edmund Swetenham Conservative
1890 David Lloyd George Liberal
1916 Coalition Liberal
1922 National Liberal
1923 Liberal
1945 By-election Seaborne Davies Liberal
1945 David Price-White Conservative
1950 Goronwy Roberts Labour
Feb 1974 Dafydd Wigley Plaid Cymru
2001 Hywel Williams Plaid Cymru
2010 Constituency abolished: see Arfon (UK Parliament constituency)

Elections

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Election results since 1900

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Caernarfon [5] [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory William Ormsby-Gore Unopposed
Tory gain from Whig
General election 1831: Caernarfon [5] [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Whig Charles Paget 274 50.9
Tory William Ormsby-Gore 26449.1
Majority101.8
Turnout 538
Whig gain from Tory
General election 1832: Caernarfon [5] [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Charles Paget 410 53.0 +2.1
Tory Owen Jones Ellis Nanney36347.02.1
Majority476.0+4.2
Turnout 77390.4
Registered electors 855
Whig hold Swing +2.1
General election 1835: Caernarfon [5] [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Love Jones-Parry 378 51.9 1.1
Conservative Owen Jones Ellis Nanney35048.1+1.1
Majority283.82.2
Turnout 72879.411.0
Registered electors 917
Whig hold Swing 1.1
General election 1837: Caernarfon [5] [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Bulkeley Hughes 405 51.3 +3.2
Whig Charles Henry Paget38548.73.2
Majority202.4N/A
Turnout 79071.97.5
Registered electors 1,099
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative William Bulkeley Hughes 416 51.8 +0.5
Whig George Paget [9] 38748.20.5
Majority293.6+1.2
Turnout 80378.6+6.7
Registered electors 1,021
Conservative hold Swing +0.5
General election 1847: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Peelite William Bulkeley Hughes Unopposed
Registered electors 888
Peelite gain from Conservative

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Peelite William Bulkeley Hughes 369 57.2 N/A
Radical Richard Davies [10] [11] 27642.8New
Majority9314.4N/A
Turnout 64574.9N/A
Registered electors 861
Peelite hold Swing N/A
General election 1857: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Peelite William Bulkeley Hughes Unopposed
Registered electors 919
Peelite hold
General election 1859: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Charles Wynne 380 53.7 N/A
Liberal William Bulkeley Hughes 32846.3New
Majority527.4N/A
Turnout 70876.2N/A
Registered electors 929
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Elections in the 1860s

General election 1865: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Bulkeley Hughes Unopposed
Registered electors 1,070
Liberal gain from Conservative
General election 1868: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Bulkeley Hughes 1,601 60.4 N/A
Conservative Thomas John Wynn, 5th Baron Newborough1,05139.6New
Majority55020.8N/A
Turnout 2,65278.6N/A
Registered electors 3,376
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1870s

General election 1874: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Bulkeley Hughes Unopposed
Registered electors 3,833
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Bulkeley Hughes Unopposed
Registered electors 4,157
Liberal hold

Hughes' death caused a by-election.

By-election, 30 Mar 1882: Caernarfon [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Love Jones-Parry 2,037 77.4 N/A
Independent Liberal Robert Sorton-Parry [12] 59622.6New
Majority1,44154.8N/A
Turnout 2,63362.3N/A
Registered electors 4,223
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1885: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Love Jones-Parry 1,923 50.9 N/A
Conservative Edmund Swetenham 1,85849.1New
Majority651.8N/A
Turnout 3,78184.5N/A
Registered electors 4,476
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1886: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Edmund Swetenham 1,820 51.9 +2.8
Liberal Love Jones-Parry 1,68448.1–2.8
Majority1363.8N/A
Turnout 3,50478.3–6.2
Registered electors 4,476
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1890s

By-election 1890: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 1,963 50.2 +2.1
Conservative Hugh Ellis-Nanney 1,94549.8–2.1
Majority180.4N/A
Turnout 3,90889.5+11.2
Registered electors 4,366
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.1
General election 1892: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 2,154 52.4 +4.3
Conservative John Henry Puleston 1,95847.6–4.3
Majority1964.8N/A
Turnout 4,11287.1+8.8
Registered electors 4,723
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +4.3
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David Lloyd George
General election 1895: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 2,265 52.2 –0.2
Conservative Hugh Ellis-Nanney 2,07147.8+0.2
Majority1944.4–0.4
Turnout 4,33688.8+1.7
Registered electors 4,881
Liberal hold Swing –0.2

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 2,412 53.3 +1.1
Conservative Henry Platt (banker)2,11646.7–1.1
Majority2966.6+2.2
Turnout 4,52887.0–1.8
Registered electors 5,202
Liberal hold Swing +1.1
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David Lloyd George
General election 1906: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 3,221 61.7 +8.4
Conservative R A Naylor1,99738.3–8.4
Majority1,22423.4+16.8
Turnout 5,21892.1+5.1
Registered electors 5,668
Liberal hold Swing +8.4

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 3,183 60.2 –1.5
Conservative Hugh Corbet Vincent2,10539.8+1.5
Majority1,07820.4–3.0
Turnout 5,28892.5+0.4
Liberal hold Swing –1.5
General election December 1910: Caernarfon [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 3,112 62.0 +1.8
Conservative A L Jones1,90438.0–1.8
Majority1,20824.0+3.6
Turnout 5,28887.7–4.8
Liberal hold Swing +1.8
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Lloyd George
General election 1918: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
C Liberal David Lloyd George 13,99392.7+30.7
Independent Austin Harrison 1,0957.3New
Majority12,89885.4+61.4
Turnout 15,08863.4–24.3
Liberal hold Swing +23.4
Cindicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.
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Lloyd George

Elections in the 1920s

General election 1922: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Liberal David Lloyd George Unopposed N/AN/A
National Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1923: Carnarvon Boroughs [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 12,499 63.1 N/A
Unionist Austin Ellis Lloyd Jones7,32336.9New
Majority5,17626.2N/A
Turnout 19,82280.9N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A
General election 1924: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 16,058 82.5 +19.4
Labour Alfred Zimmern 3,40117.5New
Majority12,65765.0+38.8
Turnout 19,45977.0–3.9
Liberal hold Swing +1.0
General election 1929: Caernarvon Boroughs
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 16,647 58.0 –24.5
Unionist John Bowen Davies7,51426.2New
Labour Thomas Ap Rhys4,53615.8–1.7
Majority9,13331.8–33.2
Turnout 28,69781.8+4.8
Liberal hold Swing –25.3

Elections in the 1930s

General election 1931: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 17,101 59.3 +1.3
Conservative F.P. Gourlay11,71440.7+14.5
Majority5,38718.6―13.2
Turnout 28,81580.3―1.5
Liberal hold Swing ―6.6
General election 1935: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Lloyd George 19,242 66.6 +7.3
Conservative A.R.P. Du Cros9,63333.4―7.3
Majority9,60933.2+14.6
Turnout 28,87377.4―2.9
Liberal hold Swing +7.3

Elections in the 1940s

By-election 1945: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Seaborne Davies 20,754 75.2 +8.6
Plaid Cymru John Edward Daniel 6,84424.8N/A
Majority13,91050.4+17.2
Turnout 27,59858.8―18.6
Liberal hold Swing ―8.1
General election 1945: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative David Price-White 11,432 32.9 ―0.5
Liberal Seaborne Davies 11,09632.0―34.6
Labour Elwyn Jones 10,62530.6New
Plaid Cymru John Edward Daniel 1,5604.5N/A
Majority3360.9N/A
Turnout 34,71373.8―3.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +17.1

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Goronwy Roberts 18,369 49.1 +18.5
Liberal Elwyn Rhys Thomas7,79120.9―11.1
Conservative G. W. Williams6,31516.9―16.0
Plaid Cymru John Jones 4,88213.1+8.6
Majority10,57828.2N/A
Turnout 37,35785.9+12.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +17.3
General election 1951: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Goronwy Roberts 22,375 62.4 +13.3
Conservative John E B Davies13,47937.6+20.7
Majority8,89624.8―3.4
Turnout 35,85482.5―3.4
Labour hold Swing ―3.7
General election 1955: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Goronwy Roberts 17,682 50.2 ―12.2
Conservative O Meurig Roberts8,46124.0―13.6
Plaid Cymru Robert Jones5,81516.5New
Liberal D. Geraint Williams3,2779.3New
Majority9,22126.2+1.4
Turnout 35,23582.4―0.1
Labour hold Swing +0.7
General election 1959: Caernarfon
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Goronwy Roberts 17,506 51.0 +0.8
Conservative Tom Hooson 9,56427.8+3.8
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Orwig Jones7,29321.2+4.7
Majority7,94223.2―3.0
Turnout 34,36383.4+1.0
Labour hold Swing ―1.5

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Caernarvon [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Goronwy Roberts 17,777 54.4 +3.4
Conservative Shelagh Roberts 7,91524.2―3.6
Plaid Cymru Robert E Jones6,99821.4+0.2
Majority9,86230.2+7.1
Turnout 32,69080.38―3.0
Registered electors 40,671
Labour hold Swing +3.5
General election 1966: Caernarvon [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Goronwy Roberts 17,650 56.11 +1.7
Conservative Roger Prys6,97222.16―2.1
Plaid Cymru Humphrey Roberts6,83421.7+0.3
Majority10,67834.0+3.8
Turnout 31,45678.40―1.9
Registered electors 40,121
Labour hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Caernarvon [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Goronwy Roberts 13,627 40.1 ―16.0
Plaid Cymru Robyn Léwis 11,33133.4+11.7
Conservative Kathleen J. Smith6,81220.1―2.1
Liberal John A. Williams2,1956.5New
Majority2,2966.8―27.1
Turnout 33,96581.7+3.3
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Caernarvon [18] [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 14,103 40.5 +7.1
Labour Goronwy Roberts 12,37535.6―4.5
Conservative Tristan Garel-Jones 5,80316.7―3.4
Liberal Gerald Hill David2,5067.2+0.7
Majority1,7284.9N/A
Turnout 34,78782.4+0.7
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
General election October 1974: Caernarvon [18] [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 14,624 42.6 +2.1
Labour Emlyn Jones Sherrington11,73034.1―1.5
Conservative Robert Lambart Harvey 4,32512.6―4.1
Liberal Dewi Williams3,69010.7+3.5
Majority2,8948.5+3.6
Turnout 34,36980.9―1.5
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +1.7
General election 1979: Caernarvon [18] [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 17,420 49.7 +7.1
Labour Thomas Merfyn Hughes8,69624.8―9.3
Conservative James Edward Thornton Paice 6,96819.9+7.3
Liberal John Trevor Edwards1,9995.7―5.0
Majority8,72424.9+16.5
Turnout 35,08381.5+0.6
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +8.2

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Caernarfon [22] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 18,308 52.7 +3.0
Conservative Dennis Jones7,31921.1+1.2
Labour Betty Williams 6,73619.4―5.4
Liberal Owain Griffiths2,3566.8+1.1
Majority10,98931.6+6.7
Turnout 34,71978.6―2.9
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
General election 1987: Caernarfon [24] [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 20,338 57.1 +4.4
Conservative Felix Aubel7,52621.10.0
Labour David Williams5,65215.9―3.5
Liberal John Parsons2,1035.9―0.9
Majority12,81236.0+4.4
Turnout 35,61978.0―0.6
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Caernarfon [25] [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 21,439 59.0 +1.9
Conservative Peter E.H. Fowler6,96319.2―1.9
Labour Sharon Mainwaring5,64115.5―0.4
Liberal Democrats Robert W. Williams2,1015.8―0.1
Natural Law Gwyndaf Evans1730.5New
Majority14,47639.8+3.8
Turnout 36,31780.1+2.1
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +1.9
General election 1997: Caernarfon [27]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wigley 17,616 51.0 ―8.0
Labour Eifion Wyn Williams10,16729.5+14.0
Conservative Elwyn Williams4,23012.3―6.9
Liberal Democrats Mary Macqueen1,6864.9―0.9
Referendum Clive Collins8112.4New
Majority7,44921.5―18.3
Turnout 34,51073.7―6.4
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2001: Caernarfon [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Hywel Williams 12,894 44.4 ―6.6
Labour Martin Eaglestone9,38332.3+2.8
Conservative Bronwen Naish4,40315.2+2.9
Liberal Democrats Evan Ab-Owain1,8236.3+1.4
UKIP Ifor Lloyd5501.9New
Majority3,51112.1―9.6
Turnout 29,05362.0―11.7
Plaid Cymru hold Swing ―4.7
General election 2005: Caernarfon [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Hywel Williams 12,747 45.5 +1.1
Labour Martin Eaglestone7,53826.9―5.4
Liberal Democrats Evan Ab-Owain3,50812.5+6.2
Conservative Guy Opperman 3,48312.4―2.8
UKIP Elwyn Williams7232.6+0.7
Majority5,20918.6+6.5
Turnout 27,99960.4―1.6
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +3.3

See also

Notes and references

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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
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