Dwyfor Meirionnydd (UK Parliament constituency)

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Dwyfor Meirionnydd
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Dwyfor Meirionnydd in Walesfor the 2010 general election
Preserved county Gwynedd
Electorate 45,006 (December 2010) [1]
Major settlements Pwllheli, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru)
Number of membersOne
Created from Caernarfon and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Overlaps
Senedd Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Mid and West Wales

Dwyfor Meirionnydd is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). The seat was created by the Welsh Boundary Commission for the 2010 general election, and replaced the old north Wales seat of Meirionnydd Nant Conwy. Dwyfor Meirionnydd is bordered to the north by Arfon and Aberconwy. The same boundaries were used for the Dwyfor Meirionnydd Welsh Assembly constituency in the 2007 Welsh Assembly election.

Like its predecessors, it is a Plaid Cymru stronghold, with their candidate in 2019 achieving a majority of 15.9%.

Boundaries

The constituency was created by merging most of Meirionnydd Nant Conwy with the southern part of Caernarfon; the northern area became part of a new Arfon constituency.

The electoral wards used to create the seat are as follows. They are entirely within the preserved county of Gwynedd.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberPartyNotes
2010 Elfyn Llwyd Plaid Cymru Plaid Cymru's Westminster parliamentary group leader until 2015
2015 Liz Saville Roberts Plaid Cymru Plaid Cymru's Westminster parliamentary group leader from 2017

Elections

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Election results since 1900

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2010: Dwyfor Meirionnydd [2] [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Elfyn Llwyd 12,814 44.3 N/A
Conservative Simon Baynes 6,44722.3N/A
Labour Alwyn Humphreys4,02113.9N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman3,53812.2N/A
Independent Louise Hughes1,3104.5N/A
UKIP Frank Wykes7762.7N/A
Majority6,36722.0N/A
Turnout 28,90663.7N/A
Registered electors 45,354
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)
General election 2015: Dwyfor Meirionnydd [4] [5] [6] [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Liz Saville Roberts 11,811 40.9 -3.4
Conservative Neil Fairlamb6,55022.7+0.4
Labour Mary Clarke3,90413.5-0.4
UKIP Christopher Gillibrand [8] 3,12610.8+8.1
Independent Louise Hughes1,3884.8+0.3
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman1,1534.0-8.2
Green Marc Fothergill9813.4N/A
Majority5,26118.2-3.8
Turnout 28,91365.1+1.4
Registered electors 44,394
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -1.9
General election 2017: Dwyfor Meirionnydd [9] [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Liz Saville Roberts 13,687 45.1 +4.2
Conservative Neil Fairlamb8,83729.1+6.4
Labour Mathew Norman6,27320.7+7.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman9373.1-0.9
UKIP Frank Wykes6142.0-8.8
Majority4,85016.0-2.2
Turnout 30,31268.0+2.9
Registered electors 44,699
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -1.1
General election 2019: Dwyfor Meirionnydd [11] [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Plaid Cymru Liz Saville Roberts 14,447 48.3 +3.2
Conservative Tomos Davies9,70732.4+3.3
Labour Graham Hogg3,99813.4-7.3
Brexit Party Louise Hughes1,7765.9N/A
Majority4,74015.9-0.1
Turnout 29,92867.5-0.5
Registered electors 44,362
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -0.05

See also

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