Alyn and Deeside (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Alyn and Deeside


Type = County
Entity = Wales
DivisionType = Preserved county
Division = Clwyd
Year = 1983
MP = Mark Tami
Party = Labour
EP = Wales

Alyn and Deeside is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster). The constituency was created in 1983, and it elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post method of election. The constituency has always elected Labour MPs, although in their landslide defeat of 1983, the Conservatives were able to mount a strong challenge.

The Alyn and Deeside Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

Boundaries

This Cheshire/Wales boundary seat is part of the industrial hinterland on the outskirts of Wrexham. It was formerly known as East Flintshire until the 1983 boundary review, which saw it renamed after the Alyn and Deeside district created in 1974. The main population areas in the current seat include Shotton, Connah's Quay, Buckley, Hawarden and Caergwrle.

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Wales, the Boundary Commission for Wales made only minor alterations to this constituency.

Members of Parliament

* 1983 – 2001: Barry Jones, Labour
* 2001 – "present": Mark Tami, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Alyn and Deeside
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Tami
votes = 17,331
percentage = 48.8
change = -3.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lynne Hale
votes = 8,953
percentage = 25.2
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Paul Brighton
votes = 6,174
percentage = 17.4
change = +4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Richard Coombs
votes = 1,320
percentage = 3.7
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Billy Crawford
votes = 918
percentage = 2.6
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Forward Wales
candidate = Klaus Armstrong-Braun
votes = 378
percentage = 1.1
change = +1.1
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Judith Kilshaw
votes = 215
percentage = 0.6
change = +0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
candidate = Glyn Davies
votes = 207
percentage = 0.6
change = 0.0
Election box majority
votes = 8,378
percentage = 23.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,496
percentage = 60.2
change = +1.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -1.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Alyn and Deeside
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Tami
votes = 18,525
percentage = 52.3
change = -9.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Isherwood
votes = 9,303
percentage = 26.3
change = +3.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Derek Burnham
votes = 4,585
percentage = 12.9
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Plaid Cymru
candidate = Richard Coombs
votes = 1,182
percentage = 3.3
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Klaus Armstrong-Braun
votes = 881
percentage = 2.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = William Crawford
votes = 481
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Max Cooksey
votes = 253
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Communist Party of Britain
candidate = Glyn Davies
votes = 211
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,222
percentage = 26.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,421
percentage = 58.6
change = -13.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd


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