Powys constituencies

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd

There are eight constituencies covering Clwyd. They are all county constituencies (CCs) of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster), and are used also, since the 1999 Welsh Assembly election, for elections to the National Assembly for Wales.

Clwyd is one of the eight preserved counties of Wales. As currently defined, the preserved county consists of the principal areas of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

Three of the constituencies straddle the boundary with other preserved counties, and Boundary Commission for Wales proposals for new boundaries have been accepted, to become effective for the next United Kingdom general election and the Welsh Assembly election, 2007. The two elections are unlikely to occur at the same time and, therefore, there will be a period when boundaries for Westminster purposes differ from those for Assembly purposes. The new boundaries define seven constituencies covering Clwyd, all entirely within the boundary of the preserved county.

For Welsh Assembly elections, constituencies are grouped into additional member electoral regions, and changes to constituency boundaries mean, also, changes to regional boundaries.

The eight existing constituencies were created before changes to the boundaries of preserved counties under the Preserved Counties (Amendment to Boundaries) (Wales) Order 2003, which came into effect in 2003, and before changes to local government boundaries under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, which came into effect in 1996.

Westminster boundaries

Current boundaries

Constituency Boundaries
1. Alyn and Deeside CC (Westminster)
2. Clwyd South CC (Westminster) (part)
3. Clwyd West CC (Westminster)
4. Conwy CC (Westminster) (part)
5. Delyn CC (Westminster)
6. Meirionnydd Nant Conwy CC (Westminster) (part)
7. Vale of Clwyd CC (Westminster)
8. Wrexham CC (Westminster)

The Clwyd South constituency is also partly a Powys constituency, and the Conwy and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy constituencies are also partly Gwynedd constituencies.

New boundaries

Constituency Boundaries
1. Aberconwy CC (Westminster)
2. Alyn and Deeside CC (Westminster)
3. Clwyd South CC (Westminster)
4. Clwyd West CC (Westminster)
5. Delyn CC (Westminster)
6. Vale of Clwyd CC (Westminster)
7. Wrexham CC (Westminster)

Assembly boundaries

1999 to 2007

Constituency Assembly region Constituency boundaries
1. Alyn and Deeside CC (Assembly) North Wales
2. Clwyd South CC (Assembly) (part)
3. Clwyd West CC (Assembly)
4. Conwy CC (Assembly) (part)
5. Delyn CC (Assembly)
6. Meirionnydd Nant Conwy CC (Assembly) (part) Mid and West Wales
7. Vale of Clwyd CC (Assembly) North Wales
8. Wrexham CC (Assembly)

The Clwyd South constituency is also partly a Powys constituency, and the Conwy and Meirionnydd Nant Conwy constituencies are also partly Gwynedd constituencies.

The eight constituencies include seven of the nine constituencies of the North Wales electoral region and one of the eight constituencies of the Mid and West Wales electoral region. The other two North Wales constituencies are Gwynedd constituencies. Of the other seven Mid and West Wales constituencies, two are Powys constituencies, and five are Dyfed constituencies.

From 2007

Constituency Assembly region Constituency boundaries
1. Aberconwy CC (Assembly) North Wales
2. Alyn and Deeside CC (Assembly)
3. Clwyd South CC (Assembly)
4. Clwyd West CC (Assembly)
5. Delyn CC (Assembly)
6. Vale of Clwyd CC (Assembly)
7. Wrexham CC (Assembly)

The seven constituencies are all in the North Wales electoral region, which will include, also, two Gwynedd constituencies.

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