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Coordinates: 53°12′29″N 3°07′01″W / 53.208°N 3.117°W / 53.208; -3.117

Alyn and Deeside
County constituency
AlynDeesideConstituency.svg
Alyn and Deeside shown within Wales
Created: 1983
MP: Mark Tami
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
Preserved county: Clwyd
EP constituency: 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.

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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

Election Member Party
1983 Barry Jones Labour
2001 Mark Tami Labour

Election results

Prospective candidates for the General Election 2010: Alyn and Deeside[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Brighton
Conservative Will Gallagher
UKIP James Howson
Plaid Cymru Maurice Jones
Labour Mark Tami
BNP John Walker
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2005: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Tami 17,331 48.8 -3.5
Conservative Lynne Hale 8,953 25.2 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Paul Brighton 6,174 17.4 +4.5
Plaid Cymru Richard Coombs 1,320 3.7 +0.4
UKIP Billy Crawford 918 2.6 +1.2
Forward Wales Klaus Armstrong-Braun 378 1.1 +1.1
Independent (politician) Judith Kilshaw 215 0.6 +0.6
Communist Glyn Davies 207 0.6 0.0
Majority 8,378 23.6
Turnout 35,496 60.2 +1.6
Labour hold Swing -1.2
General Election 2001: Alyn and Deeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Tami 18,525 52.3 -9.6
Conservative Mark Isherwood 9,303 26.3 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Derek Burnham 4,585 12.9 +3.2
Plaid Cymru Richard Coombs 1,182 3.3 +1.6
Green Klaus Armstrong-Braun 881 2.5 N/A
UKIP William Crawford 481 1.4 N/A
Independent (politician) Max Cooksey 253 0.7 N/A
Communist Glyn Davies 211 0.6 N/A
Majority 9,222 26.0
Turnout 35,421 58.6 -13.6
Labour hold Swing

See also

References

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