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Merthyr Tydfil was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. From 1832 to 1868 it returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and in 1868 this was increased to two members. The constituency was abolished for the 1918 general election.

It was re-established in 1950 as a single-member constituency, and abolished again for the 1983 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney constituency.


Members of Parliament


MPs 1832-1868

Year Member Party
1832 Sir John Josiah Guest
1852 Henry Austin Bruce Liberal
1868 representation increased to two members

MPs 1868-1918

Year 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1868 Henry Richard Liberal Richard Fothergill
1880 Charles Herbert James
1888 David Alfred Thomas Liberal
1888 William Pritchard Morgan
1900 James Keir Hardie Labour
1910 Sir Edgar Rees Jones
1915 Charles Butt Stanton Independent Labour
1918 constituency abolished: see Merthyr and Aberdare

MPs 1950-1983

Election Member Party
1950 constituency re-established
1950 S. O. Davies Labour
1970 Independent Labour
1972 by-election Ted Rowlands Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney

Election results



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