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Coordinates: 53°15′54″N 4°21′47″W / 53.265°N 4.363°W / 53.265; -4.363

Ynys Môn
County constituency
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Ynys Môn shown within Wales
Created: 1545
MP: Albert Owen
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
Preserved county: Gwynedd
EP constituency: Wales

Ynys Môn (Welsh pronunciation: [ˌənɨs ˈmoːn]; called Anglesey until 1983 in English) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The Ynys Môn Welsh Assembly constituency was created with the same boundaries in 1999.

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History

The Laws in Wales Act 1535 (26 Hen. VIII, c. 26) provided for a single county seat in the House of Commons for each of twelve historic Welsh counties (including Anglesey) and two for Monmouthshire. Using the modern year, starting on 1 January, these parliamentary constituencies were authorised in 1536. In practice, the first known Knights of the Shire from Wales (as Members of Parliament from county constituencies were known before the nineteenth century) were perhaps not elected until 1545.

The Act contains the following provision, which had the effect of enfranchising the shire of Anglesey.

And that for this present Parliament, and all other Parliaments to be holden and kept for this Realm, one Knight shall be chosen and elected to the same Parliaments for every of the Shires of Brecknock, Radnor, Mountgomery and Denbigh, and for every other Shire within the said Country of Dominion of Wales;

The official name of the constituency in English was Anglesey, until it was replaced by the Welsh name Ynys Môn. Parliament approved the change, to take effect from the United Kingdom general election, 1983. This was purely an alteration of the official name, as no boundary changes were involved.

Boundaries

Geographically, the constituency of Ynys Môn comprises the whole of the main island of Anglesey and the smaller Holy Island.

Members of Parliament

  • 1326–1327: Howel ap Griffuyth
  • 1326–1327: David ap Howel
  • 1326–1327: Tudur Duy
  • 1326–1327: Tudur ap Lewelyn
  • 1326–1327: Lewelyn Vaghan
  • 1326–1327: Howel ap Tudur

not represented in Parliament until 1541

  • 1541: Name lost
  • 1545: William Bulkeley
  • 1547: William Bulkeley
  • 1549: Sir Richard Bulkeley (I)
  • March 1553: Lewis Ab Owen ap Meurig
  • October 1553: William Lewis
  • April 1554: Sir Richard Bulkeley (I)
  • November 1554: Sir Richard Bulkeley (I)
  • 1555: William Lewis
  • 1558: Rowland Ap Meredydd
  • 1562/3: Richard Bulkeley (II)
  • 1571: Sir Richard Bulkeley (I)
  • 1572: Lewis Ab Owen ap Meurig
  • 1584: Owen Holland
  • 1586: Sir Henry Bagenal
  • 1588: Richard Bulkeley (III)
  • 1593: William Glynne
  • 1597: Hugh Hughes
  • 1601: Thomas Holland
  • 1604: Sir Richard Bulkeley (II)
  • 1614: Sir Richard Bulkeley (II)
  • 1621: Richard Williams
  • 1623: John Mosten
  • 1625: Sir Sackville Trevor
  • 1626: Richard Bulkeley (IV)
  • 1628: Richard Bulkeley (IV)
  • April 1640: John Bodville

Long Parliament

  • 1640–1644: John Bodville (Royalist) - disabled to sit, 5 February 1644
  • 1646–1648: Richard Wood - excluded in Pride's Purge, December 1648

Anglesey was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament

First Protectorate Parliament

Second Protectorate Parliament

  • 1656–1658: Col. George Twisleton
  • 1656–1658: Griffith Bodwrda

Third Protectorate Parliament

  • 1659: Col. George Twisleton
Year Member Party
April 1660 The Viscount Bulkeley Court
1661 Nicholas Bagenal Court
February 1679 Hon. Henry Bulkeley Tory
August 1679 Hon. Richard Bulkeley Tory
1685 The Viscount Bulkeley Tory
1689 Hon. Thomas Bulkeley Tory
1690 The Viscount Bulkeley Tory
1704 The Viscount Bulkeley Tory
1715 Owen Meyrick Whig
1722 The Viscount Bulkeley Tory
1725 Hugh Williams Whig
1734 Sir Nicholas Bayly, Bt Opposition Whig
1741 John Owen Opposition Whig
1747 Sir Nicholas Bayly, Bt Opposition Whig
1761 Owen Meyrick Whig
1770 Sir Nicholas Bayly, Bt Opposition Whig
1774 The Viscount Bulkeley Opposition, later allied to Burke and later still to Pitt
1784 Nicholas Bayly Independent Whig, supported Pitt
1790 Hon. William Paget Whig, supported Pitt
1794 Hon. Sir Arthur Paget Whig
1807 Hon. Berkeley Paget Whig
1820 The Earl of Uxbridge Whig
1832 Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, Bt Whig
1837 Hon. William Stanley Liberal
1847 Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, Bt Liberal
1868 Richard Davies Liberal
1886 Thomas Lewis Liberal (Gladstonian)
1895 Ellis Ellis-Griffith Liberal
1918 Sir Owen Thomas Independent Labour
1923 Sir Robert Thomas, Bt Liberal
1929 Megan Lloyd George Liberal
1951 Cledwyn Hughes Labour
1979 Keith Best Conservative
1983 Name changed to Ynys Môn
1987 Ieuan Wyn Jones Plaid Cymru
2001 Albert Owen Labour

Election results

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Results in the 2010s

Prospective candidates for the General Election 2010: Ynys Môn [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Nathan Gill
Labour Albert Owen
Plaid Cymru Dylan Rees
Conservative Anthony Ridge-Newman
Independent Peter Rogers
Liberal Democrat Matt Wood

Results in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Ynys Môn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Owen 12,278 34.6 -0.4
Plaid Cymru Eurig Wyn 11,036 31.1 -1.5
Independent Peter Rogers 5,216 14.7
Conservative James Roach 3,915 11.0 -11.5
Liberal Democrat Sarah Green 2,418 6.8 -1.3
UKIP Elaine Gill 367 1.0 -0.1
Legalise Cannabis Tim Evans 232 0.7
Majority 1,242 3.5
Turnout 35,462 67.5 +3.8
Labour hold Swing +0.6
General Election 2001: Ynys Môn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Owen 11,906 35.0 +1.8
Plaid Cymru Eilian Williams 11,106 32.6 -6.8
Conservative Albie Fox 7,653 22.5 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Bennett 2,772 8.1 +4.3
UKIP Francis Wykes 359 1.1 N/A
Independent Nona Donald 222 0.7 N/A
Majority 800 2.4
Turnout 34,018 63.7 -11.2
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Results in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Ynys Môn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 15,756 39.5 +2.4
Labour Albert Owen 13,275 33.2 +9.7
Conservative Gwilyn Owen 8,569 21.5 -13.1
Liberal Democrat D. Burnham 1,537 3.8 -0.6
Referendum Party H. Gray-Morris 793 2.0 N/A
Majority 2,481
Turnout 75.4
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
General Election 1992: Ynys Môn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 15,984 37.1
Conservative Gwyn Price Rowlands 14,878 34.6
Labour Robin Jones 10,126 23.5
Liberal Democrat Pauline Badger 1,894 4.4
Natural Law S. Parry 182 0.4 N/A
Majority 1,106
Turnout 80.6
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Results in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Ynys Môn[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 18,580 43.2
Conservative Roger Evans 14,282 33.2
Labour C. Parry 7,252 16.9
Social Democrat I. L. Evans 2,863 6.7
Majority 4,298 10.0
Turnout 81.7
Plaid Cymru gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1983: Ynys Môn[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Best 15,017 37.5
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 13,333 33.3
Labour T. Williams 6,791 16.9
Social Democrat D. Thomas 4,947 12.3
Majority 1,684 4.2
Turnout 79.6
Conservative hold Swing

Results in the 1950s

General Election, 23 February 1950:Anglesey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Miss Megan Lloyd George 13,688 46.6
Labour Cledwyn Hughes 11,759 40.0
Conservative J O Jones 3,919 13.3
Majority 1,929 6.5
Turnout 82.7
Liberal hold Swing

Results in the 1940s

General Election, 5-12 July 1945:Anglesey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Miss Megan Lloyd George 12,610 52.2
Labour Cledwyn Hughes 11,529 47.8
Majority 1,081 4.4
Turnout 70.6
Liberal hold Swing

Results in the 1930s

General Election, 14 November 1935:Anglesey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Miss Megan Lloyd George 11,227 44.5
Conservative F J W Williams 7,045 27.9
Labour H Jones 6,959 27.6
Majority 4,182 16.6
Turnout 74.4
Liberal hold Swing
General Election, 27 October 1931:Anglesey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Miss Megan Lloyd George 14,839 58.3
Conservative A Hughes 10,612 41.7
Majority 4,227 16.6
Turnout 75.5
Liberal hold Swing

Results in the 1920s

General Election, 30 May 1929: Anglesey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Miss Megan Lloyd George 13,181 49.4
Labour W Edwards 7,563 28.4
Conservative A Hughes 5,917 22.2
Majority 5,618 21.0
Turnout 79.8
Liberal hold Swing

See also

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