The Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituences) (Wales) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-04-24

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 1142

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE
The Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituences) (Wales) Order 1995

Made
24th April 1995

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 24(1)(c) and 28(1)(b) of the Representation of the People Act 1983(1), hereby makes the following Order:

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituencies) (Wales) Order 1995.

(2) This Order shall come into force on the issue of a proclamation by Her Majesty summoning a new Parliament, except that for the purposes of proceedings preliminary or relating to a parliamentary election held after the issue of that proclamation this Order shall come into force on 10th May 1995.

(3) References to constituencies in this Order are references to the constituences in Wales which are established by the Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) Order 1995(2) or any subsequent Order in Council in respect of Wales under the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986(3).

2.—(1) Articles 3, 4 and 6 of the Returning Officers (Parliamentary Constituencies) (England and Wales) Order 1983(4) are hereby revoked so far as they relate to Wales.

(2) Part II of Schedules 1, 2 and 3 to the said Order are hereby revoked.

3.  In the case of the borough constituency of Cardiff South and Penarth, being a borough constituency which is not coterminous with or wholly contained in a district, the chairman of the council for the district of Cardiff shall be the returning officer for a parliamentary election.

4.  In the case of a county constituency in Wales specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order, the duties of the returning officer for a parliamentary election shall be discharged, as acting returning officer, by the officer of the council appointed to be the electoral registration officer by the council of the district specified in column 2 of that Schedule opposite to the name of the constituency.

Blatch
Minister of State
Home Office
24th April 1995

Article 4

SCHEDULEACTING RETURNING OFFICERS FOR COUNTY CONSTITUENCIES IN WALES

1
2

Name of county constituency
District for which registration officer is acting returning officer

Aberavon
Port Talbot

Alyn and Deeside
Alyn and Deeside

Blaenau Gwent
Blaenau Gwent

Brecon and Radnorshire
Brecknock

Bridgend
Ogwr

Caernarfon
Arfon

Caerphilly
Rhymney Valley

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Dinefwr

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
South Pembrokeshire

Ceredigion
Ceredigion

Clwyd South
Wrexham Maelor

Clwyd West
Colwyn

Conwy
Aberconwy

Cynon Valley
Cynon Valley

Delyn
Delyn

Gower
Lliw Valley

Islwyn
Islwyn

Llanelli
Llanelli

Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Meirionnydd

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Merthyr Tydfil

Monmouth
Monmouth

Montgomeryshire
Montgomeryshire

Neath
Neath

Newport East
Newport

Newport West
Newport

Ogmore
Ogwr

Pontypridd
Taff-Ely

Preseli Pembrokeshire
Preseli Pembrokeshire

Rhondda
Rhondda

Torfaen
Torfaen

Vale of Clwyd
Rhuddlan

Vale of Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan

Wrexham
Wrexham Maelor

Ynys Môn
Ynys Môn-Isles of Anglesey

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
Article 4 of, and the Schedule to, this Order designate the acting returning officers for the county constituencies in Wales. Article 3 of this Order designate the returning officer for the borough constituency of Cardiff South and Penarth, where the appointment of a returning officer is not determined by paragraph (b) of section 24(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983.
This Order replaces the designations made by the instrument revoked in part by article 3. The constituencies referred to in this Order are established by the Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) Order 1995. Like that Order, this Order does not come fully into force until the next parliamentary general election.


(1)
1983 c. 2; section 28(1)(b) has been amended by Schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50).

(2)
S.I. 1995/1036.

(3)
1986 c. 56.

(4)
S.I. 1983/468, amended by S.I. 1991/152.
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