The Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-04-11

Whereas in pursuance of section 3(1) of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986(1) the Boundary Commission for Wales have submitted to the Secretary of State a report dated 16th December 1994 showing the constituencies into which they recommend, in accordance with that Act, that Wales should be divided;
And whereas the Secretary of State has laid that report before Parliament together with the draft of this Order in Council to give effect, without modifications, to the recommendations contained in the report and each House of Parliament has by resolution approved the said draft;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in pursuance of section 4 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

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

(2) Subject to section 4(6) of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, this Order shall come into force on the fourteenth day after the day on which it is made.

2.—(1) For all the constituencies in Wales there shall be substituted the constituencies which—

(a)are named in the left-hand column of the Schedule to this Order;

(b)are designated in that column as either county constituencies or borough constituencies; and

(c)comprise the areas set out in the right-hand column of that Schedule.

(2) The areas set out in the right-hand column of the Schedule to this Order are local government areas as they existed on 16th December 1994 except that the wards in the Borough of Blaenau Gwent are the wards as they would exist if the Borough of Blaenau Gwent (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1992(2) had come into full force.

3.  Each electoral registration officer for the constituencies referred to in article 2 above shall make such re-arrangement or adaptation of the register of parliamentary electors as may be necessary to give effect to this Order.

N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULENAME, DESIGNATION AND COMPOSITION OF CONSTITUENCIES IN WALES

Names and designation
Composition

IN THE COUNTY OF CLWYD

Alyn and Deeside (county constituency)

The District of Alyn and Deeside

Clwyd South (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the District of Glyndw*r, namely, Ceiriog Ganol, Chirk North, Chirk South, Corwen, Gwyddelwern, Llandegla, Llandrillo, Llangollen, Llangollen Rural, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and Llansilin; and

(ii)  the following wards of the Borough of Wrexham Maelor, namely, Bronington, Brymbo, Bryn Cefn, Cefn, Coedpoeth, Esclusham, Gwenfro, Johnstown, Marchwiel, Minera, New Broughton, Overton, Pant, Penycae, Plas Madoc, Ponciau and Ruabon.

Clwyd West (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Colwyn, namely, Betws yn Rhos, Colwyn, Dinarth, Eirias, Gele, Glyn, Kinmel Bay, Llanddulas, Llanfair Talhaiarn, Llangernyw, Llansannan, Llysfaen, Mochdre, Pentre Mawr, Rhiw, Rhos, Towyn and Uwchaled; and

(ii)  the following wards of the District of Glyndw*r, namely, Efenechtyd, Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch, Llanynys and Ruthin.

Delyn (county constituency)

The Borough of Delyn.

Vale of Clwyd (county constituency)

(i)  The Trefnant ward of the Borough of Colwyn;

(ii)  the following wards of the District of Glyndw*r, namely, Denbigh Central, Denbigh Lower, Denbigh Upper, Henllan and Llandyr-nog; and

(iii)  the Borough of Rhuddlan.

Wrexham (county constituency)

The following wards of the Borough of Wrexham Maelor, namely, Acton, Borras Park, Caia Park, Garden Village, Gresford East and West, Grosvenor, Gwersyllt East and South, Gwersyllt North, Gwersyllt West, Holt, Little Acton, Llay, Maesydre, Marford and Hoseley, Offa East, Offa West, Queensway, Rhosnesni, Rossett, Stansty and Whitegate.

IN THE COUNTY OF DYFED

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the District of Carmarthen, namely, Abergwili, Cenarth, Cy-nwyl Elfed, Gorslas, Llanddarog, Llandy-faelog, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, Llangeler, Llangunnor, Llangyndeyrn, Llanllwni, Llany-bydder, Pencarreg and St. Ishmael; and

(ii)  the Borough of Dinefwr.

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the District of Carmarthen, namely, Carmarthen Town North, Carmarthen Town South, Carmarthen Town West, Clynderwen, Laugharne Town-ship, Llanboidy, Llanddowror, Llansteffan, Newchurch, St. Clears, Trelech and Whitland; and

(ii)  the District of South Pembrokeshire.

Ceredigion (county constituency)

The District of Ceredigion.

Llanelli (county constituency)

The Borough of Llanelli.

Preseli Pembrokeshire (county constituency)

The District of Preseli Pembrokeshire.

IN THE COUNTY OF GWENT

Blaenau Gwent (county constituency)

The following wards of the Borough of Blaenau Gwent, namely, Abertillery, Badminton, Beaufort, Blaina, Brynmawr, Cwm, Cwmtillery, Ebbw Vale North, Ebbw Vale South, Georgetown, Llanhilleth, Nantyglo, Rassau, Sirhowy, Six Bells and Tredegar Central and West.

Islwyn (county constituency)

The Borough of Islwyn.

Monmouth (county constituency)

(i)  The Llanelly Hill ward of the Borough of Blaenau Gwent;

(ii)  the following wards of the Borough of Monmouth, namely, Caerwent, Cantref, Castle and Grofield, Croesonen, Crucorney, Goetre Fawr, Lansdown, Larkfield, Llanbadoc, Llan-foist Fawr, Llangybi Fawr, Llanover, Llantilio Crossenny, Llanwenarth Ultra, Mardy, Mitchel Troy, Overmonnow, Portskewett, Priory, Rag-lan, St. Arvans, St. Christopher's, St. Kings-mark, St. Mary's, Shirenewton, Thornwell, Trellech United, Usk, Vauxhall and Wyesham; and

(iii)  the following wards of the Borough of Torfaen, namely, Croesyceiliog North, Croesy-ceiliog South, Llanyrafon North and Llanyra-fon South.

Newport East (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Monmouth, namely, Caldicot Castle, Dew-stow, Magor with Undy, Rogiet, Severn and West End; and

(ii)  the following wards of the Borough of Newport, namely, Alway, Beechwood, Langstone, Liswerry, Llanwern, Ringland, St. Julians and Victoria.

Newport West (county constituency)

The following wards of the Borough of New-port, namely, Allt-yr-yn, Bettws, Caerleon, Gaer, Graig, Malpas, Marshfield, Pillgwenlly, Rogerstone, Shaftesbury, Stow Hill and Tre-degar Park.

Torfaen (county constituency)

The following wards of the Borough of Tor-faen, namely, Abersychan, Blaenavon, Bryn-wern, Coed Eva, Cwmyniscoy, Fairwater, Greenmeadow, Llantarnam, New Inn Lower, New Inn Upper, Panteg, Pontnewydd, Pont-newynydd, Pontypool, Snatchwood, St. Cadocs and Penygarn, St. Dials, Trevethin, Two Locks, Upper Cwmbran and Wainfelin.

IN THE COUNTY OF GWYNEDD

Caernarfon (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Arfon, namely, Bethel, Bontnewydd, Cadnant, Deiniolen, Llanberis, Llandwrog, Llanllyfni, Llanrug, Llanwnda, Menai (Caernarfon), Peb-lig, Penisarwaun, Penygroes, Seiont, Talysarn, Waunfawr and Y Felinheli; and

(ii)  the District of Dwyfor.

Conwy (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Aberconwy, namely, Bryn, Bryn Rhys, Caerhun, Capelulo, Conwy, Craig-y-Don, De-ganwy, Fforddlas, Gogarth, Lafan, Marl, Mos-tyn, Pandy, Pant-yr-afon, Penmaenan, Pen-rhyn, Pensarn and Tudno; and

(ii)  the following wards of the Borough of Arfon, namely, Deiniol, Dewi, Garth, Gerlan, Glyder, Hendre, Hirael, Llandygai, Llanl-lechid/Aber, Marchog, Menai (Bangor), Og-wen, Pentir and Rachub.

Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Aberconwy, namely, Betws-y-Coed, Bro Machno, Crwst, Eglwysbach, Gower, Trefriw and Uwch Conwy; and

(ii)  the District of Meirionnydd.

Ynys Mo*n (county constituency)

The Borough of Ynys Mo*n-Isle of Anglesey.

IN THE COUNTY OF MID GLAMORGAN

Bridgend (county constituency)

The following wards of the Borough of Ogwr, namely, Brackla, Cefn Cribwr, Coity Higher, Cornelly, Coychurch Lower, Laleston, Morfa, Newcastle, Newcastle Higher, Oldcastle, Porthcawl East, Porthcawl West, Pyle and St. Bride’s Major.

Caerphilly (county constituency)

The following wards of the District of Rhymney Valley, namely, Aberbargoed, Aber Valley, Bargoed, Bedwas and Trethomas, Gilfach, Hengoed, Llanbradach, Machen, Maesy-cwmmer, Morgan Jones, Nelson, Penyrheol, St. Cattwg, St. James, St. Martins and Ystrad Mynach.

Cynon Valley (county constituency)

The Borough of Cynon Valley.

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney (county constituency)

(i)  The Borough of Merthyr Tydfil; and

(ii)  the following wards of the District of Rhymney Valley, namely, Abertysswg, Darren Valley, Moriah, New Tredegar, Pontlottyn, Tir-Phil and Twyn Carno.

Ogmore (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Ogwr, namely, Bettws, Blackmill, Blaengarw, Caerau, Llangeinor, Llangynwyd, Maesteg East, Maesteg West, Nantyffyllon, Nant-y-moel, Ogmore Vale, Pencoed, Pontycymmer, St. Bride’s Minor and Ynysawdre; and

(ii)  the following wards of the Borough of Taff-Ely, namely, Brynna, Gilfach Goch, Llanharan and Llanharry.

Pontypridd (county constituency)

The following wards of the Borough of Taff-Ely, namely, Beddau, Church Village, Cilfy-nydd, Creigiau, Glyncoch, Graig, Hawthorn, Ilan, Llantrisant Town, Llantwit Fardre, Pen-tyrch, Pont-y-Clun, Pontypridd Town, Rhond-da, Rhydfelen Central, Rhydfelen Lower, Taffs Well, Talbot Green, Ton-teg, Tonyrefail East, Tonyrefail West, Trallwng, Treforest and Tyn-y-nant.

Rhondda (county constituency)

The Borough of Rhondda

IN THE COUNTY OF POWYS

Brecon and Radnorshire (county constituency)

The Borough of Brecknock and the District of Radnorshire.

Montgomeryshire (county constituency)

The District of Montgomeryshire.

IN THE COUNTY OF SOUTH GLAMORGAN

Cardiff Central (borough constituency)

The following wards of the City of Cardiff, namely, Adamsdown, Cathays, Cyncoed, Pentwyn, Plasnewydd and Roath.

Cardiff North (borough constituency)

The following wards of the City of Cardiff, namely, Gabalfa, Heath, Lisvane and St. Mellons, Llandaff North, Llanishen, Rhiwbina and Whitchurch and Tongwynlais.

Cardiff South and Penarth (borough constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the City of Cardiff, namely, Butetown, Grangetown, Llanrumney, Rumney, Splott and Trowbridge; and

(ii)  the following wards of the Borough of Vale of Glamorgan, namely, Alexandra, Cor-nerswell, Llandough and Stanwell.

Cardiff West (borough constituency)

The following wards of the City of Cardiff, namely, Caerau, Canton, Ely, Fairwater, Llan-daff, Radyr and St. Fagans and Riverside.

Vale of Glamorgan (county constituency)

The following wards of the Borough of Vale of Glamorgan, namely, Baruc, Buttrills, Cadoc, Castleland, Court, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Dyfan, Gibbonsdown, Illtyd, Llandow, Llant-wit Major, Peterston-super-Ely, Rhoose, St. Athan, Sully and Wenvoe.

IN THE COUNTY OF WEST GLAMORGAN

Aberavon (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Neath, namely, Briton Ferry East, Briton Ferry West, Coedffranc Central, Coedffranc North and Coedffranc West; and

(ii)  the Borough of Port Talbot.

Gower (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Lliw Valley, namely, Clydach, Dulais East, Gorseinon Central, Gorseinon East, Gowerton East, Gowerton West, Graigfelin, Kingsbridge, Llangyfelach, Lower Loughor, Mawr, Penller-gaer, Penyrheol, Pontardulais, Tal-y-bont, Up-per Loughor and Vardre; and

(ii)  the following wards of the City of Swansea, namely, Bishopston, Fairwood, Gow-er, Newton, Oystermouth, Penclawdd, Pennard and West Cross.

Neath (county constituency)

(i)  The following wards of the Borough of Lliw Valley, namely, Allt-wen, Cwmllynfell, Godre'r graig, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Lower Brynamman, Pontardawe, Rhos, Trebanos and Ystalyfera; and

(ii)  the following wards of the Borough of Neath, namely, Aberdulais, Blaengwrach, Bryn-coch North, Bryn-coch South, Cadoxton, Cimla, Crynant, Dyffryn, Glynneath, Neath East, Neath North, Neath South, Onllwyn, Pelenna, Resolven, Seven Sisters and Tonna.

Swansea East (borough constituency)

The following wards of the City of Swansea, namely, Bonymaen, Cwmbwrla, Landore, Llansamlet, Morriston, Mynyddbach, Penderry and St. Thomas.

Swansea West (borough constituency)

The following wards of the City of Swansea, namely, Castle, Cockett, Dunvant, Killay North, Killay South, Mayals, Sketty, Townhill and Uplands.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order gives effect without modification to the recommendations set out in the report of the Boundary Commission for Wales dated 16th December 1994. The report sets out proposals for parliamentary constituencies in Wales consequent on a review by them of the representation in the House of Commons in Wales.
Article 2 of, and the Schedule to, this Order give effect to those proposals. By virtue of section 4(6) of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, the coming into force of this Order does not affect any parliamentary election until a proclamation is issued by Her Majesty summoning a new Parliament, or affect the constitution of the House of Commons until the dissolution of the Parliament then in being.


(1)
1986 c. 56.

(2)
S.I. 1992/2600.
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