Mid and West Wales
is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales
, consisting of eight constituencies
. The region elects twelve members, eight directly elected constituency members and four additional members
. The electoral region was first used in the 1999 Welsh Assembly election
, when the National Assembly for Wales was created.
Each constituency elects one Assembly Member
by the first past the post
electoral system, and the region as a whole elects four additional or top-up Assembly Members, to create a degree of proportional representation
. The additional member seats are allocated from closed lists
by the d'Hondt method
, with constituency results being taken into account in the allocation.
As created in 1999, the region coveredthe whole of the preserved county
, most of the preserved county of Powys
and parts of the preserved counties of Clwyd
. Other parts of Powys, Clwyd and Gwynedd were within the North Wales
electoral region.For the 2007 Welsh Assembly election
, however, in 2007 boundaries changed, and the region will cover all of the preserved county of Dyfed, all of the preserved county of Powys and part of the preserved county of Gwynedd. The rest of Gwynedd will be in the North Wales region.
The constituencies have the names and boundaries of constituencies of the House of Commons
of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
). For Westminster election purposes, however, there are no electoral regions, and constituency boundary... Read More