is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales
, consisting of nine constituencies
. The region elects thirteen members, nine directly elected constituency members and four additional members
. The electoral region was first used in the 1999 Welsh Assembly election
, when the 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 covers the most of the preserved county
, part of the preserved county of Gwynedd
, and part of the preserved county of Powys
. Other parts of these preserved counties are within the Mid and West Wales
electoral region. For the 2007 Welsh Assembly election
, however, boundaries will change, and the region will cover all of the preserved county of Clwyd and part of the preserved county of Gwynedd. The rest of Gwynedd will be in the Mid and West 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 changes will become effective for the 2010 United Kingdom......