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Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
As one moves towards "Little England beyond Wales", as Pembrokeshire is known, the Nationalist threat is not nearly so strong as in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, and nor do the Conservatives do not seem yet to have recovered sufficiently to pose a major threat to Labour's Nick Ainger. Nor do they do well in the section around Carmarthen town itself, which is included in this seat, along with Dylan Thomas's village of Laugharne, Welsh speaking but largely dominated by tourism. Overall the seat is a mixture of light industry, agriculture and tourist, English tone and Welsh tone, and conflicting political traditions of which at present Labour's is the strongest.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Becoming the first Labour MP here for 26 years in 1992, tall, bald and bearded, Nick Ainger cuts a dash as another English import into Wales. Born in Sheffield in 1947 and educated at Netherthorpe Grammar School, Staveley, Derbyshire, he moved to Milford Haven in the 1970s as a marine rigger. His careful nursing of constituency interests such as oil tanker safety, local military installations and threats to fishing and farming, has since 1997 been accompanied by his job as PPS to Welsh Secretaries, originally to the benighted Ron Davies, and currently to Paul Murphy.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 13.11% 14.99% 87.43
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 24.73% 2.13% 1,162.95
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 5.71% 2.49% 229.70
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.15% 4.43% 3.34
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.29% 7.27% 17.75
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.09% 2.56% 3.52
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.22% 3.94% 30.92
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 20.14% 13.04% 154.43
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.62% 12.70% 44.22
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 11.14% 8.14% 136.78
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.85% 4.02% 195.24
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.72% 3.19% 22.57
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.82% 11.31% 51.44
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.00% 3.06% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.11% 2.52% 83.79
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.31% 0.06% 502.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.20% 9.41% 118.96
5-10K 20.15% 16.63% 121.18
10-15K 19.06% 16.58% 114.93
15-20K 14.53% 13.58% 106.95
20-25K 10.29% 10.39% 99.02
25-30K 7.13% 7.77% 91.68
30-35K 4.93% 5.79% 85.05
35-40K 3.43% 4.33% 79.12
40-45K 2.41% 3.27% 73.82
45-50K 1.71% 2.48% 69.08
50-55K 1.23% 1.90% 64.84
55-60K 0.90% 1.47% 61.02
60-65K 0.66% 1.15% 57.57
65-70K 0.49% 0.91% 54.44
70-75K 0.37% 0.72% 51.60
75-80K 0.28% 0.57% 49.00
80-85K 0.22% 0.46% 46.63
85-90K 0.17% 0.37% 44.44
90-95K 0.13% 0.31% 42.43
95-100K 0.10% 0.25% 40.57
100K + 0.43% 1.34% 31.70

Local Map of the constituency
Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.65%)
Conservative (-  8.92%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.65%) Plaid Cymru (-  2.43%)
Conservative (2.70%) Liberal Democrat (0.55%) Plaid Cymru (6.00%)
Labour (-  7.57%)
Con - 8.92%
Lab 10.65%
LD - 2.65%
PC - 2.43%
Con 2.70%
Lab - 7.57%
LD 0.55%
PC 6.00%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Nick Ainger
Labour hold
Con Conservative (29.29%) 10,811 29.29%
Lab Labour (41.58%) 15,349 41.58%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.80%) 3,248 8.80%
PC Plaid Cymru (18.67%) 6,893 18.67%
Oth Other (1.67%) 615 1.67%
Maj Majority (12.29%) 4,538 12.29%
Turn Turnout (65.32%) 36,916 65.32%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Nick Ainger
Labour hold
L Nick Ainger 15,349 41.58%
PC Llyr Hughes Griffiths 6,893 18.67%
LD William Jeremy 3,248 8.80%
UK Ian Phillips 537 1.45%
Cus Nick Turner 78 0.21%
C Robert Wilson 10,811 29.29%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Nicholas Ainger
Labour
Con Conservative (26.58%) 11,335 26.58%
Lab Labour (49.15%) 20,956 49.15%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.25%) 3,516 8.25%
PC Plaid Cymru (12.67%) 5,402 12.67%
Ref Referendum (3.36%) 1,432 3.36%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (22.56%) 9,621 22.56%
Turn Turnout (76.52%) 42,641 76.52%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (35.50%) 15,278 35.50%
Lab Labour (38.50%) 16,588 38.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.90%) 4,672 10.90%
PC Plaid Cymru (15.10%) 6,497 15.10%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (3.00%) 1,310 3.00%
Turn Turnout (77.69%) 43,035 77.69%

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