Elections - 5 May 2011
The election results for Wales are available on the BBC website.
Arfon Constituency Results
- DAVIES Aled
Welsh Conservative Party - 2,209
- JONES Alun Ffred
Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales - 10,024
- JONES Rhys
Welsh Liberal Democrats - 801
- REES Christina Elizabeth
Welsh Labour - 4,630
Dwyfor Meirionnydd Constituency Results
- BAYNES Simon
Welsh Conservative Party - 4,239
- CHURCHMAN Stephen William
Welsh Liberal Democrats - 1,000
- ELIS-THOMAS Dafydd
Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales - 9,656
- HUGHES Louise
Llais Gwynedd - The Voice of Gwynedd 3,225
- SINGLETON Martyn Stuart
Welsh Labour 2,623
The electoral system
The National Assembly for Wales has 60 elected members.
Each voter in elections to the National Assembly for Wales has two votes, used in a voting system known as the Additional Member System. The system is a form of proportional representation.
The first vote is used to elect a constituency Assembly Member on the basis of the traditional 'first past the post' electoral system, similar to a UK Parliamentary election. The National Assembly constituencies are coterminous with UK Parliamentary constituencies and this results in the election of 40 constituency Assembly members. Click on the link on the left to view a map of the Arfon and Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency boundaries.
The second vote is used to elect regional Assembly Members - four Assembly Members are elected from each of the five electoral regions across Wales. These regions are North Wales, Mid and West Wales, South Wales West, South Wales Central, and South Wales East. Click on the link on the left to view a map of the five electoral regions. Using their second vote, electors vote for an independent candidate or a political party in a 'closed list' system. In relation to political parties, ballot papers show the list of named candidates nominated by each political party and successfully elected candidates are drawn in order from the top of the relevant party list. This results in the election of 20 regional Assembly Members.
Referendum - 3 March 2011
A Referendum on the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales was held on 3 March 2011.
The question asked in the Referendum was: Do you want the Assembly now to be able to make laws on all matters in the 20 subject areas it has powers for?
For more information go to the Electoral Commission website.
Results in Gwynedd
Gwynedd has voted in favour of giving the Assembly more law making powers.
Percentage turnout: 43.39%
To see the results for all areas in Wales go to The Electoral Commission - Results website.