Clwyd South

The constituency straddles the Welsh speaking rural areas of the County of Denbighshire and the old coal mining villages of Rhosllanerchrugog, Cefn-mawr and Coedpoeth from Wrexham County Borough Council.  Along the A5 it takes in the border town of Chirk, the Ceiriog Valley that uniquely is on the border of England and Wales and yet has over 20% of the population speaking Welsh and then further west the county towns of Llangollen and Corwen.

Llangollen is the permanent home of the International eisteddfod so once a year becomes very cosmopolitan and sinks back into its quiet sleepy ways.

Percentage of Welsh speakers in 2011census 12.7%

2015 General election results

Party Votes Cast Percentage
Jones, Sian Elan Labour 13,051 37.22
Nichols, David Conservative 10,649 30.37
Jones, Mandy UKIP 5,480 15.63
Ap Gwynfor, Mabon Plaid Cymru 3,620 10.32
Roberts, Bruce Liberal Democrat 1,349 3.8
Powell, Nick Green 915 2.61

Labour Majority 2,402 (6.85%)  0.66 swing Labour to Conservative

Electorate 54,996  Turnout: 35,064 (63.76%)

2011 Assembly election result

Party Votes Cast Percentage
Skates, Ken Labour 8,500 42.42%
Rogers, Paul Conservative 5,841 29.15%
Ap Gwynfor, Mabon Plaid Cymru 3,719 18.56%
Roberts, Bruce Liberal Democrat 1,977 9.87%

Turnout: 20,037 (36.77%)

Labour hold 2,659 majority

Turnout: 17,664 (42.99%)

2010 General election results

Party Votes Cast Percentage
Jones, Sian Elan Labour 13,311 38.4
Bell, John Conservative 10,477 30.2
Roberts, Bruce Liberal Democrat 5,965 17.2
Ryder, Janet Plaid Cymru 3,009 8.7
Hynes, Sarah BNP 1,100 3.2
Powell, Nick UKIP 819 2.4

Electorate 53,748  Turnout: 34,681 (64.53%)

Assembly Member

Ken Skates (Labour) was elected to the Assembly in 2011. Before joining the Assembly he worked as a journalist for the Wrexham Leader and also worked as a personal assistant to Mark Tami MP for Alyn and Deeside. Born in Wrexham in1976, lived locally attending local schools before going to Cambridge to study Social and Political Science, specializing in European regional policy and economics.

Member of Parliament

Susan Elan Jones was elected to Parliament in 2010.  Before joining Parliament she worked for charities combining that with being a Councillor in Southwark where she was Deputy Leader of the Labour group. She comes from the old colliery village of Rhosllannerchrugog. She attended schools locally before going on to the universities of Bristol and Cardiff. After graduating from university, Susan taught English in Japan.