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
|Jones, Sian Elan||Labour||13,051||37.22|
|Ap Gwynfor, Mabon||Plaid Cymru||3,620||10.32|
|Roberts, Bruce||Liberal Democrat||1,349||3.8|
Labour Majority 2,402 (6.85%) 0.66 swing Labour to Conservative
Electorate 54,996 Turnout: 35,064 (63.76%)
2011 Assembly election result
|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
|Jones, Sian Elan||Labour||13,311||38.4|
|Roberts, Bruce||Liberal Democrat||5,965||17.2|
|Ryder, Janet||Plaid Cymru||3,009||8.7|
Electorate 53,748 Turnout: 34,681 (64.53%)
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.