Gower (UK Parliament Constituency)

Gower (UK Parliament Constituency)

Coordinates: 51°37′12″N 4°08′13″W / 51.620°N 4.137°W / 51.620; -4.137

Gower
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons

Boundary of Gower in Wales.
Preserved county West Glamorgan
Electorate 62,389 (December 2010)
Major settlements Mumbles, Clydach, Pontarddulais, Penllergaer
Current constituency
Created 1885 (1885)
Member of Parliament Martin Caton (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Glamorganshire
Overlaps
Welsh Assembly South Wales West
European Parliament constituency Wales

Gower (Welsh: Gŵyr) is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP), using the first-past-the-post voting system.

The constituency has elected only Labour MPs since 1906, the longest run (with Normanton and Makerfield) of any UK constituency. It is one of three parliamentary seats representing the city and county of Swansea, the others being Swansea West and Swansea East.

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... General Election 14 December 1918 constituency of Gower Composed of the wards of Urban District of Oystermouth and Rural Districts of Gower and Swansea Electorate 29,667, Turnout %, Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour John Williams 10,109 Liberal D Williams 8,353 Majority 1,756 Turnout Labour hold Swing. ...

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