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Pontypool (UK Parliament constituency)

Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members one
Replaced by Torfaen
Created from North Monmouthshire

Pontypool was a county constituency in the town of Pontypool in Monmouthshire. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

The constituency was created for the 1918 general election, and was replaced with Torfaen for the 1983 general election. This was to correspond with the name and area of the Torfaen local authority created in 1974. The Torfaen constituency contained the whole of the old Pontypool seat, adding just 247 electors from Monmouth.


  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Election results 3
  • References 4


Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Thomas Griffiths Labour
1935 Arthur Jenkins Labour
1946 by-election Daniel Granville West Labour
1958 by-election Leo Abse Labour
1983 constituency abolished

Election results

General Election 1923: Pontypool [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Griffiths 13,770 50.6 +10.0
Liberal Maj. S.J. Robins 13,444 49.4 +21.4
Majority 326 1.2 -8.0
Turnout 81.6
Labour hold Swing -5.7
General Election 1929: Pontypool [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Griffiths 17,805 51.5
Liberal Geoffrey Cartland Hugh Crawshay 12,581 36.4 n/a
Unionist Gwilym Rowlands 4,188 12.1
Majority 5,224 15.1
Turnout 34,574
Labour hold Swing


  1. ^ Etholiadau'r ganrif 1885-1997, Beti Jones
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)

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