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Aberavon (UK Parliament constituency)

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Preserved county  West Glamorgan
Electorate  51,233 (December 2010)
Created  1918
Member of parliament  Stephen Kinnock
Major settlement  Port Talbot
Replaced by  Swansea District
Population  66,133 (2011 census)
Major settlements  Port Talbot
Created from  Swansea District
Welsh assembly  South Wales West
Number of members  1
Aberavon (UK Parliament constituency)

Aberavon (Welsh: Aberafan) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system. It is represented by Stephen Kinnock of the Labour Party.



The constituency was created for the 1918 general election by a division of the Swansea District. With the exception of the first term, it has been held by the Labour Party. Ramsay MacDonald, who became Labour's first Prime Minister in 1924, held the seat from 1922 to 1929.


The constituency is in South Wales, situated on the right bank of the River Afan, near its mouth in Swansea Bay. The constituency today includes the wards of Aberavon, Baglan, Briton Ferry East, Briton Ferry West, Bryn and Cwmavon, Coedffranc Central, Coedffranc North, Coedffranc West, Cymmer, Glyncorrwg, Gwynfi, Margam, Port Talbot, Sandfields East, Sandfields West and Tai-bach

Elections in the 1910s

  • Edwards endorsed by Coalition Government. Jones withdrew in favour of Edwards on 13 Dec 1918
  • References

    Aberavon (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia