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Ynys Môn ( ; called Anglesey until 1983 in English) is a constituency of the House of Commonsmarker of the Parliament of the United Kingdommarker. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The Ynys Môn Welsh Assembly constituencymarker was created with the same boundaries in 1999.


The Laws in Wales Act 1535 (26 Hen. VIII, c. 26) provided for a single county seat in the House of Commons for each of twelve historic Welsh counties (including Anglesey) and two for Monmouthshire. Using the modern year, starting on 1 January, these parliamentary constituencies were authorised in 1536. In practice, the first known Knights of the Shire from Wales (as Members of Parliament from county constituencies were known before the nineteenth century) were perhaps not elected until 1545.

The Act contains the following provision, which had the effect of enfranchising the shire of Anglesey.

And that for this present Parliament, and all other Parliaments to be holden and kept for this Realm, one Knight shall be chosen and elected to the same Parliaments for every of the Shires of Brecknock, Radnor, Mountgomery and Denbigh, and for every other Shire within the said Country of Dominion of Wales;

The official name of the constituency in English was Anglesey, until it was replaced by the Welsh name Ynys Môn. Parliament approved the change, to take effect from the United Kingdom general election, 1983. This was purely an alteration of the official name, as no boundary changes were involved.


Geographically, the constituency of Ynys Môn comprises the whole of the main island of Angleseymarker and the smaller Holy Islandmarker.

Members of Parliament

  • 1326–1327: Howel ap Griffuyth
  • 1326–1327: David ap Howel
  • 1326–1327: Tudur Duy
  • 1326–1327: Tudur ap Lewelyn
  • 1326–1327: Lewelyn Vaghan
  • 1326–1327: Howel ap Tudur
not represented in Parliament until 1541

Long Parliament

Anglesey was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament

First Protectorate Parliament

Second Protectorate Parliament

Third Protectorate Parliament
  • 1659: Col. George Twisleton

Year Member Party
April 1660 Robert Bulkeley, 2nd Viscount Bulkeley Court
1661 Nicholas Bagenal Court
February 1679 Hon. Henry Bulkeley Tory
August 1679 Hon. Richard Bulkeley Tory
1685 Robert Bulkeley, 2nd Viscount Bulkeley Tory
1689 Hon. Thomas Bulkeley Tory
1690 Richard Bulkeley, 3rd Viscount Bulkeley Tory
1704 Richard Bulkeley, 4th Viscount Bulkeley Tory
1715 Owen Meyrick Whig
1722 Richard Bulkeley, 4th Viscount Bulkeley Tory
1725 Hugh Williams Whig
1734 Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Baronet Opposition Whig
1741 John Owen Opposition Whig
1747 Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Baronet Opposition Whig
1761 Owen Meyrick Whig
1770 Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Baronet Opposition Whig
1774 Thomas Bulkeley, 7th Viscount Bulkeley Opposition, later allied to Burke and later still to Pitt
1784 Nicholas Bayly Independent Whig, supported Pitt
1790 Hon. William Paget Whig, supported Pitt
1794 Sir Arthur Paget Whig
1807 Hon. Berkeley Paget Whig
1820 Henry Paget, Earl of Uxbridge Whig
1832 Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, 10th Baronet Whig
1837 Hon. William Stanley Liberal
1847 Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, 10th Baronet Liberal
1868 Richard Davies Liberal
1886 Thomas Lewis Liberal
1895 Ellis Ellis-Griffith Liberal
1918 Sir Owen Thomas Independent Labour
1923 Sir Robert Thomas Liberal
1929 Lady Megan Lloyd George Liberal
1951 Cledwyn Hughes Labour
1979 Keith Best Conservative
1983 Name changed to Ynys Môn
1987 Ieuan Wyn Jones Plaid Cymru
2001 Albert Owen Labour

Election results in the 2000s

General election results, 1929-1950

See also



  • The House of Commons 1509-1558, by S.T. Bindoff (Secker & Warburg 1982)
  • F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results, 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow, 1949
  • Keele University, UK General Election Results, 1950

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