Clwyd West (Gorllewin Clwyd in Welsh) is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (at Westminster). It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post method of election. The current MP is David Jones of the Conservative Party, first elected at the 2005 general election and who took office as Secretary of State for Wales in the cabinet reshuffle of 4 September 2012.
Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, as confirmed by The Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) Order 2006, the boundaries of Clwyd West is formed from the following electoral wards;
- From Conwy County Borough: Abergele Pensarn, Betws yn Rhos, Colwyn, Eirias, Gele, Glyn, Kinmel Bay, Llanddulas, Llandrillo yn Rhos, Llangernyw, Llansannan, Llysfaen, Mochdre, Pentre Mawr, Rhiw, Towyn, Uwchaled
- From Denbighshire County: Efenechtyd, Llanarmon-yn-Ial/Llandegla, Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd/Llangynhafal, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd/Gwyddelwern, Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch, Ruthin.
Proposed changes 
As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which commenced in 2011, the Boundary Commission for Wales has proposed making radical changes to the parliamentary representation of North Wales.
The existing Clwyd West would be expanded and renamed 'Conwy and Colwyn'. This would stretch from Kinmel Bay in the east through Llandudno and across to Caerhun.
In the south of the existing Clwyd West seat, Llangernyw, Uwchaled, Llansannan and surrounding areas would be moved into the proposed "Denbigh and North Montgomeryshire".
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of Clwyd South West & Clwyd North West. In the 2005 election this constituency was the Conservative Party's 20th target. The area has generally voted for Conservative candidates, though it was won by Labour in their 1997 and 2001 landslides.
Members of Parliament 
Elections in the 2010s 
Elections in the 2000s 
Elections in the 1990s 
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Coordinates: 53°08′35″N 3°27′38″W / 53.14306°N 3.46056°W