Post by krollo on Feb 27, 2016 15:34:42 GMT
Not being a Welshman, some of these seats may be utterly illogical - feel free to rebuke. (I did this using the old figures for swiftness, though based on the new ones, this general configuration should be OK as long as a few wards are shifted.)
Monmouth expands northward, taking in two wards from South Powys. Accordingly, Brecon, Radnorshire and Montgomery shifts up a little also. We then have the fairly strange Denbigh and North Montgomeryshire running all the way up to St Asaph, and taking in a good slice of SW Wrexham (since taking in the panhandle is unavoidable anyway, in for a penny, in for a pound). The rest of Wrexham then forms a seat (I tried D&NM taking in only the southern rural areas of Wrexham, but it ended up looking so ridiculous I gave it up). Alyn and Deeside and Flint and North Denbighshire then divide quite naturally. These six seats have average 75069 on the new figures.
The utterly ugly Conwy Coastal might be a bit tight to get working, but it has some sort of vague semblance of logic, I think. Ynys Mon y Bangor's precise wards can be adjusted to taste, and the rest of Gwynedd goes with the rest of Conwy to make something like Conwy South and Gwynedd, or Snowdonia and Llyn, or whatever. These have average 72746 on the new data so may be a little tight in places.
I then lumped in Ceredigion with North Pembrokeshire, but I haven't really got much further than that. (Since Ceredigion + Pembrokeshire gives an average 68747 this won't be able to work out very nicely.)