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North Wales

ELECTED
Brynle Williams
Conservative
Mark Isherwood
Conservative
Janet Ryder
Plaid Cymru
Eleanor Burnham
Liberal Democrat
RESULT
PARTY
SEATS
VOTES
%
+/-%
Conservative
2
38543
22.0
2.7
Plaid Cymru
1
41640
23.8
-8.5
Liberal Democrat
1
17503
10.0
-0.3
Labour
0
55250
31.6
-2.6
CPB
0
522
0.3
0.0
CYB
0
1552
0.9
0.9
Green Party
0
4200
2.4
0.2
JMIP
0
11008
6.3
6.3
PROL
0
310
0.2
0.2
UKIP
0
4500
2.6
2.6
TURNOUT 
175028
36.9
CANDIDATES
CONSERVATIVE
Brynle Williams
Mark Isherwood
Janet Finch-Saunders
Albie Fox
Darren Miller
Guto Bebb
Peter Rogers
Matt Wright
Goronwy Edwards
LABOUR
Lesley Griffiths
Carl Sargeant
Sandy Mewies
Karen Sinclair
Wycliffe Barrett
Ann Jones
Alun Pugh
Denise Idris-Jones
Gerwyn Jones
Martin Eaglestone
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
Eleanor Burnham
Nick Bennett
Bobby Feeley
Graham Rees
Carole O'Toole
Thomas Rippeth
PLAID CYMRU
Janet Ryder
Liz Saville
Dyfed Edwards
Eilian Williams
Paul Rowlinson
Richard Coombs
 
GREEN
Klaus Armstrong Braun
John Walker
Jeremy Hart
Wilfred Hastings
Gilly Boyd
Jim Killock
PRO LIFE
Anthony Jeremy
Elizabeth Lewis
Julia Millington
John Langley
UKIP
Elwyn Williams
Edwina Theunissen
John Walker
Francis Wykes
 
COMMUNIST PARTY OF BRITAIN
Glyn Davies
David Morgan
Mike Green
CYMRU ANNIBYNNOL
Owain Williams
Dafydd Ifan
JOHN MAREK INDEPENDENT PARTY
John Marek
Marc Jones
Colin Jones

DESCRIPTION: North Wales
North Wales is a socially and politically mixed constituency containing traditional Labour industrial areas, prosperous resorts and retirement suburbs, as well as rural Welsh-speaking communities. Labour won six of the nine constituencies here in 1999, which meant it had no hope of taking seats on the list. The other three first-past-the-post seats went to Plaid Cymru, who took one on the list. Of all the Welsh regions, North Wales offers most hope to the Conservatives. Top of their list – and almost certain to become an AM – is Brynle Williams, who led the mass fuel protests in autumn 2000. In 1999 the Tories failed to win any first-past-the-post seats here, but they did secure two seats via this list. They hope to secure some constituencies to provide evidence of Tory rebuilding in Wales, and in this region Clwyd West offers them most cause for optimism.

Plaid Cymru does not tend to poll strongly outside its heartlands at Westminster elections, but did far better in the first assembly poll. It can expect to win at least one list seat here this time, as it did in 1999. However, if Plaid was to lose one or more of its constituencies – with Conwy probably the most vulnerable – it could gain another AM via the list. The Liberal Democrats won no constituency seats here in 1999, but gained one AM through the list. That was Christine Humphreys, who subsequently resigned from the assembly. Her place was taken by Eleanor Burnham, who tops the Lib Dem list this time.


CONSTITUENCIES:
LAB Hold
PC Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Gain
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
JMIP Gain
PC Hold

CANDIDATES ELECTED - 1999 RESULT
CANDIDATE
PARTY
Rod Richards
Con
Peter Rogers
Con
Christine Humphreys
LD
Janet Ryder
PC
PARTIES - 1999 RESULT
PARTY
VOTES
%
SEATS
LAB
73673
34.2
0
PC
69518
32.3
1
CON
41700
19.3
2
LD
22130
10.3
1
GRN
4667
2.2
0
RDPC
1353
0.6
0
NLP
917
0.4
0
US
828
0.4
0
CPB
714
0.3
0
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