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Mid and West Wales

ELECTED
Nicholas Bourne
Conservative
Edward Davies
Conservative
Lisa Francis
Conservative
Helen Mary Jones
Plaid Cymru
RESULT
PARTY
SEATS
VOTES
%
+/-%
Conservative
3
35566
19.3
2.6
Plaid Cymru
1
51874
28.2
-10.4
Labour
0
46451
25.2
0.7
Liberal Democrat
0
30177
16.4
1.9
CYB
0
1324
0.7
0.7
Green Party
0
7794
4.2
0.7
MWWP
0
3968
2.2
2.2
PROL
0
383
0.2
0.2
UKIP
0
5945
3.2
3.2
V2SW
0
716
0.4
0.4
TURNOUT 
184198
45.0
CANDIDATES
CONSERVATIVE
Nick Bourne
Glyn Davies
Lisa Francis
OJ Williams
Paul Davies
Harri Lloyd Davies
David Thomas
Gareth Jones
LABOUR
Cherry Short
Tamsin Dunwoody - Kneafsey
Christine Gwyther
Catherine Thomas
Anthony Cooper
David Rees
Rhianon Passmore
Rina Clarke
Eddie Woodward
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
Kirsty Williams
Mick Bates
Steffan John
John Davies
Ken Harris
Mary Megarry
PLAID CYMRU
Helen Mary Jones
Delyth Richards
David Senior
Sion Jobbins
Paul Sambrook
Sian Thomas
 
GREEN
Dorienne Robinson
Molly Scott-Cato
Timothy Foster
Reg Taylor
Christopher Cato
PRO LIFE
Sara Jeremy
Ruth Davies
Dominica Roberts
Thomas Roberts
UKIP
Liz Phillips
Iain Sheldon
Clive Easton
David Rowlands
 
CYMRU ANNIBYNNOL
Michael Grail
Debra Tester
MID AND WEST WALES PENSIONERS PARTY
Vera Jenner
Andre Jacob
VOTE TO STOP THE WAR
Adrienne Morgan
Nina Minnigin
Robin Benson
Jennifer Keal
David Bellamy

DESCRIPTION: Mid and West Wales
This is the most rural of the five Welsh electoral regions, covering a vast swathe of the nation, and the one where support is most evenly divided between the political parties. Three parties shared the eight individual constituencies in 1999 and the majority of these look safe for the incumbents. Brecon and Radnorshire has been a perpetual marginal since a parliamentary by-election in 1985 and presents the Conservatives with their only realistic target in the region. Labour cannot be entirely discounted here either. The top two Conservative list candidates, one of whom is the party's assembly leader, Nick Bourne, are almost certain to get into the assembly via this route. This does, however, reflect the party's likely failure to win an individual constituency here.

Labour and Plaid Cymru gained a seat each on this regional list in 1999. Labourís choice of candidate was controversial, as it ensured a place in the assembly for Alun Michael, who was destined to become the shortlived first secretary. After he resigned from that job he stepped down from the assembly altogether. Because of the way this electoral system works, there was no by-election, and his place was taken by Delyth Evans, the next name on Labourís list. This time Labour has selected Cherry Short at the top of its list. Well known as a commissioner with the Commission for Racial Equality, she failed to get into the assembly in 1999 when she was beaten in the Monmouth constituency. If elected this time, she would be Wales' first black or ethnic minority AM. In 1999, the Liberal Democrats failed to gain any list seats here and look unlikely to do so again this time unless they lose one of their constituencies.


CONSTITUENCIES:
LD Hold
PC Hold
LAB Hold
PC Hold
LAB Gain
PC Hold
LD Hold
LAB Hold

CANDIDATES ELECTED - 1999 RESULT
CANDIDATE
PARTY
Nicholas Bourne
Con
Glyn Davies
Con
Alun Michael
Lab
Cynog Dafis
PC
PARTIES - 1999 RESULT
PARTY
VOTES
%
SEATS
PC
84554
38.5
1
LAB
53842
24.5
1
CON
36622
16.7
2
LD
31683
14.4
0
GRN
7718
3.5
0
SLP
3019
1.4
0
IND
1214
0.5
0
NLP
705
0.3
0
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