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South Wales West

ELECTED
Janet Davies
Plaid Cymru
David Lloyd
Plaid Cymru
Alun Cairns
Conservative
Peter Black
Liberal Democrat
RESULT
PARTY
SEATS
VOTES
%
+/-%
Plaid Cymru
2
24799
17.8
-12.3
Conservative
1
20981
15.0
2.6
Liberal Democrat
1
17746
12.7
1.8
Labour
0
58066
41.6
-0.2
UKIP
0
6113
4.4
4.4
Green Party
0
6696
4.8
2.4
SLP
0
3446
2.5
2.5
CYB
0
1346
1.0
1.0
PROL
0
355
0.3
0.3
TURNOUT 
23541
35.3
CANDIDATES
CONSERVATIVE
Alun Cairns
Gerald Rowbottom
Chris Smart
Myr Boult
Peter Morris
Richard Hill
Stephen James
LABOUR
Brian Gibbons
Janice Gregory
Val LLoyd
Parvaiz Ali
Carwyn Jones
Edwina Hart
Gwenda Thomas
Andrew Davies
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
Peter Black
Cheryl Green
Mike Day
Nick Tregoning
Robert Speht
Jackie Radford
PLAID CYMRU
Janet Davies
Dai Lloyd
Alun LLewelyn
Sian Caiach
Richard Williams
Eirian Arwyn
 
GREEN
Martyn Shrewsbury
Jan Cliff
Rhodri Griffiths
Steve Clegg
Deborah James
Tony Young
PRO LIFE
Gerardo Brienza
Sean Haran
Gillian Duval
Karolina Stolarska
UKIP
Richard Lewis
Alan Robinson
Tim Jenkins
David Evans
 
CYMRU ANNIBYNNOL
Simon Foster
Gwendolyne MacKay
Pedr Lewis
Stephen Curry
SOCIALIST LABOUR
Christopher Herriott
Elizabeth Screen
Peter Greenslade
Gary Davies

DESCRIPTION: South Wales West
This region saw a clean sweep for Labour at the first assembly election and most recently at Westminster. In 1999 Labour’s seven constituency victories in South Wales West left the other three main parties battling for the four list seats. Plaid Cymru came out top, taking two, while the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats shared one each. But things could be different this time, with the concerted efforts of the Greens to target the regional list system. The only previous occasion the Greens have won an election at a national level before was when Cynog Dafis was elected MP for Ceredigion in 1992 on a joint Plaid/Green ticket. Three familiar faces from the assembly’s first term – Conservative Alun Cairns, Liberal Democrat Peter Black and Plaid Cymru’s Janet Davies – should all retain their seats as they top their respective parties’ lists.

The region straddles the border between the more Welsh-speaking west and more anglicised east of the nation. It includes the traditional Valleys area of Ogmore, the relative prosperity of Gower, and Swansea. At 42.4% the 1999 turnout in this region was the lowest in Wales and although all seven constituencies were won by Labour, its share of the vote when compared to the 1997 general election fell by nearly a quarter. The main surprise was the success of Plaid Cymru, who polled more than twice as many votes as the Conservatives.


CONSTITUENCIES:
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold

CANDIDATES ELECTED - 1999 RESULT
CANDIDATE
PARTY
Alun Cairns
Con
Peter Black
LD
Janet Davies
PC
David Lloyd
PC
PARTIES - 1999 RESULT
PARTY
VOTES
%
SEATS
LAB
70625
41.8
0
PC
50757
30
2
CON
20993
12.4
1
LD
18527
11
1
GRN
4082
2.4
0
PR
2074
1.2
0
US
1257
0.7
0
NLP
676
0.4
0
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