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South Wales Central

ELECTED
Leanne Wood
Plaid Cymru
Owen John Thomas
Plaid Cymru
Jonathan Morgan
Conservative
David Melding
Conservative
RESULT
PARTY
SEATS
VOTES
%
+/-%
Plaid Cymru
2
27956
15.4
-11.5
Conservative
2
33404
18.5
2.2
Labour
0
74369
41.1
4.2
Liberal Democrat
0
24926
13.8
-0.6
SLP
0
3217
1.8
0.5
UKIP
0
6920
3.8
3.8
Green Party
0
6047
3.3
0.9
CYB
0
1018
0.6
0.6
CPB
0
577
0.3
0.0
NMBP
0
1027
0.6
0.6
V2SW
0
1013
0.6
0.6
PROL
0
573
0.3
0.3
TURNOUT 
181047
37.7
CANDIDATES
CONSERVATIVE
Jonathan Morgan
David Melding
Dianne Rees
Jayne Cowan
Daniel Thomas
Craig Piper
Paul Williams
Heather Douglas
LABOUR
Rhodri Morgan
Lorraine Barrett
Sikiru Fahm
Sue Essex
Jane Davidson
Christine Chapman
Jane Hutt
Leighton Andrews
Geoff Mungham
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
Jenny Randerson
Rob Humphreys
Rodney Berman
John Dixon
Jacqui Gasson
Nilmini De Silva
PLAID CYMRU
Leanne Wood
Owen Thomas
Chris Franks
Carole Willis
Eluned Bush
Delme Bowen
 
GREEN
John Matthews
Lynn Farr
Jan Tucker
Sylvia Latham
Paul Beswick
PRO LIFE
Anne Savoury
Madeleine Jeremy
Josephine Quintavalle
Anna Wilkins
UKIP
Peter Gracia
Don Hulston
Frank Hughes
David Brown
 
CYMRU ANNIBYNNOL
Christopher Davies
Sophia Floutier
William Cross
Raymond Lloyd
COMMUNIST PARTY OF BRITAIN
Robert Griffiths
Fran Rawlings
Dominic MacAskill
Gwen Griffiths
SOCIALIST LABOUR
Cerian Screen
Morfudd Marsden
Kenneth Evans
Helen Walker
Susan Deare
VOTE TO STOP THE WAR
Sura Altikriti
John Cox
John Palmer
Alastair Couper
Philip Kingston
George Crabbe
NEW MILLENNIUM BEAN PARTY
Captain Beany

DESCRIPTION: South Wales Central
This region brings together eight seats of great contrasts. At the southern end it includes one of the most prosperous in Wales, the Vale of Glamorgan, and at the northernmost tip the Cynon Valley, which is one of the poorest. Although Labour won all eight seats here at the last general election, it did not manage the clean sweep in 1999. The Liberal Democrats achieved a long-cherished ambition by taking Cardiff Central, and Plaid Cymru produced one of the most dramatic results Welsh politics has witnessed by capturing the Rhondda. But Labourís dominance deprived the party of any of list seats, and the Lib Dems also missed out, despite their sole constituency victory. That meant that the four South Wales Central regional seats were split between Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives.

Labour has set its heart on winning back the Rhondda, but it would take a catastrophic failure in the constituencies to guarantee any list seats. The Conservativesí best hope of a constituency is the Vale of Glamorgan, and Plaid Cymru will hope that it can hang on to the Rhondda and take the Cynon Valley.


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

CANDIDATES ELECTED - 1999 RESULT
CANDIDATE
PARTY
Jonathan Morgan
Con
David Melding
Con
Pauline Jarman
PC
Owen John Thomas
PC
PARTIES - 1999 RESULT
PARTY
VOTES
%
SEATS
LAB
79564
36.9
0
PC
58080
27
2
CON
34944
16.2
2
LD
30911
14.3
0
GRN
5336
2.5
0
SLP
2822
1.3
0
IND
1524
0.7
0
NLP
665
0.3
0
CPB
652
0.3
0
US
602
0.3
0
IND
378
0.2
0
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