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South Wales East

ELECTED
William Graham
Conservative
Laura Jones
Conservative
Jocelyn Davies
Plaid Cymru
Michael German
Liberal Democrat
RESULT
PARTY
SEATS
VOTES
%
+/-%
Conservative
2
34231
20.2
3.4
Plaid Cymru
1
21384
12.6
-11.7
Liberal Democrat
1
17661
10.4
-1.8
Labour
0
76522
45.1
3.6
Green Party
0
5291
3.1
1.1
UKIP
0
5949
3.5
3.5
BNP
0
3210
1.9
1.9
SLP
0
3695
2.2
-0.2
CYB
0
1226
0.7
0.7
PROL
0
562
0.3
0.3
TURNOUT 
169731
36.1
CANDIDATES
CONSERVATIVE
David Davies
William Graham
Laura Anne Jones
Nicholas Ramsay
John Prosser
Barrie O'Keefe
Terri-Anne Matthews
Matthew Evans
LABOUR
Peter Law
Neil McEvoy
John Griffiths
Lynne Neagle
Rosemary Butler
Huw Lewis
Jeffrey Cuthbert
Irene James
Sian James
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
Mike German
Ed Townsend
Alison Willott
Philip Hobson
Rob Roffe
Huw Price
PLAID CYMRU
Jocelyn Davies
Lindsay Whittle
Mohammad Asghar
Gill Jones
Joanne Daniels
Aneurin Preece
 
GREEN
Peter Varley
Ann Were
Owen Clarke
Ernie Hamer
Geraldine Layton
Teresa Telfer
Matthew Wooton
PRO LIFE
Joseph Biddulph
Norman Plaisted
Fiona Pinto
Thomas Flynn
UKIP
David Rowlands
Neal Reynolds
Roger Thomas
Hugh Moelwyn Hughes
 
BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY
Pauline Gregory
CYMRU ANNIBYNNOL
Catherine Lloyd
Gareth Roberts
Susan Price
Andrew Broad
SOCIALIST LABOUR
Arthur Scargill
Paul Adams
Hayley O'Rourke
Robert Morris
Mary Millington
Reehana Sayeed

DESCRIPTION: South Wales East
South Wales East is another region where it would probably be easier to weigh Labour votes than to count them. All eight of the constituencies that make up the region sent Labour MPs to Westminster after the last general election. However, in the first assembly election in 1999 both Plaid Cymru and the Conservatives spoiled Labourís clean sweep. Plaid had a dramatic victory in Islwyn and the Tories secured their only first-past-the-post victory in Monmouth. This is probably the most anglicised, least Welsh-speaking region in Wales. It includes six seats from the county of Gwent, as well as the Valley areas of Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. It draws in the largely rural, picturesque and well-off Monmouth, several economically-troubled valley areas, and the new city of Newport. Much of this area has been affected by the decline of steelmaking at Llanwern in Newport and at Ebbw Vale.

The Conservatives will be hopeful of holding on to Monmouth, and Neil Kinnockís old seat of Islwyn is a key Labour target seat, as the party strives to win an overall majority. Labour stands virtually no chance of a list seat here because of its strength at constituency level. The Liberal Democrat leader in the assembly, Deputy First Minister Mike German, was a list AM here in 1999 and is likely to be re-elected.


CONSTITUENCIES:
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Gain
LAB Hold
CON Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold
LAB Hold

CANDIDATES ELECTED - 1999 RESULT
CANDIDATE
PARTY
William Graham
Con
Michael German
LD
Jocelyn Davies
PC
Phil Williams
PC
PARTIES - 1999 RESULT
PARTY
VOTES
%
SEATS
LAB
83953
41.5
0
PC
49139
24.3
2
CON
33947
16.8
1
LD
24757
12.2
1
SLP
4879
2.4
0
GRN
4055
2
0
US
903
0.5
0
NLP
898
0.4
0
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