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Last Updated: Monday, 14 June, 2004, 01:16 GMT 02:16 UK
European Election: Wales Result
Wales
SEATS: 4
TURNOUT: 41.4%
ELECTORATE: 2228030
RESULTS
  VOTES MEPs  
  PARTY % +/- TOTAL 1999 +/-* TOTAL  
  Labour 32.5
0.6
297810
2
0
2
 
  Conservative 19.4
-3.4
177771
1
0
1
 
  Plaid Cymru 17.4
-12.2
159888
2
0
1
 
  UK Independence Party 10.5
7.4
96677
0
0
0
 
  Liberal Democrat 10.5
2.3
96116
0
0
0
 
  Green 3.6
1.0
32761
0
0
0
 
  British National Party 3.0
3.0
27135
0
0
0
 
  Forward Wales 1.9
1.9
17280
0
0
0
 
  Christian Democratic Party 0.7
0.7
6821
0
0
0
 
  Respect - The Unity Coalition 0.6
0.6
5427
0
0
0
 
*Seat change is adjusted to allow a direct comparison with the results from the 1999 election

  CANDIDATES ELECTED PARTY  
  Jill Evans PC
 
  Jonathan Evans CON
 
  Glenys Kinnock LAB
 
  Eluned Morgan LAB
 

DESCRIPTION: Wales
For the European election, Wales is one constituency. In 1999, there were five Welsh MEPs - two Labour MEPs, two Plaid Cymru and one Conservative - but the number will fall to four this time due to EU enlargement. European issues have gained an unusually high profile in Wales since the poorer parts of the country were awarded Objective One status by the European Union in 2000. It has meant that west Wales and the valleys are due to receive some 1.16bn (1.85 bn euros) from the EU by 2006, although the recent arrival of ten more deprived nations under EU enlargement means the amount of further funding after that is in doubt. The controversy over match-funding for this money - which has to come from the UK treasury - was so intense that it led to the resignation of Alun Michael, the Welsh Assembly's first leader, less than a year after he took office.


RESULTS FROM 1999
  CANDIDATES ELECTED
PARTY  
  Jillian Evans
Plaid Cymru
 
  Jonathan Evans
Conservative
 
  Glenys Kinnock Labour
 
  Eluned Morgan Labour
 
  Eurig Wyn
Plaid Cymru
 
  PARTY VOTE % MEPs
 
  LAB 31.88 2
 
  PC 29.57 2
 
  CON 22.77 1
 
  LD 8.19
 
  UKIP 3.15
 
  GRN 2.58
 
  PECP 0.93
 
  SLP 0.68
 
  NLP 0.26
 



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