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Region
 Wales  5 seats
 Turnout   26.7%
Parties
   Declared
 Parties  Votes
 received
 MEPs
 elected
 Labour  199690  2
 Plaid Cymru  185235  2
 Conservative  142631  1
 Lib Dem  51283  
 UK Independence Party  19702  
 Green  16146  
 Pro Euro Conservative Party 5834  
 Socialist Labour Party  4283  
 Natural Law Party  1621  
 
Candidates
 Labour  Conservative
1. Kinnock, Glenys 1. Evans, Jonathan
2. Morgan, Mair Eluned 2. Butler, Christopher
3. Wilson, Joseph 3. Williams, Owen John
4. Williams, Gareth 4. Buckland, Robert
5. Hutt, Jane 5. Hayward, Edmund
 Lib Dem  Plaid Cymru
1. Roberts, John 1. Evans, Jillian
2. Price, Peter 2. Wyn, Eurig
3. Cameron, Alistair 3. Phillips, David
4. Hughes, Juliana 4. Perkins, Susanna
5. Dixon, John 5. Llywelyn, Gareth
 Green  Pro Euro Conservative Party
1. Scott Cato, Sarah 1. Powell, William
2. Armstrong-Braun, Klaus 2. Harris, Jennifer
3. Walker, Susan 3. Fernandes-Vidal, Antonia
4. Kaleta, Rachel 4. Morris, Alan
5. Matthews, John 5. Hodgkinson, Christopher
 UK Independence Party  Socialist Labour Party
1. Rees, Winstone 1. Screen, Elizabeth
2. Warry, Timothy 2. Hickery, Darran
3. Francis, Idris 3. Bell, Stephen
4. Barham, Allen 4. Bowen, Miriam
5. Lloyd Rowlands, David 5. Tolarides, George
 Natural Law Party  
1. Hughes, David
2. Francis, Brian
3. Evans, Helen
4. Jarman, Andrea
5. Ashforth, John
 = Candidate elected
Description

Comprising the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Wales. At the 1997 general election Labour won 34 seats, Plaid Cymru 4 and the Liberal Democrats 2.

Wales, like Scotland, tends to produce results which disproportionally favour Labour, albeit that the party regularly receives in excess of 50% of the vote here. The Conservatives, by contrast, got no seats in 1997 despite polling almost 20% of the vote.

Plaid Cymru, with its support concentrated in the Welsh-speaking north and west, picked up 1 in 10 of both the votes and the seats, whereas the Liberal Democrats won just 2 seats with a larger share of the vote.

The proportional system to be used for the European Parliament elections will correct the worst of these anomalies. However, as Wales is only electing 5 MEPs, the second smallest regional allocation, each individual party will require a share of the vote well into double figures to secure a seat.




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