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 Vale of Clwyd
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Chris Ruane Labour 16,179 50.0 -2.7
Brendan Murphy Conservative 10,418 32.2 +2.4
Graham Rees Liberal Democrat 3,058 9.5 +0.7
John Williams Plaid Cymru 2,300 7.1 +1.2
William Campbell UK Independence 391 1.2 +0.5
Majority 5,761 17.8
Turnout 32,346 63.1 -11.5
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.5% from Labour to Conservative
Against 1999 devolution poll 1.4% from Conservative to Labour

Description
This seat was created for the 1997 general election out of parts of the former Clwyd North West and Delyn constituencies.

Labour won it then by a big margin, but Clwyd North West was the Tories' strongest seat in Wales for many years, and they also held Delyn until 1992.

Socially and economically, the constituency comprises the seaside resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl, which have a high proportion of retired people.

Inland, the comparatively prosperous Vale of Clwyd has some of the best farming land in Wales and has a high proportion of Welsh speakers.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Vale of Clwyd
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Chris Ruane Labour 20,617 52.7
David Edwards Conservative 11,662 29.8
Daniel Munford Liberal Democrat 3,425 8.8
Gwyneth Kensler Plaid Cymru 2,301 5.9
Simon Vickers Referendum 834 2.1
S Cooke UK Independence 293 0.7
Majority 8,955 22.9
Turnout 39,132 74.6
1999 Welsh Assembly Election
 Vale of Clwyd
Labour win
Name Party Votes %
Ann Jones Labour 8,359 37.6
Robert Salisbury Conservative 5,018 22.6
Sion Brynach Plaid Cymru 4,295 19.3
Gwynn Clague Dem All Wales 1,908 8.6
Phill Lloyd Liberal Democrat 1,376 6.2
David Roberts Independent 661 3.0
David Pennant Independent 586 2.6
Majority 3,341 15.0
Turnout 22,203 43.7
 
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