"This seat is currently held for Labour at Westminster by the strongly pro-devolution Rhodri Morgan who challenged Alun Michael for the Labour leadership in the National Assembly. Mr Morgan has held the seat since 1987, when he wrested it back from a brief period in Tory hands. Prior to that, it had been represented by the former Welsh Secretary and later Speaker of the House of Commons, George Thomas, a noted opponent of devolution. The seat has a wide social mix, ranging from council estates, inner-city areas and prosperous suburbs. Labourís current Westminster majority is 15,628, with the Conservatives in second place on 8,669, the Liberal Democrats third on 4,366 and Plaid Cymru fourth on 1,949. The seat forms part of the Cardiff unitary authority, whose electors voted No in the 1997 devolution referendum by a sizeable majority of 12,062. Cardiff unitary authority itself is firmly in Labour hands, with Labour holding 55 of the 67 seats, the Liberal Democrats holding 9, the Conservatives 2 and Plaid Cymru 1."