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Delyn LAB Wins 
Electorate - "53,693" Top-up region:North Wales

 Candidates
Ms Alison Halford LAB   10672  
Mrs Karen Lumley CON   5255  
Ms Meg Elis PC   4837  
Ms Eleanor Burnham LD   3089  
Maj: 5417  
Turn-out: 44.2%  

 
 Description
"Delyn was created as a Westminster seat in 1983 and was held by the Conservatives until David Hanson narrowly took it for Labour in 1992. He held it at the 1997 General Election, with a greatly increased majority of 12,693 over the Tories, who polled 10,607. The Liberal Democrats came third on 4,160 and Plaid Cymru fourth on 1,558. Economically and socially, the seat contains part of the Deeside industrial strip combined with inland farming areas which have considerable percentages of Welsh-speakers. Delyn comes within the Flintshire local authority which is dominated by Labour, who hold 45 of the 72 seats. The local Alliance party holds 14, the Liberal Democrats 7, the Conservatives 2 and Plaid Cymru 1. In the devolution referendum, Flintshire voted No by a big margin of 28,707 votes to 17,746 - the third biggest No percentage in Wales, at 61.6%."
 

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