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Gower LAB Wins 
Electorate - "57,691" Top-up region:South Wales West

 Candidates
Ms Edwina Hart LAB   9813  
Mr Dyfan Rhys Jones PC   6653  
Rev Aled Jones CON   3912  
Mr Howard Evans LD   3260  
Mr Richard Lewis IND   2307  
Mr Ioan Richard PR   1755  
Maj: 3160  
Turn-out: 47.5%  

 
 Description
"The Gower seat is a safe one for Labour. It is held at Westminster by Martin Caton, who, at the 1997 General Election, had a majority of 13,007 over the Conservatives, who polled 10,306. The Liberal Democrats came third with 5,624, and Plaid Cymru fourth on 2,226. The seat comprises the scenic holiday area of the predominantly English-speaking Gower peninsula combined with the inland industrial area of Lliw Valley, which has a high number of Welsh speakers. The seat forms part of the Swansea local authority, which voted Yes at the 1997 referendum by 3,228 votes. Swansea unitary authority is firmly in Labour control, with 52 of the 73 seats in Labour hands. The Liberal Democrats have 7, the Independents 6, and there are 6 Non-Aligned."
 

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