"A safe Labour seat in Wales’s second city. The Westminster seat has been held since 1974 by Donald Anderson, who had a majority at the 1997 General Election of 25,569 over the Conservatives, who polled 3,582. The Liberal Democrats came third, with 3,440 votes, and Plaid Cymru fourth on 1,308. The seat, which contains the city’s main industrial areas, is part of the Swansea local authority, whose electors voted Yes at the 1997 devolution 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."