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Cardiff North LAB Wins 
Electorate - "60,430" Top-up region:South Wales Central

 Candidates
Ms Sue Essex LAB   12198  
Mr Jonathan Morgan CON   9894  
Mr Alastair Meikle LD   5088  
Mr Colin Mann PC   4337  
Maj: 2304  
Turn-out: 51.5%  

 
 Description
"A traditional Conservative stronghold, Cardiff North which contains some of the capitalís most prosperous residential areas, was snatched by Labourís Julie Morgan in the 1997 General Election, with majority of 8,126. The Conservatives came second on 16,334, the Liberal Democrats third on 5,294 and Plaid Cymru fourth on 1,201. 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."
 

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