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South Wales East
 

 Parties
Lab 83953   PC 49139  
Con 33947   LD 24757  
SocLab 4879   Green 4055  
 
 Elected
Ms Jocelyn Davies PC 
Dr Phil Williams PC 
Mr William Graham CON 
Mr Michael German LD 
 
 Candidates
Labour Plaid Cymru
Ash, Angie
Smith, Brian
Short, Cherry
Al-Nuaimi, Miqdad
Ms Jocelyn Davies (T)
Dr Phil Williams (T)
Jones, Gillian
Whittle, Lindsay
Hubbard, Marc
Bevan, Phil
Cox, Alun
Taylor, John
Liberal Democrat Conservative
Mr Michael German (T)
Watkins, Veronica
Cameron, Alistair
Gray, Jean
Rogers, Keith
Bennett, Caroline
Jones, Elwyn
Lines, Christopher
Deacon, Russell
Price, Huw
Ansty, Duncan
Roffe, Melvyn
Mr William Graham (T)
Graham, William
Hyde, Carole
Taylor, Mary
Stevens, Chris
Thomas, Kay
Thomas, David N
Major, Mark
Fouweather, David
Oakley, Ian
Smart, Marrilyn
Tuck, Ralph
Green Party Natural Law Party
Coghill, Roger
Williams, Kevin
Ainley, Steve
Ross, Elaine
Clarke, Owen
Ashforth, John
Trenberth, Sian
Herman, Peter
Lloyd, Paul
Socialist Labour United Socialist
Hickery, Darren
Deare, Susan
Morris, Robert
Bowen, Peter
Thomas, Ian
Richards, Tim
Morse, Richard
 
 Constituencies
Islwyn PC Wins
Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney LAB Wins
Monmouth CON Wins
Blaenau Gwent LAB Wins
Newport East LAB Wins
Newport West LAB Wins
Torfaen LAB Wins
Caerphilly LAB Wins
 

 Description
"South Wales East is another region where Labour votes can as well be weighed as counted. The party received two-thirds of the total votes here at the 1997 general election and almost three-quarters of them at the 1994 European Parliament election Indeed MEP Glenys Kinnock’s 120,247 majority in 1994 was the largest ever recorded at an election in Britain. The Liberal Democrats regularly get less than 10% of the vote here, with Plaid Cymru struggling to reach even half that figure. Plaid have made some inroads into the Labour hegemony at recent local elections, but are unlikely to be serious competitors at the Welsh Assembly level. With the opposition vote thinly divided across the region among three very weak opponents it is perfectly possible that Labour will even win ‘top up’ seats here. Monmouth, just across the border from England, is the exception to this pattern and the Tories’ number two target in Wales. It is the sort of seat the party should win in all normal electoral circumstances."
 

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