Arfon

Parliamentary constituency
PC HOLD

Results

Plaid Cymru
, with candidate Hywel Williams
, have the following results:
  • 11,790 total votes taken.
  • 43.9% share of the total vote
  • +8.0% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Alun Pugh
, have the following results:
  • 8,122 total votes taken.
  • 30.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.1% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Anwen Barry
, have the following results:
  • 3,521 total votes taken.
  • 13.1% share of the total vote
  • -3.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Simon Wall
, have the following results:
  • 2,277 total votes taken.
  • 8.5% share of the total vote
  • +5.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Mohammed Shultan
, have the following results:
  • 718 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • -11.4% change in share of the votes
Socialist Labour Party
, with candidate Kathrine Jones
, have the following results:
  • 409 total votes taken.
  • 1.5% share of the total vote
  • +1.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

PC majority: 3,668 13.7%
Turnout
66.3%

Vote share

Party %
PC 43.9
LAB 30.3
CON 13.1
UKIP 8.5
LD 2.7
SLP 1.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
PC
+8.0
UKIP
+5.9
SLP
+1.5
LAB
-0.1
CON
-3.8
LD
-11.4

Latest updates Arfon

08.05.2015

13:55

Leanne Wood hails Plaid MPs

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Image copyright Max Evans
Image caption Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood congratulates her party's MPs on Twitter
07:08

Plaid keep seats as UKIP miss out

Plaid Cymru wins two of its three seats in north Wales in an election which saw the party make no gains.
02:51

Plaid 'up around the country'

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Plaid Cymru's Hywel Williams, who retained the Arfon seat, said he had a higher percentage of the vote than he had expected.

He also said he understood the party's percentage was going up around the country.

"We're seeing this as a stepping stone to the assembly elections as well, so it's good," he added.

02:24

Increased majority for Plaid in Arfon

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Cardiff University politics lecturer Lleu Williams tweets: "Increased majority for Hywel Williams and PC in Arfon, after a big tumble with Labour for the seat"

02:18
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Plaid Cymru hold

Plaid Cymru hold Arfon

00:48

Turnout rises

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The turnout in this seat - Labour's 45th target nationally - was 66.51%. That is an increase of 3.2% on 2010.

A swing of 2.8% is required for Labour's Alun Pugh to take the seat from Plaid's Hywel Williams.

07.05.2015

23:24

Plaid hoping 'lucky braces' will make a difference in Arfon

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BBC Wales' Dafydd Evans says Plaid Cymru's Hywel Williams has arrived at the count wearing his "lucky braces". He says he's "hopeful" - but he does face a strong challenge from Labour's Alun Pugh - a former Welsh government minister

29.04.2015

07:12

Tight fight in marginal Arfon seat

Candidates are engaged in a long election slog in the marginal constituency of Arfon.

30.03.2015

15:13

Wales' role in general election

With the general election just over five weeks away, BBC Wales' political editor Nick Servini looks at Wales' role in the battle for Number 10.
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Constituency profile

Situated in north-west Wales, Arfon is based around the historic town of Caernarfon - site of the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969. The constituency is also home to Bangor University.

Tourism and the public sector are major employers, and there is also a thriving media sector based around Bangor.

The high student population means the seat has a different demographic profile to other constituencies on the north Wales coast - 16.5% of the population are aged 65 or over, compared to 25% in neighbouring Aberconwy. The old Caernarfon seat had been a Plaid Cymru stronghold since it was won by Dafydd Wigley in the February 1974 election. Boundary changes for 2010 meant the new seat of Arfon was nominally Labour, but Plaid Cymru's Hywel Williams won with 36% of the vote, ahead of Labour on 30.4%, the Conservatives on 16.9%, the Lib Dems on 14.1% and UKIP on 2.6%.