Clwyd West

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate David Jones
, have the following results:
  • 16,463 total votes taken.
  • 43.3% share of the total vote
  • +1.7% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Gareth Thomas
, have the following results:
  • 9,733 total votes taken.
  • 25.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Warwick Nicholson
, have the following results:
  • 4,988 total votes taken.
  • 13.1% share of the total vote
  • +10.8% change in share of the votes
Plaid Cymru
, with candidate Marc Jones
, have the following results:
  • 4,651 total votes taken.
  • 12.2% share of the total vote
  • -3.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Sarah Lesiter-Burgess
, have the following results:
  • 1,387 total votes taken.
  • 3.6% share of the total vote
  • -11.6% change in share of the votes
Socialist Labour Party
, with candidate Bob English
, have the following results:
  • 612 total votes taken.
  • 1.6% share of the total vote
  • +1.6% change in share of the votes
Above and Beyond
, with candidate Rory Jepson
, have the following results:
  • 194 total votes taken.
  • 0.5% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 6,730 17.7%
Turnout
64.8%

Vote share

Party %
CON 43.3
LAB 25.6
UKIP 13.1
PC 12.2
LD 3.6
SLP 1.6

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+10.8
CON
+1.7
SLP
+1.6
LAB
+0.9
PC
-3.2
LD
-11.6

Latest updates Clwyd West

08.05.2015

15:28

Three Conservative winners in north Wales

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Image caption Darren Millar hailed the 'amazing' result for north Wales Tories

Clwyd West AM Darren Millar has said he is "delighted" yesterday's election resulted in a hat-trick of Welsh Conservative MPs for north Wales

Welsh Conservatives won in Vale Clwyd, with James Davies taking a seat held by Labour for 18 years.

Former Welsh secretary David Jones retained Clwyd West and Guto Bebb retained his Aberconwy seat.

Mr Millar said: "It has been an amazing 24 hours and I am absolutely delighted by the Conservatives' success in North Wales.

"David and Guto have already done fantastic work over the years and with James now joining the team they will be unstoppable."

07:09

Tories snatch Vale of Clwyd seat

The Tories win Vale of Clwyd seat from Labour.
05:39

Conservatives romp home

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Click here to see how the Conservatives comfortably held on to Clwyd West.

03:29
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Conservatives hold

Conservatives hold Clwyd West

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Constituency profile

Clwyd West stretches along the north Wales coast, taking in the resort towns of Colwyn Bay and Abergele. A significant number of those living in this area have moved from Merseyside and the north west of England. In contrast it also takes in a rural hinterland, which includes the historic town of Ruthin which has a large number of Welsh speakers.

The seat performs strongly on a number of economic indicators with both unemployment and inactivity levels below the Welsh average.

It has become a relatively high profile marginal seat over the years. It was initially held by Labour's Gareth Thomas after it was formed in 1997 before the Conservatives took it in 2005 and have retained it ever since. The former Conservative Welsh Secretary David Jones won in 2010 with a majority of more than 6,000.