Neath

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Christina Rees
, have the following results:
  • 16,270 total votes taken.
  • 43.8% share of the total vote
  • -2.4% change in share of the votes
Plaid Cymru
, with candidate Daniel Thomas
, have the following results:
  • 6,722 total votes taken.
  • 18.1% share of the total vote
  • -1.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Richard Pritchard
, have the following results:
  • 6,094 total votes taken.
  • 16.4% share of the total vote
  • +14.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Ed Hastie
, have the following results:
  • 5,691 total votes taken.
  • 15.3% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Catrin Brock
, have the following results:
  • 1,185 total votes taken.
  • 3.2% share of the total vote
  • +3.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Clare Bentley
, have the following results:
  • 1,173 total votes taken.
  • 3.2% share of the total vote
  • -11.8% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 9,548 25.7%
Turnout
66.2%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 43.8
PC 18.1
UKIP 16.4
CON 15.3
GRN 3.2
LD 3.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+14.2
GRN
+3.2
CON
+2.3
PC
-1.8
LAB
-2.4
LD
-11.8

Latest updates Neath

08.05.2015

11:09

New faces: Meet Wales' newest MPs

Eleven new MPs are representing Wales, with three seats won by the Tories and others taking up the role from Labour and Plaid Cymru colleagues who stood down.
05:58

Labour MP retains seat

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See a breakdown of the results for Neath, where Labour's Christina Rees retained her seat.

05:32

Tories win 'bitter blow' for Labour

The Conservatives wins the constituency of Gower - a seat Labour has held for more than 100 years.
04:15
Breaking

Labour hold

Labour hold Neath

00:01

Lord Kinnock 'Labour not beaten yet'

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Lord Kinnock says Ed Miliband isn't beaten yet - he's in Neath, where they're counting Neath and Aberavon. His son Stephen is the Labour candidate in Aberavon.

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Constituency profile

The town of Neath lies at the southern end of the constituency, which also covers most of the surrounding valleys where copper smelting and coal mining once flourished. Both the Welsh Rugby Union and international soprano Katherine Jenkins were born in the town of Neath.

Many people travel to neighbouring Swansea and the Port Talbot Steelworks for employment. At 12.8%, the constituency has a higher percentage of people with no qualifications compared to the Welsh (12.8%) and British (9.3%) average.

Neath is a rock-solid Labour seat the party has held since 1922. Former cabinet secretary (Wales, Northern Ireland and Work and Pensions) and anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain is standing down as the local MP in May. Although still comfortable, Mr Hain's majority has reduced at every election since a high point of 26,741 in 1997.