Cynon Valley

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Ann Clwyd
, have the following results:
  • 14,532 total votes taken.
  • 47.7% share of the total vote
  • -4.8% change in share of the votes
Plaid Cymru
, with candidate Cerith Griffiths
, have the following results:
  • 5,126 total votes taken.
  • 16.8% share of the total vote
  • -3.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Rebecca Rees-Evans
, have the following results:
  • 4,976 total votes taken.
  • 16.3% share of the total vote
  • +13.0% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Keith Dewhurt
, have the following results:
  • 3,676 total votes taken.
  • 12.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Angharad Jones
, have the following results:
  • 830 total votes taken.
  • 2.7% share of the total vote
  • -11.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate John Matthews
, have the following results:
  • 799 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
Socialist Labour Party
, with candidate Chris Beggs
, have the following results:
  • 533 total votes taken.
  • 1.7% share of the total vote
  • +1.7% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 9,406 30.9%
Turnout
59.3%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 47.7
PC 16.8
UKIP 16.3
CON 12.1
LD 2.7
GRN 2.6

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+13.0
GRN
+2.6
CON
+2.0
PC
-3.5
LAB
-4.8
LD
-11.1

Latest updates Cynon Valley

02.08.2015

09:51

Gulf War 'need not have been'

The second Gulf war could have been prevented if Western allies had toppled Saddam Hussein a decade earlier, according to veteran Welsh Labour MP Ann Clwyd.
07:59

Gulf war 'could have been prevented'

The second Gulf war could have been prevented if Western allies had toppled Saddam Hussein a decade earlier, a veteran Welsh Labour MP says.

08.05.2015

06:50

Labour's Clwyd holds seat

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See how long-serving Labour MP Ann Clwyd held her substantial majority to retain the Cynon Valley seat.

05:36

Tories hold Cardiff North from Labour

Conservatives hold on to Cardiff North which was Labour's top Welsh target seat.
03:54

Labour hold with large majority

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03:40
Breaking

Labour hold

Labour holds Cynon Valley

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Constituency profile

The Cynon Valley is in the heart of the former coal mining communities in the south Wales valleys, around 25 miles north of Cardiff. The main town is Aberdare.

The area retained its connection to deep mining until relatively recently as the home of Tower Colliery, the pit where miners staged a successful workers' buy-out to extend its life. The constituency has high levels of economic deprivation which are reflected in poor health and above average rates of unemployment.

Politically it is one of the safest Labour seats in Britain. One of the founding members of the party Keir Hardie once represented the area. Ann Clwyd has been the MP since 1984. In the 2010 election she had a majority of 32%.