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After 650 of 650 seats

Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Labour

Gerald Jones Votes 22,407 header_vote_share 66.8 Net percentage change in seats +12.9
Party

CON

Conservative

Pauline Jorgensen Votes 6,073 header_vote_share 18.1 Net percentage change in seats +8.0
Party

PC

Plaid Cymru

Amy Kitcher Votes 2,740 header_vote_share 8.2 Net percentage change in seats -1.3
Party

UKIP

UKIP

David Rowlands Votes 1,484 header_vote_share 4.4 Net percentage change in seats -14.2
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Bob Griffin Votes 841 header_vote_share 2.5 Net percentage change in seats -1.6

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

16,334

Turnout

60.5%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 66.8
Conservative 18.1
Plaid Cymru 8.2
UKIP 4.4
Liberal Democrat 2.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+12.9
Conservative
+8.0
Plaid Cymru
-1.3
Liberal Democrat
-1.6
UKIP
-14.2

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Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney: Labour hold

Election Graphic
BBC

Celebrations in Cardiff

Labour supporters are all smiles in south east Wales.

Anna McMorrin
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Newly election Anna McMorrin embraces Cardiff Central MP Jo Stevens after she takes the Cardiff North seat from the Conservatives
Jo Stevens
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Jo Stevens is all smiles after retaining her seat
Gerald Jones supporters celebrates
BBC
Gerald Jones supporters are jubilant at his re-election in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Labour holds Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Gerald Jones has been re-elected as Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney MP.

Gerald Jones
BBC

Turnout up?

Turnouts for some seats in Wales are up compared to 2015.

Our reporters at the counts are saying:

  • In Vale of Glamorgan, the turnout was 72.2% - up from 71% in 2015
  • Torfaen 62.2% up from 61.4% in 2015
  • Ogmore turnout 65.26%, up from 64%
  • Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 61%, a big jump from 2015 when it was 53%
  • Vale of Clwyd 68% up from the last general election when it was 63%
  • Wrexham turnout 70% up from 64.2 % in 2015

ballot boxes
BBC
Ballot boxes in Builth Wells, where the Brecon and Radnorshire votes are being counted

UKIP deposit hope

UKIP are a little downbeat in Merthyr Tydfil.

The party secured its third largest share of the vote across Wales in the constituency at the last general election in 2015.

But what does tonight have in store for the party?

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Drinks on demand

BBC reporter Gareth Evans tweets

Pace yourself Gareth! - and don't tell your colleague Rhys Williams who is parched in Islwyn.

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General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:  

The deadline to register is 22 May
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Gerald Jones
, have the following results:
  • 17,619 total votes taken.
  • 53.9% share of the total vote
  • +10.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate David Rowlands
, have the following results:
  • 6,106 total votes taken.
  • 18.7% share of the total vote
  • +15.9% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Bill Rees
, have the following results:
  • 3,292 total votes taken.
  • 10.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes
Plaid Cymru
, with candidate Rhayna Mann
, have the following results:
  • 3,099 total votes taken.
  • 9.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Bob Griffin
, have the following results:
  • 1,351 total votes taken.
  • 4.1% share of the total vote
  • -26.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Elspeth Parris
, have the following results:
  • 603 total votes taken.
  • 1.8% share of the total vote
  • +1.8% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Eddy Blanche
, have the following results:
  • 459 total votes taken.
  • 1.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.4% change in share of the votes
Communist Party of Britain
, with candidate Robert Griffiths
, have the following results:
  • 186 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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