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Wales Results

Welsh Assembly Results
Party Welsh Labour Plaid Cymru Welsh Conservative UKIP Wales Welsh Liberal Democrat
Seats 29 12 11 7 1
Change −1 +1 −3 +7 −4

After 60 of 60 seats About these resultsResults in full

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  1. Labour win 29 seats - but fall short of a majority
  2. UKIP wins its first seats in the Assembly
  3. Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood ousts Labour in Rhondda
  4. Mapping the election - see party vote share by constituency across Wales

Swansea West

Welsh Assembly constituency Region - South Wales West
Result: LAB HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Welsh Labour

Candidates Julie James Votes 9,014 40.6% Net percentage change in seats −4.7


Welsh Conservative

Candidates Craig Lawton Votes 3,934 17.7% Net percentage change in seats −6.3


Plaid Cymru

Candidates Dai Lloyd Votes 3,225 14.5% Net percentage change in seats +0.6


UKIP Wales

Candidates Rosie Irwin Votes 3,058 13.8% Net percentage change in seats +13.8


Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Christopher Holley Votes 2,012 9.1% Net percentage change in seats −7.7


Wales Green Party

Candidates Gareth Tucker Votes 883 4.0% Net percentage change in seats +4.0


Socialist Party of Great Britain

Candidates Brian Johnson Votes 76 0.3% Net percentage change in seats +0.3

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority




Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 40.6
Welsh Conservative 17.7
Plaid Cymru 14.5
UKIP Wales 13.8
Welsh Liberal Democrat 9.1

Vote share change since 2011

UKIP Wales
Plaid Cymru
Welsh Labour
Welsh Conservative
Welsh Liberal Democrat

Constituency Profile

Swansea, Wales' second city, is a mixture of industry and business, but with the beautiful Gower coastline on its doorstep.

The city is known as the gateway to west Wales, and occupies a strategic position in the area's historical, political and economic development. Unemployment in Swansea West is around double the UK rate at 12.5%, and the constituency has a large proportion of students as home to the city's two universities. Swansea West also includes prosperous suburbs such as Derwen Fawr and Sketty, along with the childhood home of 20th Century poet Dylan Thomas in Cwmdonkin Drive. Labour has won the seat at all four assembly elections so far, with a majority of 4,654 and 43.3% of the vote in 2011. The Conservatives followed with 24%, the Lib Dems on 16.8% and Plaid Cymru 13.9%.

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