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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 East

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


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Welsh Labour

Candidates Mike Hedges Votes 10,726 52.1% Net percentage change in seats −6.2


UKIP Wales

Candidates Clifford Johnson Votes 3,274 15.9% Net percentage change in seats +15.9


Plaid Cymru

Candidates Dic Jones Votes 2,744 13.3% Net percentage change in seats +0.9


Welsh Conservative

Candidates Sadie Vidal Votes 1,729 8.4% Net percentage change in seats −6.2


Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Charlene Webster Votes 1,574 7.6% Net percentage change in seats −1.2


Wales Green Party

Candidates Tony Young Votes 529 2.6% Net percentage change in seats +2.6

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority




Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 52.1
UKIP Wales 15.9
Plaid Cymru 13.3
Welsh Conservative 8.4
Welsh Liberal Democrat 7.6

Vote share change since 2011

UKIP Wales
Plaid Cymru
Welsh Liberal Democrat
Welsh Conservative
Welsh Labour

Constituency Profile

Swansea East has seen substantial investment and economic regeneration in recent decades.

Projects have included the rebirth of the docks area as Swansea marina, and it was one of the first industrial enterprise zones in the early 1980s. Major local employers include the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and Morriston Hospital. The constituency boasts Premier League football courtesy of Swansea City, who share the Liberty Stadium with the Ospreys regional rugby team. Comfortably held by Labour since the first assembly election in 1999, the party had a majority in Swansea East of 8,281 in 2011 with 58.4% of the vote, followed by the Tories on 14.6%, Plaid Cymru 12.4%, the Lib Dems 8.8% and BNP 5.8%.

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