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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

Latest headlines

  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
Result: LAB HOLD


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Welsh Labour

Candidates Jeremy Miles Votes 9,468 37.3% Net percentage change in seats −16.1


Plaid Cymru

Candidates Alun Llywelyn Votes 6,545 25.8% Net percentage change in seats −0.8


UKIP Wales

Candidates Richard Pritchard Votes 3,780 14.9% Net percentage change in seats +14.9


Welsh Conservative

Candidates Peter Crocker-Jaques Votes 2,179 8.6% Net percentage change in seats −3.1



Candidates Steve Hunt Votes 2,056 8.1% Net percentage change in seats +8.1


Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Frank Little Votes 746 2.9% Net percentage change in seats −1.2


Wales Green Party

Candidates Lisa Rapado Votes 589 2.3% Net percentage change in seats +2.3

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority




Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 37.3
Plaid Cymru 25.8
UKIP Wales 14.9
Welsh Conservative 8.6
Independent 8.1

Vote share change since 2011

UKIP Wales
Plaid Cymru
Welsh Liberal Democrat
Welsh Conservative
Welsh Labour

Latest updates

Labour holds Neath

Jeremy Miles
Steve Phillips

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Coloured thimbles are being used to aid counting for Neath and Aberavon.

Coloured thumbs used at count
Steve Phillips

Bird's eye view

The Neath and Aberavon counts at Neath Leisure Centre.

Neath and Aberavon counts
Steve Phillips

Watch this space

Visit this page for the latest updates, articles and videos about this constituency in the run-up to the Welsh Assembly Election, and for results from 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2016.

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Constituency Profile

The town of Neath is in the southern end of the constituency.

The constituency also covers most of the surrounding valleys where copper smelting and coal mining once flourished. Many people travel to neighbouring Swansea and the Port Talbot steelworks for employment, although the plant announced substantial job losses earlier this year. Both the Welsh Rugby Union and international soprano Katherine Jenkins were born in the town of Neath. At 13%, the constituency has a higher percentage of people with no qualifications compared to the Welsh (10%) average. Neath has elected a Labour assembly member since devolution in 1999, although Gwenda Thomas, its AM for 17 years, is stepping down in May. In 2011, Mrs Thomas won 53% of the vote and Labour has held the seat at Westminster since 1922.

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