Language Switcher

  1. Wales
  2. Cymru

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

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


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


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Welsh Labour

Candidates David Rees Votes 10,578 50.7% Net percentage change in seats −13.4


Plaid Cymru

Candidates Bethan Jenkins Votes 4,176 20.0% Net percentage change in seats +5.2


UKIP Wales

Candidates Glenda Davies Votes 3,119 15.0% Net percentage change in seats +15.0


Welsh Conservative

Candidates David Jenkins Votes 1,342 6.4% Net percentage change in seats −7.9


Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Helen Ceri Clarke Votes 1,248 6.0% Net percentage change in seats −0.8


Wales Green Party

Candidates Jonathan Tier Votes 389 1.9% Net percentage change in seats +1.9

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority




Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 50.7
Plaid Cymru 20.0
UKIP Wales 15.0
Welsh Conservative 6.4
Welsh Liberal Democrat 6.0

Vote share change since 2011

UKIP Wales
Plaid Cymru
Welsh Liberal Democrat
Welsh Conservative
Welsh Labour

Constituency Profile

The Aberavon constituency lies to the east of Swansea on the South Wales coast, in the Neath Port Talbot local authority area.

Its biggest town is Port Talbot, home to Tata steelworks.

There are fears for the future of the steelworks following the company's announcement that it is considering selling off its UK operations. In January it said it was cutting 750 jobs and now the future of the remaining 3,500 posts in the town will dominate local political debate. A more modern big employer in the area is Amazon, which has a depot at Jersey Marina, while the 850 acre Margam Country Park is in the heart of the constituency. The 2011 census revealed 28.4% of the adult population had a long-term health condition, the second-highest constituency figure in Wales and well above the UK average of 18.2%.

Labour have won this seat at every election since the Assembly was formed in 1999. In 2011 David Rees had a majority of 9,311 over Plaid Cymru, making it one of Labour's safest seats.

Back to top