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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

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

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Welsh Labour

Candidates Rhianon Passmore Votes 10,050 45.0% Net percentage change in seats −12.9
Party

UKIP

UKIP Wales

Candidates Joe Smyth Votes 4,944 22.2% Net percentage change in seats +22.2
Party

PC

Plaid Cymru

Candidates Lyn Ackerman Votes 4,349 19.5% Net percentage change in seats −2.2
Party

CON

Welsh Conservative

Candidates Paul Williams Votes 1,775 8.0% Net percentage change in seats −4.0
Party

LD

Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Matthew Kidner Votes 597 2.7% Net percentage change in seats −0.4
Party

GRN

Wales Green Party

Candidates Katy Beddoe Votes 594 2.7% Net percentage change in seats +2.7

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority

5,106

Turnout

40.8%

Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 45.0
UKIP Wales 22.2
Plaid Cymru 19.5
Welsh Conservative 8.0
Welsh Liberal Democrat 2.7
OTHERS 2.7

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
UKIP Wales
+22.2
Welsh Liberal Democrat
−0.4
Plaid Cymru
−2.2
Welsh Conservative
−4.0
Welsh Labour
−12.9

Latest updates

Labour holds Islwyn

Rhiannon Passmore
BBC

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.

Welsh Parliament
BBC

Constituency Profile

Situated in the Gwent Valleys, Islwyn is a former coal-mining area.

There is also a strong rugby tradition built on clubs such as Newbridge and Cross Keys. The band Manic Street Preachers was formed at a school in Blackwood in 1986. At 2.1%, the percentage of Islwyn's population born outside the UK is the joint lowest in Wales. The percentage of Islwyn residents claiming out-of-work benefits (14%) is higher than the Welsh average (12%). Plaid Cymru caused a major upset when the party won the traditionally safe Labour seat in the first Assembly election. Labour has won the seat in subsequent Assembly polls and will be defending a majority of 7,589 votes in 2016.

In 2011, Labour's Gwyn Price, who is standing down, polled 57.9% of the vote, ahead of Plaid Cymru on 21.7%, Conservatives on 11.9%, the BNP on 5.3%, and the Liberal Democrats on 3.1%.

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