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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

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Welsh Labour

Candidates Alun Davies Votes 8,442 39.7% Net percentage change in seats −24.3
Party

PC

Plaid Cymru

Candidates Nigel Copner Votes 7,792 36.6% Net percentage change in seats +31.2
Party

UKIP

UKIP Wales

Candidates Kevin Boucher Votes 3,423 16.1% Net percentage change in seats +16.1
Party

CON

Welsh Conservative

Candidates Tracey West Votes 1,334 6.3% Net percentage change in seats +1.0
Party

LD

Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Brendan D'Cruz Votes 300 1.4% Net percentage change in seats −0.4

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority

650

Turnout

42.1%

Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 39.7
Plaid Cymru 36.6
UKIP Wales 16.1
Welsh Conservative 6.3
Welsh Liberal Democrat 1.4

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
Plaid Cymru
+31.2
UKIP Wales
+16.1
Welsh Conservative
+1.0
Welsh Liberal Democrat
−0.4
Welsh Labour
−24.3

Latest updates

Brexit vote splits family

The mum and daughter who couldn't agree on the right way to go.
Selma Chalabi visits the village of Cwm near Ebbw Vale where she met a mum and daughter on either side of the debate about their hopes and fears for the years ahead. 

It's nearly five months since the referendum vote to leave the European Union. As the dust continues to settle on that momentous decision, Selma visits one community to find out how people there are feeling now about their post-Brexit future. In June 2016 the people of Blaenau Gwent voted by 62 per cent to 38 per cent to leave E.U, despite the fact that European funding has poured into the area.

Swing when you're winning

Largest swings after all 40 constituency results

A girl on a swing
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  • Blaenau Gwent: 27.73% swing Lab to Plaid
  • Rhondda: 24.19% swing Lab to Plaid
  • Cardiff West: 11.71% swing Lab to Plaid

Labour holds Blaenau Gwent

Alun Davies
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.

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Constituency Profile

At the upper end of the Gwent valleys, Blaenau Gwent is based around the towns of Ebbw Vale, Tredegar and Abertillery.

With the closure of the Ebbw Vale steelworks in 2002, the area has suffered from problems associated with post-industrial areas, although there are ambitious plans to regenerate the region with a new £300m racing circuit. Nearly one in four of the population (23%) live in an area defined as the most deprived in Wales - the Wales average is one in ten. 30% of primary school pupils here are entitled to free school meals compared to 20% across Wales.Traditionally a Labour stronghold, a row over all-women shortlists saw it being held by the former Labour AM Peter Law as an independent, and on his death, by his wife Trish Law in 2007.

At the 2011 Assembly elections, Labour's Alun Davies won back the seat with 64% of the vote. An independent candidate came second with 18%, Plaid Cymru third with 5%, just ahead of the Conservatives who also had 5%.

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