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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

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Blaenau Gwent

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


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Welsh Labour

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


Plaid Cymru

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


UKIP Wales

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


Welsh Conservative

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


Welsh Liberal Democrat

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

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority




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
UKIP Wales
Welsh Conservative
Welsh Liberal Democrat
Welsh Labour

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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