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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 Jayne Bryant Votes 12,157 43.8% Net percentage change in seats −8.4
Party

CON

Welsh Conservative

Candidates Matthew Evans Votes 8,042 29.0% Net percentage change in seats −4.9
Party

UKIP

UKIP Wales

Candidates Mike Ford Votes 3,842 13.8% Net percentage change in seats +13.8
Party

PC

Plaid Cymru

Candidates Simon Coopey Votes 1,645 5.9% Net percentage change in seats −1.1
Party

LD

Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Liz Newton Votes 880 3.2% Net percentage change in seats −3.7
Party

GRN

Wales Green Party

Candidates Pippa Bartolotti Votes 814 2.9% Net percentage change in seats +2.9
Party

IND

Independent

Candidates Bill Fearnley-Whittingstall Votes 333 1.2% Net percentage change in seats +1.2
Party

CS

Cymru Sovereign

Candidates Gruff Meredith Votes 38 0.1% Net percentage change in seats +0.1

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority

4,115

Turnout

44.7%

Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 43.8
Welsh Conservative 29.0
UKIP Wales 13.8
Plaid Cymru 5.9
Welsh Liberal Democrat 3.2
OTHERS 4.3

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
UKIP Wales
+13.8
Plaid Cymru
−1.1
Welsh Liberal Democrat
−3.7
Welsh Conservative
−4.9
Welsh Labour
−8.4

Latest updates

Wales' oldest and youngest MPs
Plaid Cymru's Ben Lake, 24, learns the ropes of Westminster from Labour's 82-year-old Paul Flynn.

Labour holds Newport West

Jayne Bryant
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

This is one of two constituencies representing the city of Newport.

The Bristol Channel forms its southern boundary while the River Usk forms Newport West's eastern boundary. The Office for National Statistics, the UK's main source of economic data, is one of the largest employers in the constituency. In the year to September 2015 an average of 3.6% of the working age population were claiming unemployment benefits in Newport West, the second highest figure in Wales. The Wales average was 2.4% and the figure across the UK was 2%. Since the assembly began in 1999 Newport West has been representing by the Labour AM Dame Rosemary Butler. In charge of assembly chamber proceedings as Presiding Officer since 2011, Dame Rosemary is standing down as an AM in May.

In 2011, Dame Rosemary took 52% of the vote, giving Labour a majority over the Conservatives of just over 4,200.

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