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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


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Welsh Labour

Candidates John Griffiths Votes 9,229 44.6% Net percentage change in seats −6.2


UKIP Wales

Candidates James Peterson Votes 4,333 20.9% Net percentage change in seats +20.9


Welsh Conservative

Candidates Munawar Mughal Votes 3,768 18.2% Net percentage change in seats −4.9


Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Paul Halliday Votes 1,481 7.2% Net percentage change in seats −11.9


Plaid Cymru

Candidates Anthony Salkeld Votes 1,386 6.7% Net percentage change in seats −0.3


Wales Green Party

Candidates Peter Varley Votes 491 2.4% Net percentage change in seats +2.4

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority




Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 44.6
UKIP Wales 20.9
Welsh Conservative 18.2
Welsh Liberal Democrat 7.2
Plaid Cymru 6.7

Vote share change since 2011

UKIP Wales
Plaid Cymru
Welsh Conservative
Welsh Labour
Welsh Liberal Democrat

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Constituency Profile

Lying to the east of the River Usk which runs through the city of Newport, the constituency also includes parts of rural Monmouthshire, such as Caldicot and Magor.

Newport East includes the steelworks site at Llanwern, which played a major role in the area's modern history. Tata Steel still uses part of the site to process steel, however there are fears for the future of this plant following the company's announcement that it is considering selling off its UK operations. In the year to September 2015, an average of 3.3% of the working age population were claiming unemployment benefits, compared to a Wales average of 2.4% and 2% across the UK. Since the National Assembly was created in 1999 the constituency has been represented by John Griffiths, who had a majority of just under 5,400 at the last election.

In 2011, Labour won just over 50% of the vote, the Conservatives won 23% and the Liberal Democrats 19%.

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