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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

Cardiff South and Penarth

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


Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats


Welsh Labour

Candidates Vaughan Gething Votes 13,274 43.8% Net percentage change in seats −6.4


Welsh Conservative

Candidates Ben Gray Votes 6,353 21.0% Net percentage change in seats −6.5


Plaid Cymru

Candidates Dafydd Trystan Davies Votes 4,320 14.3% Net percentage change in seats +2.2


UKIP Wales

Candidates Hugh Hughes Votes 3,716 12.3% Net percentage change in seats +12.3


Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Nigel Howells Votes 1,345 4.4% Net percentage change in seats −5.7


Wales Green Party

Candidates Anthony Slaughter Votes 1,268 4.2% Net percentage change in seats +4.2

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority




Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 43.8
Welsh Conservative 21.0
Plaid Cymru 14.3
UKIP Wales 12.3
Welsh Liberal Democrat 4.4

Vote share change since 2011

UKIP Wales
Plaid Cymru
Welsh Liberal Democrat
Welsh Labour
Welsh Conservative

Constituency Profile

Cardiff South and Penarth has the largest electorate in Wales with over 76,000 people able to vote.

It extends from Rumney in the east of the capital city along the coast through Penarth to the village of Sully, taking in Cardiff Bay and the home of the National Assembly for Wales on the way. Reflecting the cosmopolitan heritage of the old docks, it is one of Wales' more diverse constituencies. According to the 2011 census, 8,700 residents said they were Muslim (out of 45,950 in the whole of Wales). A total of 1,418 people listed their religion as Hindu (the all-Wales total is 10,434). It is also home to 336 of Wales's 2,962 Sikhs. The seat has been held by Labour since 1999.

In 2011, the now deputy health Minister Vaughan Gething, more than doubled Labour's majority to 6,259, gaining over 50% of the vote. The Conservatives won 27% and Plaid Cymru 12%.

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