Welsh Parliament election 2021

Labour remains in power after Welsh election

Labour will remain in power in Wales for another five years after matching its best-ever Senedd election result, winning half of the 60 seats in the Welsh Parliament. On Saturday, the final regional seats in South Wales East and South Wales Central were declared. With the results of those final eight seats, Labour has won 30 seats, the Conservatives 16, Plaid Cymru 13, and the Lib Dems one.

Parliament scoreboard

Counting complete. After 60 of 60 seats declared.

Change compared with 2016
  1. Labour

    total seats 30change +1
    • Constituency total seats 27
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 443,047
    • Constituency share 39.9%
    • Constituency share change +5.2
    • Region total seats 3
    • Region change +1
    • Region total votes 401,770
    • Region share 36.2%
    • Region share change +4.7
  2. Conservative

    total seats 16change +5
    • Constituency total seats 8
    • Constituency change +2
    • Constituency total votes 289,802
    • Constituency share 26.1%
    • Constituency share change +5.0
    • Region total seats 8
    • Region change +3
    • Region total votes 278,560
    • Region share 25.1%
    • Region share change +6.3
  3. Plaid Cymru

    total seats 13change +1
    • Constituency total seats 5
    • Constituency change -1
    • Constituency total votes 225,376
    • Constituency share 20.3%
    • Constituency share change -0.2
    • Region total seats 8
    • Region change +2
    • Region total votes 230,161
    • Region share 20.7%
    • Region share change -0.1
  4. Liberal Democrat

    total seats 1change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change -1
    • Constituency total votes 54,202
    • Constituency share 4.9%
    • Constituency share change -2.8
    • Region total seats 1
    • Region change +1
    • Region total votes 48,217
    • Region share 4.3%
    • Region share change -2.2
  5. Green

    total seats 0change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 17,817
    • Constituency share 1.6%
    • Constituency share change -0.9
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change 0
    • Region total votes 48,714
    • Region share 4.4%
    • Region share change +1.4
  6. Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party

    total seats 0change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 18,149
    • Constituency share 1.6%
    • Constituency share change +1.6
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change 0
    • Region total votes 41,399
    • Region share 3.7%
    • Region share change -0.7
  7. UK Independence Party

    total seats 0change -7
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 8,586
    • Constituency share 0.8%
    • Constituency share change -11.7
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change -7
    • Region total votes 17,341
    • Region share 1.6%
    • Region share change -11.4
  8. Reform UK

    total seats 0change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 17,405
    • Constituency share 1.6%
    • Constituency share change +1.6
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change 0
    • Region total votes 11,730
    • Region share 1.1%
    • Region share change +1.1
  9. Propel

    total seats 0change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 8,864
    • Constituency share 0.8%
    • Constituency share change +0.8
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change 0
    • Region total votes 9,825
    • Region share 0.9%
    • Region share change +0.9
  10. Gwlad

    total seats 0change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 2,829
    • Constituency share 0.3%
    • Constituency share change +0.3
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change 0
    • Region total votes 6,776
    • Region share 0.6%
    • Region share change +0.6
  11. Independent

    total seats 0change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 21,064
    • Constituency share 1.7%
    • Constituency share change +1.7
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change 0
    • Region total votes 3,709
    • Region share 0.3%
    • Region share change +0.3
  12. Communist Party of Britain

    total seats 0change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 0
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change 0
    • Region total votes 2,837
    • Region share 0.3%
    • Region share change +0.1
  13. Others

    total seats 0change 0
    • Constituency total seats 0
    • Constituency change 0
    • Constituency total votes 4,589
    • Constituency share 0.4%
    • Constituency share change +0.4
    • Region total seats 0
    • Region change 0
    • Region total votes 9,856
    • Region share 0.8%
    • Region share change +0.5

Turnout

Registered voters2,386,957

Turnout47%

Change+1.20

Police and crime commissioners

Counting complete. After 4 of 4 police force areas declared.

  1. Dyfed-Powys

    Plaid Cymru, Dafydd Llywelyn
    Previous winner
    Plaid Cymru,
    Dafydd Llywelyn
  2. Gwent

    Labour, Jeff Cuthbert
    Previous winner
    Labour,
    Jeff Cuthbert
  3. North Wales

    Labour, Andy Dunbobbin
    Previous winner
    Plaid Cymru,
    Arfon Jones
  4. South Wales

    Labour, Alun Michael
    Previous winner
    Labour,
    Alun Michael
  1. Video content

    Video caption: Wales election: Mark Drakeford pledges to 'stand up for Wales as first minister
  2. PM calls summit after Scottish and Welsh elections

    Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford
    Image caption: Boris Johnson wants to discuss "shared challenges" with Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited the leaders of the devolved nations to a summit on how "Team UK" can recover from the pandemic.

    He congratulated Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford and Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon on their re-elections and invited them to a meeting "to discuss our shared challenges and how we can work together in the coming months and years to overcome them".

    Mr Johnson highlighted the Covid vaccine roll-out as an example of "Team UK in action", with the UK procuring doses at scale, and he urged the first ministers to continue the "cooperative spirit".

  3. Labour 'likely to go it alone'

    Buffy Williams, Mark Drakeford and Sarah Murphy
    Image caption: Mark Drakeford celebrates with new Senedd members Buffy Williams and Sarah Murphy

    It is looking increasingly likely Welsh Labour will go it alone and form a Welsh government without help from other parties.

    Thursday's Senedd election left it with 30 seats - one short of an outright majority.

    Labour Neath Member of the Senedd (MS) Jeremy Miles said the result allows them to work with parties on a "case-by-case basis".

    And party leader Mark Drakeford said Labour had governed successfully on 30 seats before.

    With no significant challenge from the opposition to his position Mr Drakeford is expected to be reappointed to his job as first minister.

    However, he may in future need help from the opposition to pass laws and get Labour's spending plans through the Welsh Parliament.