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Summary

  1. UKIP claims its first assembly seats
  2. Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood unseats Labour minister Leighton Andrews in Rhondda
  3. Labour is on course to be the largest party in Cardiff Bay, holding all but one of its seats so far
  4. Watch live coverage on BBC One Wales or listen to BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru

Live Reporting

By Sophie Gidley, Max Evans and Natalie Crockett

All times stated are UK

Goodbye from us

Full coverage of remaining result and reaction coming up

That's it from us. For all the reaction and the remaining result from South Wales Central you can follow our further live coverage on the BBC Wales News website. 

Soft spot for another?

Did any other candidates tempt you from another party?

Tweet hearts

Plaid Cymru and SNP leaders in mutual congratulations

Charity needs

What do disability groups want from the new Welsh Government?

'A prestigious line up'

BBC Wales' Huw Thomas says all eyes are now on the party leaders following election night.

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'OMG! I'm an AM'

Labour's new assembly member in Gower reacts to win

One more to go

Final regional result yet to be announced in South Wales Central

Conservative questions?

BBC Cymru Wales political reporter James Williams

New to the assembly

Mid and West Wales result

UKIP claims sixth seat in Mid and West region

Joyce Watson and Eluned Morgan for Labour 

Simon Thomas for Plaid Cymru

Neil Hamilton for UKIP  

Neil Hamilton
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Neil Hamilton is a former Tory MP

Second largest assembly turnout

More than one million people cast their votes

Ballot box
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After all 40 constituency results in the Welsh Assembly election, the turnout was 1,019,382 - 45.39%, up 3.93% from the last election

Swing when you're winning

Largest swings after all 40 constituency results

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  • Blaenau Gwent: 27.73% swing Lab to Plaid
  • Rhondda: 24.19% swing Lab to Plaid
  • Cardiff West: 11.71% swing Lab to Plaid

'The spin begins'

Analysis by BBC Wales political correspondent Daniel Davies

Need an extra pair of hands?

Cardiff West result

Loony takes a seat - literally

Labour holds Cardiff West

Mark Drakeford
BBC

'Carwyn could soldier on'

Former first minister Rhodri Morgan talks to BBC Radio Wales

Keen bean

Newly elected Ogmore Labour AM Huw Irranca-Davies is ready to get started...

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Huw Irranca-Davies
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'UKIP a breath of fresh air'

Mark Reckless backs party to make an impact

"We want to be a breath of fresh air in the assembly - it's been too cosy for too long," Mr Reckless told BBC Wales. 

Mark Reckless
BBC Sport

Time for a kip

Defeated Labour minister thanks supporters

Nigel Farage hails party's wins

South Wales West result

UKIP to provide 'proper opposition'

South Wales West region: UKIP takes fifth regional seat

Bethan Jenkins and Dai Lloyd for Plaid Cymru

Suzy Davies for the Conservatives 

Caroline Jones for UKIP 

Bethan Jenkins
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Bethan Jenkins holds her regional seat for Plaid Cymru

UKIP 'on track'

South Wales East result

UKIP takes two more regional seats in South East Wales

Mark Reckless and David Rowlands for UKIP 

Steffan Lewis for Plaid Cymru

Mohammad Asghar for the Conservatives

Mark Reckless for UKIP
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Mark Reckless was a former Tory MP in England

'History in the making'

North Wales result

UKIP takes two regional seats in North Wales

Nathan Gill and Michelle Brown for UKIP

Llyr Gruffydd for Plaid Cymru

Mark Isherwood for the Conservatives

Nathan Gill
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Nathan Gill, UKIP's leader in Wales, takes a regional seat

What are regional AMs?

As the first regional AMs are announced - here is what you need to know:

Parties nominate lists of candidates to put to the electorate in the regions.

Four AMs in each of the five regions will be elected:

• South Wales East - including the constituencies of Newport West, Newport East, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouth, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Caerphilly and Islwyn.

• South Wales Central - including the Cardiff seats, Vale of Glamorgan, Cynon Valley, Rhondda, and Pontypridd.

 • South Wales West - including Aberavon, Gower, Neath, Bridgend, Ogmore, Swansea East and Swansea West.

 • North Wales - including Aberconwy, Alyn and Deeside, Arfon, Clwyd South, Clwyd West, Delyn, Vale of Clwyd, Wrexham and Ynys Mon.

• Mid and West Wales - including Brecon and Radnorshire, the Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire seats, Ceredigion, Montgomeryshire and Dwyfor Meirionnydd.

A polling station in Cardiff
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Countdown...

We have a 10 minute warning folks until we find out who the South East Wales regional list Assembly Members will be.

Morning has broken

BBC Wales reporter Peter Shuttleworth

There are 26 hardy souls remaining at Newport Velodrome for the South East Wales regional list.

Unlike in Rhondda, there have been no surprises as both Newport East and Newport West returned Labour AMs.

But the regional list is where it might get interesting as UKIP are targeting this one with Mark Reckless as candidate - and he reckons they will beat their pre-election target of five seats.

Vale of Glamorgan result

Tight result

Labour holds Vale of Glamorgan

Jane Hutt
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Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire result

They think it's all over...