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Summary

  1. Final results: Labour 29, Plaid Cymru 12, Conservatives 11, UKIP 7 and Lib Dems 1
  2. Labour is the largest party in Cardiff Bay, holding all but one of its seats
  3. UKIP claims its first assembly seats
  4. Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood unseats Labour minister Leighton Andrews in Rhondda

Live Reporting

By Sophie Gidley, Max Evans and Ceri Coleman-Phillips

All times stated are UK

Signing off

The Senedd, Cardiff
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That concludes our live coverage of the Welsh Assembly election 2016. 

Thanks for joining us. 

The latest news and updates will continue to be available on the BBC Wales News and BBC Wales Election 2016 pages.  

What happens next?

BBC Wales political reporter David Deans looks at what might happen after the election and how the assembly has 28 days to nominate a first minister.

'Wonderful win for UKIP'

Party's MP backs purple surge on Twitter

Douglas Carswell MP
BBC

Wonderful win for Team UKIP in Wales! With a good team and local focus, UKIP will be a winner."

Douglas CarswellMP for Clacton

Price pledge

'The work starts now', says Plaid's Adam Price after securing seat

'Delighted'

Welsh Labour AM celebrates holding Cardiff South & Penarth

Consolation for defeated candidates

A message from Politics Professor Roger Scully, of Cardiff University

Highs and lows

Who fared well in the assembly election?

First things first

Steffan Evans, from Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre, has looked at some of the issues the first minister will face after the dust settles on the Welsh Assembly election 2016.  

Carwyn Jones
BBC

M4 relief road 'top of the list'

Call for 'decisive action' from new government by chamber of commerce

The M4 in Wales
BBC

Liz Maher, president of the South and Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce, said: "Our members want decisive action and it is important that the new government delivers the policies that Welsh businesses have been calling for. 

"Top of this list is the M4 relief road black route, which will be of significant benefit to businesses across the whole of Wales."

Could Labour govern with 29 seats?

BBC Wales Westminster correspondent

'Ready for the skip'

BBC Wales politics reporter Carl Roberts tweets

Back into work and just found these looking like they are ready for the skip. Tough business, politics #wales2016

Back into work and just found these looking like they are ready for the skip. Tough business, politics #wales2016

A slice of the pie

How the Senedd will be made up by seats

A pie chart showing how the Senedd will be made up by seats
BBC

'Five interesting years'

'Put aside political differences'

Welsh Secretary of State Alun Cairns has congratulated Carwyn Jones on his election success.

"Now that the elections are over, my overriding priority as Secretary of State is to work with the new Welsh Government - whichever parties it consists of - to deliver economic security for people in Wales," he said.

"As Wales advances to the next stage of devolution, my message to the new Welsh Government is that we put aside political differences and get on with the big job of delivering projects that will really benefit people's lives. 

"If we can, then the Welsh people will be the real winners of this election."

Welsh Secretary of State Alun Cairns
BBC

'Tackle the housing crisis'

RICS makes call for new Welsh Government to be 'ambitious'

A new housing develoment
BBC

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' director in Wales, Ben Collins, said Carwyn Jones "must work harder to address the nation's ongoing housing crisis" during the fifth assembly. 

"We would urge the first minister to be much more ambitious in his target in this area. Welsh Labour committed to 20,000 new affordable homes over the course of the term, but this falls some way short of the 56,000 that is needed," he added. 

Lighting up map of Wales

'We held off challenges'

Plaid hail result

Who's up and who's down?

Seat changes after the five PR regional results: 

  • South Wales Central: UKIP up one, Lib Dems down one
  • South Wales East: UKIP up two, Conservatives down one and Plaid Cymru down one
  • South Wales West: Plaid Cymru up one, UKIP up one, Conservatives down one and Lib Dems down one
  • Wales Mid and West: UKIP up one, Lib Dems down one
  • Wales North: UKIP up two, Conservatives down one and Lib Dems down one

Welcome to the assembly

Party celebrates one of its seven new AMs

'Grow up'

Plaid Cymru's Neil McEvoy responds to Mark Drakeford claims

Speaking on BBC Radio Wales, South Wales Central Plaid AM Neil McEvoy responds to claims by health minister Mark Drakeford that he fought a "particularly nasty" campaign:

"I think Mark needs to grow up a bit.

“What we did was nail him on his record of misleading people in 2012 over the greenfield site developments that his party had planned. 

"I listened to GPs and I criticised him on his management of the NHS."

Neil McEvoy
BBC

A purple surge

A graph showing the constituency vote share change since 2011
BBC

Coalition talks?

South Wales Central result

'Magnificent performance'

Ousted Labour AM hails party's other results

Mapping the political landscape

BBC News has looked at what impact the elections have had on the political maps of Scotland and Wales?

Welsh Assembly constituencies in 2011 and 2016
BBC

Share of the votes

How the votes were shared across the Welsh constituencies

Graphics showing the constituency votes share across Wales
BBC

'I'm proud'

Welsh Conservative leader hails party's campaign

Andrew RT Davies
BBC
Mr Davies said the Conservatives enjoyed "some strong results"

After holding in South Wales Central, Andrew RT Davies said: "I am proud that we have fought a positive and engaging campaign, with excellent candidates across the country. 

"In this new era of five-party politics, we have strengthened winning positions in many held seats.

"Obviously, we are disappointed to lose some regional list seats in this election and I pay tribute to those outgoing members who have represented their areas with distinction and pride."

However, he said the party had shown "clear momentum". 

'A foothold in domestic politics'

Taking votes off parties

BBC Wales political correspondent Daniel Davies on UKIP's gains

'Excellent results'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn congratulates the party in Wales

'Pro-enterprise policies'

The Welsh CBI calls for the new government to create a 'dynamic economy'

A dynamic Welsh economy needs a thriving private sector and this can only be achieved if the new Welsh Assembly delivers pro-enterprise policies which encourage prosperity and increase productivity throughout the next Assembly term and beyond.

Emma WatkinsCBI Wales Director, said:
Emma Watkins, CBI
CBI

Final numbers

The last result is in and the final numbers are:

  • Labour - 29
  • Plaid Cymru - 12
  • Conservatives - 11
  • UKIP - 7
  • Lib Dems - 1

'A tough campaign'

Labour leader Carwyn Jones 'disappointed' at losing Rhondda seat

On Leighton Andrews' defeat in Rhondda, Mr Jones said: "It's fair to say we didn't see that coming."

However, he remained upbeat about Labour's overall performance, despite a decreased share in the vote. 

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Tories take two seats in South Wales Central

Andrew RT Davies and David Melding for Conservatives

Neil McEvoy for Plaid Cymru 

Gareth Bennett for UKIP

Andrew RT Davies
BBC
Andrew RT Davies

Congratulations and commiserations

Bright eyed and bushy tailed

Labour leader Carwyn Jones appears after holding Bridgend

Comparing two elections

Politics Professor Roger Scully, of Cardiff University, compares the Conservative's win in last year's General Election with Labour's results in the Welsh Assembly election.

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