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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

Scoreboard

Party Candidates Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Welsh Labour

Candidates Jenny Rathbone Votes 10,016 38.4% Net percentage change in seats +0.5
Party

LD

Welsh Liberal Democrat

Candidates Eluned Parrott Votes 9,199 35.3% Net percentage change in seats −2.4
Party

CON

Welsh Conservative

Candidates Joel Williams Votes 2,317 8.9% Net percentage change in seats −6.2
Party

PC

Plaid Cymru

Candidates Glyn Wise Votes 1,951 7.5% Net percentage change in seats +0.3
Party

UKIP

UKIP Wales

Candidates Mohammed Islam Votes 1,223 4.7% Net percentage change in seats +4.7
Party

GRN

Wales Green Party

Candidates Amelia Womack Votes 1,150 4.4% Net percentage change in seats +4.4
Party

IND

Independent

Candidates Jane Croad Votes 212 0.8% Net percentage change in seats +0.8

Turnout and Majority

Welsh Labour Majority

817

Turnout

45.6%

Vote share

Party %
Welsh Labour 38.4
Welsh Liberal Democrat 35.3
Welsh Conservative 8.9
Plaid Cymru 7.5
UKIP Wales 4.7
OTHERS 5.2

Vote share change since 2011

−%
+%
UKIP Wales
+4.7
Welsh Labour
+0.5
Plaid Cymru
+0.3
Welsh Liberal Democrat
−2.4
Welsh Conservative
−6.2

Latest updates

Labour holds Cardiff Central

Jenny Rathbone
BBC

Watch this space

Visit this page for the latest updates, articles and videos about this constituency in the run-up to the Welsh Assembly Election, and for results from 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Welsh Parliament
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Constituency Profile

This constituency takes in the centre of the Welsh capital and residential areas in the east and north-east of the city.

It contains many of Cardiff's most recognisable landmarks, including the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. It's also home to a large student population, giving it a different demographic profile to most Welsh constituencies. Only 10.6% of the population are aged over 65. In the National Assembly the seat was held by the Liberal Democrats until 2011 when it was narrowly won by Jenny Rathbone for Labour.

In 2011, Labour had a 37.9% share of the vote over the Liberal Democrats on 37.7%. The Conservatives had 15.1% and Plaid Cymru 7.2%.

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