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United Kingdom general election, 2010 (Wales)

United Kingdom general election, 2010[1]

6 May 2010 (2010-05-06)

All 40 Welsh seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party
 
Leader Gordon Brown David Cameron
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 24 June 2007 6 December 2005
Last election 29 Seats 3 Seats
Seats before 30 3
Seats won 26 8
Seat change Decrease4 Increase5
Popular vote 531,601 382,730
Percentage 36.2% 26.1%
Swing Decrease6.5% Increase4.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Nick Clegg Elfyn Llwyd
Party Liberal Democrat Plaid Cymru
Leader since 18 December 2007
Last election 4 Seats 3 Seats
Seats before 4 2
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 295,164 165,394
Percentage 20.1% 11.3%
Swing Increase1.7% Decrease1.3%

Colours on map indicate winning party for each constituency.

Prime Minister before election

Gordon Brown
Labour

Subsequent Prime Minister

David Cameron
Conservative

These are the Welsh results of the United Kingdom general election, 2010. The election was held on 6 May 2010, and all 40 parliamentary seats in Wales were contested. The Labour Party remained the party with the most seats in Wales, however it suffered a net loss of 4 seats and its share of the vote dropped by 6.5%. The Conservatives increased their number of seats by 5 and the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru saw little change both in the number of seats and share of the vote.

Party Candidates Seats Seats
change
Votes % %
change
Labour 40 26 -4 531,601 36.2 -6.5
Conservative 40 8 +5 382,730 26.1 +4.7
Liberal Democrat 40 3 -1 295,164 20.1 +1.7
Plaid Cymru 40 3 +1 165,394 11.3 -1.3
UKIP 40 0 0 35,690 2.4 +1.0
BNP 19 0 0 23,088 1.6 +1.5
Independent 0 0 15,339 1.0
Blaenau Gwent People's Voice 1 0 -1 6,458 0.4
Green 10 0 0 6,293 0.4 -0.1
Christian 0 0 1,947 0.1
Socialist Labour 4 0 0 1,155 0.0
New Millennium Bean Party 1 0 0 558 0.0
National Front 1 0 0 384 0.0
Monster Raving Loony 2 0 0 352 0.0
TUSC 2 0 0 341 0.0
Communist 1 0 0 196 0.0
Alliance for Green Socialism 1 0 0 127 0.0
Turnout: 1,446,690 64.9

References

  1. ^ Election 2010 United Kingdom - National Results BBC News
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