ElectionGudie

May 6, 1999 Held

1,021,857
Voted
Wales

Wales

Election for Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru (National Assembly for Wales)

Results

46%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,021,857
Valid Votes:1,021,857
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labour Party 28 361,657

35.40%

Plaid Cymru 17 312,048

30.50%

Conservative Party 9 168,206

16.50%

Liberal Democratic Party 6 128,008

12.50%

Green Party - - 25,858

2.50%

Others - - 15,360

1.50%

Socialist Labour Party - - 10,720

1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 60 seats in the Scottish parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Anthony BLAIR
  • Assembly: Wales has a unicameral Scottish parliament with 60 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Scottish parliament, 40 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 20 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Wales's five electoral regions and be directly elected according to a party list proportional representation system, or "Additional Member System" (AMS). All 60 members of the Welsh Assembly will be elected for four-year terms. Voters for both parliaments will cast two votes - one for the constituency and one for the regional level.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Labour Party
    • Leader: Alun MICHAEL
    • Seats won in this election: 28
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Party of Wales / Plaid Cymru
    • Leader: Dafydd WIGLEY
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Conservative Party
    • Leader: Rod RICHARDS
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Liberal Democratic Party
    • Leader: Michael GERMAN
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 2,937,000 ( 1999 )
  • Registered Voters: 2,230,000 ( approx.)