ElectionGudie

May 1, 2003 Held

849,552
Voted
Wales

Wales

Election for Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru (National Assembly for Wales)

Results

38%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:849,552
Valid Votes:849,552
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labour Party 30 - 310,658

36.57%

Party of Wales 12 - 167,653

19.73%

Conservative Party 11 - 162,725

19.15%

Liberal Democrats 6 - 108,013

12.71%

Other Candidates - - 89,495

10.53%

John Marek Independence Party 1 - 11,008

1.30%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 60 seats in the Welsh Assembly

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Welsh Assembly, 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: Rhodri MORGAN
    • Seats won in this election: 30
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • Party: Party of Wales / Plaid Cymru
    • Leader: Ieuan Wyn JONES
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 15
  • Party: Conservative Party
    • Leader: Nick BOURNE
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Liberal Democrats
    • Leader: Michael GERMAN
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: John Marek Independence Party
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other Candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held in Wales on May 6, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 2,937,000 ( 1999 )
  • Registered Voters: 2,229,545 ( 2003 )