ElectionGudie

May 5, 2016 Held

994,181
Voted
Wales

Wales

Election for Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru (National Assembly for Wales)

Results

44%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:994,181
Valid Votes:994,181
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Welsh Labour Party 29 - 353,866

34.70%

Conservative Party 11 - 215,597

21.10%

Plaid Cymru 12 - 209,376

20.50%

United Kingdom Independence Party 7 - 127,038

12.50%

Liberal Democrats 1 - 78,165

7.70%

Green Party - - 25,202

2.50%

Independents - - 7,032

0.70%

Others - - 3,107

0.30%

More Info:

Note: The seat counts above represent the total seats won in the election. The vote counts and percentages represent the constituency vote.

Wales: Parliamentary Election, 5 May 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 60 seats in the Welsh Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
  • Head of Government: First Minister Carwyn Jones (since 10 December 2009)[1]
  • Assembly: Wales has a unicameral Welsh Assembly with 60 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Welsh Assembly, 40 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies and 20 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system. Members all serve 4-year terms.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the National Assembly were last held on 5 May 2011. The Labour Party took 30 of the 60 seats, while the Conservatives took 14, Plaid Cymru won 11, and the Liberal Democratic Party won 5.

Main parties in the election:

  • Labour Party/Llafur Cymru
    • Leader: Carwyn JONES
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • Welsh Conservatives/Ceidwadwyr Cymreig  
    • Leader Andrew R.T. DAVIES
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Plaid Cymru
    • Leader: Leanne WOOD
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Welsh Liberal Democrats/Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru
    • Leader: Kristy WILLIAMS
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP)
    • Leader: Nathan GILL
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Green Party/Plaid Werdd Cymru
    • Leader: Alice HOOKER-STROUD
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 3,092,036 (June 2014 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 2,225,700 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population:1,570,700 (June 2014 est.)

·         Is Wales a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (22 July 1981)

·         Has Wales ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 April 1986)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes 

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 25 (41.67%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 14

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Wales a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Wales ratified CRPD: Yes (8 June 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 463,805

 

 

[1] Officially, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the Head of Government, but the First Minister functions as the leader of the Welsh government.