Ynys Mon

31178_Pont-BorthYnys Mon has an interesting political history since the war it has been held by all four political parties. For years it was a traditional Liberal seat but was lost in 1951 when Megan Lloyd George was defeated by Cledwyn Hughes the Labour candidate. Megan Lloyd George was Wales’s first women MP being elected in 1929 she later defected to Labour and became a Labour MP for Carmarthen. She campaigned all her political life for a Welsh Assembly. . Clearly, taking up the issue that  her  father, David Lloyd George advocated in the early years of his political career.

Cledwyn Hughes retired 1979 and became a very effective Labour leader in the House of Lords, where he was prominent amongst other things of helping his party frame its devolution proposals.

In the Thatcher landslide, the seat was won by Keith Best who left it to be entertained in Her Majesty’s Prison service after being jailed for some dodgy share dealings.

Plaid Cymru won the seat for the first time in 1987. The seat was won by Ieuan Wyn Jones  and it remained in his party’s hands until he stood down in 2001 after becoming the island’s first Assembly Member. The general election saw the seat won by Labour’s Albert Owen who made a political comeback having been defeated in the first Assembly election for this island seat.

Labour currently hold the Westminster seat and Plaid Cymru until Ieuan Wyn Jones resigned held it in the Assembly. It was retained by Plaid Cymru after the recent by-election with Rhun ap Iorwerth a BBC broadcaster winning the seat

2015 General election results

Party Votes Cast Percentage
Owen, Albert Labour  11,490 33.4
Rees, Dylan Plaid Cymru 9,029 26.2
Ridge-Newman, Anthony Conservative 7,744 22.5
Wood, Matt Liberal Democrat 2,592 7.5
Rogers, Peter Independent 2,225 6.5
Gill, Elaine UKIP 1,201 3.5
Owen, Rev David Christian Party 163 0.5

Labour majority 229 2.2% swing Labour to Plaid Cymru

Electorate 49,939 Turnout 34,993 (70%)

 2013 Assembly By-election

Party Votes Cast Percentage
Rhun ap Iorwerth Plaid Cymru 12,601 58.24%
Tal Michael Labour 3,435 15.88% 
Nathan Gill UKIP 3,099 14.32%
Neil Fairlamb Conservative 1,843 8.52%
Kathrine Jones Socialist Labour 348 1.61%
Taylor, Rhys Liberal Democrat 309 1.43%

Electorate: 51,024 Turnout: 21,635  (42.40%)

Plaid Cymru hold 9,166  majority

2011 Assembly election result

Party Votes Cast Percentage
Jones, Ieuan Wyn Plaid Cymru 9,969 41.42%
Williams, Paul Conservative 7,032 29.22%
Lock, Joe Labour 6,307 26.21%
Taylor, Rhys Liberal Democrat   759 3.15%

Turnout: 24,067 (48.69%)

Plaid Cymru hold 2,937 majority

2010 General election results

Party Votes Cast Percentage
Owen, Albert Labour  11,490 33.4
Rees, Dylan Plaid Cymru 9,029 26.2
Ridge-Newman, Anthony Conservative 7,744 22.5
Wood, Matt Liberal Democrat 2,592 7.5
Rogers, Peter Independent 2,225 6.5
Gill, Elaine UKIP 1,201 3.5
Owen, Rev David Christian Party 163 0.5

Electorate 50,075 Turnout: 34,444 (68.78%)

 

 

 

 

 

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