Vale of Glamorgan


General Election result, June 2001

Labour hold
John Smith Labour 20,52445.4%
Susie Inkin Conservative 15,82435.0%
Dewi Smith LibDem 5,52112.2%
Chris Franks Plaid Cymru 2,8676.3%
Niall Warry UKIP 4481.0%

Electorate 67,774; Turnout 66.7%; Majority 4,700 (10.4%)

Swing: 4.6% to Con from Lab; Declared: 2.25am


General Election result, May 1997

Lab gain
J Smith Labour29,054 53.89%
W Sweeney Conservative18,522 34.36%
S Campbell LibDem4,945 9.17%
M Corp Plaid Cymru1,393 2.58%

Electorate: 67,413; Turnout: 79.98%; Lab majority 10,532 (19.54%)

Swing from Con to Lab of 9.80%


M.P.S since 1950:

[1950-1983] this seat was called Barry.

1950-1951 Mrs Dorothy Rees  Labour
1951-1989 Sir Raymond Gower Conservative
1989-1992 John Smith   Labour
1992-  Walter Sweeney  Conservative 

Election results since 1983:

1983 62,885 74.2 Sir H.R. Gower Conservative 22,421 48.0%
    M.E. Sharp  Labour  12,028 25.8%
    W.A. Evans  S.D.P.  11,154 23.9%
    A.J. Dixon  P.C.   1,068 2.3%
          10,393 22.2%
1987 65,310 79.3 Sir H.R. Gower Conservative 24,229 46.8%
    J.W.P. Smith  Labour  17,978 34.7%
    D.K. Davies  S.D.P.  8,633 16.7%
    P.G. Williams  P.C.   946 1.8%
          6,251 12.1%
1989 67,549 70.7 J.W.P. Smith  Labour  23,342 48.9%
    R. Richards  Conservative 17,314 36.3%
    F. Leavers  S.L.D.  2,017 4.2%
    A.J. Dixon  P.C.  1,672 3.5%
    D.K. Davies  S.D.P.  1,098 2.3%
    Mrs. M.A. Wakefield Green Party  971 2.0%
    C. Tiarks   Independent  847 1.8%
    D.E. Sutch  M.R.L.P.  266 0.5%
    E. Roberts  Ind Soc   148 0.3%
    Miss L. St. Clair Correction P  39 0.1%
    D.M. Black  Independent  32 0.1%
          6,028 12.6%
1992 66,673 81.9 W.E. Sweeney  Conservative 24,220 44.4%
    J.W.P. Smith  Labour  24,201 44.3%
    D.K. Davies  Lib Dem  5,045 9.2%
    D.B.L. Haswell Plaid Cymru 1,160 2.1%
          19 0.1%

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