Plaid Cymru hold Arfon and Carmarthen East & Dinefwr

Carmarthen East and Dinefwr has been held by Plaid Cymru as they win their first seat of the election.

Plaid Cymru candidate Jonathan Edwards won 16,127 votes, an increase of one per cent. Labour came second with 12,219, an increase of six per cent. It was a bad night for UKIP’s Neil Hamilton who secured only 985 votes, a decrease of nine per cent. The turnout was 73 per cent.

The good news for Plaid Cymru continued in Arfon where Hywel Williams narrowly retained his seat. Williams beat Labour candidate Mary Gwen by only 92 votes. Despite Labour increasing their share of the vote by 10.2 per cent, and Plaid Cymru losing three per cent, the Welsh national party held on.

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