Friday, 2 August 2013

Well done to Rhun ap Iorwerth and Plaid Cymru

Rhun ap Iorwerth was last night elected to the Welsh Assembly in Ynys Mon in spectacular fashion. He takes over from former Plaid leader Ieuan Wyn Jones, who recently stood down to lead the new Menai Science Park in the area.

Rhun ap Iorwerth secured 12,601 votes (58.2%), well ahead of Labour on 3,435 (15.8%) and UKIP on 3,099 (14.3%). The Conservatives came fourth with 1,843 (8.5%) – over 20 percentage points down on their performance in 2012. Socialist Labour came fifth with 348 (1.6%) while the Lib Dems finished last with 309 (1.4%).

Well done to everyone involved with the campaign. It is a truly fantastic result.

On a good night for Plaid Cymru, they also retained the Penyrheol seat on Caerphilly Council with over 50% of the vote and gained a seat on the community council in the same area.

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