When Vale of Clwyd was created in 1997, it was seen as a seat being defended by the Conservatives. Unsurprisingly it went Labour in that year's Blair landslide but has remained a symbolic the seat, the kind of constituency the Tories need to win if they are ever to have a comfortable Commons majority. Tonight James Davies has done it by 237 votes, ending Chris Ruane's 18 years as an MP.
The Conservatives have gained the Vale of Clwyd from Labour, securing 39% of the vote.
James Davies saw off the challenge of Labour candidate Chris Ruane who previously held the seat, with a majority of just 237.
The Conservatives have gained Brecon and Radnorshire from the Liberal Democrats, securing 41.1% of the vote.
Christopher Davies saw off the challenge of Lib Dem candidate Roger Williams who previously held the seat, with a 5,102 majority.
Unlike his namesake Mark Williams, Roger Williams has proved unable to resist the anti-Lib Dem tide. He saw his vote drop by 18% as the Conservative chris Davies took the seat, with Labour also well up as the tradition of tactical voting in Brecon and Radnorshire broke down.
The Conservatives have held Montgomeryshire, securing 45% of the vote.
Glyn Davies saw off the challenge of Liberal Democrat candidate Julie Dodds, with a 5,325 majority.