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Labour celebrate Welsh results

Labour's Antonia Antoniazzi after winning the Gower seat Credit: PA

Welsh Labour are hailing their best vote share since 1997 and three seats gained in Gower, Vale of Clwyd and Cardiff North. Party sources are claiming that the very distinct campaigns fought by Carwyn Jones and Jeremy Corbyn jointly delivered a result beyond expectations.

They say Welsh Labour’s campaign, led by Carwyn Jones, connected positively with voters across Wales, while Labour’s UK campaign, led by Jeremy Corbyn, was hugely effective, especially in energising 18 – 24 year olds who voted in unprecedented numbers.

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Poll analysis gives Tories hope in north-east Wales

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Analysis of the exit poll by Prof John Curtice of the University of Strthclyde suggests that north east Wales could buck the Conservative to Labour swing. He gives the Tories a better than 95% chance of winning four Welsh seats.

  • Wrexham 99% chance of a Conservative victory
  • Delyn 98% chance of a Conservative victory
  • Clwyd South 97% chance of a Conservative victory
  • Alyn & Deeside 97% chance of a Conservative victory

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