1992 United Kingdom general election in Wales


The 1992 United Kingdom general election in Wales took place on 9 April 1992 for all 38 seats in Wales. The Labour Party again won a decisive majority of Welsh MPs, gaining three seats for a total of 27 out of 38. The Conservatives lost two Welsh MPs, Plaid Cymru gained one and the Liberal Democrats lost two of their three Welsh MPs. However, due to strong Conservative results in England, the Conservative result in Wales was enough to allow the party to form a majority government for a fourth term.

United Kingdom general election, 1992 (Wales)

 1987 9 April 1992 1997 

All 38 Welsh seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party
 
Leader Neil Kinnock John Major
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 2 October 1983 28 November 1990
Last election 24 seats, 45.1% 8 seats, 29.5%
Seats won 27 6
Seat change 3 2
Popular vote 865,663 499,677
Percentage 49.5% 28.6%
Swing 4.4% 0.9%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Dafydd Wigley Paddy Ashdown
Party Plaid Cymru Liberal Democrats
Leader since 1991 16 July 1988
Last election 3 seats, 7.3% 3 seats, 17.9%
Seats won 4 1
Seat change 1 2
Popular vote 156,747 217,457
Percentage 9.0% 12.4%
Swing 1.7% 5.5%

Results


Below is a table summarising the results of the 1992 general election in Wales.[1]

Party[1] Seats Votes
TotalGainsLosses Net +/- % seats Total votes % votes Change
Labour 27 3 0 3 71.1 865,663 49.5 4.4
Conservative 6 1 3 2 15.8 499,677 28.6 0.9
Liberal Democrats 1 0 2 2 2.6 217,457 12.4 5.5
Plaid Cymru 4 1 0 1 10.5 156,747 9.0 1.7
Other parties 0 0 0 9,233 0.5 0.3

References


  1. "GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS, 9 APRIL 1992" (PDF). 1993. Retrieved 30 July 2018.