2001 United Kingdom general election in Wales


These are the results of the 2001 United Kingdom general election in Wales. The election was held on 7 June 2001 and all 40 seats in Wales were contested. The overall result remained exactly the same as in the previous election in 1997, with only two changes - Labour gained Ynys Môn from Plaid Cymru and Plaid gained Carmarthen East and Dinefwr from Labour. The Conservatives once again won no seats; this was only the second election since 1918 to leave them with no representation in Wales.

United Kingdom general election, 2001 (Wales)

 1997 7 June 2001 2005 

All 40 Welsh seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Tony Blair Ieuan Wyn Jones Charles Kennedy
Party Labour Plaid Cymru Liberal Democrats
Leader since 21 July 1994 3 August 2000 9 August 1999
Last election 34 seats, 54.7% 4 seats, 10.0% 2 seats, 12.4%
Seats won 34 4 2
Seat change
Popular vote 666,956 195,893 189,254
Percentage 48.6% 14.3% 13.8%
Swing 6.2% 4.3% 1.5%

Results


Below is a table summarising the results of the 2001 general election in Wales.[1]

Party[2] Seats Votes
TotalGainsLosses Net +/- % seats Total votes % votes Change
Labour 34 1 1 85.0 666,956 48.6 6.2
Conservative 0 0 0 288,623 21.0 1.5
Plaid Cymru 4 1 1 10.0 195,893 14.3 4.3
Liberal Democrats 2 0 0 5.0 189,254 13.8 1.5
UKIP 0 0 0 12,552 0.9 0.9
Green 0 0 0 3,753 0.3 0.2
Socialist Labour 0 0 0 2,805 0.2 0.2
Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 2,258 0.2 N/A
ProLife Alliance 0 0 0 1,609 0.1 0.1
Communist 0 0 0 384 0.0
BNP 0 0 0 278 0.0 N/A
Other parties 0 0 0 7,959 0.6 N/A

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