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Election 2019

Above is the exit poll that was published at 22:00 when the polls closed

As it happened…

22:00 – Exit poll suggesting Conservative will have a majority when all votes are counted and verified.

22:30 – Early indications show that Labour will hold Pontypridd, Rhondda and Cynon Valley Constituencies

22:44 – Counting has started for RCT Constituencies

23:15 – Labour is thought to have lost most support in Leave-voting areas

Cynon Valley
2015 – Turnout was 59.3%
2017 – Turnout was 62%
2019 – Turnout is 59.3%

Pontypridd
2015 – Turnout was 64.3%
2017 – Turnout was 65.9%
2019 – Turnout is 60.03%

Rhondda
2015 – Turnout was 60.9%
2017 – Turnout was 65.2%
2019 – Turnout is 59.1%

Declarations are due at Pontypridd and Rhondda counts after 03.00

Across the UK it could be the biggest Conservative victory since 1987 and Labour’s worst result since 1935

RESULT – Chris Bryant (Labour) has HELD his seat in the Rhondda with a majority of 11,440 (Total votes 16,115)

RESULT – Beth Winter (Labour) has HELD the seat in the Cynon Valley with 15,533 votes

RESULT – Alex Davies-Jones (Labour) has HELD the seat in the Pontypridd constituency with a total of 17,381 votes

Alex Davies Jones speech just after the declaration
GTFM’s Terry Mann speaking to Alex Davies Jones just after Declaration

At 4.40am…

All 40 of Wales’ seats have now been declared.

Labour have 22 seats losing a few to the Conservatives who occupy 14 seats.

Plaid Cymru have defended all of their 4 seats.