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The 1999 Welsh local elections, were held on 6 May in 22 local authorities, as part of the wider 1999 UK local elections.

1999 Welsh local elections

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All 1,270 seats to 22 Welsh councils
  First party Second party
  Tony Blair WEF (cropped).jpg Dafydd Wigley.jpg
Leader Tony Blair Dafydd Wigley
Party Labour Plaid Cymru
Leader since 21 July 1994 1991
Seats won 563 205
Seat change Decrease163 Increase92
Popular vote 338,470 179,212
Popular vote (%) 34.4% 18.2%
Swing (pp) Decrease9.2% Increase5.7%

  Third party Fourth party
  William Hague Foreign Secretary (2010).jpg
Leader Richard Livsey William Hague
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader since 1997 19 June 1997
Seats won 98 75
Seat change Increase19 Increase33
Popular vote 132,091 99,565
Popular vote (%) 13.4% 10.1%
Swing (pp) Increase3.2% Increase2.0%

Wales-Wide ResultsEdit

Party Votes[1] % +/- Councils +/- Seats +/-
Labour 338,470 34.4%  9.2% 8  6 563  163
Independent 187,345 19.1%  1.2% 3  1 295  3
Plaid Cymru 179,212 18.2%  5.7% 3  2 205  92
Liberal Democrats 132,091 13.4%  3.2% 0   98  19
Conservative 99,565 10.1%  2.0% 0   75  33
Green 8,328 0.8%  0.3% 0   1  1
Other 37,788 3.8%  0.2% 0   33  13
No overall control n/a n/a n/a 8  5 n/a n/a

ResultEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Local Elections Handbook 1999" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2016.

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