2013 Ynys Môn by-election

The Ynys Môn by-election 2013 is a by-election that was held for the Welsh Assembly constituency of Ynys Môn on Thursday 1 August 2013,[1] following the resignation on 20 June 2013 of its sitting Assembly Member, Ieuan Wyn Jones.[2]

2013 Ynys Môn by-election

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The Ynys Môn seat in the Welsh Assembly.
Triggered by vacation of seat by incumbent
  First party Second party
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Candidate Rhun ap Iorwerth Tal Michael
Party Plaid Cymru Labour
Popular vote 12,601 3,435
Percentage 58.2% 15.9%
Swing Increase16.8% Decrease10.3%

  Third party Fourth party
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Candidate Nathan Gill Neil Fairlamb
Party UKIP Conservative
Popular vote 3,099 1,843
Percentage 14.3% 8.5%
Swing New party Decrease20.7%

Ynys Môn (Assembly constituency).svg
Map showing the Ynys Môn Assembly constituency within the North Wales electoral region within Wales.

AM before election

Ieuan Wyn Jones
Plaid Cymru

Subsequent AM

Rhun ap Iorwerth
Plaid Cymru

The election was the third Assembly by-election to be held since its formation in 1999, and the first for over seven years (the previous contest being at Blaenau Gwent in June 2006).

Prior to the by-election, the governing Labour Party held exactly half the Assembly seats, meaning a gain for that party (who have held the equivalent seat in the House of Commons since 2001) would have given the Welsh government a two-seat majority.

ElectionEdit

Six candidates were nominated for the election.[3][4][5]

Ynys Môn by-election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Rhun ap Iorwerth 12,601 58.24 +16.8
Labour Tal Michael 3,435 15.88 -10.3
UKIP Nathan Gill 3,099 14.32 New
Conservative Neil Fairlamb 1,843 8.52 -20.7
Socialist Labour Kathrine Jones 348 1.61 New
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman 309 1.43 -1.8
Majority 9,166 42.34 +30.1
Turnout 21,635 42.4
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +13.58

Previous resultEdit

Welsh Assembly Election 2011: Ynys Môn[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn Jones 9,969 41.4 +1.7
Conservative Paul Williams 7,032 29.2 +16.2
Labour Joe Lock 6,307 26.2 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Rhys Taylor 759 3.2 −0.2
Majority 2,937 12.2 -14.5
Turnout 24,067 48.6
Plaid Cymru hold Swing −7.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ynys Mon by-election set for 1 August". June 26, 2013 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Senedd Cymru | Welsh Parliament". senedd.wales.
  3. ^ "Ynys Mon by-election: Six names put forward for poll". BBC News online. 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-07-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Plaid's Anglesey win 'energising' for party, says Rhun ap Iorwerth". BBC News online. 2 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Wales elections". BBC News. BBC. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.