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Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Shows the general election results for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, which is a constituency in Caerphilly. In 2017 it had a total electorate of 55,463 and a turnout of 60.5%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2017 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Gerald Jones
Majority
16,334
Electorate
55,463
Turnout
60.5%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2017
Lab 66.8%
Con 18.1%
PC 8.2%
UKIP 4.4%
LD 2.5%

Party results and changes 2015 - 2017

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Gerald Jones  Lab 22,407 66.8 12.9
Pauline Jorgensen  Con 6,073 18.1 8.0
Amy Kitcher  PC 2,740 8.2 -1.3
David Rowlands * UKIP 1,484 4.4 -14.2
Bob Griffin * LD 841 2.5 -1.6
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2017

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con PC UKIP LD Green Ind Comm BNP SLP Oth
2005 60.5% 8.9% 9.9% 2.3% 14.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3%
2010 43.7% 7.5% 5.1% 2.7% 31.0% 0.0% 5.8% 0.0% 3.7% 0.6% 0.0%
2015 53.9% 10.1% 9.5% 18.7% 4.1% 1.8% 1.4% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 66.8% 18.1% 8.2% 4.4% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%