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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 2019 it had a total electorate of 56,322 and a turnout of 57.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2019 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Majority
10,606
Electorate
56,322
Turnout
57.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2019
Lab 52.4%
Con 19.6%
BXT 11.2%
PC 7.6%
Ind 5.8%
LD 3.5%

Party results and changes 2017 - 2019

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 16,913 52.4 -14.3
Sara Jones  Con 6,307 19.6 1.5
Colin Jones  BXT 3,604 11.2 11.2
Mark Evans  PC 2,446 7.6 -0.6
David Hughes  Ind 1,860 5.8 5.8
Brendan D'Cruz * LD 1,116 3.5 1.0
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2019

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con BXT PC Ind LD UKIP Green Comm BNP SLP Oth
2005 60.5% 8.9% 0.0% 9.9% 0.0% 14.0% 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3%
2010 43.7% 7.5% 0.0% 5.1% 5.8% 31.0% 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 3.7% 0.6% 0.0%
2015 53.9% 10.1% 0.0% 9.5% 1.4% 4.1% 18.7% 1.8% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2017 66.8% 18.1% 0.0% 8.2% 0.0% 2.5% 4.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2019 52.4% 19.6% 11.2% 7.6% 5.8% 3.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2019

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 25.4%
1 Liverpool, Walton 74.8%
213 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 32.9%
650 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 0.1%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 54.7%
1 Liverpool, Walton 84.7%
361 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 52.4%
650 South Down 32.4%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 67.3%
1 East Dunbartonshire 80.3%
613 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 57.3%
650 Kingston upon Hull East 49.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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