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Welsh Tory leader hails ‘best ever’ Senedd election result

08 May 2021 2 minute read
Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd.

The leader of the Welsh Tories has hailed the party’s best ever result at a Senedd election.

Andrew RT Davies said his team “deserve credit” for a “positive campaign”, which saw it win 16 seats in the Welsh Parliament.

Today’s final election results have seen the Welsh Conservatives secure two regional list seats in both South Wales Central and South Wales East.

They polled 289,802 votes across 40 constituencies, winning eight seats, which included gains in both the Vale of Clwyd and Brecon and Radnorshire. This was 26.1% of the vote, which was an increase of 5% on the 2016 election.

On the five regional lists they won eight seats and secured 278,560 votes, which was an increase of 6.3%.

The result will see the Senedd return its first ever female from a BAME background, with Welsh Conservatives’ Natasha Asghar making history with election in South Wales East.

‘Thank you’ 

Welsh Conservative Senedd leader, Andrew RT Davies said: “Firstly, I’d like to say a huge thank you to our outstanding set of Welsh Conservative candidates, activists and staff who’ve worked incredibly hard throughout this campaign and secured the party’s best ever Senedd result.

“The team has gone above and beyond and deserve great credit for the positive campaign we’ve run right across Wales, and I am thrilled to see Natasha Asghar make history in South Wales East by becoming the first female from a BAME background to be elected to the Senedd.

“As a party we are also delighted to have secured constituency seats in the Vale of Clwyd and Brecon and Radnorshire, and increased seats on the regional lists, resulting in our highest ever representation in the Senedd with 16 members.

“It’s been an unconventional campaign and it’s clear incumbency and continuity has played a significant part. To that end, I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Mark Drakeford and Welsh Labour on a successful campaign.

“The election has been fought in good spirit by political parties in Wales and I would like to pay a final word of thanks to the many officials across the country who’ve allowed this election to take place in a safe and effective manner.”

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Morris Dean
Morris Dean
3 years ago

This is a price worth paying to get rid of the Abolish, UKIP, Reform and other rag-tag bigots from our Parliament.

I ain’t no fan of the Tories, but they are just about better than the rest of the right wing rabble.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
3 years ago
Reply to  Morris Dean

But haven’t the rag tag bunch of right wing nutters just gone back to their original home in the nasty party?

Ffred Ffransis
Ffred Ffransis
3 years ago

Cyn yr etholiad, gofynodd y Toriaid i bawb a’u cefnogodd yn etholiad 2019 (nid 2016) bleidleisio drostynt. Fel trodd hi mas, fe gollon nhw hanner y pleidleiswyr. Llai wrth gwrs yn pleidleisio yn yr etholiad, ond fe gollon nhw hefyd 27% o’u canran o’r bleidlais – lawr o 36% yn 2019 i 26% eleni. Dwi ddim yn meddwl y bydd eu bosys yn Llundain yn meddwl eu bod wedi cael canlyniad da

3 years ago
Reply to  Ffred Ffransis

Y broblem gyda’r Toriaid Prydeinig yw eu bod yn disgwyl cael rheoli fel mater o hawl. Tybiaf fod yna nifer o bobol geidwadol eu natur yng Nghymru ac mae angen ar ein gwleidyddion i ymateb i hynny gan fod rhan o’r bobol yma hefyd yn wladgarwyr Cymreig ac wedi cael llond bol ers tro o’r sothach jingoistic sy’n dod o gyfeiriad pobol fel ARTD. Dyna pam y creuwyd Gwlad fel bod pobol a gwir ddiddordeb yn ein gwlad a’i dyfodol yn cael cyfle i fynegu eu safbwynt, cyfle sydd wedi ei dagu allan o fodolaeth o fewn y Blaid Cymru… Read more »

Tim Jefferson
Tim Jefferson
3 years ago

Did he say that without blinking?

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