Welsh Assembly Election, 2003

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The second election to the Welsh Assembly was held on May 1, 2003. The election was characterised by a resurgence for the Labour Party, whilst Plaid Cymru saw a reduction in support and the number of Assembly Members they returned.

This election also saw the returning of John Marek as an independent member of the Assembly.

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National Vote

Overall turnout - 38.2%

First-Past-the-Post results

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Labour 340,535 30 +3 40.0
Plaid Cymru 180,185 5 -4 21.12
Conservative 169,842 1 0 19.9
Liberal Democrats 120,250 3 0 14.1
Others 40,575 1 +1 4.8

Total votes cast - 851,387

Additional Members System Results

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Labour 310,658 0 -1 36.6
Plaid Cymru 167,653 7 -1 19.7
Conservative 162,725 10 +2 19.2
Liberal Democrats 108,013 3 0 12.5
Others 100,503 0 0 11.8

Total votes cast - 849,552

Party Leaders in 2003

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