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Brecon and Radnorshire

2010 Results:
Conservative: 14182 (36.51%)
Labour: 4096 (10.54%)
Liberal Democrat: 17929 (46.16%)
Plaid Cymru: 989 (2.55%)
UKIP: 876 (2.26%)
Green: 341 (0.88%)
Christian: 222 (0.57%)
Monster Raving Loony: 210 (0.54%)
Majority: 3747 (9.65%)

2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 17182 (44.8%)
Conservative: 13277 (34.6%)
Labour: 5755 (15%)
Plaid Cymru: 1404 (3.7%)
UKIP: 723 (1.9%)
Majority: 3905 (10.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 13073 (34.8%)
Labour: 8024 (21.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 13824 (36.8%)
Plaid Cymru: 1301 (3.5%)
UKIP: 452 (1.2%)
Other: 842 (2.2%)
Majority: 751 (2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 12419 (29%)
Labour: 11424 (26.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 17516 (40.8%)
Plaid Cymru: 622 (1.5%)
Referendum: 900 (2.1%)
Majority: 5097 (11.9%)

No Boundary Changes: No changes were proposed or suggested.

Profile: The largest seat in Wales geographically, Brecon and Radnorshire covers most of the historic counties of Radnorshire and Brecknockshire. It is an isolated rural seat with difficult communications, made up largely of mountains and forest. It includes the Cambrian mountains, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons national park. The main industries are tourism and sheep farming.

Towns includes Brecon, Builth Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, one of the smallest towns in the UK and the site of the annual bog snorkling championships, Ystradgynlais, an industrial town at the far South of the constituency and Hay-on-Wye on the English border, known for its large number of bookshops and literary festival.

portraitCurrent MP: Roger Williams(Liberal Democrat) born 1948, Crickhowell. Educated at Christ College School, Brecon and Cambridge University. Livestock farmer in Breconshire. A former Labour party member he joined the SDP in 1981. Former Powys County Councillor. First elected as MP for Brecon & Radnorshire in 2001. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spokesman (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitSuzy Davies (Conservative) Educated at Exeter University. Solicitor. Contested Brecon and Radnorshire in 2007 Welsh Assembly elections. Contested Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 2005.
portraitChris Lloyd (Labour) Educated at John Beddoes School and Greenwich University. Researcher for Louise Ellman MP.
portraitRoger Williams(Liberal Democrat) born 1948, Crickhowell. Educated at Christ College School, Brecon and Cambridge University. Livestock farmer in Breconshire. A former Labour party member he joined the SDP in 1981. Former Powys County Councillor. First elected as MP for Brecon & Radnorshire in 2001. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spokesman (more information at They work for you)
portraitJanet Davies (Plaid Cymru)
portraitDorienne Robinson (Green) Contested Wales 2004 European election.
portraitClive Easton (UKIP)
portraitJeffrey Green (Christian Party)
portraitLord Offa (Official Monster Raving Loony)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 66880
Male: 49.3%
Female: 50.7%
Under 18: 21.2%
Over 60: 26.8%
Born outside UK: 2.9%
White: 98.9%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 74.7%
Full time students: 2.2%
Graduates 16-74: 19.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 31.1%
Owner-Occupied: 70.2%
Social Housing: 14.2% (Council: 10.4%, Housing Ass.: 3.9%)
Privately Rented: 10.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.1%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.