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Cynon Valley

2010 Results:
Conservative: 3010 (10.07%)
Labour: 15681 (52.49%)
Liberal Democrat: 4120 (13.79%)
Plaid Cymru: 6064 (20.3%)
UKIP: 1001 (3.35%)
Majority: 9617 (32.19%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18370 (63%)
Plaid Cymru: 3941 (13.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 3728 (12.8%)
Conservative: 2330 (8%)
Other: 785 (2.7%)
Majority: 14429 (49.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 2062 (7.7%)
Labour: 17074 (64.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 2991 (11.2%)
Plaid Cymru: 3815 (14.3%)
UKIP: 705 (2.6%)
Majority: 13259 (49.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 2045 (7.6%)
Labour: 17685 (65.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 2541 (9.4%)
Plaid Cymru: 4687 (17.4%)
Majority: 12998 (48.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 2262 (6.8%)
Labour: 23307 (69.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 3459 (10.3%)
Plaid Cymru: 3552 (10.6%)
Referendum: 844 (2.5%)
Majority: 19755 (59.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Ann Clwyd(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJuliette Ash (Conservative)
portraitAnn Clwyd(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitLee Thacker (Liberal Democrat)
portraitDafydd Trystan Davies (Plaid Cymru) born 1974, Aberdare. Educated at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen and Aberysterwyth University. Former university lecturer, now development manager for Welsh higher education.
portraitFrank Hughes (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 69295
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 24.3%
Over 60: 21.9%
Born outside UK: 1.7%
White: 98.9%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 69.3%
Full time students: 2.5%
Graduates 16-74: 11.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 42.6%
Owner-Occupied: 72.4%
Social Housing: 17.5% (Council: 12.7%, Housing Ass.: 4.8%)
Privately Rented: 6.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.2%

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