50 marginal constituencies
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Arfon

For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.

What? A Plaid Cymru-Labour marginal.

Where? North-west Wales. Predominantly rural, Arfon is large geographically but has a small population.

Why? Can Plaid Cymru replicate the success of nationalists in Scotland and stave off a Labour attempt to win the seat?

The 2010 result

Candidate Party Votes Share
Hywel Williams Plaid Cymru 9, 383 36.0%
Alun Pugh Labour 7, 928 30.4%
Robin Millar Conservative 4, 416 16.9%
Sarah Green Liberal Democrat 3, 666 14.1%
Elwyn Williams UKIP 685 2.6%

This seat was created in 2010. Data via the Guardian.

Plaid Cymru majority: 1, 455

The MP in the last Parliament – Hywel Williams

Hywel Williams, Plaid MP for Arfon

Hywel Williams, Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon

Hywel Williams (Plaid) was elected as MP for Arfon in 2010. From 2001 to 2010 he was the MP for Caernarfon, the predecessor seat to Arfon.  More details on Williams’ website.

@HywelWilliamsMP

The challengers

Alan Pugh, Labour's challenger for the seat of Arfon

Alun Pugh, Labour’s challenger for the seat of Arfon

Having contested the 2010 election, Alun Pugh (Lab) returns to challenge Hywel Williams for the seat. He has previously served in the Welsh Assembly.

@alun_pugh

Anwen Barry, the Conservative candidate for Arfon

Anwen Barry, the Conservative candidate for Arfon

Born and raised in north Wales, Anwen Barry (Con) has previously campaigned to protect Harlech Swimming pool from closure by Gwynedd Council. More details on Barry’s website.

Kathrine Jones is the Socialist Labour Party candidate for Arfon.

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