50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
Cardiff North

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

What? Conservative-Labour marginal which the Conservatives regained in 2010 with a majority of 194 votes.

Where? Cardiff suburbs – the M4 goes right through the middle.

Why? Disastrous night for Labour if they don’t win here.

Previous election results

Data via the British Election Study.

Conservative majority in 2010: 194

The MP in the last Parliament – Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans, the current MP for Cardiff North

Jonathan Evans, the current MP for Cardiff North

Jonathan Evans (Con) is the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance and Financial Services, as well as being the co-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Building Societies and Financial Mutuals. Having also been MP Brecon and Radnor from 1992 to 1997, he is stepping down at this year’s general election. Full biography of Evans’ website.

The challengers

Craig Williams at Rhiwbina train station

Craig Williams at Rhiwbina train station

Craig Williams (Con), Evans’ replacement in Cardiff North, serves on the city council, where he is Chairman of the Economy and Culture Scrutiny Committee. He is also non-executive director of Cardiff Bus and policy advisor to the official opposition on transport, regeneration and European affairs in the National Assembly for Wales. Full biography on Williams’ website.

@Craig4CardiffN

Mari Williams, the Labour challenger for Cardiff North

Mari Williams, the Labour challenger for Cardiff North

A former deputy head teacher, Mari Williams (Lab) grew up in Cardiff. She recently cycled all the way around the world and now campaigns on cycling, the green belt, and education. Full biography on Williams’ website. She also writes a WordPress blog.

@mari_williams

Elizabeth Clark is the Liberal Democrat PPC for Cardiff North.

Elizabeth Clark is the Liberal Democrat PPC for Cardiff North.

Elizabeth Clark is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Cardiff North. She is a Councillor in Cardiff Council. More information on Cardiff Liberal Democrats website.

@ElizabethCardif

Elin Walker Jones, Plaid's candidate for Cardiff North

Elin Walker Jones, Plaid’s candidate for Cardiff North

Elin Walker Jones (Plaid Cymru) works as a consultant clinical psychologist with children and young people with learning disabilities and autism. As well as being a school governor, she campaigns for the promotion of the Welsh language. Full biography on Walker Jones’ website.

@elinmjw

Ethan Wilkinson, UKIP's candidate in Cardiff North

Ethan Wilkinson, UKIP’s candidate in Cardiff North

Ethan Wilkinson (UKIP), who first moved to Cardiff to study Italian and Spanish at Cardiff University, has volunteered for the church in Italy and has set up his own social enterprise business. He cites his primary personal beliefs as “families, faith, and freedom.” Full biography on Wilkinson’s website.

Ruth Osner is the Green Party candidate for Cardiff North.

Ruth Osner is the Green Party candidate for Cardiff North.

Ruth Osner is the Green Party Candidate for Cardiff North where she lives with her husband and two teenage children.  Ruth has successfully completed the first level of an undergraduate degree in International Studies (Environment) with the Open University, despite suffering from severe dyslexia.  In addition to working part time at a local supermarket,  Ruth volunteers, as a receptionist with a non-profit making organisation, helping people in recovery from drug, alcohol or gambling addictions, and occasionally volunteers with Good Neighbours in Cardiff North, shopping for local housebound residents on her bicycle. More details on her Facebook feed.

@ruthosner

Shaun Jenkins, founder of Alter Change

Shaun Jenkins, founder of Alter Change

Shaun Jenkins has formed a new party, Alter Change, and is standing as their first candidate. He grew up in the village of Tongwynlais, in the north of Cardiff. More details on Tongwynlais.com and Alter Change’s website.

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