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Carmarthen East & Dinefwr
Plaid Cymru gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The hot tip for a Labour loss in Celtic Cymru lies here in this Carmarthen East seat. The Welsh Nationalists very much hope and expect to pick up a fifth MP. In May 1999 Plaid Cymru beat Labour by no fewer than 6,980 votes in the Welsh Assembly contest. The next month, Plaid Cymru polled the most votes again, in the far less parochial (or rather national) European elections. It is a seat where two-thirds of the population can speak the Welsh language and its gain would neatly complete the full hand of majority Welsh-speaking seats.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Labour's Alan Williams, a tiny, piping ex-science lecturer, elected here in 1987, born 1945 and educated at Carmarthen Grammar School and Jesus College Oxford, is distinguished from his Swansea namesake by his stature, voice and doctorate. Though a Welsh speaker in a majority Welsh-speaking seat, he has taken on the cultural fascism of nationalists who want to impose Welsh-only teaching in schools. His likely nemesis comes in the shape of Plaid Cymru's Adam Price, a miner's son Carmarthen born in 1968, educated at Dyffryn Amman School and Cardiff and Saarland Universities, director of an economic development consultancy and active campaigner for EU Objective funding for West Wales. The only majority Welsh-speaking seat not to be held by the nationalists currently, he should be a shoe-in.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.85% 14.99% 65.72
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 30.30% 2.13% 1,425.18
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.51% 2.49% 20.42
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.05% 2.56% 1.78
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.02% 3.94% 0.58
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 28.67% 13.04% 219.89
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 4.82% 12.70% 37.98
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 20.53% 8.14% 252.09
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.21% 4.02% 55.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.90% 3.19% 28.28
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.13% 11.31% 18.82
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.00% 3.06% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.23% 9.41% 119.34
5-10K 19.31% 16.63% 116.09
10-15K 18.50% 16.58% 111.59
15-20K 14.43% 13.58% 106.22
20-25K 10.44% 10.39% 100.46
25-30K 7.36% 7.77% 94.67
30-35K 5.16% 5.79% 89.08
35-40K 3.63% 4.33% 83.80
40-45K 2.58% 3.27% 78.88
45-50K 1.85% 2.48% 74.33
50-55K 1.34% 1.90% 70.16
55-60K 0.98% 1.47% 66.33
60-65K 0.72% 1.15% 62.83
65-70K 0.54% 0.91% 59.62
70-75K 0.41% 0.72% 56.67
75-80K 0.31% 0.57% 53.96
80-85K 0.24% 0.46% 51.48
85-90K 0.18% 0.37% 49.18
90-95K 0.14% 0.31% 47.06
95-100K 0.11% 0.25% 45.10
100K + 0.48% 1.34% 35.78

Local Map of the constituency
Carmarthen East & Dinefwr - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Carmarthen East & Dinefwr - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (1.41%) Plaid Cymru (5.54%)
Conservative (-  8.27%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.55%)
Conservative (0.87%) Plaid Cymru (7.75%)
Labour (-  7.33%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.15%)
Con - 8.27%
Lab 1.41%
LD - 1.55%
PC 5.54%
Con 0.87%
Lab - 7.33%
LD - 0.15%
PC 7.75%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Adam Price
Plaid Cymru gain
Con Conservative (12.91%) 4,912 12.91%
Lab Labour (35.58%) 13,540 35.58%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.40%) 2,815 7.40%
PC Plaid Cymru (42.39%) 16,130 42.39%
Oth Other (1.72%) 656 1.72%
Maj Majority (6.81%) 2,590 6.81%
Turn Turnout (70.42%) 38,053 70.42%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Adam Price
Plaid Cymru gain
LD Doiran Evans 2,815 7.40%
PC Adam Price 16,130 42.39%
UK Mike Squires 656 1.72%
C David Thomas 4,912 12.91%
L Alan Williams 13,540 35.58%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Alan Wynne Williams
Labour
Con Conservative (12.03%) 5,022 12.03%
Lab Labour (42.91%) 17,907 42.91%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.55%) 3,150 7.55%
PC Plaid Cymru (34.64%) 14,457 34.64%
Ref Referendum (2.87%) 1,196 2.87%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (8.27%) 3,450 8.27%
Turn Turnout (78.62%) 41,732 78.62%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (20.30%) 8,953 20.30%
Lab Labour (41.50%) 18,305 41.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.10%) 4,023 9.10%
PC Plaid Cymru (29.10%) 12,815 29.10%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (12.50%) 5,490 12.50%
Turn Turnout (78.62%) 44,096 78.62%

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