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Ynys-Mon
Labour gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Once almost at the beginning of the alphabet, when it was named Anglesey, this island constituency off the north west coast of Wales is now very close to the end. Few can argue with the name change in 1983, for 62pc of the residents can speak Welsh, and many prefer to do so as a first language. The seat does have Conservative elements as a tourist and retirement centre, particularly on its east coast, and the Conservative Keith Best held it from 1979 to 1987. Before him it had been Labour since 1951 (Welsh and Agriculture Secretary Cledwyn Hughes), and before that Liberal, in the formidable shape of Lady Megan Lloyd George, the last Liberal Prime Minister's sister. But in 1987 Plaid Cymru became the fourth party to hold the island since the war and Ieuan Wyn Jones is now its leading figure, but he is to vacate his safe Ynys Mon (Isle of Anglesey) seat in the Commons at the next general election to lead the opposition to the ruling Labour / Liberal Democrat coalition in the Welsh Assembly.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Eilian Williams has been selected to replace Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones, who has departed for the Welsh Assembly. Like his predecessor a solicitor, he was born 1950 and educated locally at Ysgol Uwchradd Holyhead and Aberystwyth University.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 16.13% 14.99% 107.58
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 21.20% 2.13% 997.13
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 3.67% 2.49% 147.75
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.06% 4.43% 69.15
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.62% 7.27% 8.50
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.16% 2.56% 45.24
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.17% 2.04% 8.10
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.30% 3.94% 7.64
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 18.42% 13.04% 141.28
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 8.87% 12.70% 69.86
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 13.24% 8.14% 162.59
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.22% 4.02% 30.46
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.32% 3.19% 41.37
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.60% 11.31% 67.22
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.12% 3.06% 4.04
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.88% 2.52% 114.51
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 12.66% 9.41% 134.53
5-10K 20.78% 16.63% 124.96
10-15K 19.00% 16.58% 114.60
15-20K 14.23% 13.58% 104.76
20-25K 9.97% 10.39% 95.89
25-30K 6.84% 7.77% 88.02
30-35K 4.70% 5.79% 81.09
35-40K 3.25% 4.33% 75.00
40-45K 2.27% 3.27% 69.65
45-50K 1.61% 2.48% 64.93
50-55K 1.16% 1.90% 60.75
55-60K 0.84% 1.47% 57.05
60-65K 0.62% 1.15% 53.74
65-70K 0.46% 0.91% 50.77
70-75K 0.35% 0.72% 48.11
75-80K 0.26% 0.57% 45.70
80-85K 0.20% 0.46% 43.51
85-90K 0.16% 0.37% 41.52
90-95K 0.12% 0.31% 39.70
95-100K 0.10% 0.25% 38.03
100K + 0.41% 1.34% 30.26

Local Map of the constituency
Ynys-Mon - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Ynys-Mon - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.75%) Plaid Cymru (2.36%)
Conservative (- 13.14%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.55%)
Conservative (1.04%) Labour (1.75%) Liberal Democrat (4.30%)
Plaid Cymru (-  6.81%)
Con - 13.14%
Lab 9.75%
LD - 0.55%
PC 2.36%
Con 1.04%
Lab 1.75%
LD 4.30%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Albert Owen
Labour gain
Con Conservative (22.50%) 7,653 22.50%
Lab Labour (35.00%) 11,906 35.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.15%) 2,772 8.15%
PC Plaid Cymru (32.65%) 11,106 32.65%
Oth Other (1.71%) 581 1.71%
Maj Majority (2.35%) 800 2.35%
Turn Turnout (64.04%) 34,018 64.04%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Albert Owen
Labour gain
LD Nick Bennett 2,772 8.15%
I Nona Donald 222 0.65%
C Albie Fox 7,653 22.50%
L Albert Owen 11,906 35.00%
PC Eilian Williams 11,106 32.65%
UK Francis Wykes 359 1.06%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ieuan Wyn Jones
Plaid Cymru
Con Conservative (21.46%) 8,569 21.46%
Lab Labour (33.25%) 13,275 33.25%
LD Liberal Democrat (3.85%) 1,537 3.85%
PC Plaid Cymru (39.46%) 15,756 39.46%
Ref Referendum (1.99%) 793 1.99%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (6.21%) 2,481 6.21%
Turn Turnout (75.41%) 39,930 75.41%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Plaid Cymru
Con Conservative (34.60%) 14,878 34.60%
Lab Labour (23.50%) 10,126 23.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (4.40%) 1,891 4.40%
PC Plaid Cymru (37.10%) 15,984 37.10%
Oth Other (0.40%) 182 0.40%
Maj Majority (2.60%) 1,106 2.60%
Turn Turnout (79.52%) 43,061 79.52%

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