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The National Assembly for Wales election, 2003, was the second general election to the National Assembly for Wales. It was held on 1 May 2003.

The election was characterised by a resurgence for the Labour Party, whilst Plaid Cymru saw a reduction in support and the number of Assembly Members they returned.

This election also saw the returning of John Marek as an independent member of the Assembly.

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Party leaders in 2003

National vote

  • Overall turnout - 38.2%
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First-Past-the-Post results

Welsh Assembly election, 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net Gain/Loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/-
  Labour 30 4 1 +3 75 40.0 340,535 +2.44
  Plaid Cymru 5 0 4 -4 12.5 21.2 180,185 -7.22
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 2.5 19.9 169,842 +4.08
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 0 0 7.5 14.1 120,250 +0.68
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 19,795
  John Marek Independent Party 1 0 0 +1 0 1.0 8,749
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 5,101
  Tinker Against the Assembly 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 2,201
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1,554
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1,193
  Caerphilly Ind 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 930
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 410
  Captain Beany 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 289
  ProLife Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 239
  Annibynnol Cymru 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 114

Swing from Plaid Cymru to Labour of 4.83%

  • Total votes cast - 851,387

Additional Member System results

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Labour 310,658 0 -1 36.6
Plaid Cymru 167,653 7 -1 19.7
Conservative 162,725 10 +2 19.2
Liberal Democrats 108,013 3 0 12.7
Green 30,028 0 0 3.5
UKIP 29,427 0 0 3.5
John Marek 11,008 0 0 1.3
Socialist Labour 10,358 0 0
Independent Wales 6,466 0 0
Pensioners 3,968 0 0
BNP 3,210 0 0
ProLife Alliance 2,183 0 0
Vote 2 Stop The War 1,729 0 0
Communist 1,099 0 0
Captain Beany 1,027 0 0
  • Total votes cast - 849,552

Assembly Members returned

Party Seats Loss/Gain Share of seats (%) Share of vote (%)
Labour 30 +2 50.0 36.6
Plaid Cymru 12 -5 20.0 19.7
Conservative 11 +2 18.3 19.2
Liberal Democrats 6 0 10.0 12.5
John Marek 1 +1 1.7 1.2
Green 0 0 0 3.5
UKIP 0 0 0 3.4
Other 0 0 0 3.9
Total 60 0 100 100

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