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General Election 2019 - Welsh Candidates Confirmed

Lewis Davies
Lewis Davies

With nominations for candidates closed, we now know who will be standing in this coming General Election. The two UK wide parties, Conservatives and Labour, are the only parties to field 40 candidates in Wales. Following the Remain Alliance Pact between Plaid Cymru, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens, there will be 11 constituencies with only one ‘Remain Alliance' candidate on the ballot paper. The 'Remain Alliance’ parties, Plaid Cymru, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party are fielding 36, 32 and 18 candidates, respectively. In contrast, the Brexit Party will be fielding 32 candidates in Wales this General Election, with the party not contesting in seats won by the Conservatives in 2017.

The Labour Party lead the way in female representation this General Election. Labour have put 23 female candidates forward across Wales, with the Conservative in second place with 17 female candidates. The Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru have put forward 9 female candidates each, while the Brexit Party have only 7 female candidates in Wales. You can view an interactive infogram of female candidates in Wales here.

In terms of BAME representation, there has been a poor showing from all the parties standing at this General Election. The Liberal Democrats have 3 BAME candidates in Bablin Molik, Kishan Devani and Brendan D’Cruz. The Conservatives and Plaid Cymru have put forward two BAME candidate in Sanjoy Sen and Mohamed Ali. Plaid Cymru have only one BAME candidate in Nasir Adam, the candidate for Cardiff South & Penarth, while the Labour Party have not put forward a BAME candidate at this General Election in Wales.

Keep up to date with all the political developments during the General Election campaign using our wide range of digital resources. If you’d like to receive a full list of the candidates in Wales, please get in touch with elin.llyr@deryn.co.uk for more information about our special election service.

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