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  UK Parliament - Rhondda
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Parents > United Kingdom > Wales > Wales > Rhondda
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 07, 2015 - 01:00am Central
Polls Close May 07, 2015 - 04:00pm Central
Term Start May 08, 2015 - 12:00pm
Term End June 08, 2017 - 11:00pm
ContributorIndyGeorgia
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 19, 2017 10:28pm
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Description BBC Constituency Profile:

In the south Wales valleys to the north west of Cardiff, Rhondda includes communities such as Porth, Tonypandy and Treorchy.

The constituency suffers relatively high levels of unemployment - around 11% - despite various schemes to revitalise the area after the decline of the mining industry. More than a quarter of working age people here receive benefits - double the British average.

The seat was held by Allan Rogers for Labour from 1983 until 2001, when Chris Bryant kept the seat red. Mr Bryant was re-elected in 2005 and in 2010 with a majority of 11,553 and 55.3% of the vote. Plaid Cymru took 18.8%, the Liberal Democrats 10.6%, Conservatives 6.4% and UKIP 1.2%Economic regeneration and transport links are key local issues.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won05/06/2010
NameChris Bryant Votes17,183 (55.30%)
Term05/17/2010 - 05/17/2015 Margin11,553 (+37.18%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won06/08/2017
NameChris Bryant Votes21,096 (64.05%)
Term06/08/2017 - 06/08/2022 Margin13,746 (+41.74%)
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Name (I) MP Chris Bryant Shelley Rees-Owen Ronald Hughes Lyn Hudson George Summers Lisa Rapado  
PartyLabour Plaid Cymru UK Independence Conservative Liberal Democrats Green  
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Certified Votes15,976 (50.66%) 8,521 (27.02%) 3,998 (12.68%) 2,116 (6.71%) 474 (1.50%) 453 (1.44%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,455 (-23.64%) -11,978 (-37.98%) -13,860 (-43.95%) -15,502 (-49.15%) -15,523 (-49.22%)  
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