Percentage support for Plaid Cymru

Percentage support for Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru first put a candidate up for election in Wales in the 1929 general election. That one candidate polled 609 votes out of a total of 1,316,912 votes cast in Wales. By the 1979 general election, the support for Plaid Cymru had grown to 8.1% of the votes cast, resulting in Plaid Cymru winning two constituencies in Wales.

 

 

1929: 0.0% of the votes cast

 

 

1931: 0.1% of the votes cast

 

 

1935: 0.3% of the votes cast

 

 

1945: 1.1% of the votes cast

 

 

1950: 1.2% of the votes cast

 

 

1951: 0.7% of the votes cast

 

 

1955:  3.1% of the votes cast

 

 

1959: 5.2% of the votes cast

 

 

1964: 4.8% of the votes cast

 

 

1966: 4.3% of the votes cast

 

 

1970: 11.5% of the votes cast

 

 

1974 (Feb): 10.7% of the votes cast

 

 

1974 (Oct): 10.8% of the votes cast

 

 

1979: 8.1% of the votes cast

 

British Elections 1832 to 1979






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