Delyn remains red – but a new Assembly Member has been elected. Labour held on to the seat after former Head of Political and Policy for Unite Wales, Hannah Blythyn, was elected to represent Delyn constituents.
Hannah received 9,480 of the 23,159 votes cast – 41% overall – beating the distant second Conservative candidate by 3,582 votes. Hannah was selected to fight the constituency for Labour following the announcement that Sandy Mewies would be standing down from the position ahead of the election.
Across Wales, Welsh Labour retained 29 of its 30 seats and the party now looks likely to form a minority Government in the National Assembly.
Commenting on the result, Unite Wales Secretary Andy Richards said: "
This is great news for Welsh Labour, for the constituency of Delyn and indeed for Hannah.
“Not only did she win the election for Labour with her dynamism, commitment and integrity, standing proud as an openly gay woman, but she also increased Labour’s majority at the same time – needless to say, everyone is extremely proud of what she has achieved.
“I know Hannah is committed to ensuring the best health and opportunities for the local community, as well as good, well paid jobs closer to home.
“The people of Delyn have certainly made the right choice in electing Hannah as their new AM.”
All the staff at Unite Wales would like to thank Hannah for her hard work and dedication whilst working at the Union, and wish her all the best for the challenges ahead.