Congratulations to Mair Rowlands of Plaid Cymru for scoring more than 2,000 votes in the Welsh Assembly Election at first time of trying in Vale of Clwyd constituency which includes Rhyl. [Plaid did rather well in general and is now the second largest party in the assembly.] Da iawn Mair, I am sure we'll hear more of you in the future!
Ann Jones (Labour) held on to the Vale of Clwyd seat. Conservatives must feel disappointed to have failed to take it from her by only a few hundred votes and failed to take some more targeted seats.
A reason may be as follows: Plaid Cymru, Labour, Lib Dem and Greens are pro-Europe, and UKIP is anti-Europe. So voters know where they are with these parties but not with the Tories who are arguing with each other and split on the issue.
Split parties don’t win elections.