Barry By Election Triumph

20/08/2012

Barry By Election TriumphSuccessful Plaid Cymru candidate Dr Ian Johnson overturned a 22% lead for Labour in May’s local council elections to triumph in Vale of Glamorgan County and Barry Town Council elections in central Barry’s Buttrills ward.

The Leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood said:

“This was a spectacular and historic victory for Plaid Cymru where the party’s positive message of hope and vision for the future of Barry and Wales won votes.

“Plaid Cymru’s ambition for our economy, for our environment and for our communities has resonated with voters in traditional Labour areas, such as central Barry, and across Wales.

Buttrills ward result PC 541 (44%)

Lab 503 (41%)

Con 90 (7%)

Ind 82 (7%)

Plaid Cymru GAIN from Labour