Labour make big gains in Wales defeating ex-Plaid Cymru leader

Party unseats Leanne Wood in Rhondda and hold on to key Senedd Tory targets despite electoral woes

Despite Labour’s woes elsewhere, the party was exceeding even its own expectations in Wales, holding on to key Senedd seats the Tories had targeted and defeating one of the most well known figures in Welsh politics, the former Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood.

The Tories were delighted to take the seat of Vale of Clwyd in north Wales from Labour – as they did in the 2019 general election.

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