Senedd election 2021 result for Monmouth: Conservatives hold seat

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The Conservatives have held onto their seat in Monmouth.

Conservative candidate Peter Fox won 15,332 (almost 43%) of the votes.

Labour have come in second with 11,487 (32%) of the total votes, and Plaid Cymru have been in third with 2,085 (5.6%) from the total votes.

Monmouth continues to be represented by Nick Ramsay since 2007 but a row with his local party saw him deselected as candidate and that he stood as an independent candidate in this election.

He won 1,293 votes – almost 3.3% from the total share.

The seat only has have you been held by the Conservatives. Labour came second in 2021 taking 26.9% from the vote compared to Mr Ramsay's 43.3%.

The candidates in Monmouth

Susan Boucher – Reform UK

Ian Chandler – Green Party

Peter Fox – Conservatives

Elspeth Hill – Freedom Alliance. No Lockdowns. No Curfews.

Hugh Kocan – Plaid Cymru

Catrin Maby – Labour

Nick Ramsay – Independent

Mark Reckless – Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party

Jo Watkins – Liberal Democrats

Laurence Williams – Gwlad – The Welsh Independence Party

Peter Fox – Conservatives

I'm am married to Joanne we've four grown up children and seven grandchildren.

I am currently the leader of Monmouthshire County Council and have been for the last thirteen years. I'm additionally a livestock farmer and past dairy farmer.

I've lived in Monmouthshire for 4 decades and love the county. My spare time is spent with our continuously growing family.

What is an essential thing you think the Senedd must do in the next five years?

After the immediate Covid recovery it will likely be crucial the Senedd focuses on increasing the Welsh economy, creating good jobs and opportunities for all throughout Wales, levelling up society. A strong economy permits us to purchase better infrastructure, more housing, new schools and a stronger NHS.

What are you going to do for your constituency if elected?

An immediate priority is going to be dealing with the recovery from Covid in all parts of society including getting business back on its feet; dealing with societal issues for example mental health, NHS backlogs and the deficit in children's learning. I will speak out for fairer funding for local services and stand up for those parts of the constituency in the high street through to the rural community.