Labour's Chris Ruane takes back Vale of Clwyd seat


Suzanne Jordan

CHRIS Ruane has recaptured the Vale of Clwyd seat from Conservative's James Davies. 

The Labour candidate was re-elected by constituents tonight, receiving 19423 votes. Mr Davies took 17044.

Gwyn Williams (Liberal democrat) received 666 votes and David Wyatt (Plaid Cymru) 1551.

Dr Davies served the constituency for two years. He took the seat off Mr Ruane in 2015. Mr Davies looked disappointed as the result was revealed, but expressed he had enjoyed his "brief" time in Westminster and congratulated Mr Ruane on his win. 

In his victory speech, Mr Ruane said: "I would like to thank my wife and my family. I would like to thank the warmth of the constituency and for those who voted for me.

"I want to thank all the candidates for a fair contest and commiserations to James. I have been where you are two years ago and I can tell you there is a life out there outside politics. 

"We do live in challenging times." 

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