Seats to watch
Interesting news last week that Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price is standing down at the General Election from his Carmarthen East & Dinefwr seat to go and study in the US.
This currently looks like a relatively safe seat for Plaid (majority 6718) but has a history of yo-yoing between Labour and Plaid, often moving against the tide of the rest of the UK as the appeal of individual candidates and whether they have local roots in this heavily Welsh-speaking area can have a big impact.
Carmarthen East & Dinefwr was a Labour seat from 1997-2001 before being won by Price.
The previous Carmarthen seat before the 1997 boundary changes was Liberal from 1876 to 1929, Labour from 1929 to 1931, Liberal from 1931 to 1935, Labour from 1935 to 1945, Liberal from 1945 to 1957, Labour from 1957 to 1966, Plaid from 1966 to 1970, Labour from 1970 to Oct 1974, Plaid from Oct 1974 to 1979, then Labour from 1979 until its abolition in 1997.
One to watch for a counter-intuitive result on election night.