Ben Lake elected as the MP for Ceredigion Preseli

In the early hours of Friday morning (5 July), it was announced that Ben Lake will be the Member of Parliament for Ceredigion Preseli. Ben Lake defied the red wave that swept across the UK and retained his place in Westminster, winning with a majority of 14,789. 

The final results were as follow: 

Plaid Cymru: 21,738 

Conservatives: 4,763 

Labour: 5,386 

Liberal Democrats: 6,949 

Green Party: 1,964 

The Worker’s Party: 228 

Reform UK: 5,374 


Ceredigion Preseli includes the entire county of Ceredigion, then stretches south from Cardigan along the coast to Llanrhian and includes the inland wards of Maenclochog, Crymych, Clydau and Cilgerran. 


Following his victory, Ben Lake MP said: 

“It is an honour to be elected as the Member of Parliament for the new seat of Ceredigion Preseli. During the six-week campaign, many stated that they would be voting for Plaid Cymru for the first time, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who put their faith in me to represent them in Westminster. This result shows that people want a strong, local voice in Westminster who will stand up for their needs and protect their interests. 

“Since 2017, I have worked tirelessly for my constituents in Ceredigion and I promise to continue my efforts and strive for a fairer, more prosperous society in Ceredigion Preseli. From Borth to Llanrhian, I have had many interesting conversations and discussions with constituents who have concerns regarding the near and far future. I am determined to continue standing up for rural communities in Westminster and champion our needs here in Ceredigion Preseli – that is my number one priority.” 

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  • Elain Roberts
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