The Newport West By-election has not sent an earthquake through Welsh Politics and very much went the way as predicted.
It seems Brexit may have had little effect on the result and even Ukip third place may have been due to Neil Hamilton notoriety .
The position of the top Six has been unchanged in the last three elections.
|Plaid Cymru||Jonathan Clark||1,185||5.0||+2.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Ryan Jones||1,088||4.6||+2.4|
|Abolish the Welsh Assembly||Richard Suchorzewski||205||0.9||N/A|
|Democrats and Veterans||Philip Taylor||185||0.8||N/A|
|For Britain||Hugh Nicklin||159||0.7||N/A|
The last election saw the late Paul Flynn Comfortably ahead
|Plaid Cymru||Morgan Bowler-Brown||1,077||2.5||-1.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Sarah Lockyer||976||2.2||-1.7|
|Plaid Cymru||Simon Coopey||1,604||4.0||+1.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Ed Townsend||1,581||3.9||-12.7|
Maybe Ukip are probably the happiest with their third place and Plaid the most frustrated and wondering if Labour's lies about them forming a coalition with the Tories after the next Assembly election had any affect .
For the Liberal Democrats this was not one of the seats that they have ever made a serious challenge too, and it looks like Newport West , will remain a two seat marginal for a while longer.
Brexit for some reason seems to have had little effect on the result and it appears that both parties who think that Brexit will favour them and those who advocate Remain thinking it will break the two party system are misguided.
Indeed as the Tories and Labour continue meeting to find some way out of the Brexit deadlock they may not be too worried about a negative response from the voters.
But we will see.