The European Elections: Glenys Kinnock basks in glory of record margin

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LABOUR did more than comprehensively bury all opposition in the five Welsh Euro seats. Glenys Kinnock took the UK Palm in South Wales East with a 120,247 majority - the biggest on record.

And in Eluned Morgan, 27, who saw off a Plaid Cymru challenge in the Mid and West Wales seat by 29,234 votes, the party returned the youngest Euro MP. The two are set to make a radical feminist contribution at Strasbourg.

The 22-year age difference seemed irrelevant yesterday when they held the spotlight at a media conference in Cardiff with their male colleagues - David Morris, Wayne David and Joe Wilson.

Mrs Kinnock sounded a touch modest when she described her six-figure majority as 'fairly monumental'. She was more bullish in her assessment of the overall triumph. 'In Wales we will win all six Tory Westminster seats next time round,' she forecast.