IN CLWYD South Martyn Jones held on to the seat for Labour but saw his majority slashed by 6.4%.
Despite poor weather on election day, the turnout was slightly up on 2001, with 62.9% of constituents voting, as opposed to 62.4% four yeas ago.
Martyn Jones polled 14,808 votes - 45% of the vote.
'I am very pleased with the result,' said Mr Jones.
'Obviously our margin of victory has decreased slightly but I think we managed to buck the national trend of major gains for the opposition parties.
'People tend to vote against Governments rather than for them but I think this result shows that people in Clwyd South are generally happy with what we are doing.
'Everyone who wants a job has a job and the economy is stable. Many people are not happy with Council Tax rebanding but I think this election has shown that most people understand they need to pay it and that Labour is most likely to make the system fairer.'
He added: 'Now John Prescott has been charged with reviewing Council Tax and will hopefully come up with a fairer system, a mix of local income and property-linked tax.'
The 3.7% swing from Labour to the Conservative candidate, Tom Biggin, saw him come second after receiving 8,460 votes.
'The Conservative vote has gone up in Clwyd South while the Labour majority has reduced by 2,500,' said Mr Biggin.
'Next time we will beat Labour here. Next time we will win.'
Derek Burnham came in third for the Liberal Democrats, with 5,105, increasing the party's share of the vote by 5.3% since 2001.
'We are very pleased with the result,' said Mr Burnham. 'You always go into an election aiming to win the seat but the gains we made were very positive and have given us confidence that in the Assembly elections in two years time we could increase our number of Assembly Members from the Wrexham area.'