Cardiff local elections

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Cardiff Council in south Wales is elected, as a whole, every 4 years. It came into being as a unitary authority on 1 April 1996, after the passing of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. The council is composed of 75 councillors.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the council was established as a unitary authority in 1996, political control has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Pentyrch By-Election 31 July 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Craig Williams 554 41.9 +7.5
Labour Christine Priday 542 41.0 +10.2
Plaid Cymru Ian Hughes 129 9.8 -10.0
Liberal Democrat Alexandria Evans 97 7.3 -0.6
Majority 12 0.9 -2.7
Turnout 1325
Conservative hold Swing -1.4
Riverside By-Election 3 March 2011[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iona Gordon 1700 46.8
Plaid Cymru John Garrett 1099 30.3
Conservative Robert Roach 369 10.2
Green Yvan Maurel 277 7.6
Liberal Democrat Gwilym Owen 187 5.1
Majority 601 16.5
Turnout 3653
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Riverside Ward by-election, 5 December 2013[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Darren Wiliams 1,120 50.33
Plaid Cymru Elizabeth Gould 773 34.74
Conservative Aled Crow 107 4.80
UKIP Simon Zeigler 97 4.35
TUSC Joel Beer 70 3.14
Liberal Democrats Sian Donne 58 2.60
Majority 347 15.59
Turnout 2,225
Splott Ward by-election, 5 December 2013[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Joseph Stubbs 706 39.68
Liberal Democrats Jamie Matthews 604 33.95
UKIP Brian Morris 209 11.74
Independent John Elys 94 5.28
Conservative Daniel Robert Mason 86 4.83
TUSC Katrine Williams 80 4.44
Majority 503 28.27
Turnout 1,779

Resignation of Labour Cllr Cerys Furlong.

Canton by-election, 20 February 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Elsmore 1,201 41.7 -5.9
Plaid Cymru Elin Tudur 972 33.7 +14.3
Conservative Pam Richards 381 13.2 +2.4
Green Jake Griffiths 148 5.1 -10.5
TUSC Steffan Bateman 101 3.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Matt Hemsley 80 2.8 +0.3
Majority 229 7.9
Turnout 2,883
Labour hold Swing -11.5

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