Gower (electoral ward)

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Gower ward
City and County of Swansea Council
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Principal locality Gower Peninsula
Principal area Swansea
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
UK Parliament constituency Gower
Welsh Assembly Gower
Richard David Lewis (Liberal Democrat)
Coordinates SS4890
Population (2011 census) 3,696
Land area (2001) 113.20 km2 (43.71 sq mi)

Gower (Welsh: Gŵyr) electoral ward is an electoral ward in Britain. It is a ward of the City and County of Swansea, and comprises the western part of the Gower Peninsula. It lies within the UK Parliamentary constituency of Gower.

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following villages and areas: Cheriton, Horton, Ilston, Knelston, Landimore, Llandewi, Llangennith, Llanmadoc, Llanrhidian, Middleton, Nicholaston, Oldwalls, Overton, Oxwich Green, Oxwich, Parkmill, Penmaen, Penrice, Port Eynon, Reynoldston, Rhossili, Slade, Scurlage.

It also includes the communities of Ilston, "Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton", Llanrhidian Lower, Penrice, Swansea, Port Eynon, Reynoldston and Rhossili.

Neighbouring wards are Penclawdd to the north east, Fairwood to the east and Pennard to the south east.

2012 local council elections[edit]

Local council elections for Gower were held on 3 May 2012, along with wards in 21/22 local authorities in Wales. The turn-out for Gower was 47.51%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Richard David Lewis Liberal Democrat 826 Liberal Democrat hold
Ray Collins Labour 358
Robert Fisher Conservative 232

National Assembly for Wales[edit]

Gower returns one constituency member to the National Assembly for Wales - currently Edwina Hart. It votes in the South Wales West region, which elects four list members.[1]

Swansea Airport[edit]

Swansea Airport is based in the district of Fairwood in Gower, about 6.5 miles west of Swansea city centre.


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Coordinates: 51°35′18″N 4°11′44″W / 51.5883°N 4.1955°W / 51.5883; -4.1955