1999 Carmarthenshire County Council election

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The second elections to the Carmarthenshire County Council were held in May 1999.[1] It was preceded by the 1995 election and followed by the 2004 election. They resulted in a coalition between Independent councillors and Plaid Cymru for the next five years.

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Overview[edit]

Carmarthenshire County Council election result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 28 37.8
  Plaid Cymru 13 17.5
  Conservative 0 0
  Liberal Democrat 1 1.3
  Independent 26 35.1
  Independent Labour 4 5.4
  Ratepayers 2 2.7

Results[edit]

Abergwili (one seat)[edit]

Abergwili 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Pamela Ann Palmer* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Ammanford (one seat)[edit]

Boundary Change. Two sitting members contested the seat.

Ammanford 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Hugh Evans* 780
Independent Llynfa Meinir Melba Thomas* 493
Majority 287
Labour win (new seat)

Betws (one seat)[edit]

Betws 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Dorian Evans* 484
Plaid Cymru Brian Keith Vaughan 331
Majority 153
Labour hold Swing

Bigyn (two seats)[edit]

No boundary changes but the number of seats reduced from three to two.

Bigyn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandra Melita Cooke* 1,172
Labour David Charles Prothero* 1,077
Liberal Democrat Margaret Eileen Evans 856
Liberal Democrat Peter Buckley Jones 724
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Burry Port (two seats)[edit]

The Liberal Democrats won both seats in 1995 but Labour captured one of these in a by-election following the death of a sitting member.

Burry Port 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Ethel Mary Jones* 1,217
Labour Peter Jewell 1,060
Liberal Democrat Pamela Georgina Every 589
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Bynea (one seat)[edit]

Bynea 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Dillwyn Bowen* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Carmarthen Town North (two seats)[edit]

Carmarthen Town North 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Bryan Maynard* 1,014
Independent David Howell Merriman* 979
Plaid Cymru Llyr Hughes Griffiths 965
Labour Richard Evans 658
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Carmarthen Town South (two seats)[edit]

One of the seats was won by the Liberal Democrats in 1995 but lost to an Independent at a by-election following the death of the sitting member. The sitting Labour councillor, who had served on Carmarthen District Council since 1979, was de-selected by the party but was re-elected as an Independent Labour candidate.[2]

Carmarthen Town South 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent June Williams* 774
Independent Labour John Russell Davies* 551
Plaid Cymru Geraint Thomas 547
Labour Philip William Grice 397
Labour Mandy Diane Peters 321
Independent hold Swing
Independent Labour gain from Labour Swing

Carmarthen Town West (two seats)[edit]

Carmarthen Town West 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Gwynoro Jones* 875
Labour Arthur Davies 747
Labour Douglas Edmund Ynyr Richards Rose 666
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cenarth (one seat)[edit]

Cenarth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru John David George Crossley 434
Independent Trevor Glyn Bryant 342
Independent Alan Wyndham Jones* 292
Majority 92
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Cilycwm (one seat)[edit]

Boundary change.

Cilycwm 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas Theophilus* unopposed
Independent win (new seat)

Cynwyl Elfed (one seat)[edit]

Boundary Change. Two sitting members contested the seat.

Cynwyl Elfed 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Dorrien Thomas* 834
Independent Henry Irfon Jones* 793
Majority 41
Independent win (new seat)

Cynwyl Gaeo (one seat)[edit]

Boundary Change.

Cynwyl Gaeo 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru James Eirwyn Williams* unopposed
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Dafen (one seat)[edit]

Dafen 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vernon John Warlow* 568
Plaid Cymru Alford Clement Thomas 562
Majority 6
Labour hold Swing

Elli (one seat)[edit]

Elli 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Pamela Jean Edmunds 652
Labour Eryl Morgan 556
Majority 96
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Felinfoel (one seat)[edit]

Felinfoel 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry John Evans* 450
Independent Frederick Janes 185
Majority 265
Labour hold Swing

Garnant (one seat)[edit]

Garnant 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Madge* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Glanaman (one seat)[edit]

Glanaman 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Colin Evans unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Glanymor (two seats)[edit]

Glanymor 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Tudor James* 978
Labour Gerald Frederick Meyler* 807
Green Simon Kristen Phillips 367
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Edward Burree 316
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Charles Burree 306
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Glyn (one seat)[edit]

Glyn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas James Jones 636
Labour John David Greville Williams 327
Majority 309
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Gorslas (two seats)[edit]

Gorslas 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Henry Clive Scourfield 889
Labour Ryan Jones* 852
Plaid Cymru Nimrod Morris 819
Labour David Wynford Nicholas 742
Independent gain from Ratepayers
Labour hold Swing

Hendy (one seat)[edit]

Hendy 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru William Ieuan Bryant James 625
Labour Tegwen Devichand 326
Socialist Labour Darran Charles Hickery 135
Green Janet Mary Cliff 92
Majority 299
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Hengoed (two seats)[edit]

Hengoed 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Owen Edwards* 756
Plaid Cymru Meilyr Bowen Hughes 712
Labour Brian John Richards 684
Plaid Cymru Barry Williams Roberts 676
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Kidwelly (one seat)[edit]

Kidwelly
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Labour Gwilym Glanmor Jones* 627
Plaid Cymru Jean Margaret Fox 486
Labour Hywel Glyndwr Rees 413
Majority 141
Independent Labour hold Swing

Laugharne Township (one seat)[edit]

Laugharne Township
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Cyril William Roberts* 759
Labour David Peter Tucker 403
Majority 356
Independent hold Swing

Llanboidy (one seat)[edit]

Llanboidy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Gibbin* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanddarog (one seat)[edit]

Llanddarog
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Ratepayer William John Wyn Evans* unopposed
Ratepayer hold Swing

Llandeilo (one seat)[edit]

Llandeilo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ieuan Goronwy Jones 1,142
Labour Julie Hopley 248
Conservative Shirley Arnold 97
Majority
Independent hold Swing

Llandovery Town (one seat)[edit]

Llandovery Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Denley Owen* 786
Labour Vivienne Fay Price 230
Conservative Lorraine Kaye Allott 180
Majority 556
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llandybie (two seats)[edit]

Llandybie
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Mary Helena Thomas* 1,411
Independent Gerald James Earl* 1,262
Labour William Joseph Spencer 664
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llanegwad and Llanfynydd (one seat)[edit]

Llanegwad and Llanfynydd
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Dillwyn Anthony Williams* 1,019
Liberal Democrat Alleyne Caroline Farrington Evans 197
Majority
Independent hold Swing

Llanfihangel Aberbythych (one seat)[edit]

Llanfihangel Aberbythych
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Winston Kenneth Griffiths 390
Labour Omri Philip Davies 327
Conservative Neville Kingsley Lewis Thomas 105
Majority 63
Independent hold Swing

Llanfihangel-ar-Arth (one seat)[edit]

Llanfihangel-ar-Arth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Fioled Meirion Jones* unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llangadog (one seat)[edit]

No Boundary Change. Ward named changed.

Llangadog
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas Meirion Thomas* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangeler (one seat)[edit]

Llangeler
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas Wilfred Davies* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangennech (two seats)[edit]

Llangenench
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru William Gwyn Hopkins* 953
Plaid Cymru Gwyneth Thomas 857
Labour Thomas Gordon Lewis* 644
Labour Sefton Ronald Coslett 561
Socialist Labour John Willock 184
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Llangunnor (one seat)[edit]

Llangunnor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Clifford Merlin Jones* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangyndeyrn (one seat)[edit]

An unusual situation arose in this ward where the sitting Labour member (and previously a member of Dyfed County Council since 1981) announced shortly before the close of nominations that he would not stand and pledged his support to the Plaid Cymru candidate.

Llangyndeyrn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru William Tyssul Evans 1,086
Independent Labour Dynfor Vaughan Owens 291
Majority
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Llannon (two seats)[edit]

The previous Cross Hands (one seat) and Tumble (two seats) wards were merged to form a new two-seat ward. Three sitting councillors sought election.

Llannon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Neil William Baker 1,090
Independent Labour Philip Brinley Davies* 1,040
Labour Terrence Maxwell Evans* 822
Labour David Bryan Richards* 753
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)
Independent Labour win (new seat)

Llansteffan (one seat)[edit]

Llansteffan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Arthur Jones Harries* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanybydder (one seat)[edit]

Llanybydder
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Ieuan Wyn Davies unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Lliedi (two seats)[edit]

Lliedi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William George Thomas* 1,042
Labour William Edward Skinner* 985
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Denver Rees 781
Liberal Democrat Hugh Morgan Lewis 780
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llwynhendy (two seats)[edit]

No boundary change. One of the sitting Labour councillors was de-selected but successfully retained the seat as an Independent Labour candidate.

Llwynhendy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eunydd Ashley Brynmor Thomas* 796
Independent Labour Donald John Davies* 778
Labour Benjamin C.M. Reynolds 674
Labour hold Swing
Independent Labour gain from Labour Swing

Manordeilo and Salem (one seat)[edit]

Manordeilo and Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John James Jones Davies* 759
Plaid Cymru Margaret Bowen 269
Majority
Independent hold Swing

Pembrey (two seats)[edit]

One of the sitting Labour members was de-selected and stood unsuccessfully as an Independent.

Pembrey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Clive Howells 756
Labour Vincent John Rees* 753
Independent Trevor Uriel Jones Thomas* 717
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Penygroes (one seat)[edit]

Penygroes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Siân Elisabeth Thomas 659
Labour Elizabeth Ann Phillips 414
Majority 245

Pontamman (one seat)[edit]

Pontamman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Alvan Rees* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Pontyberem (one seat)[edit]

Pontyberem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Labour Thomas Ieuan Edwards* 879
Labour John Wynford Treharne 303
Majority 576
Independent Labour hold Swing

Quarter Bach (one seat)[edit]

No boundary changes. Ward name changed.

Quarter Bach
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elwyn Williams* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

St Clears (one seat)[edit]

St Clears 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Philip Morris Hughes 632
Independent Lillian Margaret Owen 414
Independent Keith Hopkins 247
Labour Tammara Michelle Wilband 61
Majority 218
Independent hold Swing

St Ishmaels (one seat)[edit]

St Ishmaels
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru David Huw John* unopposed
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Saron (two seats)[edit]

No boundary changes but an additional seat created

Saron
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru John Garfield Edwards 920
Plaid Cymru Nigel Henry Evans 793
Labour Alan Peter Cooper 754
Labour Terrence H. Marshall* 582
Majority 123
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Swiss Valley (one seat)[edit]

Swiss Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stuart Hopkins 744
Independent Noel Roberts 337
Majority 407
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Trelech (one seat)[edit]

Trelech
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William David Thomas* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Trimsaran (one seat)[edit]

Trimsaran
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Meryl Gravell* 548
Liberal Democrat Thomas Cooper 332
Labour David Taylor 181
Independent Denis Henry Carter 36
Majority 216
Independent hold Swing

Tycroes (one seat)[edit]

Tycroes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Thomas Enoch 526
Plaid Cymru Kenneth Rees Morgan 370
Majority 156
Labour hold Swing

Tyisha (two seats)[edit]

Tyisha
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Samuel Neil* 1,040
Labour Harry Palmer* 958
Plaid Cymru Dyfrig Thomas+ 739
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Whitland (one seat)[edit]

Whitland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent James Morris Morgan* 933
Independent William Conwil Harries 364
Majority
Independent win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results". Western Mail. 8 May 1999.
  2. ^ This result is incorrect in the Western Mail.