2012 Cardiff Council election

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Cardiff Council election, 2012
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All 75 seats to Cardiff Council
38 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Heather Joyce Rodney Berman David Walker
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader's seat Llanrumney Plasnewydd Lisvane
Seats won 46 16 7
Seat change Increase32 Decrease19 Decrease10
Popular vote 36,148 17,886 17,886
Percentage 37.3% 18.5% 25.5%

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Map showing the results of the 2012 City of Cardiff Council Elections.

Council control before election

Lib Dem / Plaid Coalition

Council control after election

Labour


The 2012 Cardiff Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Cardiff Council in Wales.[1] This was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections.[2] It was preceded by the 2008 election and followed by the 2017 election

Election result[edit]

Labour gained control of the council from the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru, after gaining 32 seats.[3] The Liberal Democrat leader of the council, Rodney Berman, lost his seat by 51 votes after two recounts,[4] bringing Labour's gains to 33. Sixty-one-year-old Labour councillor Heather Joyce, nicknamed 'Supernan' by the local newspaper, became the new council leader.[5]

Cardiff Council Election 2012[6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 46 32 0 +32 61.3 37.3 36,148 +10.5
  Liberal Democrat 16 0 19 -19 21.3 16.4 15,878 -8.3
  Conservative 7 1 11 -10 9.3 18.5 17,886 -8.0
  Independent 4 1 0 0 4.0 4.7 4,581 -0.3
  Plaid Cymru 2 0 4 -4 2.7 12.8 12,397 -0.6
  Green 0 6.5 6,307 +4.3
  Heath/Birchgrove Ind. 0 1.5 1,500 N/A
  Llandaff North Ind. 0 0.6 607 N/A
  TUSC 0 0.5 456 N/A
  UKIP 0 0.5 445 +0.1
  Communist 0 0.3 335 +/-0
  Christian 0 0.2 205 N/A
  Socialist Labour 0 0.1 106 N/A
  Socialist Alternative - - - - - - - -0.6
  Left List - - - - - - - -0.1

Ward results[edit]

Adamstown (two seats)[edit]

Adamsdown 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nigel Howells* 731
Labour Manzoor Ahmed 719
Liberal Democrat John Dixon* 683
Labour Sian Thomas 681
Green Matthew Townsend 117
Plaid Cymru Phillip Evans 97
TUSC Dave Bartlett 68
Plaid Cymru Dean Minto 67
Conservative Joel Jackson 53
Communist Fran Rawlings 50
Conservative Robert Price 37
Turnout 28.7 +1.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Butetown (one seat)[edit]

Butetown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ali Ahmed 777 37.3 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Delme Greening* 673 32.3 -8.5
Plaid Cymru Liz Musa 386 18.5 +18.5
Conservative Laura Pike 126 6.0 -10.9
Green Sam Roads 72 3.5
UKIP Simon Zeigler 49 2.4
Majority 104 5.0
Turnout 30.3 +1.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Caerau (two seats)[edit]

Caerau
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Bradbury 1,390
Labour Elaine Simmons 1,290
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Gasson* 417
Liberal Democrat Roger Burley* 318
Plaid Cymru Stuart Cosslet 240
Conservative Clive Williams 198
Conservative Alec Burns 186
Plaid Cymru Ruksana Begum 160
Green Anne Greagsby 140
Turnout 29.3 -2.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Canton (three seats)[edit]

Canton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ramesh Patel* 2,230
Labour Cerys Furlong* 2,130
Labour Richard Cook* 2,128
Plaid Cymru Sian Powell 910
Plaid Cymru L. Williams 837
Plaid Cymru Ben Foday 824
Green David Griffiths 730
Green N. Pugh 564
Conservative R. Cadman 505
Green S. Griggs 503
Conservative Pamela Richards 468
Conservative H. Bayoomi 426
Liberal Democrat Matthew Dixon 118
Socialist Labour S. Parsons 106
Liberal Democrat M. Ogrady 98
TUSC R. Saunders 90
Liberal Democrat S. Hyde 84
Turnout 41.3 -2.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cathays (four seats)[edit]

Cathays 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah Merry 877
Labour S. Knight 873
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Clark* 810
Labour Chris Weaver 807
Liberal Democrat M. Smith 794
Labour M. Wong 786
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Aylwin* 775
Liberal Democrat A. Ali 702
Green J. Parker 633
Green S. Coates 593
Green S. Howson 526
Green S. Power 469
Plaid Cymru Emyr Gruffydd 266
Plaid Cymru C. Jones 244
Plaid Cymru G. Page 235
Conservative J. Ankers 228
Conservative O. Wannell 214
Conservative R. Hunter 207
Plaid Cymru A. Pearce 204
Conservative G. Carroll 189
Independent A. Norris 135
Turnout 17.6 +1.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Creigiau & St. Fagans (one seat)[edit]

Creigiau & St. Fagans 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Thomas 648 38.2 +15.1
Plaid Cymru Wynford Owen 623 36.7 -25.4
Labour S. Evans 321 18.9 +9.1
Liberal Democrat H. Borrow 53 3.1 -1.8
Green T. Jones 52 3.1
Majority 25
Turnout 1913 42.9 -6.3
Conservative gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Cyncoed (three seats)[edit]

Cyncoed 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kate Lloyd* 1,809
Liberal Democrat Margaret Jones* 1,727
Liberal Democrat David Rees* 1,698
Conservative R. England 1,093
Conservative M. Flynn 1,006
Conservative Lee Gonzalez 966
Labour S. Ali 683
Labour R. Sherrington 661
Labour S. Masseri 614
Green G. Allen-Manson 217
Plaid Cymru G. Williams 177
Plaid Cymru J. Edwards 168
Turnout 43.3 -6.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Ely (three seats)[edit]

Ely 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Irene Goddard* 1,597
Labour James Murphy 1,481
Labour Russell Goodway* 1,468
Plaid Cymru L. Sullivam 791
Plaid Cymru N. Branson 776
Plaid Cymru P. Sullivan 767
Conservative R. Jones-Pritchard 237
Conservative J. Noon 236
Conservative V. Ward 230
Green D. Horle 115
Liberal Democrat Sian Cliff 95
Liberal Democrat T. Donne 83
Liberal Democrat J. Richards 75
Turnout 2719 28.7 +0.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fairwater (three seats)[edit]

Fairwater 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy* 1,643
Plaid Cymru Lisa Ford 1,562
Labour Paul Mitchell 1,412
Labour J. Monks 1,384
Plaid Cymru Keith Parry* 1,341
Labour R. Williams 1,315
Conservative S. Driscoll 539
Conservative J. Roach 419
Conservative D. Morrison 389
Green B. Pearce 176
Liberal Democrat P. Randerson 68
Liberal Democrat J. Scullion 64
Liberal Democrat M. Ahmed 62
Turnout 3824 40.8 +5.1
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Gabalfa (two seats)[edit]

Gabalfa 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ed Bridges* 936
Liberal Democrat G. Holden 891
Labour C. Jones 500
Labour G. Crocker 497
Plaid Cymru Brian Coman 125
Conservative J. Breeze 115
Green E. Mason 106
Conservative P. Miles 91
Plaid Cymru S. Evans 86
TUSC D. Hamblin 51
Turnout 25.6 -0.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Grangetown (three seats)[edit]

Grangetown 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ashley Govier 1,812
Labour Chris Lomax 1,709
Labour Lynda Thorne 1,704
Plaid Cymru Abdul Sattar 1,511
Plaid Cymru Mohammed Awan 1,467
Plaid Cymru Luke Nicholas 1,391
Liberal Democrat Francesca Montemaggi* 505
Liberal Democrat David Morgan* 501
Liberal Democrat Paul Harding 489
Conservative Vincent Bailey 308
Conservative Axel Kaehne 266
Conservative Karys Oram 251
Green Sian Best 215
Green Ken Barker 205
Christian Clive Bate 84
Communist Rick Newnham 77
Turnout 4266 36.8 -0.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Heath (three seats)[edit]

Fenella Bowden, elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2012, stood as a Heath & Birchgrove Independent.

Heath 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Heath Independent Fenella Bowden* 1,500 ' '
Labour Graham Hinchey* 1,416
Conservative Lyn Hudson 1,277
Conservative Ron Page* 1,242
Labour Marie John 1,240
Heath Independent Steve Bowden 1,151
Labour Ewan Moor 1,116
Conservative Mark Branton 1,101
Heath Independent Katrin O'Malley 888
Liberal Democrat Jim James 349
Plaid Cymru Mali Rowlands 325
Heath Independent Robert Smith 262
Green Tom Coates 253
Liberal Democrat Steven Price 175
Liberal Democrat Ashley Wood 140
Turnout 44.1 -7.8
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Lisvane (one seat)[edit]

Lisvane 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Walker* 999 73.1 -6.8
Labour Joshua Lovell 231 16.9 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Myfanwy Price 61 4.5 -3.6
Plaid Cymru Anthony Couch 49 3.6 +3.6
Green Rosa Thomas 27 2.0 +2.0
Majority
Turnout 1,369 47.7
Conservative hold Swing

Llandaff (two seats)[edit]

Llandaff 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kirsty Davies* 1,121
Liberal Democrat Gareth Aubrey* 1,081
Labour Catherine Antippas 989
Labour Simon Jones 932
Conservative Jason Griffin 809
Conservative Oliver Owen 791
Plaid Cymru Gillian Green 335
Plaid Cymru Heulwen James 312
Green Benedict Frude 132
Independent Steve West 114
Christ Proc Derek Thomson 64
Turnout 3,355 45.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Llandaff North (two seats)[edit]

Llandaff North 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Siobhan Corria 1,244
Labour Dilwar Ali 1,156
Independent David Cogan 607
Independent Megan Price 507
Liberal Democrat Ann Rowland-James* 375
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Hooper* 356
Conservative Joe Trigg 154
Plaid Cymru Wyn Jones 141
Green Tim Ware 101
Turnout 2,325 40.6 -1.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Llanishen (four seats)[edit]

Llanishen 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Garry Hunt 2,394
Labour Phil Bale 2,362
Labour Julia Magill 2,302
Conservative Andrew Graham 2,033
Labour James Brinning 1.992
Conservative Richard Foley* 1,980
Conservative Chris O'Brien 1,948
Conservative Richard John 1,782
Plaid Cymru Gwynfor Davies 418
UKIP Lawrence Gwynn 396
Plaid Cymru Lona Roberts 384
Green Linda Atkins 313
Plaid Cymru Emma Caresimo 308
Liberal Democrat Molly Hughes 286
Liberal Democrat Patricia Rees 268
Plaid Cymru Vito Caresimo 246
Liberal Democrat Ann Hyde 222
Liberal Democrat Judith Ahmed 215
Turnout 4,972 37.1 -9.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Llanrumney (three seats)[edit]

Llanrumney 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Heather Joyce* 1,671
Labour Keith Jones 1,653
Labour Derrick Morgan* 1,643
Conservative John Driscoll 353
Conservative Wes Jones 318
Conservative Dai Lowsy 291
Plaid Cymru Colin Lewis 269
Plaid Cymru Baindu Foday 186
Plaid Cymru David Reeves 134
Green Bethan Lloyd 94
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Evans 69
Liberal Democrat Matthew Batten 66
Liberal Democrat Michael Rees 62
Turnout 2,278 28.3 -4.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pentwyn (four seats)[edit]

Pentwyn 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Judith Woodman* 1,633
Liberal Democrat Joseph Carter* 1,563
Liberal Democrat Keith Hyde* 1,557
Liberal Democrat Paul Chaundy* 1,546
Labour David Haines 1,406
Labour Michael Imperato 1,267
Labour Bernie Bowen-Thomson 1,262
Labour Jasminc Chowdhury 1,249
Conservative Kathleen Fisher 256
Conservative Michael Prothero 254
Conservative Susan Williams 232
Conservative Lizzie Lumley 217
Plaid Cymru Gwenno George 173
Green Megan David 167
Plaid Cymru Elin Llyr 150
Plaid Cymru Meic Peterson 146
Plaid Cymru John Roberts 134
Communist Steve Williams 91
Turnout 3,336 31.0 -3.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Pentyrch (one seat)[edit]

Pentyrch 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Craig Williams 772 54.4 +20.0
Labour Christine Priday 413 29.1 -1.7
Plaid Cymru Penri Williams 171 12.1 -7.7
Green Lucy Hiscox 40 2.8 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Adam Evans 22 1.6 -6.3
Majority 359 25.3 +21.7
Turnout 1,427 52.3 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing

Penylan (three seats)[edit]

Penylan 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tricia Burfoot* 2,173
Liberal Democrat Bill Kelloway* 2,131
Liberal Democrat Joe Boyle 2,101
Labour Michael Fogg 1,176
Labour Reece Emmitt 1,158
Labour Akbar Mookhtiar 929
Conservative Peter Hudson 446
Conservative Roland Hemingway 440
Conservative Michael Wallbank 379
Green Kathryn Brock 377
Plaid Cymru Kelvin Evans 349
Plaid Cymru Ann Miles 268
Plaid Cymru Malachy McEvoy 237
Turnout 4,036 39.7 -5.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Plasnewydd (four seats)[edit]

Plasnewydd 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Lent 1,535
Labour Daniel De'ath 1,438
Labour Mary McGarry 1,436
Labour Mohammad Javed 1,413
Liberal Democrat Rodney Berman* 1,362
Liberal Democrat Geraldine Nichols 1,314
Liberal Democrat Richard Jerrett* 1,297
Liberal Democrat Elgan Morgan* 1,236
Green Anthony Matthews 535
Plaid Cymru Mohammed Ali 505
Plaid Cymru Mohammed Hannan 434
Plaid Cymru Ned Parish 344
Plaid Cymru Ian Mullis 338
Conservative Enid Harries 232
Conservative Hannah Moscrop 193
Conservative Aled Jones-Pritchard 174
Conservative Marc Gonzalez 171
Turnout 3,528 25.6 -1.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Pontprennau and Old St. Mellons (two seats)[edit]

Pontprennau & Old St. Mellons 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Georgina Phillips 1,326
Conservative Dianne Rees* 1,004
Labour Mark Watkins 993
Conservative Jane Rogers* 940
Liberal Democrat Edward Wilson 141
Plaid Cymru Mauro Caresimo 130
Green Matthew Lovett 107
Liberal Democrat Charles Woodman 79
Plaid Cymru Ceri Tegwyn 73
Turnout 2,407 34.1 -6.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Radyr (one seat)[edit]

Radyr 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roderick McKerlich* 1,215 53.3 -6.9
Labour Moray Grant 738 32.4 +12.7
Plaid Cymru Ian Hughes 164 7.2 -2.4
Liberal Democrat Laura Pearcy 95 4.2 -6.3
Green Zabelle Aslanyan 68 3.0 +3.0
Majority 477 20.9 -30.6
Turnout 2,285 45.8 -2.7
Conservative hold Swing

Rhiwbina (three seats)[edit]

Rhiwbina 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Jayne Cowan* 3,808
Independent Adrian Robson* 3,680
Independent Eleanor Sanders* 3,420
Conservative Adam Johns 643
Labour Andrew Newton 631
Labour Geraint Denison 611
Conservative Leslie Hopkins 560
Labour Steven Cushen 521
Conservative John Lancaster 507
Plaid Cymru Christopher Davies 225
Green Daniel Bearpark 140
Liberal Democrat Peter Borrow 78
Liberal Democrat Emma-Jayne Sandrey 67
Liberal Democrat Charlotte Lightman 52
Turnout 4,986 54.1 -8.3
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Riverside (three seats)[edit]

Riverside 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Iona Gordon 1,731
Labour Cecilia Love 1,555
Labour Phil Hawkins 1,431
Plaid Cymru Mohammed Islam* 1,153
Plaid Cymru Jaswant Singh* 944
Plaid Cymru Haf Roberts 940
Green Ceri Hughes 294
Conservative Jennifer Lay 286
Conservative Michael Bryan 276
Green Yvan Maurel 272
Conservative Gaener Davies 263
Green Jan Tucker 189
Liberal Democrat Gwilym Owen 142
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Townsend 129
Liberal Democrat Eleri Randerson 122
TUSC Garmon Gruffudd 99
Turnout 3,286 35.2 -4.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Rumney (two seats)[edit]

Duncan Macdonald had been elected as a Conservative in 2008.

Rumney 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jacqueline Parry 1,095
Labour Robert Derbyshire 1,087
Conservative John Ireland* 625
Conservative Phillip James 473
Independent Duncan MacDonald* 262
Plaid Cymru Ian Jones 78
Plaid Cymru Chad Rickard 63
Christ Proc Dave Pritchard 57
Green Jack Price 53
Liberal Democrat Anabella Rees 48
TUSC Andrew Wilkes 43
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Woodman 37
Turnout 1,964 29.9 -4.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Splott (three seats)[edit]

Splott 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Luke Holland 1,686
Labour Huw Thomas 1,624
Labour Gretta Marshall 1,432
Liberal Democrat Gavin Cox* 1,055
Liberal Democrat Bablin Molik 815
Liberal Democrat Anna White 775
Plaid Cymru Jebun Choudhury 250
Plaid Cymru Ioan Bellin 197
Plaid Cymru Patrick Daley 167
Green Kelda Rimington 157
Conservative Margaret Evans 151
Conservative Janine Jones-Pritchard 137
Conservative Kyle Smith 130
Communist Robert Griffiths 117
TUSC James Connolly 105
Turnout 2,930 31.1 -7.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Trowbridge (three seats)[edit]

Trowbridge 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ralph Cook 1,619
Labour Monica Walsh 1,535
Labour Michael Costas-Michael 1,380
Liberal Democrat Emma Woodman 388
Conservative Michelle Michaelis 372
Conservative Pamela Cunningham 367
Conservative Wayne Cashin 358
Plaid Cymru Leanne Lennox 292
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Sullivan 255
Liberal Democrat Ian Walton 244
Plaid Cymru Leigh Canham 188
Plaid Cymru Joshua Parry 178
Green Piers Leveroni 98
Turnout 3,444 22.0 -8.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Whitchurch and Tongwynlais (four seats)[edit]

Whitchurch & Tongwynlais 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jonathan Evans 2,529
Labour Chris Davis 2,454
Labour Benjamin Thomas 2,354
Labour David Groves 2,290
Conservative Linda Morgan* 2,206
Conservative Timothy Davies* 2,144
Conservative Brian Griffiths* 2,080
Conservative Michael Jones-Pritchard* 2,080
Plaid Cymru John Rowlands 641
Plaid Cymru Heulwen Jones 623
Plaid Cymru Ceri Morgan 600
Plaid Cymru Dewi Owen 588
Green Paul Atkins 495
Liberal Democrat Joyce Lentern 265
Liberal Democrat Matthew Harries 233
Liberal Democrat Ruth Abbott 226
Liberal Democrat Mark Rees 183
Turnout 5,518 42.5 -10.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

By-elections 2012-17[edit]

[8]

Splott by-election (2013)[edit]

A by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Luke Holland with plans to move to London following accusations of non-attendance at council meetings.[9] The by-election was held on 5 December 2013.

Splott by-election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Stubbs 706
Liberal Democrat Jamie Matthews 604
UKIP George Morris 209
Independent Elys John 94
Conservative Daniel Mason 86
TUSC Katrine Williams 80
Turnout 1,779
Labour hold Swing

Riverside by-election (2013)[edit]

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Phil Hawkins for personal reasons.[9] It was held on 5 December 2013.

Riverside by-election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Darren Williams 1,120
Plaid Cymru Elizabeth Gould 773
Conservative Aled Crow 107
UKIP Simon Zeigler 97
TUSC Christopher Beer 70
Liberal Democrat Sian Donne 58
Turnout 2,225
Labour hold Swing

Llandaff North (2014)[edit]

A by-election was held on 2 October 2014

Llandaff North by-election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan White 898
Independent David Coggins-Cogan 419
UKIP Simon Zeigler 204
Conservative Peter Hudson 136
Liberal Democrat Ann Rowland-James 134
Turnout 1,791
Labour hold Swing

Canton (2014)[edit]

A by-election was held on 21 February 2014 following the resignation of Cerys Furlong in December.[10]

Canton by-election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Elsmore 1,201
Plaid Cymru Elin Tudur 972
Conservative Pamela Richards 381
Green David Griffiths 148
TUSC Steffan Bateman 101
Liberal Democrat Matthew Hemsley 80
Turnout 2,883
Labour hold Swing

Pentyrch (2015)[edit]

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Craig Williams, following his election as MP for Cardiff North.

Pentyrch by-election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gavin Hill-John 561
Plaid Cymru Hywel Wigley 543
Labour Paul Fisher 234
Independent Munawar Mughal 24
Green Ruth Osner 22
Liberal Democrat Cadan ap Tomos 10
Majority 18
Turnout 1,394
Conservative hold Swing

Riverside (2015)[edit]

Caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Cecilia Love. On 7 October 2015 the seat was held for Labour by their candidate, Caro Wild.[11]

Riverside by-election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Caro Wild 1,071
Plaid Cymru Ruksana Begum 780
Conservative Sean Driscoll 155
UKIP Gareth Bennett 110
Green Hannah Pudner 109
Liberal Democrat Gwilym Owen 85
TUSC Steffan Bateman 21
Turnout 2,331
Labour hold Swing

Plasnewydd (2016)[edit]

Caused by the death of Labour councillor Mohammed Javed. The by-election, on 20 September 2016, was taken by Liberal Democrat candidate Robin Rea with 48% of the vote.[12]

Plasnewydd by-election 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robin Rea 1,258
Labour Peter Wong 910
Plaid Cymru Glenn Page 177
Conservative Munawar Mughal 115
Green Michael Cope 93
UKIP Lawrence Gwynn 62
Turnout 2,615
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Grangetown (2016)[edit]

Caused by the death of Labour councillor Chris Lomax. The by-election, on 3 November 2016, was taken by Plaid Cymru candidate Tariq Awan.[13]

Grangetown by-election 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Tariq Awan 1,163
Labour Maliika Kaaba 1,049
Conservative Michael Bryan 287
UKIP Richard Lewis 141
Liberal Democrat Asghar Ali 127
Turnout 2,767
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Defections 2012-17[edit]

  • In April 2013 Gabalfa Councillor Gareth Holden resigned from The Lib Dems to sit as an independent[14] and later joined Plaid Cymru.[15]
  • In June 2015 Rhiwbina Councillors Jayne Cowan and Adrian Robson both joined the Conservatives. [16]
  • In January 2016 Trowbridge Councillor Ralph Cook left Labour [17] to sit as an independent. In 2017 he contested his seat for the Lib Dems.
  • In May 2016 Llanrumny Councillor Derrick Morgan left the Labour group and sat as an independent.[18]
  • In August 2016 Splott Councillor Gretta Marshell resigned from Labour to sit as an independent and later joined Plaid Cymru [19]
  • In early 2017 Adamsdown Councillor Manzoor Ahmed was deselected by Labour[20] and joined the Lib Dems.[21]

Vacant seats by 2017[edit]

Three seats were vacant by the end of the term caused by the resignation of Margaret Jones (Lib Dem) in Cyncoed[22], the resignation of Susan White (Labour) in Llandaff North[23] and the death of a Derrick Morgan[24] (elected as Labour, then sitting as an independent) in Llanrumny, all of happened within six months of the 2017 election, so no by-elections were held.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Cardiff council's Rodney Berman toppled in cull of leaders". BBC News. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  5. ^ Shipton, Martin (5 May 2012). "Supernan Leads Labour Victory". South Wales Echo. p. 1,4.
  6. ^ Law, Peter (5 May 2012). "Triumph before hard reality". South Wales Echo. p. 7.
  7. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2012: Cardiff". Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Election results". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Two Cardiff Labour councillors resign their seats". Wales Online. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
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