City of Cardiff Council election, 2008

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Map of the results of the 2008 Cardiff council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Conservatives in blue, Labour in red, Plaid Cymru in green and independent in grey.

The Cardiff Council election in 2008 was held on 1 May, along with other local elections in the UK.[1] All 75 seats of Cardiff Council were contested, with it remaining in no overall control. It was preceded by the 2004 election and followed by the 2012 election

Election result[edit]

Candidates from nine parties as well as independents stood for election. Of these Liberal Democrat, Conservative, Labour, Plaid Cymru and independent councillors were elected.[2]

Cardiff Council Election 2008[A]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 35 5 3 +2 46.7
  Conservative 17 7 3 +4 22.7
  Labour 13 1 -14 -13 17.3
  Plaid Cymru 7 4 0 +4 9.3
  Independent 3 3 0 +3 4.0
  Green 0 0 0 = 0
  Others 0 0 0 = 0
A The changes in party councillors in this table differs from that list by the BBC because it is based purely on changes from the previous election, not taking into account mid-term party defections or by-elections

Outcome[edit]

After this election the council remained in no overall control with the Liberal Democrats remaining the largest party on the council, after a net gain of seats. All parties gained seats, other than Labour who halved their seat share from the previous election. Three independents were elected for the first time since 1999, although two of these were former Conservative councillors that defected during the previous term.[3]

The Liberal Democrats formed a coalition with the Plaid Cymru group to lead the council; Liberal Democrat Rodney Berman became council leader, with Neil McEvoy of Plaid Cymru and Judith Woodman of the Liberal Democrats becoming deputy leaders.[4] The Conservative party emerged as the official opposition on the council, after they became the second largest party.

Ward results[edit]

The ward results listed below[2] are based on the changes from the 2004 elections,[5] not taking into any mid-term by-elections or party defections.

Adamstown[edit]

Adamsdown (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nigel Howells 925
Liberal Democrat John Dixon 891
Labour Sarah Merry 431
Labour Peter Payne 383
Conservative Julie Jenkins 160
Conservative Mary Newman 151
Socialist Alternative David Bartlett 98
Plaid Cymru Fran Rawlings 66
The Left Party Joe Redmond 55
Turnout 1660 27.2 -3.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Butetown[edit]

Butetown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Delme Greening 708 40.8
Labour Vaughan Gething 594 34.2
Conservative Maria Hill 294 16.9
Independent Ben Foday 103 5.9
The Left Party Karen Tyre 36 2.1
Majority 114 6.6
Turnout 1750 28.9 -2.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Caerau[edit]

Caerau (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Gasson 1176
Liberal Democrat Roger Burley 1091
Labour Harry Ernest 750
Labour Maliika Kaaba 584
Conservative Alec Burns 285
Conservative Clive Williams 255
Plaid Cymru John Garland 213
Plaid Cymru Tomos Evans 178
Turnout 2327 31.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Canton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ramesh Patel 1814
Labour Richard Cook 1580
Labour Cerys Furlong 1497
Plaid Cymru Elin Tudur 1257
Plaid Cymru Colin Nosworthy 1170
Plaid Cymru Numan Ahmed 1113
Conservative Pamela Richards 858
Conservative Harold Burns 820
Conservative Andrew Sweet 813
Green Jake Griffiths 515
Green Carys Williams 411
Green Jane Richards 396
Liberal Democrat Andrew Owen 361
Liberal Democrat Keith Clements 331
Liberal Democrat Alastair Sloan 224
Socialist Alternative Lianne Francis 158
Turnout 4660 44.2 +2.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cathays (four seats)[edit]

Cathays (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Aylwin 1114
Liberal Democrat Simon Pickard 1051
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Clark 1033
Liberal Democrat Simon Wakefield 958
Labour Daniel Gordon 453
Labour Stephen Farrington 431
Labour Michaela Neild 426
Labour Reg Surridge 416
Plaid Cymru Owen John Thomas 397
Plaid Cymru Mari Sion 360
Plaid Cymru Tony Couch 335
Green Emma Bridger 335
Conservative Alan Berriman 327
Conservative Richard Nelmes 319
Plaid Cymru Cristopher Heighway 313
Conservative Janine Jones-Prichard 308
Conservative Stephen Johns 293
Green John Cowie 286
Turnout 2437 16.4 -5.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

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

Creigiau & St. Fagans
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Delme Bowen 1187 62.1
Conservative Angela Jones-Evans 441 23.1
Labour Jonathan Evans 188 9.8
Liberal Democrat Sarah Fyson 94 4.9
Majority 746
Turnout 1913 49.2 +3.5
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Cyncoed (three seats)[edit]

Cyncoed (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kate Lloyd 2294
Liberal Democrat Margret Jones 2166
Liberal Democrat David Rees 2152
Conservative Lee Gonzalez 1439
Conservative Peter Meyer 1383
Conservative Vicci Stocqueler 1320
Labour Diane Owen 518
Labour Wendy Heaven 475
Labour David Taylor 415
Plaid Cymru Alun Ogwen 275
Turnout 4300 49.7 +0.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Ely (three seats)[edit]

Ely (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Finn 1273
Labour Susan Goddard 1257
Labour Russel Goodway 1048
Plaid Cymru Paul Kemble 687
Plaid Cymru Malcolm Marshall 657
Conservative Gerard Charmley 525
Conservative Margret Evans 520
Conservative Rob Thomas 491
Plaid Cymru Rukshana Islam 470
Liberal Democrat Joanne Foster 248
Liberal Democrat Sian Cliff 241
Liberal Democrat Clare Lutwyche 208
Turnout 2719 28.7 +0.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fairwater (three seats)[edit]

Fairwater (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy 1875
Plaid Cymru Lisa Ford 1802
Plaid Cymru Keith Parry 1560
Labour John Norman 949
Labour Michael Michael 944
Labour Derek Rees 871
Conservative Richard John 837
Conservative Oliver Owen 780
Conservative Richard Minshull 750
Liberal Democrat Hilary Borrow 197
Liberal Democrat Peter Borrow 182
Liberal Democrat Gareth Price 175
Turnout 3824 40.8 +5.1
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Gabalfa (two seats)[edit]

Gabalfa (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ed Bridges 999
Liberal Democrat Cathy Pearcy 891
Labour Dilwar Ali 371
Labour Joe Monks 313
Conservative Matthew Lane 217
Conservative Vivienne Ward 211
Plaid Cymru Brian Coman 175
Green Rosa Thomas 129
Plaid Cymru Anthony Evans 111
Turnout 1758 25.7 -2.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Grangetown (three seats)[edit]

Grangetown (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Francesca Montemaggi 1357
Liberal Democrat Asghar Ali 1319
Liberal Democrat David Morgan 1317
Labour Lynda Thorne 1138
Labour Stephen Brooks 1131
Labour David Collins 1104
Plaid Cymru Farida Alsam 1099
Plaid Cymru Patrick Daley 1009
Plaid Cymru Ioan Bellin 920
Conservative Benjamin Green 546
Conservative Mark Jones 533
Conservative Michael Wallbank 482
Communist Rick Newnham 111
Turnout 4266 36.8 -0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Heath (three seats)[edit]

Heath (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ron Page 2205
Conservative Lyn Hudson 2135
Liberal Democrat Fenella Bowden 1877
Conservative Christopher Williams 1819
Liberal Democrat Michelle Michaells 1642
Liberal Democrat Gwllym Owen 1545
Labour Rob Henley 896
Labour Fatimah Begum 656
Labour Iftakhar Khan 575
Plaid Cymru Nans Couch 468
Green Andrew Connell 435
Turnout 4995 51.9 -0.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Lisvane (one seat)[edit]

Lisvane
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Walker 1260 79.9
Labour Paul Jeffries 189 12.0
Liberal Democrat Robert Collins 128 8.1
Majority 1071 67.9
Turnout 1583 56.0 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing

Llandaff (two seats)[edit]

Llandaff (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kirsty Davies 1273
Liberal Democrat Gareth Aubrey 1173
Conservative Alun Craig Williams 1109
Conservative Clare Bath 1104
Labour John Sheppard 1019
Labour Gill Green 825
Plaid Cymru Gillian M Green 454
Turnout 3600 50.4 +3.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Llandaff North (two seats)[edit]

Llandaff North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ann Rowland-Jones 976
Liberal Democrat Jacqui Hooper 908
Labour Terry Gilder 771
Labour Karen Screen 757
Conservative Julie Driscoll 453
Conservative James Ward 390
Plaid Cymru John Rowlands 195
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Wyn 163
Turnout 2382 42.2 +5.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Llanishen (four seats)[edit]

Llanishen (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jonathan Burns 2928
Conservative Craig Piper 2828
Conservative Richard Foley 2734
Conservative Robert Smith 2623
Labour Garry Hunt 1769
Labour John Imperato 1496
Labour Marie John 1491
Labour Caroline Derbyshire 1478
Liberal Democrat John Frankham-Barnes 664
Liberal Democrat Sarah Bridges 605
Plaid Cymru Lona Roberts 592
Plaid Cymru David Davies 588
Liberal Democrat Laura Pearcy 544
Liberal Democrat Ian Porter 449
Plaid Cymru Gwennol Haf 377
Plaid Cymru Steven Thomas 329
Turnout 5635 46.2 +1.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Llanrumney (three seats)[edit]

Llanrumney (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jackie Parry 1126
Labour Heather Joyce 1105
Labour Derrick Morgan 1090
Plaid Cymru Colin Lewis 752
Conservative Philip James 650
Conservative Gerrard Harris 633
Plaid Cymru Terence O'Neill 621
Plaid Cymru Dai Reeves 531
Conservative Allyson Thomas 456
Liberal Democrat Peter Randerson 135
Liberal Democrat Hugh Minor 134
Liberal Democrat Ian Walton 116
Turnout 2632 33.0 +1.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pentwyn (four seats)[edit]

Pentwyn (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Judith Woodman 1851
Liberal Democrat Paul Chaundy 1808
Liberal Democrat Joseph Carter 1786
Liberal Democrat Keith Hyde 1778
Labour Mark Davies 893
Labour Peter Bradbury 892
Labour Anthony Hunt 860
Conservative Nigel Morgan 576
Conservative Huw John 560
Conservative Philip Marsden 530
Conservative Gareth Jones-Prichard 504
Socialist Alternative Steve Williams 376
Turnout 3534 34.5 -2.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Pentyrch (one seat)[edit]

Pentyrch
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Simon Roberts 478 34.4
Labour Christine Priday 429 30.8
Plaid Cymru Jane Reece 275 19.8
Liberal Democrat Russell Hargrave 110 7.9
Independent Michael Jones 99 7.1
Majority 49 3.6
Turnout 1392 50.8 +1.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Penylan (three seats)[edit]

Penylan (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tricia Burfoot 2294
Liberal Democrat Freda Salway 2200
Liberal Democrat Bill Kelloway 2145
Conservative Susan Williams 766
Conservative Liz Morgan 742
Conservative Michael Parsons 686
Labour Judith Anderson 680
Labour Ralph Rees 670
Labour Peter Wong 566
Independent Tony Verderame 535
Plaid Cymru Meic Peterson 351
Plaid Cymru Helen Bradley 332
Plaid Cymru Ruth Underdown 314
Turnout 4336 44.8 +0.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Plasnewydd (four seats)[edit]

Plasnewydd (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Elgan Morgan 1524
Liberal Democrat Rodney Berman 1479
Liberal Democrat Mark Stephens 1457
Liberal Democrat Richard Jerrett 1411
Labour Sue Lent 1207
Labour Mary McGarry 1040
Labour Mohammad Javed 1035
Labour Paul Mitchell 887
Green Sam Coates 545
Green Anthony Matthews 518
Plaid Cymru Ashraf Ali 448
Plaid Cymru Gordon Bateman 428
Conservative Enid Harries 398
Conservative Kathleen Fisher 361
Conservative Maureen Blackmore 348
Conservative Dom Stocqueler 283
Turnout 3626 27.2 -3.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

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

Pontprennau & Old St. Mellons (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dianne Rees 1362
Conservative Jane Rogers 1274
Labour Georgina Phillips 1092
Labour Lisa Stevens 938
Liberal Democrat Ronald Michaells 237
Liberal Democrat Charles Woodman 233
Turnout 2710 40.3 +1.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Radyr (one seat)[edit]

Radyr
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roderick McKerlich 1344 60.2
Labour James Knight 440 19.7
Liberal Democrat Catherine Sloan 234 10.5
Plaid Cymru Ian Hughes 215 9.6
Majority 904 40.5
Turnout 2241 51.5 -1.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Rhiwbina (three seats)[edit]

Rhiwbina (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Jayne Cowan 3724
Independent Adrian Robson 3452
Independent Brian Jones 2828
Conservative Gareth Neale 1747
Conservative Debi Ashton 1461
Conservative Chris Taylor 1389
Labour John Wake 600
Plaid Cymru Alun Guy 272
Plaid Cymru Ann Brain 264
Plaid Cymru Falmai Griffiths 248
Green Anne Greagsby 214
Liberal Democrat Patricia Azzopardi 200
Liberal Democrat Rachel Thomas 165
Liberal Democrat Edward Mason 128
Turnout 5719 62.4 +7.9
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Riverside (three seats)[edit]

Riverside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Sarul Islam 1064
Plaid Cymru Gwenllian Lansdown 1064
Plaid Cymru Jas Singh 991
Labour Mark Drakeford 786
Labour Ali Ahmed 743
Labour Susan Evans 707
Conservative Russell Cotty 295
Liberal Democrat Molly Hughes 280
Liberal Democrat Phil Bale 250
Liberal Democrat Michael Hyde 235
Conservative Shazia Awan 209
Conservative Shana Awan 206
Turnout 3659 39.9 -0.6
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Rumney (two seats)[edit]

Rumney (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Ireland 1073
Conservative Duncan MacDonald 1038
Labour Bob Derbyshire 908
Labour Geoff Parry 870
Liberal Democrat Anabella Rees 200
Liberal Democrat Emma Woodman 189
Turnout 2248 34.5 +0.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Splott (three seats)[edit]

Splott (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gavin Cox 1490
Labour Clarissa Holland 1485
Labour Martin Holland 1350
Labour Matthew Greenough 1215
Liberal Democrat Alex Evans 1211
Liberal Democrat Nadeem Majid 1149
Conservative Martyn Miller 373
Conservative Paul Pavia 329
Conservative Yasser Mahmood 292
Plaid Cymru Kibria Shah 275
Plaid Cymru Nerys Morgan 231
Plaid Cymru Daniel Mason 212
Communist Robert Griffiths 127
Turnout 3480 38.5 +1.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour hold Swing

Trowbridge (three seats)[edit]

Trowbridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ralph Cook 1253
Liberal Democrat Geraldine Grant 1142
Labour Monica Walsh 1124
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Townsend 1107
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Woodman 1072
Labour Gretta Hunt 916
Independent Clifford Furnish 531
Conservative Barbara Jeffreys 506
Conservative Jean Summerhayes 482
Conservative Kim Summerhayes 447
Independent Simon Swanton 413
Turnout 3211 30.5 +5.4
Labour hold Swing
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Whitchurch and Tongwynlais (four seats)[edit]

Whitchurch & Tongwynlais (4)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Timothy Davies 2948
Conservative Linda Morgan 2904
Conservative Brian Griffiths 2857
Conservative Michael Jones-Pritchard 2790
Labour Sophie Howe 2658
Labour Peter Howe 2147
Labour Bev Hampson 2023
Labour Lucy Merredy 1962
Plaid Cymru Glenys Evans 771
Plaid Cymru Wyn Jones 748
Plaid Cymru Ceri Morgan 715
Plaid Cymru Dewi Owen 669
Liberal Democrat Siobhan McGurk 505
Liberal Democrat Nia Jones 471
Liberal Democrat Joyce Lentern 398
UKIP Joe Callan 398
Liberal Democrat Martin Wolstencroft 329
Turnout 6703 53.1 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Cente, Plymouth University. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "County Council Election Results 2008" (pdf). Cardiff council. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cardiff Council minutes, 20 July 2006" (pdf). Cardiff Council. pp. 166–167. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Cardiff and Conwy coalition deals". BBC News. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "County Council Election Results 2004" (pdf). Cardiff Council. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 

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