Cardiff Council election, 2012

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The 2012 Cardiff Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Cardiff Council in Wales. This was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections.

Election result[edit]

Labour gained control of the council from the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru, after gaining 32 seats.[1] The Liberal Democrat leader of the council, Rodney Berman, lost his seat by 51 votes after two recounts,[2] bringing Labour's gains to 33. 61-year old Labour councillor Heather Joyce, nicknamed 'Supernan' by the local newspaper, became the new council leader.[3]

Cardiff Council Election 2012[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 46 33 +33 61.3
  Liberal Democrat 16 18 -18 21.3
  Conservative 7 1 10 -9 9.3
  Plaid Cymru 2 4 -4 2.6
  Independent 4 2 -2 5.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff council elections: The story in each ward". Your Cardiff (WalesOnline). 3 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff council's Rodney Berman toppled in cull of leaders". BBC News. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  3. ^ Shipton, Martin (5 May 2012). "Supernan Leads Labour Victory". South Wales Echo. p. 1,4. 
  4. ^ Law, Peter (5 May 2012). "Triumph before hard reality". South Wales Echo. p. 7. 

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