City of Cardiff Council elections

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City of Cardiff Council in south Wales is elected, as a whole, every 4 years. It came into being as a unitary authority on 1 April 1996, after the passing of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. In 2014 the National Assembly for Wales deferred all local elections in Wales to 2017.[1] The council is composed of 75 councillors.[2]

Political control[edit]

Since the council was established as a unitary authority in 1996, political control has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2012
Labour 2012 -

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Pentyrch By-Election 31 July 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Craig Williams 554 41.9 +7.5
Labour Christine Priday 542 41.0 +10.2
Plaid Cymru Ian Hughes 129 9.8 -10.0
Liberal Democrat Alexandria Evans 97 7.3 -0.6
Majority 12 0.9 -2.7
Turnout 1325
Conservative hold Swing -1.4
Riverside By-Election 3 March 2011[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Iona Gordon 1700 46.8
Plaid Cymru John Garrett 1099 30.3
Conservative Robert Roach 369 10.2
Green Yvan Maurel 277 7.6
Liberal Democrat Gwilym Owen 187 5.1
Majority 601 16.5
Turnout 3653
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Riverside Ward by-election 5 December 2013[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Darren Wiliams 1,120 50.3 +3.6
Plaid Cymru Elizabeth Gould 773 34.7 +3.6
Conservative Aled Crow 107 4.8 -2.9
UKIP Simon Zeigler 97 4.4 +4.4
TUSC Joel Beer 70 3.1 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Sian Donne 58 2.6 -1.2
Majority 347 15.6
Turnout 2,225
Labour hold Swing 0.0
Splott Ward by-election 5 December 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward Joseph Stubbs 706 39.7 -8.2
Liberal Democrats Jamie Matthews 604 34.0 +4.0
UKIP Brian Morris 209 11.7 +11.7
Independent John Elys 94 5.3 +5.3
Conservative Daniel Robert Mason 86 4.8 +0.5
TUSC Katrine Williams 80 4.4 +1.5
Majority 503 28.27
Turnout 1,779
Labour hold Swing -6.1
Llandaff North by-election 2 October 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan White 898 50.1
Independent David Coggins-Cogan 419 23.4
UKIP Simon Zeigler 204 11.4
Conservative Peter Hudson 136 7.6
Liberal Democrat Ann Rowland-James 134 7.5
Majority 479 26.7
Turnout 1,791
Labour hold Swing
Canton by-election 2 October 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Elsmore 1,201 41.7 -5.9
Plaid Cymru Elin Tudur 972 33.7 +14.3
Conservative Pam Richards 381 13.2 +2.4
Green Jake Griffiths 148 5.1 -10.5
TUSC Steffan Bateman 101 3.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Matt Hemsley 80 2.8 +0.3
Majority 229 7.9
Turnout 2,883
Labour hold Swing -11.5
Pentyrch by-election 30 June 2015[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gavin Hill John 561 40.2 -14.2
Plaid Cymru Hywel Wigley 543 39.0 +26.9
Labour Paul Fisher 234 16.8 -12.3
Independent Munawar Mughal 24 1.7 +1.7
Green Ruth Osner 22 1.6 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Cadan Ap Tomos 10 0.7 -0.9
Majority 18 1.3 -24.0
Turnout 1,394
Conservative hold Swing -20.6
Riverside by-election 7 October 2015[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Caro Wild 1,071 45.9
Plaid Cymru Ruksana Begum 780 33.5
Conservative Sean Driscoll 155 6.6
UKIP Gareth John Bennett 110 4.7
Green Hannah Pudner 109 4.7
Liberal Democrat Gwilym Owen 85 3.6
TUSC Steffan Bateman 21 0.9
Majority 291 12.5
Turnout 2,331
Labour hold Swing
Plasnewydd by-election 20 September 2016[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robin Thomas Rea 1,258 48.1 +15.4
Labour Peter Wong 910 34.8 -2.0
Plaid Cymru Glenn Charles Page 177 6.8 -5.3
Conservative Munawar Ahmed Mughal 115 4.4 -1.2
Green Michael David Cope 93 3.6 -9.3
UKIP Lawrence Gwynn 62 2.4 +2.4
Majority 348 13.3
Turnout 2,615 23.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +8.7
Grangetown by-election 3 November 2016[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Tariq Awan 1,163 41.1 +7.7
Labour Maliika Kaaba 1,049 37.1 -3.1
Conservative Michael Bryan 287 10.2 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Asghar Ali 187 6.6 -4.6
UKIP Richard Lewis 141 5.0 N/A
Majority 114 4.0
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing +5.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Local Authority Elections (Wales) Order 2014". 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff Councillors". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Elections 2008 - Cardiff". BBC News. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "County Council Election: Pentyrch Electoral Division" (pdf). Cardiff Council. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Election of a County Councillor: Riverside By-Election" (pdf). Cardiff Council. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  8. ^ "Llandaff North By Election - Thursday, 2nd October, 2014". City of Cardiff Council. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Canton By Election - Thursday, 2nd October, 2014". City of Cardiff Council. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Pentyrch Division - Declaration of Result of Poll" (pdf). City of Cardiff Council. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Riverside By Election - Wednesday, 7th October, 2015". Election results for Riverside. Cardiff Council. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Plasnewydd By Election - Tuesday, 20th September, 2016". Election results for Plasnewydd. Cardiff Council. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  13. ^ David James; Ruth Mosalski (21 September 2016). "Labour has lost a by-election in Cardiff's Roath ward amid a surge in Lib Dem votes". WalesOnline. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Grangetown By Election - Thursday, 3rd November, 2016". City of Cardiff Council. Retrieved 14 November 2016.