Ceredigion County Council election, 2004

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An election to Ceredigion County Council was held on 10 June 2004 on the same day of the European Elections.[1] It was preceded by the 1999 election and followed by the 2008 election.

The whole council was up for election and following boundary changes the number of seats was reduced to 42.[2] The council remained in a situation of No Overall Control following Plaid Cymru gains at the expense of the Independents. The Independents formed a coalition administration following the previous county council election in May 1999, being largest group on the council along with the Liberal Democrats.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election results: overview[edit]

Three of the elected Independent councilors, namely Gethin James (Aberporth), Ray Quant (Borth) and Haydn Lewis (Penparc) were non-party Independents, in that they did not sit as members of the Independent group of councilors.

Ceredigion Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Plaid Cymru 16 2 0 +2 38.10 38.92 10,198 -
  Independent 12 0 4 -4 28.57 20.69 5,423 -
  Liberal Democrat 9 2 0 +2 21.43 20.19 5,291 -
  Non-party independents 3 0 3 -3 7.14 9.91 2598 -
  Labour 1 0 0 = 2.38 3.00 785 -
  Cymraeg/Welsh1 1 1 0 +1 2.38 2.45 643 -
  Llais Ceredigion 0 0 0 = 0.00 3.53 925 -
  Llais Aberaeron UDP Reject2 0 0 0 = 0.00 0.66 172 -
  UKIP 0 0 0 = 0.00 0.37 96 -
  Green 0 0 0 = 0.00 0.18 48 -
  Conservative 0 0 0 = 0.00 0.10 26 -
Total 42 -2 26,205

1Cymraeg/Welsh was the label used by independent councillor John Ivor Williams. In 1999, and again in 2008, he ran with the label Independent.
2Llais Aberaeron UDP Reject was the label used by Mary Elizabeth Davies.

Ward Results[edit]

Aberaeron (one seat)[edit]

Aberaeron 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Emlyn Thomas* 458
Llais Aberaeron Mary Elizabeth Davies 172
Independent Steve Harty 57
Independent hold Swing

Aberporth (one seat)[edit]

Aberporth 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Gethin James 396
Liberal Democrat Elfyn Owen Rees* 326
Llais Ceredigion Emyr Hywel 194
Independent hold Swing

Aberteifi, Mwldan (one seat)[edit]

Aberteifi, Mwldan 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Sarah Mary Morris* 406
Plaid Cymru Thomas John Adams-Lewis* 286
Independent win (new seat)

Aberteifi, Rhydyfuwch (one seat)[edit]

Boundary Change.

Aberteifi, Rhydyfuwch 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Mark Cole 203
Plaid Cymru Tomos Melfydd George 185
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Aberteifi, Teifi (one seat)[edit]

Boundary Change.

Aberteifi, Teifi 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Alan Wilson* 226
Plaid Cymru David Aidan Lloyd Owen 57
Independent win (new seat)

Aberystwyth Bronglais (one seats)[edit]

Boundary Change

Aberystwyth Bronglais 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Alun John Wiliams* 303
Liberal Democrat John Paul Maddrell 120
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Aberystwyth Central (one seat)[edit]

Boundary Change

Aberystwyth Central 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ceredig Wyn Davies 252
Plaid Cymru Vivian Rees-Butterworth 96
Independent Hywel Thomas Jones* 51
Conservative William Quince 26
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Aberystwyth North (one seat)[edit]

Possible Boundary Change

Aberystwyth North 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Edgar Carl Williams* 264
Plaid Cymru John Aled Davies 239
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Aberystwyth Penparcau (two seats)[edit]

This ward was previously known as Aberystwyth South

Aberystwyth Penparcau 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Llewellyn Goronwy Edwards* 550
Independent Owen Henry Jones 364
Plaid Cymru Susan Jane Jones-Davies 195
Plaid Cymru John Michael Jones 188
Liberal Democrat Denise Elizabeth Cole 149
Green Timothy John Foster 48
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Aberystwyth Rheidol (one seat)[edit]

Aberystwyth Rheidol 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Eric John Griffiths* 580
Plaid Cymru Jacqueline Mary Taylor 182
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)

Beulah (one seat)[edit]

Beulah 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru William David Lyndon Lloyd 518
Llais Ceredigion Ioan Glyndwr Howells 191
Independent hold Swing

Borth (one seat)[edit]

Borth 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Raymond Paul Quant* 490
Plaid Cymru Mark Antony Strong 277
Independent hold Swing

Capel Dewi (one seat)[edit]

Capel Dewi 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas Peter Lloyd Davies 420
Plaid Cymru Martha Ann Eileen Curry 181
Independent hold Swing

Ceulanamaesmawr (one seat)[edit]

Ceulanamaesmawr 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Ellen Elizabeth ap Gwynn* 572
Liberal Democrat Maurice Roger Brown 196
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Ciliau Aeron (one seat)[edit]

Ciliau Aeron 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stanley Meredith Thomas* 451
Plaid Cymru Arthur John Moelfryn Maskell 367
UKIP Iain James Sheldon 96
Independent hold Swing

Faenor (one seat)[edit]

Faenor 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Erfyl Roberts 450
Plaid Cymru Alan Lloyd Evans 316
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Lampeter (two seats)[edit]

Lampeter 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert George Harris* 785
Independent John Ivor Williams* 643
Plaid Cymru Andrew Gerald Carter 350
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llanarth (one seat)[edit]

Llanarth 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Thomas Eurfyl Evans* 396
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Ieuan Jones 208
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr Padarn (one seat)[edit]

Boundary Change

Llanbadarn Fawr Padarn 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Gareth Davies 223
Independent Benjamin Lewis Davies* 187
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Llanbadarn Fawr Sulien (one seat)[edit]

Boundary Change

Llanbadarn Fawr Sulien 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Paul James 316
Liberal Democrat Heather Fievet Stitt 42
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Llandyfriog (one seat)[edit]

Llandyfriog 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Benjamin Towyn Evans 395
Independent Derrick Richards 358
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Llandysiliogogo (one seat)[edit]

Llandysiliogogo 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Cen Llwyd* unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llandysul Town (one seat)[edit]

Llandysul Town 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Evan John Keith Evans* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanfarian (one seat)[edit]

Alun Lloyd Jones had left the Plaid Cymru group and joined the Independents after the 1999 election.

Llanfarian 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Alun Lloyd Jones* 340
Plaid Cymru Rhodri Mabon ap Gwynfor 318
Independent hold Swing

Llanfihangel Ystrad (one seat)[edit]

Llanfihangel Ystrad 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Owen Llywelyn 593
Liberal Democrat Matthew George Cooper Lewes Gee 380
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llangeitho (one seat)[edit]

Llangeitho 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David John Evans* 540
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wyn Morse 197
Independent hold Swing

Llangybi (one seat)[edit]

Llangybi 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru John Timothy Odwyn Davies* 454
Liberal Democrat Rodney Edmund George Parish 169
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanrhystud (one seat)[edit]

Llanrhystud 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Rowland Rees-Evans 392
Independent Emyr Morgan Jones 217
Plaid Cymru Mari Luned Llwyd 207
Llais Ceredigion David John Williams 15
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Llansantffraed (one seat)[edit]

Llansantffraed 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Daniel Meurig James* 583
Independent Dafydd Wyn Edwards 309
Liberal Democrat Carol Ann Kolczak 260
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanwenog (one seat)[edit]

Llanwenog 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Samuel Haydn Richards* unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Lledrod (one seat)[edit]

Lledrod 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David Lloyd Evans* 682
Llais Ceredigion Gwilym ab Ioan 319
Independent hold Swing

Melindwr (one seat)[edit]

Melindwr 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Fred Williams* 540
Plaid Cymru Gweirydd Gwyndaf 357
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

New Quay (one seat)[edit]

New Quay 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Sarah Gillian Hopley* 363
Plaid Cymru Julian Raymond Evans 185
Independent hold Swing

Penbryn (one seat)[edit]

Plaid Cymru had won the seat in a by-election.

Penbryn 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Ian ap Dewi* 661
Liberal Democrat Thomas Sean Fievet Stitt 145
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Penparc (one seat)[edit]

Penparc 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas Haydn Lewis* 755
Llais Ceredigion Raymond Michael Dawe 205
Independent hold Swing

Tirymynach (one seat)[edit]

Tirymynach 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Wiliam Penri James* 465
Liberal Democrat Paul Buckingham James Hinge 185
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Trefeurig (one seat)[edit]

Trefeurig 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru David Suter 375
Liberal Democrat Evan Daniel Jones 241
Independent John Dilwyn Lewis 93
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Tregaron (one seat)[edit]

Tregaron 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Catherine Jane Hughes 349
Independent Nerys Ann Evans 314
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Troedyraur (one seat)[edit]

Troedyraur 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Gerallt Wynford Jones unopposed
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Ystwyth one seat)[edit]

Ystwyth 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John David Rowland Jones* unopposed
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Council Elections". Ceredigion County Council. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ceredigion council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-11-26.