Cockett (electoral ward)

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Cockett Ward
Wm swansea cockett.jpg
Area 8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population 13,362 (2011 census)
• Density 1,556/km2 (4,030/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Ann Cook (Labour)
  • Andrew Jones (Labour)
  • Geraint Owens (Labour)
  • Elliott King (Labour)
List of places

Cockett (Welsh: Coced) is the name of an electoral ward in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK.

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Cadle, Cwmdu, Coedweig, Gendros, Gors, Fforestfach, Cockett and Waunarlwydd, in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea West. The ward is bounded by the wards of Kingsbridge and Penderry to the north; Cwmbwrla to the east; Townhill to the south east; Sketty and Killay North to the south; and Gowerton to the west.

Local Council Elections[edit]

2015 local council by election[edit]

The 2015 by election results were announced at the LC2 in the Swansea Maritime Quarter alongside the 2015 UK General Election. The turnout for the Cockett by election in the 2015 was 6253 out of 10528 registered electors, hence 59.4% almost double the 2012 election. [1]

The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Share Status
KING, Elliott John Welsh Labour / Llafur Cymru 2741 44% Duly Elected
LLOYD, Dr Dai Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales 1345 22%
SINGH, Rebecca Welsh Conservative Party Candidate / Ymgeisydd Plaid Geidwadol Cymru 899 14%
HOLLEY, Nicola Anne Welsh Liberal Democrats - Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru 776 12%
WHITTALL, Mike The Green Party / Plaid Werdd 314 5%
PHILLIPS, Dave Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 128 2%

2012 local council election[edit]

The turnout for Cockett in the 2012 local council elections was 32.89%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Ann Cook Labour 1949 Labour gain
Andrew Jones Labour 1913 Labour gain
Geraint Owens Labour 1707 Labour gain
Mitchell Theaker Labour 1601 Labour gain
Dai Lloyd Plaid Cymru 895
Nicola Holley Liberal Democrat 728
Keith Morgan Liberal Democrat 723
Jim Kelleher Liberal Democrat 637
Hazel Morgan Liberal Democrat 580
Patricia Sanderson Plaid Cymru 533
Vanessa Webb Plaid Cymru 498
Rhodri Thomas Plaid Cymru 484
Veronyca Hughes Independent 248
Matthew Johnson Conservatives 192
Liam Kelly Conservatives 166
Victoria Steventon Conservatives 155
Michael Overthrow Conservatives 154

Recent History[edit]

The first election to the new unitary City and County of Swansea Council took place in 1995. All four seats were won by Labour although the Plaid Cymru candidate, local GP Dai Lloyd also polled strongly.

Cockett 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lilian Maud Hopkin 2,414
Labour Victor Cyril Alexander 2,194
Labour David Anthony 2,104
Labour Denzil Porter 1,953
Plaid Cymru David Rhys Lloyd 1,240
Liberal Democrat Stuart Ball 458
Liberal Democrat Ken Shingleton 411
Liberal Democrat Philip Stanford 409
Liberal Democrat Arthur Westwood 316
Conservative Timothy Mark Phillips 286
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

In 1999, Dr Dai Lloyd, who had captured a seat from Labour at a by-election topped the poll and Plaid Cymru also captured a second seat.

Cockett 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru David Rhys Lloyd* 2,366
Labour Lilian Maud Hopkin* 1,902
Plaid Cymru William Keith Morgan 1,581
Labour Victor Cyril Alexander* 1,528
Plaid Cymru Adrian Hugh Rees 1,478
Plaid Cymru Nicholas Walsh 1,381
Labour Ann Pennock 1,343
Labour Clive Keith Morgan 1,231
Liberal Democrat Tudor Richard Donne 639
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Districts of Cockett[edit]


The suburb of Cockett is a residential area in the ward.


The suburb of Fforestfach lies immediately north of the suburb of Cockett.


The suburb of Waunarlwydd adjoins Fforestfach and Cockett to the West.

Coordinates: 51°38′13″N 3°58′52″W / 51.63707°N 3.98107°W / 51.63707; -3.98107