Gower (electoral ward)

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Gower ward
Swansea UK ward location - Gower.png
Location of Gower ward within the
City and County of Swansea
Area113.20 km2 (43.71 sq mi) (2001 census)
Population3,696 (2011 census)
• Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Richard David Lewis (Liberal Democrat)
List of places

Gower (Welsh: Gŵyr) electoral ward is an electoral ward in Britain. It is a ward of the City and County of Swansea, and comprises the western part of the Gower Peninsula. It lies within the UK Parliamentary constituency of Gower.

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following villages and areas: Cheriton, Horton, Ilston, Knelston, Landimore, Llandewi, Llangennith, Llanmadoc, Llanrhidian, Middleton, Nicholaston, Oldwalls, Overton, Oxwich Green, Oxwich, Parkmill, Penmaen, Penrice, Port Eynon, Reynoldston, Rhossili, Slade, Scurlage.

It also includes the communities of Ilston, "Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton", Llanrhidian Lower, Penrice, Swansea, Port Eynon, Reynoldston and Rhossili.

Neighbouring wards are Penclawdd to the north east, Fairwood to the east and Pennard to the south east.

2012 local council elections[edit]

Local council elections for Gower were held on 3 May 2012, along with wards in 21/22 local authorities in Wales. The turn-out for Gower was 47.51%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Richard David Lewis Liberal Democrat 826 Liberal Democrat hold
Ray Collins Labour 358
Robert Fisher Conservative 232

National Assembly for Wales[edit]

Gower Ward is part of the Gower Constituency and returns one constituency member to the National Assembly for Wales. It votes in the South Wales West region, which elects four list members.[1]


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Coordinates: 51°35′18″N 4°11′44″W / 51.5883°N 4.1955°W / 51.5883; -4.1955