Grangetown (Cardiff electoral ward)
Location of Grangetown ward within Cardiff
|Population||19,385 (2011 census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
The Grangetown ward lies to the south of the city between the rivers Taff and Ely. The ward elects three councillors to Cardiff Council. Traditionally represented by the Labour Party it has, in the 2000s, also elected Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru councillors.
At the May 2017 County Council elections Labour won all three seats, winning back the seat lost to Plaid Cymru in November 2016. Ashley Lister, grandson of the late councillor Chris Lomax (who died in September 2016) topped the poll.
|Labour||Lynda Thorne *||2121|
|Plaid Cymru||Tariq Awan *||1757|
|Plaid Cymru||Richard Vaughan||1438|
|Plaid Cymru||Lisa Musa||1310|
|Liberal Democrats||Jahangir Hussain||350|
|Liberal Democrats||Malcolm Evans||232|
|Liberal Democrats||Muhammed Latif||194|
Following the death of Labour councillor Chris Lomax a by-election was held on 3 November 2016 which was won by Plaid Cymru candidate Tariq Awan, though by only 114 votes.
|Plaid Cymru||Tariq Awan||1163|
|Liberal Democrats||Ashgar Ali||127|
In May 2012 Labour won back from the Liberal Democrats the three seats they'd previously lost in 2004, with Plaid Cymru making a very strong surge.
|Labour||Lynda Doreen Thorne||1,704|
|Plaid Cymru||Abdul Sattar||1,511|
|Plaid Cymru||Mohammed Tariq Awan||1,467|
|Plaid Cymru||Luke Nicholas||1,391|
|Liberal Democrats||Francesca Eva Sara Montemaggi *||505|
|Liberal Democrats||David Morgan *||501|
|Liberal Democrats||Paul Harding||489|
|Christian||Clive Stanley Bate||84|
In May 2008 the Liberal Democrats successfully defended their three seats.
|Liberal Democrats||Francesca Montemaggi *||1357|
|Liberal Democrats||Asghar Ali *||1319|
|Liberal Democrats||David Morgan||1317|
|Labour||Lynda Doreen Thorne||1138|
|Plaid Cymru||Farida Alsam||1099|
|Plaid Cymru||Patrick Daley||1009|
|Plaid Cymru||Ioan Bellin||920|
In May 2004 the Liberal Democrats won all three seats from the Labour Party. Labour councillor Peter Perkins had represented the area since 1981, initially for the Marl ward before it became part of Grangetown.
|Liberal Democrats||Margaret Winifred Jones||1,424|
|Liberal Democrats||Francesca Montemaggi||1,417|
|Liberal Democrats||Asghar Ali||1,404|
|Labour||Lynda Doreen Thorne *||1,122|
|Labour||Iftakhar Mohammad Khan||1,113|
|Labour||Peter George Perkins *||1,072|
|Plaid Cymru||Patrick Daley||838|
|Plaid Cymru||Abul Faiz M. Belal||764|
|Plaid Cymru||Jason Scott Toby||749|
|Conservative||Adrian John Spinola||420|
|Conservative||Richard Peter Mendelssohn||369|
Cardiff County Borough Council
At the last elections to the pre-1974 county borough council on 7 May 1970, Labour's Bernard Matthewson returned to the council, defeating Grangetown's sitting Conservative councillor after a recount.
|Labour||Armour Bernard Matthewson||1,260|
|Conservative||Anthea Jean Thomas *||1,249|
|Plaid Cymru||Peter Stayeley McMullen||315|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
At the first Grangetown election on 1 November 1890, John Jenkins, a shipwright and a nominee of Cardiff Trades Council, was declared to be the first genuine working man's representative elected to the council. There were a large number of seafaring households in the south of the ward.
In July 1890, following the creation of Cardiff County Borough Council, Grangetown was the name of one of the ten new electoral wards created in the county borough. Each of the three councillors took turns to stand for re-election, on a three-yearly cycle.
* = sitting councillor prior to the election
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