Llansamlet (electoral ward)
Location of Llansamlet ward (post-2012)
within the City and County of Swansea
|Area||15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)|
|Population||14,433 (2011 census)|
|• Density||929/km2 (2,410/sq mi)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following geographical areas: Birchgrove, Glais, Heol Las, Llansamlet, Morriston, Peniel Green, Pentre-Dwr, Talycopa, Trallwn and Summer Hill in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea East. The Llansamlet ward is bounded by the wards of Clydach to the north, Morriston to the west, Neath Port Talbot county borough to the east, and Bonymaen to the south.
Llansamlet councillor and Lord Mayor of Swansea, Dennis James, died in April 2013 after being diagnosed with cancer six months beforehand. His death led to a by-election:
|Liberal Democrats||Samuel Rees||113||6.19||N/A|
|National Front||Claire Thomas||108||5.91||N/A|
In the 2012 local elections, the turnout was 30.32%. The results were:
Trallwn is a suburb to the east of the ward comprising a large housing estate and a local primary school, Trallwn Primary School. Just to the south of Trallwn is Pentre Dwr, a predominantly farming and rural area. There are a number of horse riding schools here. To the west of Pentre Dwr and Talycopa (behind Trallwn shops) is a small housing district Summer Hill. Although Trallwn, Talycopa and Summer Hill are not part of the Llansamlet area.