Llansamlet (electoral ward)

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Llansamlet Ward
Swansea UK ward location - Llansamlet.png
Location of Llansamlet ward (post-2012)
within the City and County of Swansea
Area15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population14,433 (2011 census)
• Density929/km2 (2,410/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Ryland Doyle (Labour)
  • Penny Matthews (Labour)
  • Uta Clay (Labour)
  • Robert Clay (Labour)
List of places

Llansamlet is the name of an electoral ward (coterminous with the Llansamlet community) in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK.

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.

Local elections[edit]

Llansamlet councillor and Lord Mayor of Swansea, Dennis James, died in April 2013 after being diagnosed with cancer six months beforehand.[1] His death led to a by-election:

Llansamlet Ward by-election, 4 July 2013[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Clay 1,368 74.95
Conservative James Hatton 236 12.93
Liberal Democrats Samuel Rees 113 6.19 N/A
National Front Claire Thomas 108 5.91 N/A
Majority 1,132 62.02
Turnout 1,825 16.9

In the 2012 local elections, the turnout was 30.32%. The results were:

Llansamlet Ward, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ryland Doyle 2,185
Labour Penny Matthews 2,154
Labour Uta Clay 2,051
Labour Dennis James 1,971
Independent June Evans 952
Conservative Roger Evans 354
Conservative Joshua Gaskell 335
Conservative Leigh Moss 328
Turnout 10,330 30.32


The suburb of Llansamlet is the area where part of the Swansea Enterprise Park is located.

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.


  1. ^ "Swansea's Lord Mayor Dies". Swansea Sound. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-07-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 51°39′56″N 3°53′44″W / 51.66546°N 3.89555°W / 51.66546; -3.89555