Lower Loughor

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Lower Loughor Ward
Wm swansea lower loughor.jpg
Area 0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population 2,355 (2011 census)
• Density 2,505/km2 (6,490/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Christine Richards (Labour)
List of places

Lower Loughor (Welsh: Casllwchwr Isaf) is an electoral ward in the City and County of Swansea, Wales. The ward covers the western part of the town of Loughor in the parliamentary constituency of Gower.

It is bounded by the wards of Gowerton to the west; the Loughor estuary to the north and Upper Loughor to the east.

Lower Loughour consists of an area of salt marsh south of the A484 road and a suburban settlement north of the A484. The settlement of Lower Loughor can be traced back to Swansea's early coal mining industry with mines, and an iron foundry dating back to the 1730s. By 1869, the St. David's tinplate works was well established across the river and the village of Loughor had grown significantly by 1876. The construction of a permanent bridge across the River Loughor in 1923, linking Swansea with Llanelli, encouraged further expansion of Loughor.

Some worker houses from the 19th Century still remain in the area close to the estuary. A substantial Post War Local Authority housing estate was developed in the 1930s. Further local authority housing was developed in the 1970s and in the early 2000s more housing has been built. About 28% of the properties in the area are detached houses with about 36% of the housing stock being semi-detached.

In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 32.95%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Christine Richards Labour 436 Labour hold
Mike Sheehan Liberal Democrat 100
Leigh Richards Plaid Cymru 56

Coordinates: 51°39′44″N 4°04′39″W / 51.662238°N 4.077371°W / 51.662238; -4.077371