Morriston (electoral ward)

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Morriston Ward
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Area 7.32 km2 (2.83 sq mi)
Population 16,928 (2011 census)
• Density 2,313/km2 (5,990/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
Councillors
  • John Davies (Labour)
  • Robert Stewart (Labour)
  • Robert Davies (Labour)
  • Andrea Harrington (Labour)
  • Yvonne Jardine (Labour)
List of places
UK
Wales
Swansea

Morriston ((Welsh:Treforys or Treforus)) is an electoral ward in Swansea, Wales. Morriston is one of two five member wards in the City and County of Swansea local authority area. In population terms, it is the largest ward in the Welsh Assembly constituency of Swansea East and it is the largest ward the City and County of Swansea.[1]

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following geographical areas: Caemawr, Cwmrhydyceirw, Graig Felen, Morriston, Parc Gwernfadog, Pant-lasau, Ynysforgan and Ynystawe, in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea East. The ward is bounded by the wards of Llansamlet and Clydach to the east; Bonymaen and Landore to the south; Mynydd-Bach and Llangyfelach to the west; and Mawr to the north.

The ward is broken down into a number of polling districts by the local council. These are: Parc-y-Duc, Glantawe, Pentrepoeth, Tircanol, Caemawr, Cwmrhydyceirw East, Cwmrhydyceirw West, Parc Gwernfadog and Ynystawe.

History[edit]

Morriston first became an electoral ward in the late nineteenth century with the formation of Glamorgan County Council. The first county councillor to be elected in 1889 was the Liberal, David Davies.

Politics[edit]

Morriston is one of only two wards in Swansea which returns five councillors to the local council. The other being Sketty. Morriston currently returns five Labour councillors: Mike Hedges, Robert Francis-Davies, John Davies, Bob Lloyd and Rob Stewart.

In the 2008 local election the Ward was contested by all five incumbent Labour Councillors, and by five Liberal Democrats, five Conservatives, two Plaid Cymru candidates and one British National Party candidate. The poll took place on 1 May 2008, along with elections in every other ward of Swansea.

The turnout of the 2012 local elections in Morriston was 29.95%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
John Davies Labour 2599 Labour hold
Robert Stewart Labour 2500 Labour hold
Robert Davies Labour 2342 Labour hold
Andrea Harrington Labour 2302 Labour hold
Yvonne Jardine Labour 2190 Labour hold
Adrian Davies Independent 869
Dic Jones Plaid Cymru 800
James Hatton Conservative 504
Bill Hughes Conservative 501
Sheila Morgan Conservative 467
Richard James Strick-Jenkins Conservative 404
Ken Anderson Liberal Democrats 351
Jennifer Margaret Bickerstaff Conservative 341
Rosemarie Bridgeman Liberal Democrats 276
Owen John Roberts Liberal Democrats 254
Anjali Kadam Liberal Democrats 187

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Coordinates: 51°39′53″N 3°56′20″W / 51.66475°N 3.93890°W / 51.66475; -3.93890