Newport City Council election, 2012

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Elections to Newport City Council were held on 3 May 2012[1] along with elections to the other 21 local authorities in Wales, community council elections in Wales and United Kingdom local elections, 2012.

Councillors elected in this election will serve an extended five-year term, after local government minister Carl Sargeant announced the next elections would be moved from 2016 to 2017 to avoid clashing with the National Assembly for Wales election, 2016 which in turn had been delayed a year to avoid clashing with the United Kingdom general election, 2015.[2]

Election results: overview[edit]

Newport Council election 2012 [3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 37 +15 74.0 48.2 17,870 +14.9
  Conservative 10 -7 20.0 28.7 10,642 -6.6
  Liberal Democrat 1 -8 2.0 13.0 4,823 -8.8
  Independent 2 +1 4.0 4.8 1,764 +2.4
  Plaid Cymru 0 -1 4.1 1,517 -3.1
  Green 0 0 0.7 274 N/A
  Welsh Christian 0 0 0.4 158 N/A'
Total 50 37,048
  • The Independent statistics are for all Independents, whether they are members of the Independent group on the council or not.

Ward results[edit]

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election. Vote share changes compared with corresponding 2008 election.

Allt-yr-yn[edit]

Allt-yr-yn (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Allen 942 11.90%
Labour Jan Atkinson 916 11.57%
Independent Laura Buchanan-Smith 755 9.54%
Labour Pat Drewett 843 10.65%
Plaid Cymru Robert Edwards 236 2.98%
Conservative Matthew Evans* 1,364 17.24% -7.05%
Conservative Charles Ferris 1,273 16.09%
Conservative David Fouweather* 1,339 16.92% -7.12%
Liberal Democrat Megan Rees-Webb 246 3.10% -2.39%
Majority
Turnout 7,914
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Alway[edit]

Alway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dave Gapper-Hampson 292 7.14%
Labour John Guy* 1,103 26.97% +9.58%
Labour Debbie Harvey 1,021 24.97%
Conservative Andrew Hill 314 7.68%
Labour Ray Truman* 1,140 27.88% +10.07%
Liberal Democrat Shihab Uddin 219 5.36%
Majority
Turnout 4,089
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Beechwood[edit]

Beechwood (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Javid Ahmed 172 3.06%
Liberal Democrat Hugh Clarke* 806 14.32%
Labour Deb Davies 950 16.87%
Liberal Democrat Jeff Evans* 765 13.59%
Liberal Democrat David Hando* 805 14.30%
Labour Paul Hannon 912 16.20%
Conservative Pat Harris 185 3.29%
Conservative Omer Mian 134 2.38%
Labour Mark Spencer 901 16.00%
Majority
Turnout 5,630
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Bettws[edit]

Bettws (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Susan Baker 534 13.01%
Labour Val Delahaye* 616 15.01%
Labour Kieron Dineen 594 14.47%
Welsh Christian John Harrold 158 3.85%
Labour Glyn Jarvis* 584 14.23%
Independent Noel Trigg* 840 20.46%
Independent Kevin Whitehead 779 18.98%
Majority
Turnout 4,105
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
  • Noel Trigg was elected as an Independent candidate, having previously been elected as a Labour candidate in the 5 June 2008 by-election.

Caerleon[edit]

Caerleon (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gail Giles* 1,582 21.79%
Liberal Democrat Theresa Hughes 300 4.13%
Labour Paul Huntley 1,346 18.54%
Conservative Angela Jones* 1,074 14.79%
Conservative Edward Saville 743 10.23%
Labour Cliff Suller 1,342 18.48%
Conservative Joan Watkins 874 12.04%
Majority
Turnout 7,261
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Gaer[edit]

Gaer (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Bird 473 9.09%
Plaid Cymru Clive Busson 238 4.57%
Conservative Amanda Butler 486 9.34%
Liberal Democrat Susan Davies 156 3.00%
Conservative Jackie Johnson 463 8.90%
Labour Herbie Thomas 1,135 21.81%
Labour Mark Whitcutt 1,152 22.14%
Labour Debbie Wilcox 1,101 21.16%
Majority
Turnout 5,204
Labour gain from {{{loser}}} Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from {{{loser}}} Swing

Graig[edit]

Graig (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Cornelious* 902 28.42%
Labour Victoria Ann Cox-Wall 718 22.62%
Liberal Democrat Norman Mountain 169 5.32%
Labour Sarah Osolinski 580 18.27%
Conservative David Williams* 805 25.36%
Majority
Turnout 3,174
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Langstone[edit]

Langstone (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Atwell* 839 34.44%
Labour Nicholas Boyd 300 12.32%
Labour John Davies 355 14.57%
Liberal Democrat Linda Davies 175 7.18%
Conservative Ray Mogford 767 31.49%
Majority
Turnout 2,436
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Llanwern[edit]

Llanwern
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paul Bevan 26 2.95%
Labour Chris Herriot 269 30.50%
Conservative Martyn Kellway* 587 66.55% +14.38%
Majority 318 36.05% +21.92%
Turnout 882
Conservative hold Swing

Lliswerry[edit]

Lliswerry (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Critchley* 1,506 18.78%
Labour Roger Jeavons* 1,469 18.31%
Conservative Heather Lee 561 6.99%
Labour Allan Morris* 1,479 18.44%
Labour John Richards* 1,326 16.53%
Conservative Lewis Routley 573 7.14%
Conservative Carl Tucker 559 6.97%
Conservative Richard Weller 548 6.83%
Majority
Turnout 8,021
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Malpas[edit]

Malpas (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Philip Anderson 217 3.43%
Conservative Carol Anne Bader 663 10.48%
Green Pippa Bartolotti 274 4.33%
Conservative John Bird* 658 10.40%
Green Malcolm Degroot 195 3.08%
Labour Christine Maxfield 1,194 18.87%
Labour David Mayer* 1,227 19.39%
Conservative Peter Meredith 667 10.54%
Labour Jane Mudd 1,232 19.47%
Majority
Turnout 6,327
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Marshfield[edit]

Marshfield (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Bailey 274 9.42%
Plaid Cymru Keith Bennet 173 5.95%
Labour Stephen Marshall 413 14.20%
Liberal Democrat Liz Newton 335 11.52%
Labour Mark Price 326 11.21%
Conservative Tom Suller 672 23.11%
Conservative Richard White 715 24.59%
Majority
Turnout 2,908
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Pillgwenlly[edit]

Pillgwenlly (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mustafa Ali 150 6.63%
Labour Ibrahim Hayat* 703 31.06%
Conservative Zafar Peavez Ismail 306 13.52%
Labour Ron Jones* 756 33.41%
Liberal Democrat Sofique Miah 71 3.14%
Plaid Cymru Khalilur Rahman 277 12.24%
Majority
Turnout 2,263
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ringland[edit]

Ringland (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mofiz Ali 304 6.45%
Labour Bob Bright* 1046 22.21%
Labour Emma Corten 1,097 23.29%
Liberal Democrat Paul Jordan 514 10.91%
Labour Malcolm Linton* 1,090 23.14%
Liberal Democrat Ray Lord 446 9.47%
Conservative Ruth Williams 213 4.52%
Majority
Turnout 4,710
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rogerstone[edit]

Rogerstone(3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tom Bond 1,495 17.41%
Liberal Democrat Peter Davies 248 2.89%
Conservative Valerie Dudley* 1216 14.16%
Labour Chris Evans 1,623 18.90%
Plaid Cymru David Hall 231 2.69%
Conservative Stephen Jones* 1,213 14.12%
Conservative Alan Mazey 1,075 12.52%
Labour Sally Mlewa 1,487 17.31%
Majority
Turnout 8,588
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Shaftesbury[edit]

Shaftesbury (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Cockeram* 586 28.16%
Conservative Jay Hampson 151 7.26%
Conservative Anselm Plummer 136 6.54%
Labour Bob Poole* 620 29.79%
Independent Louise Ryan 169 8.12%
Independent Michael Ryan 168 8.07%
Plaid Cymru Anthony Salkeld 124 5.96%
Plaid Cymru Maria Shellard 127 6.10%
Majority
Turnout 2,081
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St.Julians[edit]

St.Julians (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gill Ford* 863 13.36%
Labour Emma Garland 1,020 15.79%
Conservative Vikky Howells 299 4.63%
Labour Rhys Hutchings 981 15.19%
Conservative Marie Jermyn 243 3.76%
Conservative Roy Lane 266 4.12%
Liberal Democrat Carmel Townsend* 873 13.51%
Liberal Democrat Ed Townsend* 958 14.83%
Labour Joshua Worrad 957 14.81%
Majority
Turnout 6,460
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Stow Hill[edit]

Stow Hill (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Rhys Gwyn Ab Elis 79 3.91%
Labour Miqdad Al-Nuaimi 527 26.05%
Liberal Democrat Pam Baulch 62 3.06%
Conservative Peter Hugh Charles Davies* 383 18.93%
Conservative William J Routley* 374 18.49%
Labour Kate Thomas 598 29.56%
Majority
Turnout 2,023
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Tredegar Park[edit]

Tredegar Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Sherwood 41 5.88%
Conservative Adam Wate 144 20.66%
Labour Trevor Watkins 512 73.46%
Majority 368 52.80% +44.39%
Turnout 697
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Victoria[edit]

Victoria (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mike Hamilton* 418 14.57%
Liberal Democrat Mozadul Hussain* 345 12.03%
Labour Chris Jenkins 769 26.81%
Conservative Khurram Khan 174 6.07%
Conservative Bilal Meah 224 7.81%
Plaid Cymru Christopher Paul 156 5.44%
Plaid Cymru Trefor Puw 108 3.77%
Labour Majid Rahman 674 23.50%
Majority
Turnout 2,868
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newport Local Government Elections, Newport City Council, 2012
  2. ^ Bodden, Tom. "Next council elections in Wales to be postponed for a year". Daily Post. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2012: Newport". Retrieved 2016-11-17.  line feed character in |title= at position 30 (help)