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Coordinates: 51°29′28″N 3°10′01″W / 51.491°N 3.167°W / 51.491; -3.167

The Mackintosh Centre

Plasnewydd (meaning New Manor or New Place in English) is an electoral ward (and formerly the name of a community) of Cardiff, Wales. It falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff Central. It is bounded by the electoral wards of Cyncoed (Roath Park) to the north; Penylan to the northeast; Adamsdown (main Newport Road) to the southwest; and Cathays (Cardiff to Caerphilly railway) to the west. It covers what is now the community of Roath.

The ward population taken at the 2011 census was 18,166.[1]


Plasnewydd takes its name from a 17th century house called "The New Place", originally a home of Edwards Richard and, in 1890, given to the local people.[2] It later became the Mackintosh Community Centre. Roath and Plasnewydd were absorbed into Cardiff in 1875. The main road through the village, Castle Road, was renamed City Road in 1905 to mark Cardiff's new city status.[2]

Plasnewydd was previously the name of the Roath community until the Boundary Commission renamed it in the 2010s.[3]

Electoral ward[edit]

Plasnewydd ward
Electoral ward
Cardiff ward location - Plasnewydd.png
Population18,166 (2011 Census)[1]
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARDIFF
Postcode districtCF24
Dialling code+44-29
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places

Plasnewydd ward elects four councillors to sit on Cardiff Council.[4] In 2010 a Boundary Commission report was published recommending a number of boundary changes and ward renaming in Cardiff. Amongst them was a proposal to change the name of Plasnewydd electoral division to "Roath".[5] Ultimately the changes weren't taken forward.

Local elections[edit]


Cardiff Council election, 4 May 2017[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Janet Lent * 2,408 14%
Labour Daniel Martin De'Ath * 2,311 13%
Labour Deborah Mary Samothrakis 2,159 12%
Labour Peter Wong 2,055 12%
Liberal Democrats Manzoor Ahmed 1,545 9%
Liberal Democrats Robin Thomas Rea * 1,531 9%
Liberal Democrats Cadan Dyfynnog Hedd Ap Tomos 1,410 8%
Liberal Democrats Richard Anthony Jerrett 1,300 7%
Green Daniel Stuart William Ward 560 3%
Plaid Cymru Mariana Diaz Montiel 371 2%
Plaid Cymru Angharad Florence Price Lewis 346 2%
Plaid Cymru Matthew Gwyn Lloyd 331 2%
Conservative Enid Margaret Harries 297 2%
Conservative Lucy Golding 289 2%
Conservative Rowland Hemingway 252 1%
Conservative Marc Gonzalez 223 1%
Turnout 4,611 39%

* = sitting councillor prior to the election

2016 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Labour councillor, Mohammed Javed, early in 2016, a by-election was held for the vacant seat. It was won by the Liberal Democrats with a 15% increase on their 2012 vote.[7]

Plasnewydd by-election, 20 September 2016 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robin Thomas Rea 1,258 48%
Labour Peter Wong 910 34%
Plaid Cymru Glenn Charles Page 177 7%
Conservative Munawar Ahmed Mughal 115 5%
Green Michael David Cope 93 4%
UKIP Lawrence Gwynn 62 2%
Turnout 2,615 23%


The Council's Liberal Democrat leader Rodney Berman had previously represented the Plasnewydd ward until he was defeated, following two recounts, in the May 2012 Council elections.[9] Following the election, all four seats were represented by the Labour Party.[4]

Cardiff City Council 1973-1996[edit]

Plasnewydd was a ward for Cardiff City Council between 1973 and 1996, electing three Conservative councillors at the 1973, 1976 and 1979 elections. In 1983 the size of the ward increased and representation increased to 4 councillors, with the Conservatives losing their control of the ward over the next two elections. Four Labour councillors were elected at the May 1991 elections.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Plasnewydd - Key Stats". UK Census Data. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The History Of Cardiff's Suburbs - Plasnewydd incorporating part of Roath". Cardiffians. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. ^ "A Roath by any other name would smell just as sweet". Wales Online. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Date announced for Cardiff council by-election in Roath", Wales Online, 17 August 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  5. ^ "New super-wards to be created in West Cardiff". yourCardiff. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Election results for Plasnewydd - Cardiff Council Elections 2017 - Thursday, 4th May, 2017". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Labour has lost a by-election in Cardiff's Roath ward amid a surge in Lib Dem votes". Wales Online. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Election results for Plasnewydd - Plasnewydd By Election - Tuesday, 20th September, 2016". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Cardiff council's Rodney Berman toppled in cull of leaders", BBC News, 4 May 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Cardiff Welsh District Council Election Results 1973-1991" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 26 May 2019.

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