Pontprennau & Old St Mellons
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|Pontprennau & Old St Mellons ward|
Location of Pontprennau & Old St Mellons
|Population||9,720 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Pontprennau & Old St Mellons is an electoral ward located in the north-east of Cardiff Wales, covering the communities of Old St Mellons and Pontprennau. It is represented by two concillors on Cardiff Council.
Pontprennau and Old St Mellons are separated from one another by the A48 bypass on the outskirts of Cardiff. While Old St Mellons is one of the original villages of the area, Pontprennau is a new development of housing and shops.
Pontprennau & Old St Mellons has a population that probably now exceeds 10,000 people (8,037 from Census data, 2001 and 9,720 in 2011) due to sustained housebuilding in the Pontprennau section of the division, which is likely to continue for the next 10 years as a major urban expansion of up to 4,000 homes is constructed.
In May 2017 the Conservative Party won back the seat they'd lost to Labour in 2012.
|Conservative||Dianne Rees *||1,851||30%|
|Labour||Georgina Phillips *||1,134||18%|
|Plaid Cymru||David Davies||200||3%|
|Liberal Democrat||Mary Naughton||176||3%|
|Liberal Democrat||David Keigwin||167||3%|
* = sitting councillor prior to the election
After the May 2012 election the ward was represented at Cardiff Council by Georgina Phillips of Welsh Labour (1326 votes) and Dianne Rees of the Welsh Conservative Party (1004 votes). Cllr Phillips won back the seat that she'd lost at the May 2008 election, unseating sitting Conservative councillor Jane Rogers.
- "Ward population 2011". UK Census Data. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- "Election results for Pontprennau & Old St Mellons - Cardiff Council Elections 2017 - Thursday, 4th May, 2017". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
- "Election results for Pontprennau & Old St Mellons: Cardiff Council Elections 2012 - Thursday, 3rd May, 2012". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
- "Cardiff council elections: The story in each ward". yourCardiff. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2018.