Pontprennau & Old St Mellons

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Pontprennau & Old St Mellons ward
Electoral ward
Cardiff ward location - Pontprennau Old St Mellons.png
Location of Pontprennau & Old St Mellons
within Cardiff
Population9,720 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceST249815
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARDIFF
Postcode districtCF3
Dialling code+44-29
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
Councillors2
List of places
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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.

Description[edit]

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[1]) 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.

It is bounded by Caerphilly county borough to the north; and by the wards of Trowbridge to the southeast; Llanrumney and Pentwyn to the south; and Lisvane to the west.

Governance[edit]

The electoral ward falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff North. Cardiff North has been represented by the Conservative Party since 2010. The MP since 2017 is Anna McMorrin.

In the Welsh Assembly, Cardiff North is represented by Welsh Labour AM Julie Morgan.

Local Government[edit]

In May 2017 the Conservative Party won back the seat they'd lost to Labour in 2012.

Cardiff Council election, 4 May 2017[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dianne Rees * 1,851 30%
Conservative Joel Williams 1,760 28%
Labour Georgina Phillips * 1,134 18%
Labour Shane Andrews 891 14%
Plaid Cymru David Davies 200 3%
Liberal Democrat Mary Naughton 176 3%
Liberal Democrat David Keigwin 167 3%
Turnout 3,216 45%

* = 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).[3] Cllr Phillips won back the seat that she'd lost at the May 2008 election, unseating sitting Conservative councillor Jane Rogers.[4]

Prior to 1999 the ward included neighbouring Lisvane and was called Lisvane & St Mellons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ward population 2011". UK Census Data. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Election results for Pontprennau & Old St Mellons - Cardiff Council Elections 2017 - Thursday, 4th May, 2017". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Election results for Pontprennau & Old St Mellons: Cardiff Council Elections 2012 - Thursday, 3rd May, 2012". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Cardiff council elections: The story in each ward". yourCardiff. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2018.

Coordinates: 51°31′39″N 3°05′02″W / 51.52740°N 3.08396°W / 51.52740; -3.08396