Radyr and Morganstown

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Radyr and Morganstown
Cardiff Wales communities - Radyr and Morganstown locator.png
Radyr and Morganstown location within Cardiff
Population6,417 (2011 census)[1]
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARDIFF
Postcode districtCF15
Dialling code+44-29
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
Radyr & Morganstown Twinning Fellowship monument

Radyr and Morganstown is a community (civil parish) of Cardiff which covers the areas of Radyr and Morganstown in the northwest of Cardiff, capital city of Wales. The community elects a Radyr and Morganstown community council.


The Radyr and Morganstown community is crossed to the north by the M4 motorway, which separates Morganstown from Radyr. The eastern border of the community and ward is defined by the River Taff. The rural communities of Pentyrch and St Fagans lie to the northwest and southwest. It is one of the most affluent areas of Cardiff, with Radyr being more so than Morganstown.

Radyr &
 St Fagans  Fairwater Llandaff North/

The boundary of the Radyr and Morganstown community matches that of the electoral ward. According to the 2011 census the population of the ward was 6,417.[1]

It is located in the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff West and the Senedd constituency of the same name.

Twin town[edit]

Since 1986 Radyr and Morganstown has been twinned with Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu, a town south-west of Nantes (Cardiff's twin city) on the southern shores of the Lac de Grand Lieu in Loire-Atlantique, France.[2] The first exchange visit took place in May 1986 and Twinning Charters were signed by Chairmen of both community councils. On the 10th anniversary of the twinning fellowship, Radyr presented the people of St Philbert with a red telephone box.[3]

The next year the French presented the Radyr community with a wine press, now sited in the gardens of the Old Church Rooms. The 20th anniversary was celebrated with a reception at the Old Church Rooms in 2006.[3] The twinning committee is one of the more active in the area and cultural exchanges between the two communities take place annually. Since 2009 a regular Twinning Weekend has taken place, beginning in May 2009 with 49 Radyr residents travelling to St Philbert.[4] The twinning committee also arranges Boules tournaments and social events throughout the summer.

Community Council[edit]

The Old Church Rooms, Radyr, where Community Council committee meetings are held

Radyr and Morganstown is one of six communities in Cardiff to elect a Community Council. The Council has a clerk and twelve councillors, with the councillors being elected, four each, from the community wards of Morganstown, Radyr North and Radyr South.[5]

Elections take place every five years.

2017 Community Council Election[edit]

All candidates who stood for election were elected unopposed. The remaining five seats were filled through co-option by members of the community council.[6]

The following by-elections took place between May 2017 and the next election in 2022.

Morganstown Ward - Thursday, 6 February 2020[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Allan Cook 250
Independent Michelle Lenton-Johnson 96
Turnout 346 18.4

2022 Community Council Election[edit]

The next election is due in May 2022 on the same day as the Cardiff Council elections.

County councillors[edit]

The coterminous Radyr ward elects one county councillor to the City of Cardiff Council. Between 1999 and 2008 the ward was represented by Labour Party councillor, Marion Drake. At the 2008 council elections the ward was won by Rod McKerlich for the Conservative Party, with 60% of the vote.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Radyr - Key Stats". UKcensusdata.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "St. Philbert Grand Lieu". Retrieved 29 June 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Twinning Fellowship - The First Twenty Years". Radyr & Morganstown community website. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Exchange Visit 2009". Radyr & Morganstown community website. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Community Council". Radyr & Morganstown website. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Community Council vacancies". Radyr & Morganstown Community Council. Archived from the original on 8 June 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Morganstown Community Ward - Thursday, 6 February 2020". City of Cardiff Council. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Cardiff Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 13 January 2018.

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