Sandfields West

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Sandfields West
Population 6,725 (2011 census)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Andre Chavis (Independent)
  • James Evans (Independent)
  • Susan Paddison (Labour)
List of places
Neath Port Talbot

Sandfields West (Welsh: Gorllewin Traethmelyn) is an electoral ward and a community of Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales. It is part of the parliamentary constituency of Aberavon.

Sandfields West is bounded by the wards of Baglan to the northwest, Aberavon to the northeast, and Sandfields East to the southeast. Sandfields West is a mostly urbanised ward consisting of council housing inland, private housing on the coast and areas of light industry and business park use.

In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 35.47%. The councillors who were elected were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Andre Chavis Labour 1173 Labour hold
James Evans Labour 1088 Labour hold
Susan Paddison Labour 1078 Labour hold
Keith Suter Independent 377
Oliver Davies Independent 368
Joan Targett Independent 363
Olga Jones Independent 242
Wayne Morris Social Democratic Party 219

In February 2017, Councillor James Evans and Councillor Andre Chavis left the Labour party. They now both sit as Independent councillors.

Coordinates: 51°35′54″N 3°49′24″W / 51.59826°N 3.82344°W / 51.59826; -3.82344