Cardiff Council elections

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2017 election results map, showing numbers of councillors per ward and their party affiliations
2012 election results map, showing numbers of councillors per ward and their party affiliations

Cardiff Council elections take place for the whole council every four years, to Cardiff Council (officially the County Council of the City and County of Cardiff) in south Wales. It came into being as a unitary authority on 1 April 1996, after the passing of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. In 2014 the National Assembly for Wales deferred all local elections in Wales to 2017.[1] The council is composed of 75 councillors.[2]

Between 1974 and 1996 Cardiff Council was a district council of South Glamorgan (the city also electing councillors to the county council). Prior to 1974 Cardiff Council governed a county borough, separate from the county of Glamorgan.

Political control[edit]

Since the current council was established as a unitary authority in 1996, political control has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2012
Labour 2012 -

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1995-1999[edit]

Fairwater[edit]

Fairwater by-election, 10 April 1997[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Michael 1,527 70.9 -1.5
Conservative 388 18.0 +6.7
Liberal Democrats 237 11.0 +1.2
Majority 1,139 52.9 N/A
Turnout
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

Plasnewydd[edit]

Plasnewydd by-election, 18 September 1997[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoff Mungham 1,944 46.3 -9.9
Liberal Democrats 1,398 33.3 +21.5
Conservative 457 10.9 +3.9
Green 260 6.2 -3.9
Socialist Labour 140 3.3 N/A
Majority 546 13.0 N/A
Turnout 30.3 -4.9
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the election of Cllr. Julie Morgan as the Member for the Parliamentary constituency of Cardiff North.

Rhiwbina[edit]

Rhiwbina by-election, 3 September 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Neale 1,881 45.5 +9.7
Labour 1,096 26.5 -14.5
Liberal Democrats 966 23.3 +9.0
Plaid Cymru 189 4.5 -0.9
Majority 785 19.0 N/A
Turnout 43.3 -11.2
Registered electors
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

1999-2004[edit]

Cyncoed[edit]

Cyncoed by-election, 30 November 2000[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Rees 1,902 54.3 +1.0
Conservative 1,132 32.3 +12.7
Labour 271 7.7 -5.6
Majority 770 22.0 N/A
Turnout 39.8 -19.4
Registered electors
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Jenny Randerson.

Canton[edit]

Canton by-election, 7 June 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ramesh Patel 3,130 48.0 +9.2
Conservative 1,266 19.4 +6.1
Plaid Cymru 1,170 18.0 -18.8
Liberal Democrats 950 14.6 +9.2
Majority 1,960 28.6 N/A
Turnout
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the election of Cllr. Kevin Brennan as the Member for the Parliamentary constituency of Cardiff West.

Llandaff North[edit]

Llandaff North by-election, 7 June 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Bewes 2,115 57.1 +2.1
Conservative 664 17.9 +3.6
Liberal Democrats 566 15.3 +1.6
Plaid Cymru 362 9.8 -7.2
Majority 1,549 39.2 N/A
Turnout
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

Gabalfa[edit]

Gabalfa by-election, 7 February 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Cathy Pearcy 925 55.3 +31.5
Labour 451 26.9 -10.3
Conservative 138 8.2 -6.9
Plaid Cymru 116 6.9 -16.9
Socialist Alliance 44 2.6 N/A
Majority 474 28.4 N/A
Turnout 25.0 -11.0
Registered electors
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Pentwyn[edit]

Pentwyn by-election, 11 September 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Judith Woodman 1,836 66.5 +31.4
Labour 673 24.4 -17.5
Conservative 169 6.1 -3.7
Socialist Alliance 81 2.9 N/A
Majority 1,163 42.1 N/A
Turnout 28.9 -8.9
Registered electors
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Bill Cookson.

2004-2008[edit]

There were no by-elections.[4]

2008-2012[edit]

Pentyrch[edit]

Pentyrch by-election, 31 July 2008[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Craig Williams 554 41.9 +7.5
Labour Christine Priday 542 41.0 +10.2
Plaid Cymru Ian Hughes 129 9.8 -10.0
Liberal Democrats Alexandria Evans 97 7.3 -0.6
Majority 12 0.9 N/A
Turnout 48.2 -2.6
Registered electors
Conservative hold Swing -1.3

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Simon Roberts.

Riverside[edit]

Riverside by-election, 3 March 2011[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iona Gordon 1,700 46.8 +14.4
Plaid Cymru Steve Garrett 1,099 30.3 -13.6
Conservative James Roach 369 10.2 -2.0
Green Yvan Maurel 277 7.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Gwilym Owen 187 5.1 -6.4
Majority 601 16.5 N/A
Turnout 3,655 39.8 -0.1
Registered electors 9,188
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Gwenllian Lansdown.

2012-2017[edit]

Riverside[edit]

Riverside by-election, 5 December 2013[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Darren Williams 1,120 50.3 +3.6
Plaid Cymru Elizabeth Gould 773 34.7 +3.6
Conservative Aled Crow 107 4.8 -2.9
UKIP Simon Zeigler 97 4.4 N/A
TUSC Christopher Beer 70 3.1 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Sian Donne 58 2.6 -1.2
Majority 347 15.6 ±0.0
Turnout 2,225 22.6 -14.6
Registered electors 9,860
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Phil Hawkins for personal reasons.[7]

Splott[edit]

Splott by-election, 5 December 2013[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Stubbs 706 39.1 -8.7
Liberal Democrats Jamie Matthews 604 33.5 +3.5
UKIP George Morris 209 11.6 N/A
Independent Elys John 94 5.2 N/A
Conservative Daniel Mason 86 4.8 +0.5
TUSC Katrine Williams 80 6.1 +3.2
Majority 102 5.6 -12.3
Turnout 1,779 18.1 -15.4
Registered electors 9,846
Labour hold Swing

A by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Luke Holland following accusations of non-attendance at council meetings. He stated that he planned to move to London.[7]

Canton[edit]

Canton by-election, 21 February 2014[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Elsmore 1,201 41.7 -5.9
Plaid Cymru Elin Tudur 972 33.7 +14.3
Conservative Pamela Richards 381 13.2 +2.4
Green David Griffiths 148 5.1 -10.5
TUSC Steffan Bateman 101 3.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Matthew Hemsley 80 2.8 +0.3
Majority 229 8.0 -20.2
Turnout 2,883 24.3 -17.0
Registered electors 11,915
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour Councillor Cerys Furlong on 30 December 2013.[8][9]

Llandaff North[edit]

Llandaff North by-election, 2 October 2014[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan White 898 50.1 +2.7
Independent David Coggins-Cogan 419 23.4 +0.2
UKIP Simon Zeigler 204 11.4 N/A
Conservative Peter Hudson 136 7.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Ann Rowland-James 134 7.5 -6.8
Majority 479 26.7 +2.5
Turnout 1,791 30.0 -12.7
Registered electors 5,991
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Siobhan Corria for personal reasons.[10]

Pentyrch[edit]

Pentyrch by-election, 30 June 2015[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gavin Hill-John 561 40.5 -12.5
Plaid Cymru Hywel Wigley 543 39.2 +26.7
Labour Paul Fisher 234 16.9 -13.4
Independent Munawar Mughal 24 1.7 N/A
Green Ruth Osner 22 1.6 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Cadan ap Tomos 10 0.7 -0.9
Majority 18 1.3 -24.0
Turnout 1,394 49.9 -2.4
Registered electors 2,800
Conservative hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour Councillor Craig Williams, following his election as MP for Cardiff North.[11]

Riverside[edit]

Riverside by-election, 7 October 2015[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caro Wild 1,071 45.9 -0.8
Plaid Cymru Ruksana Begum 780 33.5 +2.3
Conservative Sean Driscoll 155 6.6 -1.1
UKIP Gareth Bennett 110 4.7 N/A
Green Hannah Pudner 109 4.7 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Gwilym Owen 85 3.6 -0.2
TUSC Steffan Bateman 21 0.9 -1.8
Majority 291 12.4 -3.2
Turnout 2,331 23.9 -13.3
Registered electors 9,758
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Cecilia Love for family reasons.[12]

Plasnewydd[edit]

Plasnewydd by-election, 20 September 2016[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robin Rea 1,258 48.1 +16.9
Labour Peter Wong 910 34.8 -0.3
Plaid Cymru Glenn Page 177 6.8 -4.8
Conservative Munawar Mughal 115 4.4 -5.5
Green Michael Cope 93 3.6 -8.7
UKIP Lawrence Gwynn 62 2.4 N/A
Majority 348 13.3 N/A
Turnout 2,615 23.1 -4.6
Registered electors 11,356
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was caused by the death of Labour councillor Mohammed Javed.[13]

Grangetown[edit]

Grangetown by-election, 3 November 2016[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Tariq Awan 1,163 42.0 +8.5
Labour Maliika Kaaba 1,049 37.9 -2.2
Conservative Michael Bryan 287 10.4 +3.5
UKIP Richard Lewis 141 5.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Asghar Ali 127 4.6 -6.6
Majority 114 4.1 N/A
Turnout 2,767 21.7 -12.4
Registered electors 12,754
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was caused by the death of Labour councillor Chris Lomax.[14]

2017-2022[edit]

Ely[edit]

Ely by-election, 21 February 2019[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Andrea Gibson 831 43.1 +17.8
Labour Irene Humphreys 779 40.4 -7.1
Liberal Democrats Richard Jerrett 46 2.4 -6.2
Conservative Gavin Brookman 271 14.1 -2.4
Majority 52 2.7 N/A
Turnout 1,927 20.3 -9.2
Registered electors 9,482
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was caused by the death of Labour councillor Jim Murphy on 1 December 2018.[16]

Cyncoed[edit]

Cyncoed by-election 16 July 2019[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Hopkins 1,920 55.3 +18.9
Conservative Peter Hudson 838 24.1 -11.9
Labour Madhu Khanna-Davies 560 16.1 -3.3
Plaid Cymru Morgan Rogers 152 4.4 N/A
Majority 1,082 31.1 +13.4
Turnout 3,484 42.1 -1.2
Registered electors 8,268
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +15.4

The by-election was caused by the death of Liberal Democrat Councillor Wendy Congreve on 14 May 2019.[18][19]

Whitchurch & Tongwynlais[edit]

Whitchurch & Tongwynlais by-election 3 October 2019[20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mia Rees 1,544 36.4 -4.5
Labour Marc Palmer 1,190 28.0 -10.0
Plaid Cymru Dan Allsobrook 674 15.9 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Sian Donne 588 13.9 +6.3
Green David Griffin 248 5.8 -2.3
Majority 354 8.4 +3.2
Turnout 4,244 33.7 -11.7
Registered electors 12,589
Conservative hold Swing +2.7

The by-election was caused by the death of Conservative councillor Tim Davies on 4 June 2019.[22]

Llanishen[edit]

Llanishen by-election 21 November 2019[23][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Siân-Elin Melbourne 1,566 43.4 +6.3
Labour Irene Humphreys 1,254 34.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Will Ogborne 387 10.7 +3.1
Plaid Cymru Chris Haines 209 5.8 -2.7
Green Michael Cope 138 3.8 -3.0
Independent Lawrence Gwynn 59 1.6 N/A
Majority 312 8.7 N/A
Turnout 3,613 27.3 -18.9
Registered electors 13,227
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Phil Bale in Autumn 2019.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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