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1987 Carmarthen District Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An election to Carmarthen District Council was held on 7 May 1987.[1] It was preceded by the 1983 election and followed by the 1991 election. On the same day there were elections to the other local authorities and community councils in Wales.[2]

Boundary changes

A limited number of boundary changes had taken place since the previous election. Some wards were also renamed.

Results

Abergwili (one seat)

The ward used to be known as Abergwili and Llanllawddog. The winning candidate had represented the SDP-Liberal Alliance at the 1983 election.

Abergwili and Llanllawddog 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Pamela Ann Palmer 336
Independent Simon John Howells 294
Independent Trevor Hugh Davies 157
Independent Ronald Hugh Richards 152
Labour T. Greenfield 82
Majority 42
Turnout 73.0
Independent hold Swing

Carmarthen Town North (four seats)

The ward used to be known as Carmarthen Town Ward One. Two of the sitting Labour candidates were de-selected by the party, but stood successfully as independents.

Carmarthen Town North 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Howell Merriman* 1,273
Labour John Russell Davies* 1,111
Independent John Elfed Williams* 1,080
Independent T.H. Gwyn Davies* 997
Plaid Cymru Peter Hughes Griffiths 924
Labour Kenneth Wigley Lloyd 885
Labour Richard John Williams 646
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Carmarthen Town South (two seats)

The ward used to be known as Carmarthen Town Ward Two.

Carmarthen Town South 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent June Williams 704
Independent John Elfed Thomas* 653
Alliance (Liberal) Richard John Goodridge 533
Labour Richard John Edwards 431
Plaid Cymru Geraint Thomas 427
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Carmarthen Town West (three seats)

The ward used to be known as Carmarthen Town Ward Three. David Crane had been elected at a by-election following the resignation of previous Liberal councillor David Nam.

Carmarthen Town West 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance David Llewhelin Crane* 1,268
Independent Helen Margaret Thomas* 1,047
Plaid Cymru Malcolm Morgan Jones 990
Labour Sarah Mary Lorraine Maynard 748
Alliance hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Cenarth (one seat)

The ward used to be known as Newcastle Emlyn.

Cenarth 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Lloyd Davies* Unopposed
Independent hold

Clynderwen (one seat)

The ward used to be known as Cilymaenllwyd.

Clynderwen 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Daniel Clodwyn Thomas* Unopposed
Independent hold

Cynwyl Elfed (one seat)

The ward used to be known as Cynwyl Elfed and Llanpumsaint.

Cynwyl Elfed 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William Dorrien Thomas 304
Independent Thomas Owen Morgan 215
Independent William Malcolm Howells 177
Independent Lyn Luke ap Trin Davies 142
Independent James Kinneil Fraser 66
Independent John Henry Dyer 30
Majority 89
Independent hold Swing

Gorslas (two seats)

The previous three-member Llanarthney and Llanddarog ward was split into a two-member ward (Gorslas) and a single-member ward (Llanddarog).

Gorslas 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Dewi Wyn Edwards* 1,240
Labour Ryan Jones 1,102
Independent Jane Ann Jones 649
Ratepayers hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Laugharne Township (one seat)

The previous two-member Laugharne Township ward was split into a two single-member wards (Laugharne Township and Llanddowror). The sitting member had been elected at a by-election following the death of Elwyn John.

Laugharne Township 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sidney William David Evans* 356
Independent David Cecil Davies 331
Majority 25
Independent hold Swing

Llanboidy (one seat)

The ward used to be known as Henllanfallteg.

Llanboidy 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Gibbin* Unopposed
Independent hold

Llanddarog (one seat)

The previous three-member Llanarthney and Llanddarog ward was split into a two-member ward (Gorslas) and a single-member ward (Llanddarog).

Llanddarog 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Huw Voyle Williams* Unopposed
Ratepayers hold Swing

Llanddowror (one seat)

The previous two-member Laugharne Township ward was split into a two single-member wards (Laugharne Township and Llanddowror).

Llanddowror 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Cyril William Roberts* 479
Independent Dafydd Meredith Price 294
Majority 185
Independent hold Swing

Llandyfaelog (one seats)

The previous two-member Llandyfaelog ward was split into a two single-member wards (Llandyfaelog and St Ishmaels).

Llandyfaelog 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sidney Daniel John* Unopposed
Independent win (new seat)

Llanfihangel-ar-Arth (one seat)

The seat had been won by Plaid Cymru at a by-election.

Llanfihangel-ar-Arth 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Thomas John Griffiths* Unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold

Llangeler (two seats)

Llangeler 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Keith Davies* Unopposed
Independent Thomas Wilfred Davies* Unopposed
Independent hold
Independent hold

Llangynnwr (two seats)

Boundary change: the previous ward was divided to create an additional Newchurch ward.

Llangynnwr 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robin Owen Griffiths 839
Independent Hywel Lloyd Williams* 650
Independent John David James Morgan* 499
Independent Jean Stuart Arnold 333
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llangyndeyrn (two seats)

Llangyndeyrn 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John David Greville Williams 727
Labour Cydwel David Thomas Evans 674
Plaid Cymru Handel Michael Ayres Williams 646
Alliance Emlyn Jones 471
Alliance Robert Michael Beynon 435
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llanllwni (one seat)

The ward used to be known as Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn.

1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan Eirwyn Jones* 365
Alliance Roger Nook 133
Independent Leonard William Davies 79
Independent Roger Joynson 49
Majority 232
Independent hold Swing

Llansteffan (one seat)

The ward used to be known as Llangain.

Llansteffan 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Griffith Trevor Rees* 446
Independent William Thomas 356
Alliance John Dickson Bain 282
Majority 90
Independent hold Swing

Llanybydder (two seats)

The previous two-member Llanllwni ward was split into a two single-member wards (Llanybydder and Pencarreg).

Llanybydder 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Emrys Oriel Jones* Unopposed
Independent win (new seat)

Newchurch (one seat)

This additional ward was created following the division of the Llangynnwr ward, which retained two seats.

Newchurch 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mary Anne Griffiths 324
Independent Evan James Thomas 240
Independent Lyn Lewis Thomas 164
Majority 84
Independent win (new seat)

Pencarreg (one seats)

The previous two-member Llanllwni ward was split into a two single-member wards (Llanybydder and Pencarreg).

Pencarreg 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Oliver Williams* Unopposed
Independent win (new seat)

St Clears (two seats)

St Clears 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Victor Lawrence James* Unopposed
Independent Benjamin Delwyn Royden Thomas* Unopposed
Independent hold
Independent hold

St Ishmael (one seat)

The previous two-member Llandyfaelog ward was split into a two single-member wards (Llandyfaelog and St Ishmaels).

St Ishmaels 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Charles Phillips* 593
Labour Christopher George Henry 124
Majority
Independent hold Swing

Trelech (one seat)

The ward used to be known as Abernant.

Trelech 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William David Thomas* Unopposed
Independent hold

Whitland (one seat)

Whitland 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rosemary Jean Jenkins 469
Plaid Cymru Ithel Parri-Roberts 358
Majority 111
Independent gain from Alliance Swing

References

  1. ^ "Electors bury the bunker issue". Carmarthen Journal. 15 May 1987.
  2. ^ "How Wales Went to the Polls". Western Mail. 8 May 1987.
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