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2008 Ceredigion County Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The elections to Ceredigion County Council were held on 1 May 2008 along with elections to other Welsh councils, plus the London Mayor and [1] Assembly Elections, Metropolitan English councils and Non Metropolitan English councils elections. All 42 council seats are up for election. It was preceded by the 2004 election and followed by the 2012 election.

The previous council was controlled by Independents in coalition with the Liberal Democrat group and the single Labour member. Since 2004, there have been no by-elections to the council (the only council in Wales not to have any during the last four years). Nominations for the council elections closed on 4 April 2008. The last council meeting before the elections (when the council was formally dissolved) was held on 17 April 2008. The composition of the council prior to the elections was:

  • Independents 16
  • Plaid Cymru 16
  • Liberal Democrats 9
  • Labour 1

2 Independents had defected to Plaid Cymru and a further 2 Independents had retired. All existing councillors bar the 2 retirees are up for re-election.

Election results: overview

Ceredigion Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Plaid Cymru 19 6 3 +3 45.23 43.80 12,141 +4.88%
  Independent 11 6 7 -1 26.19 21.03 5,830 +0.34%
  Liberal Democrats 10 2 1 +1 23.8 23.86 6,613 +3.67%
  Non-party independents 1 1 3 -2 2.38 4.71 1,305 -4.71%
  Labour 1 0 0 0 2.38 3.19 885 +0.19%
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.93 805 +2.80%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.51 139 +0.32%
  Others 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 -7.01%
Total 42 27,718

All parties received a higher share of the vote than in 2004. This was in part due to a fall in the number of non-party independents standing and previous non-party independents joining the independent grouping, but also due to a number of parties (namely UKIP and Llais Ceredigion) not standing candidates this time around.

Plaid Cymru made six gains. They gained a seat in the ward of Aberystwyth, Penparcau, as well as the wards of Cardigan, Mwldan, Cardigan, Teifi, Ciliau Aeron, Llanfarian, Llangeitho and Melindwr. The party also made four losses: Llandysilio-gogo, Llansantffraid, Tirymynach and Troedyraur.

The Liberal Democrats made two gains, Tirymynach and Aberaeron, but lost Melindwr.

The three non-party independents from 2004 were re-elected as Independents (Haydn Lewis in Pen-parc, Gethin James in Aberporth and Ray Quant in Borth), as well as John Ivor Williams, who had held his seat in 2004 under the label Cymraeg/Welsh. A single candidate was elected as a non-party independent (Gareth Lloyd Cletwr in Llandysilio-gogo).

Nine members of the original Council elected in 1995 were again returned.

[2]

Ward Results

Aberaeron (one seat)

Aberaeron 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Evans 493
Independent Richard Emlyn Thomas* 247
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

Aberporth (one seat)

Aberporth 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gethin James 610
Conservative Mark William Mainwaring 251
Independent hold Swing

Aberteifi, Mwldan (one seat)

Aberteifi, Mwldan 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Thomas John Adams-Lewis 503
Independent Sarah Mary Morris* 202
Conservative Bradley George Stephen Vaughan 48
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Aberteifi, Rhydyfuwch (one seat)

Aberteifi, Rhydyfuwch 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Mark Cole* 370
Plaid Cymru Ann Rees-Sambrook 60
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Aberteifi, Teifi (one seat)

Aberteifi, Rhydyfuwch 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Catrin Miles 167
Independent Alan Wilson* 124
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Aberystwyth Bronglais (one seat)

Aberystwyth Bronglais 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Alun John Wiliams* 376
Liberal Democrats Trevor Graham Shaftoe 76
Conservative Robert Mark Schofield 33
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Aberystwyth Central (one seat)

Aberystwyth Central 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ceredig Wyn Davies* 296
Plaid Cymru Mark Strong 142
Conservative Emily Day 24
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Aberystwyth North (one seat)

Aberystwyth North 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Edgar Carl Williams* 275
Plaid Cymru John Aled Davies 252
Conservative Anthony Alexander Pickles 40
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Aberystwyth Penparcau (two seats)

Aberystwyth Penparcau 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Rob Gorman 419
Independent Llewellyn Goronwy Edwards* 391
Plaid Cymru Steve Davies 377
Independent Owen Henry Jones* 195
Liberal Democrats Mick Jones 97
Labour Richard Boudier 95
Conservative David John Cogdell 46
Conservative Graeme Matthew David Smith 31
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing
Independent hold Swing

Aberystwyth Rheidol (one seat)

Aberystwyth Rheidol 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Eric John Griffiths* 490
Plaid Cymru Susan Jones-Davies 197
Conservative Jason Luke Edwards 38
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Beulah (one seat)

Beulah 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru William David Lyndon Lloyd* 690
Liberal Democrats Neil Flower 121
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Borth (one seat)

Borth 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Raymond Paul Quant* 436
Independent James Whitlock Davies 333
Independent hold Swing

Capel Dewi (one seat)

Cllr Peter Davies (Ind, Capel Dewi) was elected unopposed in 2008. He was first elected in 2004 (beating a Plaid Cymru candidate by 239 votes (40%) and sits on the Development Control Committee and the Standards Committee.

Capel Dewi 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Peter Lloyd Davies unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Ceulanamaesmawr (one seat)

Ceulanamaesmawr 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Ellen Elizabeth ap Gwynn* 527
Liberal Democrats Richard Oliver Morgan-Ash 172
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Ciliau Aeron (one seat)

Plaid Cymru had captured the seat in a by-election.

Ciliau Aeron 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Arthur John Moelfryn Maskell 544
Liberal Democrats Harry Hayfield 151
UKIP Iain James Sheldon 117
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Faenor (one seat)

Faenor 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Erfyl Roberts* 501
Plaid Cymru Alan Lloyd Evans 215
Conservative Robert James MacKinnon 38
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lampeter (two seats)

Lampeter 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert George Harris* 790
Independent John Ivor Williams* 575
Independent Dorothy Williams 249
Plaid Cymru Robert Phillips 263
Liberal Democrats Derek Wilson 123
Green Elly Foster 65
Conservative Michael Nevill James Chamberlain 55
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llanarth (one seat)

Cllr. Eurfyl Evans (Lib Dem, Llanarth) was elected unopposed in 2008. He was first elected in 1995 (holding the ward from Cllr. Alan Thomas) and won re-election in 2004 by 188 votes over Plaid Cymru (31%) and in the last Cabinet (that was dissolved at the same time as the last meeting of the council) was the Cabinet member with responsibility for Economic Development

Llanarth 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Thomas Eurfyl Evans* unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr Padarn (one seat)

Llanbadarn Fawr Padarn 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Gareth Davies 248
Independent Bob Morris 104
Liberal Democrats Terry Raymond Lynch 48
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr Sulien (one seat)

Llanbadarn Fawr Sulien 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Paul James* 346
Liberal Democrats Peter Jeffery Hampson 74
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llandyfriog (one seat)

Llandyfriog 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Benjamin Towyn Evans* 523
Liberal Democrats Alex Bashford 165
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llandysiliogogo (one seat)

Llandysiliogogo 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gareth Lloyd 607
Plaid Cymru Cen Llwyd* 309
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Llandysul Town (one seat)

Llandysul Town 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan John Keith Evans* 404
Plaid Cymru Iwan William Richards 236
Independent hold Swing

Llanfarian (one seat)

Alun Lloyd Jones had left the Plaid Cymru group and joined the Independents after the 1999 election. However, since the 2004 election he rejoined the party.

Llanfarian 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Alun Lloyd Jones* 361
Liberal Democrats Elian Lorrae Jones-Southgate 248
Conservative Llinos Ma Thomas 41
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanfihangel Ystrad (one seat)

Llanfihangel Ystrad 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Owen Llywelyn 656
Liberal Democrats Matthew George Cooper Lewes Gee 344
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llangeitho (one seat)

Cllr. David Evans (Plaid Cymru, Llangeitho) was elected unopposed in 2008. First elected in 1999 (gaining the seat from the Liberal Democrats as an Independent candidate) joined Plaid Cymru at the close of nominations in 2008. As an Independent member he sat on the Development Control Committee and was vice chair of the Environmental Services and Housing Committee.

Llangeitho 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru David John Evans* unopposed
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Llangybi (one seat)

Llangybi 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru John Timothy Odwyn Davies* 416
Liberal Democrats Sonia Rose Williams 205
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanrhystud (one seat)

Llanrhystud 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Rowland Rees-Evans 500
Independent Emyr Morgan Jones 266
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Llansantffraed (one seat)

Llansantffraed 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dafydd Wyn Edwards 583
Plaid Cymru Daniel Meurig James* 545
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Llanwenog (one seat)

Llanwenog 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Samuel Haydn Richards* 692
Liberal Democrats Kathy Bracy 118
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Lledrod (one seat)

Lledrod 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ifan Davies 549
Plaid Cymru Catrin Myfanwy Huws 452
Independent hold Swing

Melindwr (one seat)

Melindwr 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Rhodri Davies 489
Liberal Democrats Fred Williams* 432
Plaid Cymru gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

New Quay (one seat)

New Quay 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sarah Gillian Hopley* 349
Conservative Luke William Ashley Evetts 160
Independent hold Swing

Penbryn (one seat)

Penbryn 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Ian ap Dewi* 652
Liberal Democrats June Perry 244
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Penparc (one seat)

Penparc 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Haydn Lewis* 667
Plaid Cymru David Richard James 256
Independent hold Swing

Tirymynach (one seat)

Tirymynach 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Buckingham James Hinge 434
Plaid Cymru William Penri James* 420
Liberal Democrats gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Trefeurig (one seat)

Trefeurig 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru David Suter 461
Liberal Democrats Martin John Squires 108
Independent Kari Walker 99
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Tregaron (one seat)

Cllr. Catherine Jane Hughes (Plaid Cymru, Tregaron) was elected in 2004 defeating an Independent candidate by 35 votes (5%) and was vice chair of the Social Service Committee as well as serving on the Development Control Committee and Education Committee.

Tregaron 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Catherine Jane Hughes* unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Troedyraur (one seat)

Troedyraur 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Roy Griffiths Lloyd 381
Plaid Cymru Gerallt Wynford Jones* 151
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Ystwyth one seat)

Ystwyth 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John David Rowland Jones* 528
Plaid Cymru Sian Mererid Archer 196
Green Leila Kiersch 74
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

By-elections 2008-12

Aberystwyth Rheidol 2008

A by-election was held in the Aberystwyth Rheidol ward following the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Eric Griffiths.

Aberystwyth Rheidol by-election, 10 July 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru John Aled Davies 271 40.2
Liberal Democrats 252 37.4
Independent 98 14.5
Labour 36 5.3
Conservative 17 2.5
Majority
Turnout
Registered electors
Plaid Cymru gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "County Council Elections". Ceredigion County Council. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  2. ^ 2008 Results Archived May 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Cumulative Index by Authority". Edkins Family Index. Edkins Family. Retrieved 7 June 2020.

External links

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