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2012 Ceredigion County Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2012 Ceredigion County Council election

← 2008 3 May 2012 2017 →

All 42 seats to Ceredigion County Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Ellen ap Gwynn Keith Evans
Party Plaid Cymru Independent
Leader's seat Ceulanamaesmawr Llandysul Town (defeated)
Last election 19 seats, 43.8% 12 seats, 25.7%
Seats before 20 12
Seats won 19 15
Seat change Decrease1 Increase3
Popular vote 10,461 7,647
Percentage 39.2% 28.6%
Swing Decrease4.6% Decrease2.9%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Ceredig Davies Hag Harris
Party Liberal Democrats Labour
Leader's seat Aberystwyth, Central Lampeter
Last election 10 seats, 23.9% 1 seat, 3.2%
Seats before 9 1
Seats won 7 1
Seat change Decrease2 Steady
Popular vote 6,787 844
Percentage 25.4% 3.2%
Swing Increase1.5% Steady

Ceredigion county council election 2012 map.png
Ceredigion local election results 2012

Council control before election

Keith Evans
Independent, Liberal Democrat & Labour coalition

Council control after election

Ellen ap Gwynn
Plaid Cymru & Independent coalition

An election to Ceredigion County Council was held on 3 May 2012[1] along with elections to 20 of the other 21 local authorities in Wales (all except Anglesey), community council elections in Wales and other elections elsewhere in the United Kingdom. It was followed by the 2017 election.

All 42 council seats were up for election. The previous council was controlled by Independents in coalition with the Liberal Democrat group and the single Labour member.[2] Since 2008, there had been two by-elections in Aberystwyth, Rheidol and Ciliau Aeron which were both won by Plaid Cymru. The composition of the council prior to the elections was:

Councillors elected in this election are to serve an extended five-year term, after local government minister Carl Sargeant announced the next elections would be moved from 2016 to 2017 to avoid clashing with the next Welsh Assembly election in 2016 (which in turn had been delayed a year to avoid clashing with the next general election).[4]

Election results: overview

Ceredigion local election result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Plaid Cymru 19 0 45.2 39.15 10,461 -4.65%
  Independent 15 +3 35.7 28.62 7,647 +7.59%
  Liberal Democrats 7 -3 16.7 25.4 6,787 +1.54%
  Conservative 0 0 3.66 979 +0.73%
  Labour 1 0 2.4 3.16 884 +0.23%
  Green - - - - - - - -0.51%
Total 42 26,718
  • The Independent statistics are for all Independents, whether they are members of the Independent group on the council or not.

Following the election, no party was left with a majority (22 seats) on the council. Plaid Cymru won a total of 19 seats, the Liberal Democrats won 7, Labour retained their single member, and the remaining seats were won by Independent candidates.

The leader of the Independent group on the council - Keith Evans - lost his seat to Plaid Cymru. As a result, Ray Quant (Councillor for Borth) was elected as the leader of a group of 12 of the independent councillors. Negotiations were held between the various groups, and eventually a coalition between Plaid Cymru, the one Labour councillor and a number of independent councillors was agreed upon. The Liberal Democrat group now form the opposition.

Candidates

For a total of 42 seats, Plaid Cymru were fielding 34 candidates, the Liberal Democrats were fielding 28 candidates, 22 candidates were standing as Independents, the Conservatives were fielding 21 candidates, while Labour were fielding just one. The Green Party were not fielding any candidates in this election, compared to two candidates in 2008.

Ward results

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election. Vote share changes compared with corresponding 2008 election.

Aberaeron ward

Aberaeron ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Evans* 651 91.30 +24.58
Plaid Cymru Gwenllian Mair 62 8.70 +8.70
Majority 589 82.60 +49.37
Turnout 713
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Aberporth ward

Aberporth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gethin James* 500 61.27 -9.57
Plaid Cymru Des Davies 218 26.72 +26.72
Conservative Graham Howard Dean 98 12.01 -17.14
Majority 282 34.55
Turnout 816
Independent hold Swing

Aberystwyth, Bronglais ward

Aberystwyth, Bronglais ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Alun John Wiliams* 405 89.40 +11.88
Conservative Christopher Richard Owens Newcombe 48 10.60 +3.79
Majority 357 78.80
Turnout 453
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Aberystwyth, Central ward

Aberystwyth, Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ceredig Wyn Davies* 231 62.43 -1.64
Plaid Cymru Christopher MacKenzie Grieve 117 31.62 +0.89
Conservative James Forrest 22 5.95 +0.75
Majority 114 30.81
Turnout 370
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Aberystwyth, North ward

Aberystwyth, North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Mark Antony Strong 215 41.43 -3.02
Liberal Democrats Edgar Carl Williams* 168 32.37 -16.13
Independent Lisa Francis 107 20.62 +20.62
Conservative Sophie Fuller 29 5.59 -1.47
Majority 47 9.06
Turnout 519
Plaid Cymru gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Aberystwyth, Penparcau ward

Aberystwyth, Penparcau ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Steve Davies 370 28.03
Plaid Cymru Lol Jones-Southgate 323 24.47
Independent Dylan Paul Lewis 247 18.71
Liberal Democrats Mair Benjamin 177 13.41
Liberal Democrats Brenda Haines 134 10.15
Conservative Mark William Mainwaring 53 4.02
Conservative Sophie Davies 16 1.21
Majority
Turnout 1,320
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Aberystwyth, Rheidol ward

Aberystwyth, Rheidol ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Aled Davies* 207 32.91 +32.91
Plaid Cymru Mark Endaf Edwards 143 22.73 -4.44
Liberal Democrats Wendy Morris-Twiddy 137 21.78 -45.81
Independent Martin Wyn Shewring 120 19.08 +19.08
Conservative Harry Saville 22 3.50 -1.74
Majority 64 10.18
Turnout 629
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
  • In 2008, Rheidol ward was won by the Liberal Democrats. It was then won by Aled Davies for Plaid Cymru in a by-election. Davies then left Plaid Cymru in 2012 to stand as an Independent candidate. The vote changes here compare this election to the 2008 election.

Beulah ward

Beulah ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru William David Lyndon Lloyd* 586 82.54 -2.54
Liberal Democrats Steph Flower 85 11.97 -2.95
Conservative Robert Hatfield 39 5.49 +5.49
Majority 501 70.57
Turnout 710
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Borth ward

Borth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ray Quant* 358 49.58 -7.11
Independent James Whitlock Davies 292 40.44 -2.86
Conservative Shaun Bailey 72 9.97 +9.97
Majority 66 9.14
Turnout 722
Independent hold Swing

Capel Dewi ward

Capel Dewi ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Peter Lloyd Davies* 363 57.35 +57.35
Plaid Cymru John Gethin Jones 270 42.65 +42.65
Majority 93 14.70
Turnout 633
Independent hold Swing
  • In 2008, the election in Capel Dewi ward was won unopposed by Peter Davies.

Cardigan, Mwldan ward

Cardigan, Mwldan ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Thomas John Adams-Lewis* 476 65.93 -1.23
Liberal Democrats Neal Jones 200 27.70 +27.55
Conservative Nigel Moore 50 6.93 +0.51
Majority 276 38.23
Turnout 722
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Cardigan, Rhydyfwuch ward

Cardigan, Rhydyfuwch ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Cole* 320 75.83 -10.22
Plaid Cymru Graham Evans 102 24.17 +10.22
Majority 218 51.66
Turnout 422
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cardigan, Teifi ward

Cardigan, Teifi ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Catrin Miles* 163 63.42 +36.58
Liberal Democrats Steve Greenhalgh 94 36.58 +6.04
Majority 69 26.84
Turnout 257
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Ceulanamaesmawr ward

Ceulanamaesmawr ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Ellen ap Gwynn* 469 61.71 -13.68
Liberal Democrats Mark Allan Joseph 291 38.29 +13.68
Majority 178 23.42
Turnout 760
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Ciliau Aeron ward

Ciliau Aeron ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru John Edward Charles Lumley* 405 50.63 -16.37
Liberal Democrats Sonia Rose Williams 324 40.50 +21.9
Conservative Lauren Evetts 71 8.88 +8.88
Majority 81 10.13
Turnout 800
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Faenor ward

Faenor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Roberts* 515 65.36 -1.09
Plaid Cymru Terry Lambden 245 31.09 +2.58
Conservative David Goddard 28 3.55 -1.49
Majority 270 34.27
Turnout 788
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lampeter ward

Lampeter ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert George (Hag) Harris* 884 45.03 +7.76
Independent John Ivor Williams* 637 32.48 +5.36
Plaid Cymru Robert Phillips 262 13.36 +0.95
Liberal Democrats Alex George Bashford 130 6.63 +0.83
Conservative Reece Fox 49 2.5 -0.10
Majority
Turnout 1962
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llanarth ward

Llanarth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Bryan Gareth Davies 284 48.38 +48.38
Liberal Democrats Thomas Eurfyl Evans* 251 42.76 +42.76
Conservative Joan Joyce Thomas 52 8.86 +8.86
Majority 33 5.62
Turnout 587
Plaid Cymru gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
  • In 2008, the election in Llanarth ward was won by the unopposed Liberal Democrat candidate.

Llanbadarn Fawr, Padarn ward

Llanbadarn Fawr, Padarn ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Gareth Davies* 229 79.79 +17.79
Liberal Democrats Linden Parker 39 13.59 +1.59
Conservative Jessica Carr 19 6.62 +6.62
Majority 190 66.20 +30.2
Turnout 287 34.58 -20.52
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr, Sulien ward

Llanbadarn Fawr, Sulien ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Paul James* 338 83.87 +1.49
Liberal Democrats John Thornton 46 11.41 -6.20
Conservative Nathaniel Hayward 19 4.71 +4.71
Majority 292 72.46
Turnout 403
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llandyfriog ward

Llandyfriog ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Benjamin Towyn Evans* 485 82.06 +6.05
Conservative Jane Kelsey 106 17.94 +17.94
Majority 379 64.12
Turnout 591
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llandysiliogogo ward

Llandysiliogogo ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gareth Lloyd* 735 91.65 +25.38
Conservative William Evetts 67 8.35 +8.35
Majority 668 83.30
Turnout 802
Independent hold Swing

Llandysul Town ward

Llandysul Town ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Peter Godfrey Evans 373 57.92 +21.04
Independent Evan John Keith Evans* 271 42.08 -21.04
Majority 102 15.84
Turnout 644
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Llanfarian ward

Llanfarian ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Alun Lloyd Jones* 391 67.18 +11.64
Liberal Democrats Sian Kingscott-Smith 164 28.18 -9.98
Conservative Martin Fletcher 27 4.64 -1.67
Majority 227 39.00
Turnout 582
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanfihangel Ystrad ward

Llanfihangel Ystrad ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru William Lynford Thomas 550 64.48 -1.12
Liberal Democrats Angela Lewes-Gee 303 35.52 +1.12
Majority 247 28.96
Turnout 853
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llangeitho ward

Llangeitho ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Rhodri Wyn Evans' 361 53.72 +53.72
Liberal Democrats Mary Pearce 248 36.90 +36.90
Independent Paul Adrian Davison 63 9.38 +9.38
Majority 113 16.82
Turnout 672
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
  • In 2008, the election in Llangeitho ward was won by an unopposed Plaid Cymru candidate.

Llangybi ward

Llangybi ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru John Timothy Odwyn Davies* 419 74.42 +7.43
Liberal Democrats Derek Wilson 144 25.58 -7.43
Majority 275 48.84
Turnout 563
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanrhystud ward

Llanrhystud ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Rowland Rees-Evans* 504 75.34 +10.06
Independent Alan Durrant 165 24.66 +24.66
Majority 339 50.68
Turnout 669
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
  • The independent candidate in 2008 received 34.73% of the vote, giving an Independent vote change of -10.06%.

Llansantffraed ward

Llansantffraed ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dafydd Edwards* 842 85.66 +33.97
Liberal Democrats Harry Hayfield 141 14.34 +14.34
Majority 701 71.32
Turnout 983
Independent hold Swing

Llanwenog ward

Llanwenog ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Euros Davies 395 47.42 +47.42
Plaid Cymru Geraint Davies 366 43.94 -41.49
Liberal Democrats Kathy Bracy 72 8.64 -5.92
Majority 29 3.48
Turnout 833
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Lledrod ward

Lledrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ifan Davies* 0 0.00 -54.85
Majority 0 0.00 -9.69
Turnout 0 0.00 -56.03
Independent hold Swing -4.85

Melindwr ward

Melindwr ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Rhodri Davies* 601 70.21 +17.12
Liberal Democrats Fred Williams 255 29.79 -17.12
Majority 346 40.42
Turnout 856
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

New Quay ward

New Quay ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sarah Gillian Hopley* 249 61.03 -7.54
Conservative Luke Evetts 159 38.97 +7.54
Majority 90 22.06
Turnout 408
Independent hold Swing

Penbryn ward

Penbryn ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gwyn James 431 51.93 +51.93
Plaid Cymru Ian ap Dewi* 318 38.31 -34.45
Liberal Democrats Neil Flower 81 9.76 -17.47
Majority 113 13.62
Turnout 830
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Penparc ward

Penparc ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Haydn Lewis* 584 68.87 -3.40
Plaid Cymru Shân Williams 264 31.13 +3.40
Majority 320 37.74
Turnout 848
Independent hold Swing

Tirymynach ward

Tirmynach ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Hinge* 544 68.51 +17.69
Plaid Cymru Jaci Taylor 250 31.49 -17.69
Majority 294 37.02
Turnout 794
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Trefeurig ward

Trefeurig ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David James Mason 422 58.45 +58.45
Plaid Cymru Dai Suter* 300 41.55 -27.46
Majority 122 16.90
Turnout 722
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
  • The independent candidate in 2008 received 14.82% of the vote, giving an Independent vote change of +43.63%.

Tregaron ward

Tregaron ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Catherine Jane Hughes 0 0.00 +/-0.00
Majority 0 0.00 +/-0.00
Turnout 0 0.00 +/-0.00
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +/-0.00
  • Catherine Hughes also won the election unopposed for Plaid Cymru in 2008.

Troedyraur ward

Troedyraur ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Maldwyn Benjamin Lewis 361 67.73 +67.73
Plaid Cymru Gerwyn James 172 32.27 +3.89
Majority 189 35.46
Turnout 533
Independent hold Swing
  • The independent candidate in 2008 received 71.62% of the vote, giving an Independent vote change of -3.89%.

Ystwyth ward

Ystwyth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John David Rowland Jones* 432 62.79 -3.37
Plaid Cymru Mererid Jones 222 32.27 +7.71
Conservative 34 4.94 +4.94
Majority 210 30.52
Turnout 688
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ County Council Elections 2012 Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Ceredigion County Council
  2. ^ BBC Vote 2008 BBC News
  3. ^ Ceredigion County Councillors Archived December 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Bodden, Tom. "Next council elections in Wales to be postponed for a year". Daily Post. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
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