Welsh local elections, 2008

Welsh local elections, 2008

1 May 2008 (2008-05-01)

All 1,270 seats to 22 Welsh councils[1]

  First party Second party
 
Leader Rhodri Morgan Ieuan Wyn Jones
Party Labour Plaid Cymru
Leader since 9 February 2000 16 March 2000
Last election 479 seats, 30.6%[2] 175 seats, 16.4%
Seats won 345 206
Seat change 134 31
Popular vote 253,029 159,847
Popular vote (%) 26.6% 16.8%
Swing (pp) 4.0% 0.4%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Nick Bourne Michael German
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since August 1999 November 2007
Last election 107 seats, 11.0% 146 seats, 13.9%
Seats won 174 165
Seat change 67 19
Popular vote 148,708 123,175
Popular vote (%) 15.6% 13.0%
Swing (pp) 4.6% 0.9%

Colours denote the winning party with outright control (left), and the largest party by ward (right)

The 2008 Welsh local elections, were held on 1 May, in 22 local authorities.

Wales-Wide Results

Party Votes[3] % +/- Councils[4] +/- Seats +/-
Labour 253,029 26.6% 4.0% 2 6 345 134
Independent 217,369 22.9% 0.3% 4 1 334 13
Plaid Cymru 159,847 16.8% 0.4% 0 1 206 31
Conservative 148,708 15.6% 4.6% 2 1 174 67
Liberal Democrat 123,175 13.0% 0.9% 0 165 19
Blaenau Gwent PV 9,187 1.0% 1.0% 0 8 8
Llais Gwynedd 7,119 0.7% 0.7% 0 13 13
Green 6,568 0.7% 0.5% 0 0
Other 25,214 2.7% 1.6% 0 19 17
No overall control n/a n/a n/a 14 5 n/a n/a

Result

In all 22 Welsh councils the whole of the council was up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Blaenau Gwent Labour No overall control gain
Bridgend No overall control No overall control hold
Caerphilly Labour No overall control gain
Cardiff No overall control No overall control hold Details
Carmarthenshire No overall control No overall control hold
Ceredigion No overall control No overall control hold Details
Conwy No overall control No overall control hold
Denbighshire No overall control No overall control hold
Flintshire Labour No overall control gain
Gwynedd Plaid Cymru No overall control gain
Isle of Anglesey Independent Independent hold
Merthyr Tydfil Labour Independent gain
Monmouthshire Conservative Conservative hold Details
Neath Port Talbot Labour Labour hold
Newport Labour No overall control gain
Pembrokeshire Independent Independent hold
Powys Independent Independent hold
Rhondda Cynon Taff Labour Labour hold
Swansea No overall control No overall control hold
Torfaen Labour No overall control gain
Vale of Glamorgan No overall control Conservative gain
Wrexham No overall control No overall control hold

Notes

    References

    1. "Local Elections Handbook 2008" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
    2. "Local Elections Handbook 2004" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
    3. "Local Elections Handbook 2008" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
    4. http://www.assembly.wales/Research%20Documents/Local%20Election%20Results%202008%20(updated)%20-%20Research%20paper-26062008-90302/08-039-English.pdf
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