An election to Carmarthen District Council was held in May 1979.[1] It was preceded by the 1976 election and followed by the 1983 election. On the same day, there was a UK General Election and elections to the other local authorities in Wales.

Results

Abergwili and Llanllawddog (one seat)

Abergwili and Llanllawddog 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Samuel Scurlock Bowen* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Abernant (one seat)

Abernant 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William David Thomas* unoposed
Independent hold Swing

Carmarthen Town Ward One (four seats)

Carmarthen Town Ward One 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Howell Merriman* 1,841
Labour John Russell Davies 1,590
Labour T.H. Gwyn Davies* 1,379
Independent H. Dewi Evans* 1,287
Liberal John B. Lewis 1,150
Labour W. Palmer 1,106
Labour Richard John Williams 973
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Carmarthen Town Ward Two (two seats)

Carmarthen Town Ward Two 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Llewellyn Davies* 981
Independent John Elvet Thomas 871
Independent R. Evans* 673
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Carmarthen Town Ward Three (three seats)

Percy Jones had previously represented the Llangunnor ward.

Carmarthen Town Ward Three 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Nam* 2,048
Independent David Percy Jones* 1,088
Independent Emrys Rees* 1,023
Independent T.J. Hurley* 903
Independent A. Jones 743
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Cilymaenllwyd (one seat)

Cilymaenllwyd 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Daniel Clodwyn Thomas* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Cynwyl Elfed and Llanpumsaint (one seat)

Cynwyl Elfed and Llanpumsaint 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Jones* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Henllanfallteg (one seat)

Henllanfallteg 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Gibbin* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Laugharne Township (two seats)

Laugharne Township 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Frank Elwyn John* unopposed
Independent Cyril William Roberts unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llanarthney and Llanddarog (three seats)

Llanarthney and Llanddarog 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Huw Voyle Williams* 2,210
Labour Thomas Henry Richards* 1,592
Labour E. Griffiths* 1,529
Ratepayers J. Jones 1,399
Labour A. Jones 994
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llandyfaelog (two seats)

Llandyfaelog 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sidney Daniel John* unopposed
Independent David Charles Phillips unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llangeler (two seats)

Llangeler 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Wilfred Davies* unopposed
Plaid Cymru D. Jones unopposed
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Llanfihangel-ar-Arth (one seat)

Llanfihangel-ar-Arth 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David John Lewis* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn (one seat)

Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan Eirwyn Jones* 307 57.6
Independent D. Daniels 226 42.4
Majority 15.2
Turnout 85.3
Independent hold Swing

Llangain (one seat)

Llangain 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Griffith Trevor Rees* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangynnwr (two seats)

Llangynnwr 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan James Thomas* unopposed
Plaid Cymru Hywel Lloyd Williams unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Llangyndeyrn (two seats)

Llangyndeyrn 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William D. Evans* 1,186
Plaid Cymru M. Evans 1,012
Labour D. Jones 942
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Llanllwni (two seats)

Llanllwni 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Emrys Oriel Jones*
Independent Oliver Williams*
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Newcastle Emlyn (one seat)

Newcastle Emlyn 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent G. Davies*
Independent hold Swing

St Clears (two seats)

St Clears 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Victor Lawrence James* unopposed
Independent Benjamin Delwyn Royden Thomas* unopposed
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Whitland (one seat)

Whitland 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent I. James* 804 71.6
Independent D. Davies 319 28.4
Majority 43.2
Turnout 82.7
Independent hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Carmarthen District Council Results 1973-1991" (PDF). The Elections Cente, Plymouth University. Retrieved 6 June 2016.