The 1991 Ogwr Borough Council election was held on Thursday 2 May 1991 to Ogwr Borough Council, a district council in Mid Glamorgan, Wales. It took place on the same day as other council elections in Wales and England. These were to be the last elections before re-organization of local government in Wales and dissolution of the council.

The previous full election took place in 1987.

Overview

These were the last elections to Ogwr Borough Council before local government reorganisation, which would see new unitary local authorities created in Wales from 1 April 1996. Elections to the new Bridgend County Borough Council would take place in May 1995.

Results for only fifteen of the twenty nine electoral wards were confirmed overnight, with the remainder of the wards having their results announced on the Friday. Leader of the Conservatives on the council, David Unwin, was one of the first to retain his seat, coming top of the poll in Coity Higher.[1]

49 council seats were up for election, a similar number to the previous election in 1987.[2]

Election result

1991 Ogwr Borough Council election result [2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 39 79.6
  Conservative 8 16.3
  Liberal Democrats 1 2.0
  Independent Labour 1 2.0
  Independent - 0.0
  Plaid Cymru - 0.0
  Green - 0.0

Ward Results

Contests took place in 21 of the 29 wards, with councillors in eight of the wards being elected unopposed.[2](a)

Bettws (one seat)

Bettws 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Michaelides * 689 78.0
Independent J. Ward 194 22.0

Blackmill (one seat)

Blackmill 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Tremellen Unopposed

Blaengarw (one seat)

Blaengarw 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Williams 443 46.4
Independent D. Mordecai 385 40.4
Independent R. Smiles 126 13.2

Brackla (one seat)

Brackla 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative (Ms) P. Hacking * 713 39.2
Labour A. Thomas 694 38.2
Liberal Democrats R. Mathews 412 22.6

Caerau (two seats)

Caerau 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Fitzgibbon * Unopposed
Labour J. Thomas * Unopposed

Cefn Cribwr (one seat)

Cefn Cribwr 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour V. Thomas * 453 58.1
Plaid Cymru K. Burnell 266 34.1
Conservative K. Vivian 61 7.8

Coity Higher (two seats)

Coity Higher 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Unwin * 1,063 52.8
Labour S. Dodd 951 47.2
Conservative (Ms) J. Spurgeon * 946
Labour N. Williams 841

Cornelly (two seats)

Cornelly 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. Teale * 1,702 81.7
Labour A. Mason * 1,501
Conservative M. Powell 381 18.3

Coychurch Lower (one seat)

Coychurch Lower 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Lewis * 502 48.2
Independent J. Richards 352 33.8
Labour E. Davies 187 18.0

Laleston (three seats)

Laleston 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Evans * 1,225 50.2
Labour D. Webb * 1,109
Labour (Ms) C. Westwood * 1,098
Conservative (Ms) G. Rowe 738 30.2
Conservative (Ms) J. Phillips 617
Conservative (Ms) I. Robinson 578
Plaid Cymru Laura McAllister 478 19.6
Plaid Cymru (Ms) A. McAllister 425

Llangeinor (one seat)

Llangeinor 1991 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. G. Evans Unopposed

Llangynwyd (one seat)

Cornelly 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Lewis * 528 57.3
Plaid Cymru A. Rees 393 42.7

Maesteg East (two seats)

Maesteg East 1991 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. B. Evans * Unopposed
Labour J. H. Jones Unopposed

Maesteg West (two seats)

Maesteg West 1991 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. O. Rees * Unopposed
Labour E. V. Thomas * Unopposed

Morfa (two seats)

Morfa (Bridgend) 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour (Ms) I. Jones * 963 64.1
Labour E. Foley 871
Conservative (Ms) E. Chard 539 35.9
Conservative W. Rutter * 500

Nantyffyllon (one seat)

Nantyffyllon 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Devine * Unopposed

Nant-y-moel (one seat)

Nant-y-moel 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour (Ms) M. Williams Unopposed

Newcastle (two seats)

Newcastle (Bridgend) 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Morris 952 52.2
Labour R. Bowser 887
Conservative F. Bertorelli * 873 47.8
Conservative K. Rowe * 804

Newcastle Higher (one seat)

Newcastle Higher 1991 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. J. Thomas * 700 50.7
Conservative (Ms) J. R. L. Padmore 504 36.5
Plaid Cymru R. A. Fattorini 177 12.8

Ogmore Vale (one seat)

Ogmore Vale 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour (Ms) C. Bishop * Unopposed

Oldcastle (two seats)

Oldcastle (Bridgend) 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Williams * 722 56.7
Conservative (Ms) G. Griffiths * 674
Labour (Ms) M. Rogers 552 43.3

Pencoed (three seats)

Pencoed 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. Embling * 1,723 58.9
Labour D. Davies * 1,598
Labour K. King * 1,469
Conservative (Ms) L. Mackie 1,200 41.1
Conservative (Ms) N. Prentice 1,165
Conservative B. Rice 978

Pontycymmer (one seat)

Pontycymmer 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour (Ms) H. Griffiths 568 68.9
Independent (Ms) M. Hawkins * 256 31.1

Porthcawl East (three seats)

Porthcawl East 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Anthony 1,292 51.3
Conservative D. Anderson * 1,228 48.7
Labour (Ms) A. Lake 1,183
Labour P. Jones 1,164
Conservative (Ms) K. Deere * 1,116
Conservative J. Pritchard * 1,000

Porthcawl West (four seats)

Porthcawl West 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hubbard-Miles 1,385 32.0
Liberal Democrats G. Davies 1,159 26.7
Labour R. Griffiths * 1,137 26.2
Labour Madeleine Moon 1,060
Conservative G. Fairley * 979
Conservative (Ms) R. Garrett 978
Labour (Ms) J. Ryan 924
Conservative D. John 885
Labour M. Hooper 883
Liberal Democrats J. Williams 880
Conservative C. Smart 827
Conservative D. Newton-Williams 781
Conservative (Ms) D. De Laroque * 674
Plaid Cymru E. Merriman 653 15.1

The Conservatives in Porthcawl had fallen out with one another, leading to seven candidates vying for the four seats.[1]

Pyle (three seats)

Pyle 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Irvine * 1,835 84.1
Labour R. Power * 1,746
Labour (Ms) M. Butcher 1,738
Conservative R. Preston 347 15.9

St Brides Major (one seat)

St Brides Major 1991 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative (Ms) A. J. Preston * 701 62.0
Labour E. A. Bowers 429 38.0

St Brides Minor (two seats)

St Brides Minor 1991 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glan Walters * 1,157 44.9
Independent Labour Mel Winter * 1,021 39.6
Labour Melvyn E. G. Nott 871
Conservative M. G. Butler 401 15.5

Mel Winter, a ward councillor since 1983, had been de-selected as a Labour candidate. He stood and won as an independent.[1]

Ynysawdre (one seat)

Ynysawdre 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Burt * 828 84.8
Conservative (Ms) H. Evans 148 15.2

(a) Elections Centre source compares the percentage vote of the lead candidate for each party in the ward. It also indicates which candidates are female. It indicates which candidates are sitting councillors standing for re-election

* retiring councillor in the ward standing for re-election

References

  1. ^ a b c "Labour tip scales to take control in Cardiff". Western Mail. 3 May 1991. p. 6.
  2. ^ a b c "Ogwr Welsh District Council Election Results 1973-1991" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Labour tip scales to take control in Cardiff - Results - Mid Glam". Western Mail. 3 May 1991. p. 6.