The first election to the City and County of Swansea Council was held on 4 May 1995.[1] It was followed by the 1999 election. On the same day there were elections to the other 21 local authorities in Wales and community councils in Wales.

Overview

All council seats were up for election. These were the first elections held following local government reorganisation and the abolition of West Glamorgan County Council. The ward boundaries for the new authority were based on the previous Lliw Valley Borough Council and Swansea City Council although the number of members elected for individual wards was reduced. Conservative candidates were heavily defeated.[2]

City and County of Swansea Council election result 1995 [3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 56
  Independent 7
  Liberal Democrats 5
  Conservative 1
  Plaid Cymru 0
  Green 0

Candidates

Most sitting members of West Glamorgan County council sought election to the new authority. A number were also members of the previous district councils but others contested a ward against a sitting district councillor.

Results

Bishopston (one seat)

Bishopston 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Fred T. Hughes* 641
Independent Keith Edmund Marsh 582
Labour C.E. Lowit 164
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Bonymaen (two seats)

Bonymaen 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mair Eluned Gibbs 1,185
Labour David Watkins 1,044
Liberal Democrats Brian Charles Thomas 186
Liberal Democrats Trevor Warden 140
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Castle (three seats)

Castle 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Alan Lloyd 1,756
Labour Barbara Joyce Hynes 1,723
Labour Dereck John Roberts 1,623
Liberal Democrats Robert Speht 592
Green Benjamin David Grigg 515
Liberal Democrats Cynthia Wharrad 463
Wales Militant Labour Mark Evans 378
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Clydach (one seat)

Clydach 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bryan Edwin Ayres 540
Plaid Cymru James Vernon Davies 351
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Cockett (four seats)

Cockett 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lilian Maud Hopkin 2,414
Labour Victor Cyril Alexander 2,194
Labour David Anthony 2,104
Labour Denzil Porter 1,953
Plaid Cymru David Rhys Lloyd 1,240
Liberal Democrats Stuart Ball 458
Liberal Democrats Ken Shingleton 411
Liberal Democrats Philip Stanford 409
Liberal Democrats Arthur Westwood 316
Conservative Timothy Mark Phillips 286
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Cwmbwrla (two seats)

Cwmbwrla 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Malcolm Black 2,130
Liberal Democrats Christopher Ashleigh Holley 1,947
Labour John James 808
Labour Wayne Beard 782
Conservative Sarah John 75
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Dulais East (one seat)

Dulais East 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phil Downing 409
Independent Cled Morgan 338
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Dunvant (one seat)

Dunvant 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Veronica Wood 784
Liberal Democrats John Newbury 751
Conservative Bob Simmonds 123
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Fairwood (one seat)

Fairwood 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Gunther Bushell* 566
Labour R.B. Hart 286
Conservative J.G. Bennett 124
Turnout
Independent win (new seat)

Gorseinon Central (one seat)

Gorseinon Central 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Morlais Thomas Unopposed
Labour win (new seat)

Gorseinon East (one seat)

Gorseinon East 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glyn Seabourne Unopposed
Labour win (new seat)

Gower (one seat)

Gower 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard David Lewis* 601
Liberal Democrats H.W. Evans 485
Labour N. Davies 204
Conservative L.D. Morgan 139
Turnout
Independent win (new seat)

Gowerton East (one seat)

Gowerton East 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Morgan Thomas 371
Conservative Peter Davies 278
Liberal Democrats Chris Stockton 63
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Gowerton West (one seat)

Gowerton West 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harry Thomas 494
Conservative Lyndon Jones 271
Liberal Democrats Robert Dickens 72
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Killay North (one seat)

Killay North 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Perry Stephen Buck 507
Conservative Goorge Smith Gunn* 409
Liberal Democrats P.S. Bushell 331
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Killay South (one seat)

Killay South 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gerald Glyn Clement 548
Labour R.S. Johnson 301
Conservative P. Williams* 220
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Kingsbridge (two seats)

Kingsbridge 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Gethin Evans 991
Labour Len Howell 850
Liberal Democrats Claire Barker 315
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Landore (two seats)

Landore 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Holland William Ayres 1,062
Labour Derek Herbert Cox 1,000
Liberal Democrats Eric Chapman 400
Liberal Democrats Caroline Freeman 373
Independent Norman Gates 221
Independent Labour Dai John 172
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llangyfelach (two seats)

Llangyfelach 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Gareth Sullivan 866
Independent Audrey R.A. Clement 772
Labour Aneurin Rees 490
Labour John Martin 343
Independent win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)

Llansamlet(three seats)

Llansamlet 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lawrence David Bailey 1,647
Labour June Evans 1,636
Labour Paul Lloyd 1,492
Liberal Democrats George Jowett 296
Liberal Democrats Caroline Spooner 266
Liberal Democrats Valerie Sullivan 252
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Lower Loughor (one seat)

Lower Loughor 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Raymond James 480
Independent Ritchie Evans 138
Liberal Democrats Diana Barker 66
Labour win (new seat)

Mawr (one seat)

Mawr 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid dros Gymru Ioan Merritt Richard 511
Labour Fred Wilson 225
Independent Alun Lewis 73
Others win (new seat)

Mayals(one seat)

Mayals 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Beryl Marshall 529
Conservative Paul Valerio 260
Independent David Charles Evans 219
Labour Bob Sykes 172
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Morriston (four seats)

Morriston 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Francis-Davies 2,952
Labour William John F. Davies 2,886
Labour Michael John Hedges 2,875
Labour Robert John Lloyd 2,836
Liberal Democrats Michael Cunningham 825
Liberal Democrats David Saunders 753
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Storey 561
Conservative James Draper 390
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Mynyddbach (three seats)

Mynyddbach 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ceinwen Thomas 2,382
Labour Doreen Jones 2,259
Labour Byron George Owen 2,209
Liberal Democrats Michael Farrington 428
Liberal Democrats Ted Spooner 385
Liberal Democrats Cynthia Rix 360
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Newton (one seat)

Newton 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Susan Mary Waller 733
Conservative Rod Dove 282
Labour David Harris 220
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Oystermouth (one seat)

Oystermouth 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Thyrza Peters 441
Labour Chris Stilwell 379
Liberal Democrats Stephen Evans 337
Independent Malcolm Prosser 173
Conservative win (new seat)

Penclawdd (one seat)

Penclawdd 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Howard John Morgan unopposed
Independent win (new seat)

Penderry (four seats)

Penderry 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trevor Burtonshaw 1,696
Labour Grenville Phillips 1,692
Labour Tom Jones 1,678
Labour June Elizabeth Burtonshaw 1,672
Liberal Democrats Sarah Bellow 309
Liberal Democrats Arran John Coole 285
Liberal Democrats Kerry Rix 256
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Penllergaer (one seat)

Penllergaer 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Lawlor 489 59.2
Independent D. Morgan 337 40.8
Labour win (new seat)

Pennard(one seat)

Pennard 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Margaret Smith* 911
Labour Mark C. Child 293
Independent win (new seat)

Penyrheol (two seats)

Penyrheol 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Thomas Vernon Davies Unopposed
Labour David Islwyn Elfed Jones Unopposed
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Pontarddulais(one seat)

Pontarddulais 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gareth Williams 615
Independent Byron Lewis 171
Labour win (new seat)

Sketty (four seats)

Sketty 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rosina June Stanton 2,959
Labour Mehar Chand Verma 1,944
Labour Gordon Carruthers 1,794
Labour Clive Morgan 1,764
Labour Bob Davies 1,707
Conservative Bob Massey-Shaw 1,634
Conservative John Philip Glew 1,560
Conservative Alan Preece 1,430
Liberal Democrats Mike Day 1,373
Conservative Thomas Huw Rees 1,338
Liberal Democrats Elwyn Jones 1,059
Liberal Democrats Roger Thomas 845
Liberal Democrats Les Wharrad 621
Independent win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

St Thomas (two seats)

St Thomas 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cyril Johnstone 1,401
Labour Alan Richards 1,303
Wales Militant Labour Ronnie Job 401
Wales Militant Labour Roy Davies 310
Liberal Democrats Kevin Parry 158
Liberal Democrats Nick Barlow 116
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Talybont (one seat)

Talybont 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Treharne Miles 528
Independent Owen Leroy Evans 334
Labour win (new seat)

Townhill (two seats)

Townhill 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tyssul Lewis 1,538
Labour David Hopkins 1,391
Liberal Democrats Beryl Edwards 703
Liberal Democrats Bob Taylor 430
Wales Militant Labour Dave Warren 149
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Uplands (four seats)

Uplands 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Richards 2,083
Labour David Phillips 2,007
Labour Nortridge Perrott 1,994
Labour Maureen Stuckey 1,879
Conservative Dick Phillips 1,596
Conservative Jean Taverner 1,431
Conservative Brian Hill-Mackintosh 1,202
Conservative Paul Tate 1,179
Green David Howells 565
Liberal Democrats Lilian Pritchard 495
Liberal Democrats Robert Ackland 412
Liberal Democrats Beverley Dugdale 395
Liberal Democrats Dave Morris 384
Natural Law Tim Rees 139
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Upper Loughor (two seats)

Upper Loughor 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Dennis 653
Labour David Evans 632
Independent William John Griffiths 281
Liberal Democrats Linda Evans 151
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Vardre (one seat)

Vardre 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Cadwallader 567
Plaid Cymru Ieuan Owen 160
Labour win (new seat)

West Cross (two seats)

West Cross 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Caton 1,539
Labour Des Thomas 1,475
Conservative Lynne Davies 649
Liberal Democrats Chris Davies 349
Liberal Democrats Evelyn Pope 304
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Election Results". Western Mail. 6 May 1995.
  2. ^ "Election Special". South Wales Evening Post. 5 May 1995.
  3. ^ "Swansea Welsh Unitary Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre, Plymouth University. Retrieved 24 November 2020.