The second elections to the City and County of Swansea Council were held in May 1999.[1] It was preceded by the 1995 election and followed by the 2004 election.

Overview

All council seats were up for election. These were the second elections held following local government reorganisation and the abolition of West Glamorgan County Council.

Boundaries

There were some changes in ward boundaries for this election. The numbers of councillors changed in some wards, resulting in an overall increase in councillors to 72, as a result of The City and County of Swansea (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998.[2]

Candidates

The contests were fought by most of the main parties but Labour was the only one to contest the majority of seats.

City and County of Swansea Council election result 1995 [3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 47 65.2
  Liberal Democrats 10 13.8
  Conservative 4 5.5
  Plaid Cymru 2 2.7
  Independent 7 9.7
  Independent Labour 1 1.3
  [[Others[disambiguation needed]|OthersCategory:All articles with links needing disambiguationCategory:Articles with links needing disambiguation from March 2022[Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation/Fixing links]]] 1 1.3
  Green 0 0

Results

* = sitting councillor in this ward prior to election [3]

Bishopston (one seat)

Bishopston 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Keith Edmund Marsh Unopposed
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats

Bonymaen (two seats)

The Independent candidate had captured the seat from Labour at a by-election.

Bonymaen 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Brian Hague* 1,246
Labour Mair Eluned Gibbs* 1,240
Labour Wyndham Parry Davies 632
Liberal Democrats Nora Maria O'Sullivan 311
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Castle (four seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats increased from three to four. David Phillips had previously represented the Uplands ward.

Castle 1999 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Alan Lloyd* 1,622
Labour Barbara Joyce Hynes* 1,579
Labour David Phillips 1,477
Labour Dereck John Roberts* 1,440
Plaid Cymru Yvonne Marie Davies 1,111
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Marjorie Holley 937
Green Benjamin David Grigg 632
Conservative Paul Raymond Morris 503
Conservative Sonya Winifred R. Morris 477
United Socialists David Richard Warren 273
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)
Labour hold Swing

Clydach (two seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats increased from one to two.

Clydach 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sylvia Mary Lewis* 963
Labour Roger Llewellyn Smith 845
Labour Bryan Edwin Ayres* 844
Plaid Cymru James Vernon Davies 764
Plaid Cymru Diana Owen 697
Independent Denise Preece 509
Independent win (new seat)
Labour hold Swing

Cockett (four seats)

Dai Lloyd had won a seat from Labour at a by-election.

Cockett 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru David Rhys Lloyd* 2,366
Labour Lilian Maud Hopkin* 1,902
Plaid Cymru William Keith Morgan 1,581
Labour Victor Cyril Alexander* 1,528
Plaid Cymru Adrian Hugh Rees 1,478
Plaid Cymru Nicholas Walsh 1,381
Labour Ann Pennock 1,343
Labour Clive Keith Morgan* 1,231
Liberal Democrats Tudor Richard Donne 639
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cwmbwrla (three seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats increased from two to three.

Cwmbwrla 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Malcolm Black* 2,172
Liberal Democrats Christopher Ashleigh Holley* 1,909
Liberal Democrats Lewis Graham Thomas 1,722
Labour Carolyn Harris 867
Labour Brian Trevor George Ludlam 722
Labour Robert Mark Ludlam 657
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Dunvant (two seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats increased from one to two. Labour had held the single seat ward in 1995.

Dunvant 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Newbury 1,083
Liberal Democrats Nicholas John Tregoning 627
Independent Elizabeth Ann Davies 491
Labour Hardev Aswani 395
Labour Diana Samuel 370
Conservative David Nicholas Thomas 219
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Fairwood (one seat)

Elected as an Independent in 1995, John Bushell successfully defended the seat as a Conservative.

Fairwood 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Gunther Bushell* 655
Labour John Sydney Mills 514
Conservative hold Swing

Gorseinon (one seat)

The former wards of Gorseinon Central and Gorseinon East were combined. Glyn Seabourne was councillor for Gorseinon East prior to this election.

Gorseinon 1999 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glyn Seabourne* 558
Plaid Cymru Darren Jeffery Thomas 401
Conservative Eleanor Mary Davies 89
Labour hold Swing

Gower (one seat)

Gower 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard David Lewis* 770
Labour Anthont John Beddow 366
Liberal Democrats Hildegarde Ann Roberts 296
Conservative Gordon Howells 185
Independent hold Swing

Gowerton (one seat)

The former wards of Gowerton East and Gowerton West were combined. Ronald Thomas was councillor for Gowerton East prior to this election.

Gowerton 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Morgan Thomas* 722
Plaid Cymru Alan Morgan Griffiths 395
Independent Peter Davies 335
Conservative Keith Roberts 121
Green David Charles Howells 68
Labour hold Swing

Killay North (one seat)

Killay North 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mary Helen Jones 396
Labour Perry Stephen Buck*
Independent George Smith Gunn 292
Independent Stuart James Rice 230
Conservative Philip David Helliwell 167
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Killay South (one seat)

Killay South 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gerald Glyn Clement* 790
Labour Jeffrey William Walton 203
Conservative Sarah Jane Cadogan 131
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Kingsbridge (one seat)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats reduced from two to one. Labour had held both seats in 1995.

Kingsbridge 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Gethin Evans* 650
Plaid Cymru Katherine Mary Stock 590
Liberal Democrats Michael John Barry 220
Labour hold Swing

Landore (two seats)

Landore 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Herbert Cox* 913
Labour Holland William Ayres* 900
Liberal Democrats Robert Speht 516
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llangyfelach (one seat)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats reduced from two to one. Independents had held both seats in 1995. Phil Downing had been elected for the now-abolished

Llangyfelach 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Gareth Sullivan* 644
People's Representative Audrey R.A. Clement* 538
Labour Philip Downing* 283
Conservative William H.E. Alabaster 65
Independent hold Swing

Llansamlet (four seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats increased from three to four.

Llansamlet 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lawrence David Bailey* 1,682
Labour June Evans* 1,646
Labour Paul Lloyd* 1,410
Labour Dennis Henry James 1,260
Liberal Democrats Richard David George 903
Community First Kevin Adrian John 747
Community First Margaret Lydia Harris 686
Community First Peter Gilbert Harris 558
Community First Frederick S. Lewis 552
Conservative Robert William Megson 471
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Lower Loughor (one seat)

Lower Loughor 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Raymond James* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Mawr (one seat)

Mawr 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
People's Representative Ioan Merritt Richard* 646
Labour Brian Charles Kennedy 164
Liberal Democrats Michael Haller 61
Others gain from Plaid Cymru

Mayals(one seat)

Mayals 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Charles Evans 386
Conservative Michael George Shellard 358
Liberal Democrats Neil Sinclair Lewis 273
Labour David Ian Collins 209
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Morriston (five seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats increased from four to five.

Morriston 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael John Hedges* 2,939
Labour William John F. Davies* 2,869
Labour Robert Francis-Davies* 2,798
Labour Robert John Lloyd* 2,687
Labour Valerie Lloyd 2,576
Liberal Democrats John Philip Bleay 1,527
Conservative William Hughes 1,201
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Mynyddbach (three seats)

Mynyddbach 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ceinwen Thomas* 1,984
Labour Byron George Owen* 1,826
Labour Charles Glyndwr White 1,616
Plaid Cymru Laurence Douthwaite John 1,082
Liberal Democrats Elwyn Vernon Jones 759
Conservative Martyn Ford 490
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Newton (one seat)

Newton 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Susan Mary Waller* 745
Conservative Anthony Charles Saunders Colburn 475
Labour Jane Melanie Thomas 259
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Oystermouth (one seat)

Oystermouth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Thyrza Peters* 709
Labour Aubrey Jones 482
Liberal Democrats Alexander James 211
Plaid Cymru Mari Elin Waddington 206
Conservative hold Swing

Penclawdd (one seat)

Penclawdd 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Howard John Morgan* 975
Labour Owen James Guy 671
Independent hold Swing

Penderry (three seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats reduced from four to three. Doreen Jones represented Mynyddbach from 1995 until 1999

Penderry 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doreen Jones* 1,461
Labour June Elizabeth Burtonshaw* 1,422
Labour Grenville Phillips* 1,414
Liberal Democrats Gaynor Meehan 611
Conservative Jason Peter Morgan 348
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Penllergaer (one seat)

Penllergaer 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Lawlor 581 71.0 +11.8
Conservative J. Lowe 237 29.0 +29.0
Labour hold Swing

Pennard (one seat)

Pennard 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Margaret Smith* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Penyrheol (two seats)

Penyrheol 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Thomas Vernon Davies* 950
Labour David Islwyn Elfed Jones* 772
Independent Carloine Ann Arthur 703
Liberal Democrats Stephen Josef Neesmann 431
Conservative John Timothy 181
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pontarddulais (two seats)

Boundary Change. The number of seats increased from one to two. John Miles represented the Talybont ward which was abolished.

Pontarddulais 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gareth Williams* 1,355
Labour John Treharne Miles* 1,278
Independent David Thomas Howells 791
Independent Owen Leroy Evans 677
Liberal Democrats Janine Linda Evans 252
Conservative Dorothy Roberta Gardiner 121
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Sketty (five seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats increased from four to five. June Stanton was elected as an Independent in 1995 but subsequently joined the Liberal Democrats.

Sketty 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rosina June Stanton* 3,037
Labour Mehar Chand Verma* 1,853
Liberal Democrats Arthur Michael Day 1,725
Conservative Thomas Huw Rees 1,526
Conservative John Philip Glew 1,465
Labour Gordon Carruthers* 1,426
Liberal Democrats Tracey Anne Dunford 1,274
Labour Anthea Priscilla Symonds 1,247
Labour Patrick Richard Ellis 1,142
Liberal Democrats Lilian Mary Pritchard 1,132
Independent Anthony Trevor Lloyd 1,129
Conservative Philip Malcolm Bray 1,111
Liberal Democrats Dyfed E.F. Alsop 1,105
Conservative Mark Roy Burgess 1,101
Labour Leonard Bayzile Howell* 1,060
Plaid Cymru Ian Richard Titherington 1,043
Plaid Cymru Sara Eirwen Reid 1,036
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

St Thomas (two seats)

St Thomas 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cyril Frederick Johnstone* 1,154
Labour Alan Rees Richards* 1,124
Independent David Alan Robinson 747
Liberal Democrats Paul Courtney Jones 268
Conservative Jonathan Geoffrey Bidmead 195
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Townhill (three seats)

Possible boundary change. The number of seats increased from two to three.

Townhill 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tyssul Lewis* 968
Labour David Hopkins* 913
Labour William Frederick Stuckey 724
Liberal Democrats Beryl Edwards 693
Plaid Cymru Gregory Lee Evans 377
Independent Anthony Roper 351
Liberal Democrats Gordon C. Manning 338
Independent Margaret Louvane Abraham 297
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Uplands (four seats)

Uplands 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jennifer Caryl Hood 1,352
Labour Derek James 1,349
Labour Maureen Clough Stuckey* 1,336
Labour Moira Ann Singh 1,302
Conservative Dick Phillips 1,226
Plaid Cymru Harri Lloyd Roberts 1,126
Plaid Cymru Clive Ian Gary Smith 1,062
Conservative Jean Margaret Taverner 1,010
Liberal Democrats Peter Richard Brooks 1,002
Independent Susan Rosemary Sturgess 882
Neighbourhood Independent Peter May 877
Conservative Robert James Buckland 875
Conservative Brian Hill-Mackintosh 846
Green Simon Mark Clegg 816
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Upper Loughor (two seats)

Possible boundary change. the number of seats was reduced from two to one

Upper Loughor 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Alcwyn Evans* 516
Plaid Cymru John Griffiths 390
Labour hold Swing

West Cross (two seats)

The Liberal Democrats won a by-election following the election of previous member Martin Caton as MP for Gower.

West Cross 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Desmond Wilfred W. Thomas 1,094
Labour Mark Clive Child 1,004
Liberal Democrats Rene Harood Kinzett* 649
Conservative Lynne Davies 609
Liberal Democrats Reginald C. Edwards 565
Conservative Vera Margaret Duncan 512
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Rhys Robert 367
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Results". Western Mail. 8 May 1999.
  2. ^ "The City and County of Swansea(Electoral Arrangements) (No. 2) Order 1998". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Swansea Welsh Unitary Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre, Plymouth University. Retrieved 23 November 2020.