The second election to the Powys County Council following local government reorganisation was held in May 1999.[1] It was preceded by the 1995 election and followed by the 2004 election. The election resulted once again in a majority of Independent councillors.[2]

Results Overview

No Overall Control

Powys County Council election result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 6
  Conservative 0
  Liberal Democrats 10
  Plaid Cymru 0
  Independent 57
  Green

Ward results (Brecknockshire)

Aber-craf (one seat)

Aber-craf 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cyril Gwyn Gwillim* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Bronllys (one seat)

Boundary Change.

Bronllys 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Davies 274
Independent Adrian John Willford 105
Liberal Democrats Sir John Royden Maddox 100
Conservative Hilda Mary Williams 100
Majority 169
Turnout 58.0
Independent win (new seat)

Builth (one seat)

Builth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Edward Ernest William Sweet 456
Independent Jeremy David Pugh 444
Majority 12
Turnout 52.0
Independent hold Swing

Bwlch (one seat)

Bwlch 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gareth Jones 282
Independent Betty Lucille Greet* 157
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

Crickhowell (one seat)

Boundary Change.

Crickhowell 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas John Probert* 676
Independent David John Addis 566
Majority
Turnout 51.0
Independent win (new seat)

Cwmtwrch (one seat)

Cwmtwrch 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bryan Wyn Davies* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Felin-fach (one seat)

Felin-fach 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent H Jean Whittall* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Gwernyfed (one seat)

No valid nominations were received.

Hay (one seat)

Hay 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Charles James Gibson-Watt* 330
Independent Richard George W. Booth 135
Conservative Mary Lesley Fellowes 114
Majority
Turnout 46.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

Llanafanfawr (one seat)

Llanafanfawr, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Rowland Price 336
Independent David Eiros Davies* 305
Independent Clive Gwennap Easton 72
Majority
Turnout 66.0
Independent hold Swing

Llangattock (one seat)

Llangattock 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rowland Edgar Price Williams* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangors (one seat)

Llangors 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Hugh Williams* unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Llangynidr (one seat)

Llangynidr 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Muriel Rosemarie Harris 268
Independent Mary Taylor* 225
Majority 59.0
Turnout 66.0
Independent hold Swing

Llanwrtyd Wells (one seat)

Llanwrtyd Wells 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Timothy John Van Rees* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Maescar / Llywel (one seat)

Maescar / Llywel 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan Thomas Morgan* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

St Davids Within (one seat)

St Davids Within 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Marilyn Roberts* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

St John (one seat)

The number of seats were reduced from two to one.

St John 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher John Mann* 651
Liberal Democrats Anthony Mark Morgan* 394
Conservative David John Chatfield 234
Independent Ian Howell Milton 74
Majority
Turnout 51.0
Labour win (new seat)

St Mary (one seat)

The number of seats were reduced from two to one.

St Mary 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Susan Dawn Francis* 625
Independent Anthony Joseph Bell 401
Majority
Turnout 48.0
Independent win (new seat)

Talgarth (one seat)

The number of seats were reduced from two to one.

Talgarth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ivy Brenda Lewis* 379
Independent Henry Lloyd Evans* 187
Independent Ronald Day 139
Majority
Independent win (new seat)

Talybont-on-Usk (one seat)

Talybont-on-Usk 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dorothy Margaret Jane James* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Tawe Uchaf (one seat)

Tawe Uchaf 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Maisie Jones* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Ynyscedwyn (one seat)

Ynyscedwyn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vivian James Gibbs* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Yscir (one seat)

Yscir 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dorothy Gillian Thomas* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Ystradgynlais (two seats)

The number of seats were reduced from two to one.

Ystradgynlais 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Betty Rachel Watkins* unopposed
Labour win (new seat)

Ward results (Montgomeryshire)

Banwy (one seat)

Banwy 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Beryl Vaughan 300
Independent David Keith Roberts* 214
Majority 86
Turnout 74.0
Independent hold Swing

Berriew (one seat)

Berriew 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sidney George Pritchard* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Blaen Hafren (one seat)

The ward was previously known as Trefeglwys / Llangurig.

Blaen Hafren 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gwilym Thomas Evans* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Caaersws (one seat)

Caresws 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Elizabeth Rachel Davies 601
Independent David Michael Jones* 430
Majority
Turnout 58.0
Independent hold Swing

Churchstoke (one seat)

Churchstoke 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gwynfryn Courtnenay Hamer* 475
Conservative Ruby Annie Eileen Taylor 159
Majority
Turnout 52.0
Independent hold Swing

Dolforwyn (one seat)

Dolforwyn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Graham Edwards* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Forden (one seat)

Forden 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Frederick John Owens* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Glantwymyn (one seat)

Glantwymyn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gwilym Pughe Vaughan* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Guilsfield (one seat)

Boundary Change. The wards of Guilsfield Within and Guilsfield Without were merged.

Guilsfield 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Richard Jones* 650
Independent Leslie Walter William Gretton 294
Majority
Turnout 56.0
Independent win (new seat)

Kerry (one seat)

Kerry 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kathryn Mary Roberts-Jones 396
Liberal Democrats John Derek Napier 320
Majority
Turnout 56.0
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Llanbrynmair (one seat)

Llanbrynmair 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hedd Bleddyn Williams* 333
Liberal Democrats Gwynant Huw Davies 166
Majority
Turnout 71.0
Independent hold Swing

Llandinam (one seat)

Llandinam 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gwyneth Alice Sylvester* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandrinio (one seat)

Llandrinio 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Graham Brown* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandysilio (one seat)

Llandysilio 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Harold Evans* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanfair Caereinion (one seat)

Llanfair Caereinion 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Viola Elizabeth Evans unopposed
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Llanfihangel (one seat)

Llanfihangel 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William Barry Thomas* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanfyllin (one seat)

Llanfyllin 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Ellis Bowen* 401
Independent David Barry Goodman 220
Majority
Turnout 59.0
Independent hold Swing

Llanidloes (one seat)

The number of seats was reduced from two to one.

Llanidloes 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gareth Morgan* unopposed
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant / Llansilin(one seat)

Labour won the seat in 1995 but subsequently lost it at a by-election

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant / Llansilin 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Henry Hughes* 412
Independent David Wyn Davies 377
Majority
Turnout 59.0
Independent hold Swing

Llansantffraid (one seat)

Llansantffraid 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Tegwyn Jones 448
Independent Elizabeth Jean Thomas* 267
Majority
Turnout 52.0
Independent hold Swing

Llanwddyn (one seat)

Llanwddyn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gwilym Thomas Tibbott* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Machynlleth (one seat)

Machynlleth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Michael Williams* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Meifod (one seat)

Meifod 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Eldrydd Mary Jones 334
Liberal Democrats Huw Llewelyn Gwalchmai* 151
Labour Philip Edgar Hookway 43
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Montgomery (one seat)

Montgomery 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Brian Penton Richards* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Newtown Central(one seat)

The number of seats was reduced from two to one.

Newtown Central 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joseph Walter Griffiths* 453
Plaid Cymru Reginald Taylor* 321
Majority
Turnout 43.0
Independent win (new seat)

Newtown East (one seat)

Newtown East 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Louis Hedley Williams* unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Newtown Llanllwchaiaran North (one seat)

Newtown Llanllwchaiaran North 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Nicholas Munford* 560
Independent Brian Breeze 277
Majority
Turnout 48.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Newtown Llanllwchaiaran West

Newtown Llanllwchaiaran West 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Thomas Davey 282
Liberal Democrats Derek Stanley Upton 218
Conservative Eleanor Wright 143
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Newtown South (one seat)

Newtown South 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Henry Mills 231
Labour Rina Judith Clarke 173
Independent Philip Bowell Watkins 89
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Rhiwcynon (one seat)

Rhiwcynon 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joy Gethin Shearer* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Trewern (one seat)

The Conservative candidate had won the seat at a by-election.

Trewern 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ian Douglass Ferguson 277
Conservative Montague Lancelot Gaius Robinson* 186
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Welshpool Castle (one seat)

Welshpool Castle 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joseph Stephen Richard Watson* 303
Independent Norma Christine Lovely 128
Majority
Turnout 38.0
Independent hold Swing

Welshpool Gungrog (one seat)

Welshpool Gungrog 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gorge Edward Hugh Taylor* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Welshpool Llanerchyddol (one seat)

Welshpool Llanerchyddol 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ann Holloway* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Ward results (Radnorshire)

Beguildy (one seat)

Beguildy 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Alfred Edward Allen* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Disserth and Trecoed (one seat)

The sitting councilor had been elected as a Labour candidate in 1995.

Disserth and Trecoed 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Desmond Speake* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Glasbury (one seat)

Glasbury 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Margaret Elizabeth Morris 665
Independent Rod Bailey 210
Independent Derek Victor Hills 113
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Knighton (two seats)

The number of seats was reduced from two to one.

Knighton 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Albert Harris 628
Conservative Trevor Alexander Johnson* 439
Independent Janice Geraldine Harris 167
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Llanbadarn Fawr (one seat)

Llanbadarn Fawr 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Fred Barker* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandrindod East/West (one seat)

Llandrindod East/West 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kenneth John Richards 270
Liberal Democrats William Philip Charles 234
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llandrindod North (one seat)

Llandrindod North 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert William Bevan* 544
Plaid Cymru Sian Rosmari Maredudd 96
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llandrindod South (one seat)

Llandrindod South 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Edward Brian Oakley 620
Liberal Democrats Dennis William Cleaton 275
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llanelwedd (one seat)

Llanelwedd 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Geoffrey Miles Worts* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangunllo (one seat)

Llangunllo 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Emlyn Kinsey Pugh* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanyre (one seat)

Llanyre 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John David Arthur Thompson* 325
Independent Leslie Gwyn Davies 226
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Nantmel (one seat)

Nantmel 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Owen Evans unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Old Radnor (one seat)

Old Radnor 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan Michael Jones* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Presteigne (one seat)

The winning candidate was elected as an Independent in 1995.

Presteigne 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Garry Richard Banks* unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Rhayader (one seat)

Rhayader 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Martin Anthony Pugh 468
Independent John Andreas Bufton 435
Liberal Democrats Richard Hugh Tyler 130
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

By-Elections 1999-2004

Gwernyfed by-election 1999

A by-election was held in Gwernyfed on 24 June 1999 after no valid nominations were received for the regular election.[3]

Gwernyfed 1999 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Geraint George Hopkins 192
Independent Rufus Trevor Richard Price 141
Independent Aileen Mary Dixon 103
Independent Richard George William Pitt Booth 26
Majority
Turnout 41.0
Independent hold Swing

Disserth and Tircoed by-election 1999

A by-election was held in Disserth and Tircoed on 18 November 1999 following the resignation of P.D. Speake.[3]

Disserth and Tircoed 1999 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Leslie Gwyn Davies 286
Independent David Edward Miles Worts 88
Majority
Turnout 40.0
Independent hold Swing

Welshpool Gungrog by-election 2000

A by-election was held in the Welshpool Gungrog ward on 24 February 2000 following the death of Councillor G.E.H. Taylor.[3]

Welshpool Gungrog 2000 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Mervyn Gwynfor Kinsey 200
Independent Olga Rowena Suddell 127
Majority
Turnout 17.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn North by-election 2001

A by-election was held in the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn North ward on 12 July 2001 following the resignation of Councillor C.J. Arnold.[3]

Rhayader by-election 2001

A by-election was held in the Rhayader ward on 13 September 2001 following the resignation of Councillor Martin Pugh.[3]

Rhayader by-election 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Hugh Tyler 254
Independent Elizabeth Fletcher Phillips 174
Independent Margaret Hughes 143
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

Llangors by-election 2002

A by-election was held in the Llangors ward on 17 January 2002 following the resignation of Councillor Roger Williams following his election as MP for Brecon and Radnorshire.[3]

Crickhowell by-election 2002

A by-election was held in the Crickhowell ward on 11 July 2002 following the death of Councillor Tom Probert.[3]

Brecon St Mary by-election 2003

A by-election was held in the Brecon St Mary ward on 30 October 2003 following the death of Councillor Susan Francis.[3]

Dolforwyn by-election 2004

A by-election was held in the Dolforwyn ward on 15 January 2004 following the resignation of Councillor David Edwards.[3]

Dolforwyn by-election 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Wynne Thomas Jones 480
Independent Richard John White 69
Independent Paul Michael Leonard Harris 39
Majority
Turnout 45.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Results". Western Mail. 8 May 1999.
  2. ^ "County Council Election Results". Powys County Council. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Casual Vacancies since 6th May 1999" (PDF). Powys County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.