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Newport Civic Centre

Elections to Newport City Council were held on 1 May 2008[1] along with elections to the other 21 local authorities in Wales, community council elections in Wales and 2008 United Kingdom local elections.

Councillors elected in this election serve a four-year term.

The previous election took place in 2004.

The next full election took place on 3 May 2012.

Election results: overview

Newport Council election 2008 [2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 -9 44.0 33.3 13,884 -2.9
  Conservative 17 +6 34.0 35.0 14,705 +8.4
  Liberal Democrats 9 +3 18.0 21.8 9,066 +0.6
  Plaid Cymru 1 0 2.0 7.2 2,980 -1.6
  Independent 1 0 2.0 2.4 1,005 +2.4
Total 50 41,640

Ward results

Vote share changes compared with corresponding 2004 election.

Allt-yr-yn

Allt-yr-yn (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Evans 1,818
Conservative David Fouweather 1,800
Conservative Leslie Knight 1,622
Labour Fabi Berrettoni 722
Liberal Democrats Phil Bennett 420
Liberal Democrats Megan Rees Webb 411
Liberal Democrats Adrian Summers 369
Plaid Cymru Mian Rashid 324
Majority
Turnout 7,486
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Alway

Alway (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Truman 795
Labour John Guy 776
Labour Ken Powell 775
Conservative Sarah Jones 434
Conservative Sallie Mogford 431
Liberal Democrats Anne Parry 348
Liberal Democrats Terry Baulch 344
Liberal Democrats Linda Davies 309
Plaid Cymru Nagma Arshid 251
Majority
Turnout 4,463
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Beechwood

Beechwood (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hugh Clarke 1,433
Liberal Democrats David Hando 1,321
Liberal Democrats Jeff Evans 1,288
Labour David Collins 484
Labour Christopher Evans 399
Labour Alan Jones 373
Conservative David Hildred 220
Conservative Kenneth Cornelious 204
Independent Tony Lane 202
Conservative Ruth Williams 187
Majority
Turnout 6,510
Liberal Democrats gain from Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Swing

Bettws

Bettws (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Noel Trigg 1,128
Labour Val Delahaye 890
Labour Glyn Jarvis 789
Liberal Democrats Susan Baker 586
Liberal Democrats Ann Tripp 451
Liberal Democrats David Gapper 408
Conservative Michael Ryan 331
Conservative Debbie Blackbird 260
Plaid Cymru Firdaus Asghar 75
Independent Vince Marenghi 50
Plaid Cymru David Hall 49
Independent Stephen Chomyn 40
Majority
Turnout 5,057
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Swing
Labour gain from Swing

Caerleon

Caerleon (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Jones 1,324
Conservative Charles Ferris 1,216
Labour Gail Giles 1,181
Conservative Naomi Macey 1,178
Labour Cliff Suller 1,094
Labour Paul Huntley 1,087
Liberal Democrats Theresa Hughes 467
Liberal Democrats Peter Davies 308
Liberal Democrats Pam Baulch 306
Majority
Turnout 8,161
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Swing

Gaer

Debbie Wilcox, Newport City Council leader since 2016
Debbie Wilcox, Newport City Council leader since 2016
Gaer (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Whitcutt 921
Labour Herbert Thomas 883
Labour Deborah Wilcox 847
Conservative Adam Wate 813
Conservative Michael Wisniewski 752
Liberal Democrats John Gibbon 405
Liberal Democrats Michael Evans 377
Liberal Democrats Mark Wheeldon 333
Plaid Cymru Danielle Bennett 258
Majority
Turnout 5,589
Labour gain from Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Swing

Graig

Graig (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Cornelious 1,187
Conservative David Williams 1,070
Labour Andrew Sayer 589
Liberal Democrats Sandra Flanagan 317
Liberal Democrats Norman Mountain 241
Majority
Turnout 3,404
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Langstone

Langstone (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Atwell 833
Independent Simon Lane 753
Conservative Carole Atwell 615
Liberal Democrats Ynys Edwards 303
Liberal Democrats Linda Perry 296
Labour Deborah Harvey 138
Plaid Cymru Timothy Harvey 114
Majority
Turnout 3,052
Conservative hold Swing
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Liswerry

Liswerry (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Critchley 1,018
Labour Allan Morris 982
Labour John Richards 879
Labour Andrew Jeavons 972
Conservative Chris Blight 728
Conservative Greg Waters 683
Conservative John Ferrier 644
Liberal Democrats Lisa Berry 419
Liberal Democrats Martin Price 328
Liberal Democrats Oliver Townsend 326
Liberal Democrats Tomas Forsey 270
Majority
Turnout 7,249
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Swing
Labour gain from Swing
Labour gain from Swing

Llanwern

Llanwern (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martyn Kellaway 491
Labour Ian Jones 358
Liberal Democrats Stuart Bull 92
Majority
Turnout 941
Conservative hold Swing

Malpas

Malpas (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Langsford 1,243
Labour David Mayer 1,137
Conservative John Bird 1,131
Conservative Ian Brown 1,074
Labour Peter Davies 1,064
Conservative Peter Meredith 602
Liberal Democrats Susan Davies 385
Majority
Turnout 6,636
Labour gain from Swing
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Marshfield

Marshfield (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard White 974
Conservative Tom Suller 952
Labour Neil Todd 332
Labour Alan Speight 283
Liberal Democrats Helena Wheeldon 170
Plaid Cymru Susan Bennett 162
Liberal Democrats Paul Bevan 162
Majority
Turnout 3,034
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Pillgwenlly

Pillgwenlly (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ibrahim Hayat 466
Labour Ron Jones 464
Conservative Tony Ismail 377
Plaid Cymru Khalilur Rahman 375
Plaid Cymru Anthony Salkeld 346
Liberal Democrats Jayne Lewis 498
Conservative David Madden 327
Liberal Democrats Sofique Miah 278
Majority
Turnout 2,964
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ringland

Ringland (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Fortey 939
Labour Bob Bright 874
Labour Malcolm Linton 871
Liberal Democrats Paul Jordan 858
Liberal Democrats Patricia Harris 841
Labour Tony Gray 783
Conservative Tina Evans 264
Conservative Jane Mazey 225
Plaid Cymru Keith Bennett 175
Majority
Turnout 5,830
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Labour gain from Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rogerstone

Rogerstone(3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Valerie Dudley 1,664
Conservative Stephen Jones 1,576
Conservative Andrew Cooksey 1,507
Labour Edward Burke 1,450
Labour Jayne Bryant 1,349
Labour Victoria Colley Wall 1,136
Liberal Democrats Paul Angeli 387
Plaid Cymru David Hall 325
Liberal Democrats Jason Sullivan 309
Liberal Democrats Maurice Bacon 258
Majority
Turnout 9,961
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Swing

St Julians

St.Julians (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend 1,148
Liberal Democrats Carmel Townsend 1,029
Liberal Democrats Gill Ford 985
Conservative Chris Blight 581
Conservative Roy Lane 552
Conservative Dale Hardman 542
Labour Ken Goodger 492
Labour Kenneth Chandler 467
Labour Anthony Jermyn 432
Plaid Cymru James Priest 111
Majority
Turnout 6,139
Liberal Democrats gain from Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Poole 478
Labour Paul Cockeram 468
Conservative Mike Ryan 429
Conservative James Hampson 376
Liberal Democrats Julia Varley 178
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Clark 167
Liberal Democrats Bob Davies 139
Plaid Cymru Omer Williams 113
Majority
Turnout 2,348
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Stow Hill

Stow Hill (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Davies 723
Conservative William Routley 616
Labour Miqdad al-Nuaimi 436
Labour Fern Foster 418
Plaid Cymru Rhys ab Elis 91
Liberal Democrats Nigel Flanagan 86
Liberal Democrats Winifred Lee 72
Plaid Cymru Shereen Williams 7
Majority
Turnout 2,449
Conservative gain from Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Tredegar Park

Tredegar Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru James Brunnock 364
Labour Trevor Watkins 293
Conservative Gerry Coldham 152
Liberal Democrats Andrew Bailey 35
Majority
Turnout 844
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Victoria

Victoria (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Hamilton 618
Liberal Democrats Mozadul Hussain 604
Labour Chris Jenkins 486
Labour Deb Davies 450
Plaid Cymru Firdaus Asghar 413
Conservative David Cox 231
Plaid Cymru Trefor Puw 197
Majority
Turnout 2,999
Liberal Democrats gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ Local Election Results 2008 - National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly, 2008
  2. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2008: Newport". Retrieved 1 May 2019.