2008 election results map, showing numbers of councillors per ward and their party affiliations
2008 election results map, showing numbers of councillors per ward and their party affiliations

The 2008 Vale of Glamorgan Council election took place on Thursday 1 May 2008 to elect members of Vale of Glamorgan Council in Wales. This was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections. The previous full council election was in 2004 and the next full elections were on 3 May 2012.

Election result

Forty-seven seats were up for election and the Conservative Party managed to win an overall majority, where previously no party was in overal control.[1] The result took place in the context of Gordon Brown's Labour government falling to its lowest polling since the 1960s, with the Conservatives winning control of eleven other councils in England and Wales.[2]

Vale of Glamorgan Council Election 2008[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 25 5 0 +5 53.2 43.4 18,532
  Labour 13 2 5 -3 27.7 26.5 11,331
  Plaid Cymru 6 0 2 -2 12.7 12.8 8,932
  Llantwit First Independent 3 3 0 +3 6.4 4.4 1,894
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 878
  Independent 0 0 3 -3 0 1.5 659
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 413
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 73

Ward results

Ward Political group Councillor [3] Change from last election
Baruc (Barry) Plaid Cymru Nicholas Hodges Plaid Cymru hold
Plaid Cymru Steffan Wiliam Plaid Cymru hold
Buttrills (Barry) Labour Margaret Alexander Labour hold
Labour Stuart Egan Labour hold
Cadoc (Barry) Labour Fred Johnson Labour hold
Labour Anne Moore Labour hold
Labour Neil Moore Labour hold
Castleland (Barry) Labour Pamela Drake Labour gain from Plaid Cymru
Labour Christopher Elmore Labour gain from Plaid Cymru
Cornerswell (Penarth) Conservative John Fraser Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative Dorothy Turner Conservative gain from Labour
Court (Barry) Labour Richard Bertin Labour hold
Labour Bronwen Brooks Labour hold
Cowbridge Conservative Geoffrey Cox Conservative hold
Conservative Valerie Ellis Conservative hold
Conservative Hunter Jarvie Conservative hold
Dinas Powys Plaid Cymru Val Hartrey Plaid Cymru hold
Plaid Cymru Margaret Randall Plaid Cymru hold
Plaid Cymru Keith Hatton Plaid Cymru hold
Plaid Cymru Christopher Williams Plaid Cymru hold
Dyfan (Barry) Conservative Marguerita Wright Conservative gain from Labour
Conservative Katharine Kemp Conservative gain from Labour
Gibbonsdown (Barry) Labour Rob Curtis Labour hold
Labour Margaret Wilkinson Labour hold
Illtyd (Barry) Conservative Terry Hampton Conservative hold
Conservative Janice Charles Conservative hold
Conservative Emlyn Williams Conservative hold
Llandough Conservative Colin Osborne Conservative hold
Llandow and Ewenny Conservative Colin Vaughan Conservative hold
Llantwit Major Llantwit First Independent Gwyn John Llantwit First gain from Independent [a]
Llantwit First Independent Sally Bagstaff Llantwit First gain from Independent [a]
Llantwit First Independent Eric Hacker Llantwit First gain from Independent [a]
Conservative John Clifford Conservative hold
Peterston-Super-Ely Conservative Rhodri Traherne Conservative hold
Plymouth (Penarth) Conservative Maureen Owen Conservative hold
Conservative Clive Williams Conservative hold
Rhoose Conservative Jeff James Conservative hold
Conservative Gordon Kemp Conservative hold
St Athan Conservative John Thomas Conservative hold
St Augustine's (Penarth) Conservative Paul Church Conservative hold
Conservative Sophie Williams Conservative gain from Labour
St Brides Major Conservative Audrey Preston Conservative hold
Stanwell (Penarth) Labour Janice Birch Labour hold
Labour Mark Wilson Labour hold
Sully Conservative Sarah Sharpe Conservative hold
Conservative Anthony Ernest Conservative hold
Wenvoe Conservative Jonathan Bird Conservative hold

[a] Councillors previously elected as Independent. Llantwit First Independents registered as a new political party in 2007

References

  1. ^ "Elections 2008 - Vale Of Glamorgan". BBC News. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  2. ^ Summers, Deborah; Wintour, Patrick; Sparrow, Andrew (2 May 2008). "Brown admits fall to third place amounts to 'bad night' for Labour". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  3. ^ a b Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2008: Vale of Glamorgan". Retrieved 2018-05-06.