2017 Cardiff Council election
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All 75 seats to Cardiff Council
38 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Leader Phil Bale David Walker Elizabeth Clark
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Llanishen Lisvane Cathays
Seats before 44 7 17
Seats won 40/75 20/74 11/75
Seat change Decrease4 Increase13 Decrease6
Popular vote 113,025 72,920 44,823
Percentage 39.5 25.5 15.7
Swing Increase3.2 Increase7.6 Decrease0.7

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
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Leader Neil McEvoy Fenella Bowden
Party Plaid Cymru Heath & Birchgrove Independents
Leader's seat Fairwater Heath
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 3/60 1/3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 41,243 3,810 (Heath)
Percentage 14.8 1.3
Swing Increase2.0 Decrease0.2

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Map showing the results of the 2017 City of Cardiff Council Elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

The 2017 Cardiff Council Election was held on 4 May 2017 as part of the national 2017 Welsh local elections. The elections were preceded by the 2012 elections and will be followed by the 2022 elections.[1]

Election result

Labour maintained control of the authority following these elections, gaining their highest popular vote since 1995, but ending up with a reduced number of seats. The Conservatives achieved their best result since the unitary council was created in 1995, winning twenty seats and replacing the Liberal Democrats as the official opposition on the council. Plaid Cymru also secured their highest popular vote, despite standing in fewer seats than in 2012, but only won three seats. The Liberal Democrats in Cardiff suffered their worst election result in terms of total seats won (eleven) since 1995, whilst the local Green Party failed to win its first seat on the council, suffering a fall in support when compared to the 2012 election. The only independent candidate to be elected was Fenella Bowden in the Heath ward, who will become Cardiff Council's longest serving independent councillor during the council term.[2]

The only member of the original council elected in 1995 who had served continuously since then is Russell Goodway, former leader of the Council, who was again returned for the Ely ward. Others elected in 1995 but who had not remained members continuously included Graham Hinchey, Susan Lent, Sarah Merry, Lynda Thorne (Labour) and Fenella Bowden (LD/Independent).

Leader of the Plaid Cymru group, Neil McEvoy, was the only party leader to remain in post immediately after the election. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Elizabeth Clark lost her Cathays seat to Labour. Conservative group leader, David Walker, also stood down immediately after the elections.[3] Council leader and leader of the Labour group prior to the election, Phil Bale, was replaced by Splott councillor Huw Thomas.[4]

City of Cardiff Council Composition 2017
City of Cardiff Council Composition 2017
Cardiff Council Election 2017[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 40 4 8 -4 53.3 39.5 113,025 +3.2
  Conservative 20 13 0 +13 26.6 25.5 72,920 +7.6
  Liberal Democrats 11 0 5 -6 14.6 15.7 44,823 -0.7
  Plaid Cymru 3 1 1 ±0.0 4 14.8 42,352 +2
  Heath/Birchgrove Ind. 1 0 0 ±0.0 1.3 1.3 3,810 -0.2
  Green 0 0 0 ±0.0 0 1.3 3,822 -5.2
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0.0 0 0.8 2,373 +0.3
  Independent 0 0 3 -3 0 0.7 2,056 N/A
  TUSC 0 0 0 ±0.0 0 0.3 810 -0.2

Manifestos

The four largest political groups on Cardiff Council produced manifestos for the 2017 local election campaign. The Heath Independents committed to six pledges ahead of the election.[6]

The South Wales Echo also interviewed the four largest political group leaders prior to election day.

Cardiff Labour[7][8][9]
Cardiff Conservatives[10][11]
Cardiff Liberal Democrats[12][13][14]
Plaid Cymru[15][16][17]

Ward results

* = sitting councillor in this ward prior to election

Adamsdown (2 seats)

Adamsdown[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Howells* 917 42.8 +3.0
Labour Owen Jones 913 42.6 +3.4
Labour Gwenda Owen 874
Liberal Democrats John Dixon 863
Conservative Catherine Hemingway 107 5.0 +2.1
Plaid Cymru Edward Mason 105 4.9 -0.4
Plaid Cymru Esyllt Meurig 100
Green Mark Pritchard 99 4.6 -1.8
Conservative Pauline Ambani 97
TUSC David Reid 27 1.3 -2.4
Turnout 2,144 36.1 +7.4
Registered electors 5,946
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Butetown (1 seat)

Butetown[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Saeed Ebrahim 1,462 56.3 +19.0
Plaid Cymru Arreyeh-Naasir Aadan 462 17.8 -0.7
Conservative Heather Ward 356 13.7 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Michail Arapis 237 -9.1 -23.2
Green Neil Monteiro 85 3.3 -0.3
Turnout 2,597 34.9 +4.6
Registered electors 7,438
Labour hold Swing

Caerau (2 seats)

Caerau[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Bradbury* 1,340 51.1 -7.2
Labour Elaine Simmons* 1,152
Plaid Cymru Matthew Harvey 881 33.6 +23.5
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Swan 788
Conservative Edna Huntley 382 14.6 +6.3
Conservative Kolawole Ponnle 277
Liberal Democrats John Speake 71 2.7 -14.8
Liberal Democrats Laura Speake 61
TUSC John Williams 28 1.1 N/A
Turnout 2,623 33.4 +4.1
Registered electors 7,859
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Canton (3 seats)

Canton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Elsmore* 2,370 42.3 -5.3
Labour Stephen Cunnah 2,314
Labour Ramesh Patel* 2,301
Plaid Cymru Rhys Ab Owen 2,105 37.5 +17.3
Plaid Cymru Elin Tudur 1,944
Plaid Cymru John Lowes 1,867
Conservative David Davies 666 11.9 +1.1
Conservative Barbara Davies 649
Liberal Democrats Morgan Griffith-David 376 6.7 +4.2
Conservative Aileen Ashmore 363
Green Daniel McGowan 363 6.5 -9.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Harding 281
Liberal Democrats Andrew Owen 274
Turnout 5,607 51.3 +10.0
Registered electors 10,929
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cathays (4 seats)

Labour won all four seats. Ali Ahmed previously represented Butetown.

Cathays[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Merry* 1,639 50.3 +20.6
Labour Ali Ahmed 1,581
Labour Chris Weaver* 1,468
Labour Norma Mackie 1,458
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Clark* 976 30.0 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Jack Satterthwaite 843
Liberal Democrats Thomas Pilliner 834
Liberal Democrats Paul Bailey 809
Green Helen Westhead 416 12.8 -8.7
Plaid Cymru Daniel Bryant 318 9.8 +0.8
Conservative Emily Higham 308 9.4 +1.7
Conservative Simon Rees 300
Conservative Joseph Ventre 297
Plaid Cymru Peter Davies 280
Plaid Cymru Emily Cole 274
Plaid Cymru Emyr Gruffydd 250
Conservative Callum Sloper 244
TUSC Calum Glanville-Ellis 81 2.5 N/A
TUSC Sebastian Robyns-Landricombe 63
Turnout 3,256 28.1 +10.5
Registered electors 11,589
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Creigiau & St. Fagans (1 seat)

Creigiau & St. Fagans[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Thomas* 948 47.0 +9.8
Plaid Cymru Wynford Owen 644 31.9 -4.8
Labour John Yarrow 334 16.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Borrow 91 4.5 +1.4
Turnout 2,018 50.3 +7.4
Registered electors 4,011
Conservative hold Swing

Cyncoed (3 seats)

Cyncoed[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Wendy Congreve 1,874 39.9 -4.8
Conservative Kathryn Kelloway 1,852 39.4 +12.4
Liberal Democrats Bablin Molik 1,769
Conservative Lee Canning 1,737
Conservative Lee Gonzalez 1,733
Liberal Democrats Jayne Lutwyche 1,727
Labour Ian Bounds 996 21.2 +4.3
Labour Alvin Shum 757
Labour Louise Thomas 710
Green Timothy Jones 415 8.8 +3.4
Turnout 4,696 56.3 +13.0
Registered electors 8,344
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Ely (3 seats)

Ely[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Irene Goddard* 1,472 51.4 -4.9
Labour James Murphy* 1,380
Labour Russell Goodway* 1,269
Plaid Cymru Lowri Brown 786 27.4
Plaid Cymru Christopher Newth 745
Plaid Cymru Andrea Gibson 622
Conservative Owen Robbins 509 17.8 +9.4
Conservative Leighton McEwan 507
Liberal Democrats Linda Amoss 267 9.3 +5.9
Liberal Democrats Michael Rees 97
Liberal Democrats Matthew Hemsley 84
TUSC Richard Edwards 64 2.2 N/A
Turnout 2,864 29.5 +0.8
Registered electors 9,710
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fairwater (3 seats)

Fairwater[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Neil McEvoy* 2,414 56.3 +13.5
Plaid Cymru Lisa Ford* 2,349
Plaid Cymru Keith Parry 2,017
Labour Paul Mitchell* 1,160 27.1 -9.7
Labour John Bayliss 1,101
Labour Irene Humphreys 1,039
Conservative John Williams 535 12.5 -1.5
Conservative Alan Hill 533
Conservative Ronald Michaelis 450
Liberal Democrats Eleri Randerson 203 4.7 +2.9
Green Phillip Croxall 190 4.4 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Mark Rees 92
Liberal Democrats Oliver Townsend 92
TUSC Ross Saunders 73 1.7 N/A
Turnout 4,287 44.5 +3.7
Registered electors 9,639
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Gabalfa (2 seats)

Gabalfa[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rhys Taylor 922 44.1 -7.0
Liberal Democrats Ashley Wood 920
Labour Joycelyn Coughlin 818 39.1 +11.8
Labour Matthew Hexter 719
Plaid Cymru Sioned Treharne 178 8.5 +1.7
Plaid Cymru Gareth Kennard-Holden 169
Conservative Niall Piercy 165 7.9 +1.6
Conservative Margaret Evans 149
Turnout 2,091 35.7 +10.1
Registered electors 5,863
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Grangetown (3 seats)

Plaid Cymru lost a seat they had gained in a by-election in November 2016.

Grangetown[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ashley Lister 2,199 44.7 +4.5
Labour Abdul Sattar 2,198
Labour Lynda Thorne* 2,121
Plaid Cymru Tariq Awan* 1,758 35.7 +2.2
Plaid Cymru David Vaughan 1,438
Plaid Cymru Elizabeth Musa 1,310
Conservative Michael Bryan 671 13.6 +6.8
Conservative Jenna Malvisi 604
Conservative Andrew Pike 580
Liberal Democrats Jahangir Hussain 350 7.1 -4.1
Green Simon Morton 272 5.5 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Evans 232
Liberal Democrats Muhammad Latif 194
TUSC Lianne Francis 65 1.3 N/A
TUSC Joseph Fathallah 46
Turnout 4,924 37.3 +0.5
Registered electors 13,215
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath (3 seats)

The independent candidates stood again as Heath & Birchgrove Independents.[18]

Heath[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Hinchey* 2,010 38.2 +10.5
Conservative Lyn Hudson* 1,830 34.8 +9.9
Heath Independent Fenella Bowden* 1,737 33.0 +3.7
Labour Penelope Owen 1,704
Labour Michael Ash-Edwards 1,667
Conservative Peter Hudson 1,602
Conservative Michelle Michaelis 1,477
Heath Independent Steven Bowden 1,143
Heath Independent Jane Reece 930
Plaid Cymru Helen Smith 410 7.8 +1.5
Green Christopher Von Ruhland 251 4.8 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Randerson 244 4.6 -2.2
Liberal Democrats Wijdan Said 163
Liberal Democrats Daniel Schmeising-Barnes 119
Turnout 5,264 55.1 +11.0
Registered electors 9,490
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Heath Independent hold Swing

Lisvane (1 seat)

Lisvane[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Walker* 1,232 75.6 +2.5
Labour Jessica Taylor 219 13.4 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Myfanwy Price 130 8.0 +3.5
Plaid Cymru Anthony Couch 49 3.0 -0.6
Turnout 1,635 56.3 +8.6
Registered electors 2,903
Conservative hold Swing

Llandaff (2 seats)

Llandaff[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sean Driscoll 1,370 35.7 +13.0
Conservative Philipa Hill-John 1,169
Plaid Cymru Judith Allan 1,087 28.3 +18.9
Plaid Cymru Angharad Llwyd 1,017
Labour Co-op Catherine Antippas 944 24.6 -3.1
Labour Co-op Keith Jackson 853
Independent Mike Baker 349 9.1 +5.9
Liberal Democrats Alexander Meredith 270 7.0 -24.5
Liberal Democrats Christine Lutwyche 259
Green Benjamin Smith 130 3.4 -0.3
Turnout 3,836 55.6 +9.9
Registered electors 6,903
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Llandaff North (2 seats)

Llandaff North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dilwar Ali* 1,400 55.2 +7.8
Labour Jennifer Burke-Davies 1,349
Conservative Elizabeth Morgan 531 20.9 +15.0
Plaid Cymru Steffan Webb 439 17.3 +11.9
Conservative Diana Abuzaid 422
Plaid Cymru Gillian Griffin 394
Liberal Democrats Elinor Dixon 171 6.7 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Matthew Dixon 104
Independent Jonathan Bishop 56 2.2 -21.0
TUSC Gwilym Evans 39 1.5 N/A
Turnout 2,537 43.9 +3.3
Registered electors 5,782
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llanishen (4 seats)

Llanishen[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shaun Jenkins 2,890 43.8 +9.0
Labour Co-op Phillip Bale* 2,805 42.5 +1.5
Conservative John Lancaster 2,804
Conservative Thomas Parkhill 2,528
Labour Co-op Garry Hunt* 2,523
Conservative Daniel Ruff 2,383
Labour Co-op Jacqueline Jones 2,282
Labour Co-op Masudah Ali 2,254
Plaid Cymru Lona Roberts 666 10.1 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Karl Mudd 593 9.0 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Sarah Bridges 575
Liberal Democrats Anabella Rees 543
Green Michael Cope 528 8.0 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Robert Godfrey 449
UKIP Lawrence Gwynn 323 4.9 -1.9
UKIP Crispin John 240
UKIP Vivian Evans 220
UKIP John Hill 180
Turnout 6,594 50.0 +12.9
Registered electors 13,175
Conservative hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Co-op Swing

Llanrumney (3 seats)

Llanrumney[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Jones* 1,269 56.1 -11.9
Labour Heather Joyce* 1,258
Labour Lee Bridgeman 1,195
Conservative Giles Cross 551 24.4 +10.0
Conservative Maria Hill 484
Conservative Aled Jones-Pritchard 432
UKIP Gary Oldfield 255 11.3 N/A
UKIP Teresa Davies 207
Plaid Cymru Trevor Keane 200 8.8
UKIP Robert Lewis 151
Liberal Democrats Wayne Street 126 5.6 +2.8
Plaid Cymru Colin Lewis 114
Plaid Cymru Ceri Ann Tegwyn 96
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bird 77
Liberal Democrats Patricia Rees 73
Turnout 2,260 29.2 -0.4
Registered electors 7,744
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pentwyn (4 seats)

Pentwyn[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joseph Carter* 1,822 45.6 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Emma-Janey Sandry 1,627
Liberal Democrats Daniel Naughton 1,548
Labour Frank Jacobsen 1,411 35.3 -2.4
Labour Michael Fogg 1,409
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Shimmin 1,346
Labour Samsunear Ali 1,325
Labour Margaret Thomas 1,119
Conservative Kathleen Fisher 663 16.6 +9.7
Conservative Munawar Mughal 623
Conservative Nathan Watson 559
Conservative Jack Sellers 530
Plaid Cymru Andrew Morgan 236 5.9 +1.3
Plaid Cymru Pauline Morgan 228
Plaid Cymru Martin Pollard 202
Plaid Cymru Huw Hughes 172
TUSC Steve Williams 98 2.5 N/A
Turnout 3,994 37.6 +6.6
Registered electors 10,623
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Pentyrch (1 seat)

Pentyrch[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gavin Hill-John* 733 47.4 -7.0
Plaid Cymru Hywel Wigley 518 33.5 +21.4
Labour Richard Hughes 234 15.1 -14.0
Liberal Democrats Caroline Morris 63 4.1 +2.5
Turnout 1,548 55.4 +3.1
Registered electors 2,790
Conservative hold Swing

Penylan (3 seats)

Penylan[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joe Boyle* 2,519 25.6 -22.5
Liberal Democrats Rodney Berman 2,195
Liberal Democrats Asghar Ali 2,078
Labour Louise Westlake 1,317 13.4 -12.6
Labour Bethan Proctor 1,231
Labour Sajad Nazari 1,044
Conservative Sara Canning 855 8.7 -1.2
Conservative Rhys Gadsby 743
Conservative Sophie Tyrill 723
Plaid Cymru Nicholas Carter 543 5.5 -2.2
Green Huw Burrows 495 5.0 -3,3
Independent Leigh Worrall 316 3.2 N/A
Turnout 9,897 50.1 +8.6
Registered electors 9,897
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Plasnewydd (4 seats)

The Liberal Democrats lost a seat they had gained in a by-election.

Plasnewydd[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Lent* 2,408 52.2 +15.4
Labour Daniel De'ath* 2,311
Labour Mary McGarry* 2,159
Labour Peter Wong 2,055
Liberal Democrats Manzoor Ahmed 1,545 33.5 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Robin Rea* 1,531
Liberal Democrats Cadan Ap Tomos 1,410
Liberal Democrats Richard Jerrett 1,300
Green Daniel Ward 560 12.1 -0.7
Plaid Cymru Mariana Montiel 371 8.0 -4.1
Plaid Cymru Angharad Lewis 346
Plaid Cymru Matthew Lloyd 331
Conservative Enid Harries 297 6.4 +0.8
Conservative Lucy Golding 289
Conservative Rowland Hemingway 252
Conservative Marc Gonzalez 223
Turnout 4,611 38.9 +13.3
Registered electors 11,851
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Pontprennau and Old St. Mellons (2 seats)

Pontprennau & Old St. Mellons[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dianne Rees* 1,851 57.6 +21.7
Conservative Joel Williams 1,760
Labour Georgina Phillips* 1,134 35.3 -13.7
Labour Shane Andrews 891
Plaid Cymru David Davies 200 6.2 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Mary Naughton 176 5.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrats David Keigwin 167
Turnout 3,216 44.5 +10.4
Registered electors 7,221
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Radyr (1 seat)

Radyr[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roderick McKerlich* 1,193 43.1 -10.2
Plaid Cymru Michael Deem 999 36.1 +28.9
Labour Mohammed Islam 358 12.9 -19.5
Liberal Democrats Hilary Borrow 218 7.9 +3.7
Turnout 2,772 53.4 +7.6
Registered electors 5,195
Conservative hold Swing

Rhiwbina (3 seats)

Two of the three Independent councillors elected in 2012 rejoined the Conservatives in 2015[19] and the third Independent was defeated by a Conservative in this election.

Rhiwbina[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jayne Cowan* 3,595 63.0 +51.4
Conservative Adrian Robson* 3,230
Conservative Oliver Owen 2,565
Independent Eleanor Sanders* 1,565 27.4 -41.5
Labour Meurig Williams 1,524 26.7 +15.3
Labour Clare Jones 1,500
Labour Alan Golding 1,159
Plaid Cymru Stephen Lake 402 7.0 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Land 371 6.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Philippa Willmot 198
Liberal Democrats Dale Hargrove 170
Turnout 5,710 61.9 +7.8
Registered electors 9,219
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Riverside (3 seats)

Riverside[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iona Gordon* 2,278 53.2 +6.5
Labour Caro Wild* 2,050
Labour Kanaya Singh 1,941
Plaid Cymru Ruksana Begum 1,126 26.3 -4.8
Plaid Cymru Richard Williams 1,054
Plaid Cymru Mubashar Sawati 959
Conservative Jason Griffin 510 11.9 +4.2
Conservative Leon Bancroft 464
Conservative Gaener Davies 415
Liberal Democrats Alun Williams 401 9.3 +5.5
Green Kenneth Barker 400 9.3 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Molik Ahmed 255
Liberal Democrats Callum Littlemore 218
Independent Ahmed Alsisi 86 2.0 N/A
Turnout 4,283 44.6 +9.4
Registered electors 9,595
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rumney (2 seats)

Rumney[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Derbyshire* 1,030 46.3 -2.1
Labour Jacqueline Parry* 1,017
Conservative Gareth Lloyd 871 39.2 +11.5
Conservative James Roach 684
UKIP John Ireland 221 9.9 N/A
UKIP Wayne Cashin 204
Liberal Democrats Peter Amoss 104 4.7 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Hugh Minor 91
TUSC Emily Stables 39 1.8 -0.1
Turnout 2,222 33.5 +3.6
Registered electors 6,629
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Splott (3 seats)

Splott[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Henshaw 1,685 55.3 +7.4
Labour Huw Thomas* 1,658
Labour Edward Stubbs* 1,656
Conservative Robert Lawrence 416 13.6 +9.3
Liberal Democrats Zara England 413 13.5 -16.5
Conservative Gail Morgan 401
Plaid Cymru Stephanie Greedy 398 13.1 +6.0
Plaid Cymru Rhys Cisuelo 385
Conservative Vivienne Ward 373
Liberal Democrats Philip Dore 356
Liberal Democrats James Bear 322
Plaid Cymru Favour Egbekayi 292
Green Samuel Patterson 170 5.6 -1.1
TUSC Katrine Williams 70 2.3 -0.7
TUSC David Bartlett 67
TUSC Jioao Felix 50
Turnout 3,047 33.1 +3.0
Registered electors 9,211
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Trowbridge (3 seats)

Ralph Cook was elected as a Labour candidate in 2012.

Trowbridge[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Lay 1,239 42.0 -16.5
Labour Mary Bowen-Thomson 1,145
Labour Michael Costas-Michael* 1,061
Liberal Democrats Ralph Cook* 741 25.1 +11.1
Conservative Richard Foley 692 23.4 +10.0
UKIP Thomas Harrison 620 21.0 N/A
Conservative Janine Jones-Pritchard 584
Liberal Democrats Jade Smith 540
Liberal Democrats Russell Tysoe 479
Conservative Thomas Hall 249
Plaid Cymru Cerith Griffiths 235 8.0 -2.5
Plaid Cymru Catrin Davies 211
Plaid Cymru Patrick Daley 196
UKIP Richard Lewis 193
UKIP Lawrence Lado 172
Turnout 2,951 26.6 +4.6
Registered electors 11,089
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Whitchurch and Tongwynlais (4 seats)

Whitchurch & Tongwynlais[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Phillips 2,905 41.5 +0.3
Conservative Timothy Davies 2,900
Conservative Linda Morgan 2,856
Conservative Michael Jones-Pritchard 2,753
Labour Hannah Buckingham 2,700 38.6 -2.6
Labour Marc Palmer 2,488
Labour Norman Gettings 2,461
Labour Maliika Kaaba 2,234
Plaid Cymru Mali Rowlands 962 13.8 +3.4
Plaid Cymru Daniel Allsobrook 951
Plaid Cymru Glenys Evans 885
Plaid Cymru Julia Burns 856
Liberal Democrats Lynne Barrett-Lee 540 7.7 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Dominic Eggbeer 516
Liberal Democrats Geraldine Nichols 365
Liberal Democrats Usman Bukhari 312
Turnout 6,994 55.6 +13.1
Registered electors 12,589
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

By-elections between 2017 and 2022

Ely

Ely by-election, 21 February 2019[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Andrea Gibson 831 43.1 +17.8
Labour Irene Humphreys 779 40.4 -7.1
Conservative Gavin Brookman 271 14.1 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Richard Jerrett 46 2.4 -6.2
Majority 52 2.7 N/A
Turnout 1,927 20.3 -9.2
Registered electors 9,482
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was caused by the death of Labour councillor Jim Murphy on 1 December 2018.[21]

Cyncoed

Cyncoed by-election 16 July 2019[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Hopkins 1,920 55.3 +18.9
Conservative Peter Hudson 838 24.1 -11.9
Labour Madhu Khanna-Davies 560 16.1 -3.3
Plaid Cymru Morgan Rogers 152 4.4 N/A
Majority 1,082 31.1 +13.4
Turnout 3,484 42.1 -1.2
Registered electors 8,268
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +15.4

The by-election was caused by the death of Liberal Democrat Councillor Wendy Congreve on 14 May 2019.[23][24]

Whitchurch & Tongwynlais

Whitchurch & Tongwynlais by-election 3 October 2019[25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mia Rees 1,544 36.4 -4.5
Labour Marc Palmer 1,190 28.0 -10.0
Plaid Cymru Dan Allsobrook 674 15.9 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Sian Donne 588 13.9 +6.3
Green David Griffin 248 5.8 -2.3
Majority 354 8.4 +3.2
Turnout 4,244 33.7 -11.7
Registered electors 12,589
Conservative hold Swing +2.7

The by-election was caused by the death of Conservative councillor Tim Davies on 4 June 2019.[27]

Llanishen

Llanishen by-election 21 November 2019[28][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Siân-Elin Melbourne 1,566 43.4 +6.3
Labour Garry Hunt 1,254 34.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Will Ogborne 387 10.7 +3.1
Plaid Cymru Chris Haines 209 5.8 -2.7
Green Michael Cope 138 3.8 -3.0
Independent Lawrence Gwynn 59 1.6 N/A
Majority 312 8.7 N/A
Turnout 3,613 27.3 -18.9
Registered electors 13,227
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Phil Bale in Autumn 2019.[30]

Heath

Heath by-election 11 November 2021[31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Sangani 1,729 47.1 +16.1
Conservative Peter Hudson 1,128 30.8 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Lock 561 15.3 +11.5
Plaid Cymru Gwennol Haf 250 6.8 +0.5
Majority 601 16.3 N/A
Turnout 3,668 38.4 -16.6
Registered electors 9,552
Labour gain from Independent Swing

The by-election was cause by the resignation of Councillor Fenella Bowden, who stepped down for health reasons in September 2021.[33]

Other changes between 2017 and 2021

Neil McEvoy was expelled by Plaid Cymru for 18 months on 19 March 2018,[34] and then sat under the label "Fairwater Cardiff West".[35] In February 2020 he formed the Welsh National Party, later to become "Propel"[36] along with 3 other former Plaid Cymru councillors.[37] One of those, Ely councillor Andrea Gibson, later left the party and sat as an independent

An Electoral Review undertaken by the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales recommended an increase to the total number of council seats in Cardiff from 75 to 79 ahead of the next election.[38][39] The changes were accepted with only slight modification, to take effect from the 2022 council election.[40]

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