2022 Gwynedd Council election

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All 69 seats in Gwynedd Council
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Plaid Cymru Independent Llais Gwynedd
Last election 41 seats,
39%
26 seats,
39%
6 seats,
12%
Seats won 44
Seat Change Increase 3
Percentage 51

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 1 seats,
8%
1 seats,
2%
Seats won 1 1
Seat Change Steady Steady
Percentage 5 2

Council control before election

Plaid Cymru

Council control after election

Plaid Cymru

The 2022 Gwynedd Council election took place on 5 May 2022[1] to elect 69 members to Gwynedd Council. On the same day, elections were held to the other 21 local authorities and to community councils in Wales as part of the 2022 Welsh local elections. The previous Gwynedd all-council election took place in May 2017 and future elections will take place every five years.

Election results

Plaid Cymru held control of the council, increasing their number of councillors to 44.[2] 23 independent councillors were elected (including sitting Llais Gwynedd councillors who used a blank description on the ballot paper)[3] - a collective loss of nine seats. Labour and the Liberal Democrats returned one seat each.[4][1]

Gwynedd Council election 2022[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Plaid Cymru 44 Increase 3 63.8 51 4,226
  Independent 23[note 1] Decrease 3 33.3 39 3,490[note 1]
  Labour 1 Steady 1.4 5 344
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 1.4 2 330
  Conservative Steady Steady Steady 2 403
  Llais Gwynedd 0[note 1] Decrease 6 0.0 0 0[note 1]
  Green 0 Steady Steady 0.0 0 42
  1. ^ a b c d Llais Gwynedd councillors stood with no description on the ballot paper and no breakdown was provided by the BBC and Gwynedd Council. They are thus included in the independent figures.

Ward results

Aberdyfi

Aberdyfi 2022 (1)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dewi Owen 232 50.7 N/A
Conservative Dafydd Williams 226 49.3 N/A
Majority 6 1.3 N/A
Turnout 458 48.8 N/A
Independent hold Swing N/A

Abererch

Abererch 2022 (1)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Roberts 346 56.7 N/A
Independent Peter Read[a] 163 26.8 N/A
Plaid Cymru Mici Plwm 101 16.6 N/A
Majority 183 29.9 N/A
Turnout 610 60.0 N/A
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing N/A

Abermaw

Abermaw 2022 (1)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rob Triggs 553 72.0 New
Plaid Cymru Ann Griffith 150 19.5 -52.4
Conservative Zarina Lamb 65 8.5 New
Majority 403 52.5 N/A
Turnout 768 48.0 +10.3
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing +62.2

Abersoch gyda Llanengan

Abersoch gyda Llanengan 2022 (1) [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Hughes 252 54.7 N/A
Plaid Cymru Dewi Wyn Roberts 209 45.3 N/A
Majority 43 9.3 N/A
Turnout 464 51.2 N/A
Independent win (new seat)

Arllechwedd

Arllechwedd 2022 (1) [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Meurig 555 81.1 N/A
Independent Lewis Brown 81 11.8 N/A
Conservative Bernard Gentry 48 7.0 N/A
Majority 474 69.3 N/A
Turnout 689 42.9 N/A
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

Arthrog a Llangelynnin

Arthrog a Llangelynnin 2022 (1) [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Louise Hughes 279 44.1 N/A
Independent John Haycock 184 29.1 N/A
Labour Graham Hogg 170 26.9 N/A
Majority 95 15.0 N/A
Turnout 640 45.9 N/A
Independent win (new seat)

Bethel a'r Felinheli

Bethel a'r Felinheli 2022 (2) [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Sasha Williams 1,073 84.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Iwan Huws 946
Liberal Democrats Linda Park 201 15.8 N/A
Majority 872 39.3 N/A
Majority 745 33.6 N/A
Turnout
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Bontnewydd

Bontnewydd 2022 (1) [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Menna Jones 412 79.7 +47.0
Independent Gavin Owen[b] 105 20.3 +15.0
Majority 307 59.4 N/A
Turnout 520 46.3 -22.8
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing +16.0

Bowydd and Rhiw

Bowydd and Rhiw 2022 (1) [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Elfed ap Elwyn 313 72.3 +3.3
Marie Daniels 120 27.7 New
Majority 193 44.6 +6.6
Turnout 435 34.1 -2.2
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -12.2

Brithdir and Llanfachreth / Y Ganllwyd / Llanelltyd

Brithdir and Llanfachreth / Y Ganllwyd / Llanelltyd 2022 (1) [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Delyth Griffiths 381 60.2 N/A
Independent Elfed Lewis 202 31.9 N/A
Labour Anne Bennett 50 7.9 N/A
Majority 179 28.3 N/A
Turnout 634 54.9 N/A
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

Bro Dysynni

Bro Dysynni 2022 (1) [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Beth Lawton 377 85.9 N/A
Labour Roger Duke 62 14.1 N/A
Majority 315 71.8 N/A
Turnout 439 43.0 N/A
Independent win (new seat)

Cadnant (Caernarfon)

Cadnant (Caernarfon) 2022 (1) [16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dawn Jones Unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

Canol Bangor

Canol Bangor 2022 (2) [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Medwyn Hughes 518 60.2 N/A
Plaid Cymru Huw Wyn Jones 474
Independent Elis Anwyl 149 17.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Simon Ogdon 129 15.0 N/A
Conservative Daniel Welch 64 7.4 N/A
Majority 369 27.7 N/A
Majority 345 25.9 N/A
Turnout N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Canol Bethesda

Canol Bethesda 2022 (1) [18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Rheinallt Puw Unopposed
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Canol Tref Caernarfon

Canol Tref Caernarfon 2022 (1) [19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Olaf Larsen Unopposed
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Clynnog

Clynnog 2022 (1) [20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Davies 283 55.6 +33.0
Selina Lloyd 184 36.1 New
Green Danielle Murphy 42 8.3 New
Majority 99 19.4 N/A
Turnout 512 50.0 -12.8
Plaid Cymru gain from Llais Gwynedd Swing -1.6

Corris a Mawddwy

Corris a Mawddwy 2022 (1) [21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  John Roberts Unopposed
Independent hold Swing N/A

Criccieth

Criccieth 2022 (1) [22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Eirwyn Williams 263 47.3 -21.4
Plaid Cymru Shannon Orritt 231 41.5 +16.9
Labour Lorraine Johnson 62 11.2 New
Majority 32 5.8 -38.4
Turnout 559 42.9 -9.9
Independent hold Swing -19.2

Cwm y Glo

Cwm y Glo 2022 (1) [23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Berwyn Jones Unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

De Dolgellau

De Dolgellau 2022 (1) [24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Linda Morgan 206 55.7 -3.7
Independent John Raghoobar 138 37.3 -3.3
Labour Quentin Deakin 26 7.0 New
Majority 68 18.4 -0.4
Turnout 370 37.6 -11.0
Plaid Cymru hold Swing -0.2

De Pwllheli

De Pwllheli 2022 (1) [25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hefin Underwood Unopposed
Independent hold Swing N/A

Deiniolen

Deiniolen 2022 (1) [26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Elfed Wyn Williams Unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

Dewi (Bangor)

Dewi (Bangor) 2022 (1) [27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Gareth Roberts Unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

Diffwys and Maenofferen

Diffwys and Maenofferen 2022 (1) [28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Glyn Daniels Unopposed
Independent gain from Llais Gwynedd Swing N/A

Dolbenmaen

Dolbenmaen 2022 (1) [29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman Unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing N/A

Dwyrain Bangor

Dwyrain Bangor 2022 (2) [30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nigel Pickavance 565 44.3 N/A
Independent Dylan Fernley 482 37.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christopher Johnson 156 12.2 N/A
Conservative Stacey Ingram 72 5.6 N/A
Majority 409 32.1 N/A
Majority 410 32.2 N/A
Turnout N/A
Independent win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)

Dwyrain Porthmadog

Dwyrain Porthmadog 2022 (1) [31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Nia Wyn Jeffreys Unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

Dyffryn Ardudwy

Dyffryn Ardudwy 2022 (1) [32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Eryl Jones-Williams Unopposed
Independent hold Swing N/A

Efailnewydd a Buan

Efailnewydd a Buan 2022 (1) [33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Anwen Jane Unopposed
Independent gain from Llais Gwynedd Swing N/A

Gerlan

Gerlan 2022 (1) [34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Einir Wyn Williams Unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

Glaslyn

Glaslyn 2022 (1) [35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru June Jones 359 56.4 N/A
Alwyn Griffiths 277 43.6 N/A
Majority 82 12.8 N/A
Turnout 639 50.0 N/A
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Glyder (Bangor)

Glyder (Bangor) 2022 (1) [36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Elin Jones 467 87.0 N/A
Independent Steven Bell 70 13.0 N/A
Majority 397 73.9 N/A
Turnout 540 43.1 N/A
Plaid Cymru hold Swing N/A

Gogledd Dolgellau

Gogledd Dolgellau 2022 (1) [37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dyfrid Siencyn 282 60.8 +6.5
Independent Delwyn Evans 182 39.2 -6.5
Majority 100 21.6 +13.0
Turnout 468 43.3 -3.9
Plaid Cymru hold Swing +6.5

Gogledd Pwllheli

Gogledd Pwllheli 2022 (1) [38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Elin Hywel 331 55.2 +11.2
Independent Dylan Bullard 269 44.8 -11.2
Majority 62 10.3 N/A
Turnout 606 38.5 -11.4
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing +11.2

Gorllewin Porthmadog

Gorllewin Porthmadog 2022 (1) [39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gwilym Jones 301 45.3 N/A
Plaid Cymru Llywelyn Rhys 275 41.4 N/A
Labour Joe McDonald 88 13.3 N/A
Majority 26 3.9 N/A
Turnout 670 51.1 N/A
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing N/A

Gorllewin Tywyn

Gorllewin Tywyn 2022 (1) [40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Anne Lloyd-Jones 298 67.4 N/A
Labour Denise Bevington 144 32.6 N/A
Majority 154 34.8 N/A
Turnout 446 39.2 N/A
Independent win (new seat)

Harlech a Llanbedr

Harlech a Llanbedr 2022 (2) [41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Annwen Hughes Unopposed
Plaid Cymru Gwynfor Owen Unopposed
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Notes

  1. ^ Read was previously a Plaid Cymru councillor for this ward
  2. ^ Owen was previously a candidate for Llais Gwynedd in this ward; it is against that result that this is compared

References

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  6. ^ "Election results for Abererch". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Election results for Abermaw". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
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  9. ^ "Election results for Arllechwedd". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Election results for Arthrog a Llangelynnin". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Election results for Bethel a'r Felinheli". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
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  13. ^ "Election results for Bowydd and Rhiw". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Election results for Brithdir and Llanfachreth / Y Ganllwyd / Llanelltyd". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
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  16. ^ "Election results for Cadnant (Caernarfon)". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
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