An election to Monmouthshire County Council took place on 5 May 2022 as part of the 2022 Welsh local elections.

The Welsh Conservatives lost overall control of the council,[1] whilst the Lib Dems were wiped out. The Greens elected their first councillor in Monmouthshire in the Llantilio Crossenny ward.[2]

The election took place on the basis of revised ward boundaries, and an increase in the number of councillors from 43 to 46.[3]

Results

Results[4]
Party Seats Change
Labour Party 22 Increase 12
Conservative Party 18 Decrease 7
Independents 5 0
Green Party 1 Increase 1
Liberal Democrats 0 Decrease 3

Ward results

Bulwark and Thornwell

Bulwark and Thornwell
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Armand Watts 693 62.8
Labour Sue Riley 635 57.5
Conservative Keeley Rooke 268 24.3
Conservative Laura Dunn 232 21.0
Liberal Democrats Anthea Dewhurst 134 12.1
Turnout 1,104
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Caerwent

Caerwent
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phil Murphy 457 60.8
Labour Steve Hoselitz 168 22.3
Green Bernie Howley 69 9.2
Liberal Democrats Phil Hobson 58 7.7
Majority 289 38.5
Turnout 757
Conservative hold Swing

Caldicot Castle

Caldicot Castle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rachel Garrick 305 42.4
Conservative Ben Harris 233 32.4
Liberal Democrats Jo Watkins 182 25.3
Majority 72 10.0
Turnout 724
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Caldicot Cross

Caldicot Cross
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jackie Strong 331 47.1
Independent Alan Davies 174 24.8
Conservative Edward Saville 132 18.8
Liberal Democrats Kerry Wreford-Bush 66 9.4
Majority 157 22.3
Turnout 703
Labour win (new seat)

Cantref

Cantref
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sara Burch 476 49.3
Conservative Paul Jordan 371 38.4
Green Jeremy Callard 67 6.9
Liberal Democrats Vicky Hepburn-John 52 5.4
Majority 105 10.9
Turnout 973
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Castle

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Majority
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Chepstow Castle & Larkfield

Chepstow Castle & Larkfield
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Paul Griffiths 432 41.9
Labour Dale Rooke 381 37.0
Liberal Democrats Jez Becker 313 30.4
Conservative Marc Le Peltier 295 28.6
Conservative Graham Coombs 289 28.0
Liberal Democrats Dominic Power 210 20.4
Turnout 1,031
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Croesonen

Croesonen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Su McConnel 368 66.2
Conservative Mehmet Muftuoglu 147 26.4
Liberal Democrats Didier Duchet 41 7.4
Majority 221 39.8
Turnout 558
Labour hold Swing

Crucorney

Crucorney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Jones 416 47.9
Conservative Rachel Buckler 251 28.9
Green Ginny Baillie 108 12.4
Labour Kyle Eldridge 94 10.8
Majority 165 19.0
Turnout 870
Independent hold Swing

Devauden

Devauden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Greenland 318 49.3
Labour Margaret Griffiths 198 30.7
Green Emily Fairman 66 10.2
Liberal Democrats Moira Coleman 63 9.8
Majority 120 18.6
Turnout 650
Conservative hold Swing

Dewstow

Dewstow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Easson 303 71.5
Conservative Carol Carne 78 18.4
Liberal Democrats Caroline Duchet 27 6.4
Green Clive Shakesheff 16 3.8
Majority 225 53.1
Turnout 425
Labour hold Swing

Osbaston

Osbaston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Lesley Lucas 416 48.7 (({change))}
Labour David Richard Simcock 240 28.1
Green Jill Cantor 102 11.9
Liberal Democrats Evan Roberts 97 11.3
Majority 176 20.6
Turnout 858
Conservative win (new seat)

Drybridge

Drybridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catrin Maby 263 36.2
Conservative Mat Feakins 213 29.3
Independent Martyn Ford 178 24.5
Green Karin Chandler 73 10.0
Majority 50 6.9
Turnout 733
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Gobion Fawr

Gobion Fawr
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Alistair Neill 399 52.0
Labour John Riley 188 24.5
Liberal Democrats Steve Pritchard 95 12.4
Green Alison Pritchard 86 11.2
Majority 211 27.5
Turnout 771
Conservative win (new seat)

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References

  1. ^ "Welsh elections 2022: Huge challenge for Tories, says Welsh deputy chair". BBC News. 2022-05-07. Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  2. ^ "The Green Party gets its first councillors in Cardiff". 6 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Monmouthshire Council Boundary Reforms Confirmed". Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales. 29 September 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Monmouthshire result - Local Elections 2022". BBC News. Retrieved 2022-05-07.