Location of Marl ward within Conwy County Borough
Location of Marl ward within Conwy County Borough

Marl is the name of one of the electoral wards in the community of Conwy, Conwy County Borough, Wales. It elects representatives to Conwy County Borough Council and Conwy Town Council. The Marl ward covers part of the town of Llandudno Junction to the east of the River Conwy and is one of four county wards included within the boundaries of the community. The wards of Deganwy and Pensarn border Marl, also to the east of the river. Conwy ward lies on the opposite side of the river, including the walled town of Conwy. To the north of Marl is the Llandudno ward of Penrhyn.[1]

According to the 2011 UK Census the population of the ward was 3,879.[2]

County council elections

The ward elects two county councillors to Conwy County Borough Council and, at the May 2017 election, one seat was won by the Welsh Liberal Democrats and the other by the Welsh Labour Party.[3] The Labour councillor, Mike Priestly, had previously represented the ward since 2004 as a Liberal Democrat.[4] He had defected to the Labour Party in 2014 and, being a former trade union official, described it as "coming back to my roots".[5] Local chiropodist Sue Shotter had won her seat from the Conservatives at a by-election in January 2011 and held it ever since.[6]

2017

2017 Conwy County Borough Council election[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Priestley * 953 32.8
Liberal Democrats Sue Shotter * 667 23.0
Labour Bill Chapman 510 17.6
Conservative Helen Roberts 417 14.4
Conservative Eva Leonie Roberts 358 12.3
Turnout 2905 44.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2012

2012 Conwy County Borough Council election[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Priestley * 909 39.6
Liberal Democrats Sue Shotter * 683 29.7
Labour Bill Chapman 324 14.1
Conservative Beverley Anne James 225 9.8
Conservative Karen Marie Jones 157 6.8
Turnout 2298 41.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

* = sitting councillor prior to the election

2011 by-election

A by-election took place on Thursday 20 January 2011, after Conservative councillor Linda Hurr had stood down on health grounds.[6]

2011 Marl ward by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sue Shotter 389
Conservative Julie Fallon 270
Labour Michael Pritchard 216
Independent Jason Landy 87
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Town Council elections

For the purposes of elections to Conwy Town Council, Marl ward elects or co-opts a total of four town councillors.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Election maps, Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Marl 2011 Census Ward (1237328207)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Local Election Results (County): Conwy and Denbighshire". North Wales Pioneer. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Conwy County Borough Council Election Results 1995–2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  5. ^ David Powell (4 July 2014). "Conwy: Liberal Democrat councillor Mike Priestley defects to Labour". Daily Post. North Wales. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b Mari Jones (27 January 2011). "Marl Ward's new councillor Sue Shotter talks of her plans for Llandudno Junction". Daily Post. North Wales. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Election results for Marl: Local Elections May 2017 - Thursday, 4 May 2017". Conwy County Borough Council. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Election results for Marl: Local Elections May 2012 - Thursday, 3 May 2012". Conwy County Borough Council. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Councillors". Cyngor Tref Conwy Town Council. Retrieved 21 March 2018.

Coordinates: 53°17′24″N 3°48′43″W / 53.290°N 3.812°W / 53.290; -3.812