Plaid's Hywel Wigley narrowly failed to cause a minor earthquake in the Pentyrch Council
coming within a whisker in winning the seat
Result of council at last election (2012): Labour 46, Liberal Democrats 16, Conservatives 7, Independents 4, Plaid Cymru 2 (Labour majority of 17)
Result of ward at last election (2012): Conservative 772 (54%), Labour 413 (29%), Plaid Cymru 171 (12%), Green 40 (3%), Liberal Democrat 22 (2%)
Result 30 June 2015
Gavin Hill (Con) 561(-14%),
Hywel Wigley (Plaid) 543 (+27% ),
Paul Fisher (Lab),234 (-12%).
Munawar Mughal (Ind), 24
Ruth Osner (Green), 22
Cadan ap Tomos (Lib Dem), 4
Although not wining this was a very god result for Plaid and a very bad one for Labour .
Hywel the son of Plaid veteran Dafydd Wigley was the only candidate to increase the number of votes
Of course there must be disappointment in coming so close but by all accounts he fought a very effective campaign.
and has the base for a challenge next tine
Oh and isn't about tine Party's stooped "Its a Two Horse Race crap?