Saturday, 20 July 2019

This weeks Council By-Elections.

There were two council byelections this week.

The first was ubn Cyncoed on Cardiff Council, where the liberal Democrats were defending a seat.

Unusually   it was held on a Tuesday

Cyncoed - results
Election CandidatePartyVotes%
 Robert James HopkinsLiberal Democrats / Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol192055%Elected
 Peter Michael HudsonConservative / Ceidwadwyr83824%Not elected
 Madhu Khanna-DaviesWelsh Labour / Llafur Cymru56016%Not elected
 Morgan Meurig RogersPlaid Cymru / Party of Wales1524%Not elected

As you can see it was quite a healthy  turn out  of 42% considering the day change from the traditional Thursday , and a hefty swing to the Lib Dems in what was closely fought last time, though it had been usually a LIbDem stronghold in a area where they are particularly efficent campaigners.

Cyncoed - results
Election CandidatePartyVotes%
 Wendy Myfanwy CongreveWelsh Liberal Democrats / Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru187414%Elected
 Kathryn Francis KellowayWelsh Conservative Party Candidate / Ymgeisydd Plaid Geidwadol Cymru185214%Elected
 Bablin MolikWelsh Liberal Democrats / Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru176913%Elected
 Lee David Patrick CanningWelsh Conservative Party Candidate / Ymgeisydd Plaid Geidwadol Cymru173713%Not elected
 Lee Grant GonzalezWelsh Conservative Party Candidate / Ymgeisydd Plaid Geidwadol Cymru173313%Not elected
 Jayne Alice LutwycheWelsh Liberal Democrats / Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru172713%Not elected
 Ian Charles BoundsWelsh Labour / Llafur Cymru9967%Not elected
 Alvin Kin Bing ShumWelsh Labour / Llafur Cymru7576%Not elected
 Louise ThomasWelsh Labour / Llafur Cymru7105%Not elected
 Timothy Aaron JonesWales Green Party / Plaid Werdd Cymru4153%Not elected
Voting Summary
Total votes13570
Number of ballot papers issued4696
Number of ballot papers rejected10

In the other Election on Tursday Plaid held on to Ceredigion UA, Llanbadarn Fawr (Sulien) on ceredigion Council 
July 19, 2019
Plaid Cymru   Matthew Nathan WOOLFALL JONES  186 [63.3%; -7.4%]

Liberal Democrat Michael Chappell 93 [31.6%; +16.3%]

Labour    Richard William Henry  Layton 15 [5.1%; -3.6%]

Green 0 [[0.0%; -5.3%]]

Plaid Cymru Hold.

This was a potentially difficult one for Plaid after the death of the highly popular councilor  Paul James  who had an healthy majority.
Plaid are  the main administration on Ceredigion Council and therefore  were open to attack fro the opposition parties and the areas  and where there are a cluster of nerby Liberal Democrat seats

So a good result, though not one you can read a particular trend in.

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