1995 Welsh local elections


The 1995 Welsh local elections, were held on 4 May in the 22 new local authorities, as part of the wider 1995 UK local elections.

1995 Welsh local elections

 1993 4 May 1995 (1995-05-04) 1999 

All 1,272 seats to 22 Welsh councils
  First party Second party
 
Leader Tony Blair Dafydd Wigley
Party Labour Plaid Cymru
Leader since 21 July 1994 1991
Seats won 726 113
Popular vote 404,013 115,900
Popular vote (%) 43.6% 12.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Alex Carlile John Major
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader since 1992 28 November 1990
Seats won 79 42
Popular vote 95,376 75,448
Popular vote (%) 10.2% 8.1%

Wales-Wide Results


Party Votes[1] % +/- Councils +/- Seats +/-
Labour 404,013 43.6% 14 726
Independent 188,352 20.3% 4 292
Plaid Cymru 115,900 12.5% 1 113
Liberal Democrats 95,376 10.2% 0 79
Conservative 75,448 8.1% 0 42
Green 10,161 1.1% 0 0
Other 36,966 4.0% 0 20
No overall control n/a n/a n/a 3 n/a n/a

Result


In all 22 Welsh councils the whole of the council was up for election.

Council Previous control Result Details
Aberconwy and Colwyn New Council No overall control Details
Anglesey New Council Independent Details
Blaenau Gwent New Council Labour Details
Bridgend New Council Labour Details
Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire New Council Plaid Cymru Details
Caerphilly New Council Labour Details
Cardiff New Council Labour Details
Cardiganshire New Council Independent Details
Carmarthenshire New Council No overall control Details
Denbighshire New Council No overall control Details
Flintshire New Council Labour Details
Merthyr Tydfil New Council Labour Details
Monmouthshire New Council Labour Details
Neath and Port Talbot New Council Labour Details
Newport New Council Labour Details
Pembrokeshire New Council Independent Details
Powys New Council Independent Details
Rhondda Cynon Taf New Council Labour Details
Swansea New Council Labour Details
Torfaen New Council Labour Details
Vale of Glamorgan New Council Labour Details
Wrexham New Council Labour Details

†Council was renamed shortly after election.

Notes


    References


    1. "Local Elections Handbook 1995" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 2004. pp. viii. Retrieved 15 December 2016.