1999 Welsh local elections


The 1999 Welsh local elections, were held on 6 May in 22 local authorities, as part of the wider 1999 UK local elections.

1999 Welsh local elections

 1995 6 May 1999 (1999-05-06) 2004 

All 1,270 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 563 205
Seat change 163 92
Popular vote 338,470 179,212
Popular vote (%) 34.4% 18.2%
Swing (pp) 9.2% 5.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Richard Livsey William Hague
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader since 1997 19 June 1997
Seats won 98 75
Seat change 19 33
Popular vote 132,091 99,565
Popular vote (%) 13.4% 10.1%
Swing (pp) 3.2% 2.0%

Wales-Wide Results


Party Votes[1] % +/- Councils +/- Seats +/-
Labour 338,470 34.4% 9.2% 8 6 563 163
Independent 187,345 19.1% 1.2% 3 1 295 3
Plaid Cymru 179,212 18.2% 5.7% 3 2 205 92
Liberal Democrats 132,091 13.4% 3.2% 0 98 19
Conservative 99,565 10.1% 2.0% 0 75 33
Green 8,328 0.8% 0.3% 0 1 1
Other 37,788 3.8% 0.2% 0 33 13
No overall control n/a n/a n/a 8 5 n/a n/a

Result


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

Council Previous control Result Details
Blaenau Gwent Labour Labour hold Details
Bridgend Labour Labour hold Details
Caerphilly Labour Plaid Cymru gain Details
Cardiff Labour Labour hold Details
Carmarthenshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Ceredigion Independent No overall control gain Details
Conwy No overall control No overall control hold Details
Denbighshire No overall control No overall control hold Details
Flintshire Labour Labour hold Details
Gwynedd Plaid Cymru Plaid Cymru hold Details
Isle of Anglesey Independent Independent hold Details
Merthyr Tydfil Labour No overall control gain Details
Monmouthshire Labour No overall control gain Details
Neath Port Talbot Labour Labour hold Details
Newport Labour Labour hold Details
Pembrokeshire Independent Independent hold Details
Powys Independent Independent hold Details
Rhondda Cynon Taf Labour Plaid Cymru gain Details
Swansea Labour Labour hold Details
Torfaen Labour Labour hold Details
Vale of Glamorgan Labour No overall control gain Details
Wrexham Labour No overall control gain Details

Notes


    References


    1. "Local Elections Handbook 1999" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2016.