2004 Welsh local elections
All 1,263 seats to 22 Welsh councils
Colours denote the winning party with outright control (left), and the largest party by ward (right)
The elections were originally scheduled for May 2003, but were delayed to avoid a conflict with the 2003 Wales Assembly elections. However, this meant they took place on the same day as the 2004 elections to the European Parliament. 3,135 candidates competed for 1,262 council seats across Wales, in 879 electoral wards.