2004 Welsh local elections


The 2004 Welsh local elections, were held on 10 June in 22 local authorities, as part of the wider 2004 UK local elections.

2004 Welsh local elections

 1999 10 June 2004 (2004-06-10) 2008 

All 1,263 seats to 22 Welsh councils
  First party Second party
 
Leader Rhodri Morgan Ieuan Wyn Jones
Party Labour Plaid Cymru
Leader since 9 February 2000 16 March 2000
Seats won 479 175
Seat change 84 30
Popular vote 278,193 149,352
Popular vote (%) 30.6% 16.4%
Swing (pp) 3.8% 1.8%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Michael German Nick Bourne
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader since November 2007 August 1999
Seats won 146 107
Seat change 48 32
Popular vote 126,135 99,991
Popular vote (%) 13.9% 11.0%
Swing (pp) 0.5% 0.9%

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.[1] 3,135 candidates competed for 1,262 council seats across Wales, in 879 electoral wards.[1]

Wales-Wide Results


Party Votes[2] % +/- Councils +/- Seats +/-
Labour 278,193 30.6% 3.8 8 479 84
Independent 205,722 22.6% 3.5 3 1 321 26
Plaid Cymru 149,352 16.4% 1.8 1 2 175 30
Liberal Democrats 126,135 13.9% 0.5 0 146 48
Conservative 99,991 11.0% 0.9 1 1 107 32
Green 10,799 1.2% 0.4 0 0 1
Other 39,492 4.3% 0.5 0 35 2
No overall control n/a n/a n/a 9 2 n/a n/a

Result


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

Council Previous control Result Details
Anglesey Independent Independent hold Details
Blaenau Gwent Labour Labour hold Details
Bridgend Labour No overall control gain Details
Caerphilly Plaid Cymru Labour gain Details
Cardiff Labour No overall control gain 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 Details
Merthyr Tydfil No overall control Labour gain Details
Monmouthshire No overall control Conservative 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 Taff Plaid Cymru Labour gain Details
Swansea Labour No overall control gain Details
Torfaen Labour Labour hold Details
Vale of Glamorgan No overall control No overall control hold Details
Wrexham No overall control No overall control hold Details

Notes


    References


    1. "Analysis of local election results data for Wales 2004 (including turnout and extent of postal voting)" (PDF). Electoral Commission. p. 2. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
    2. "Local Elections Handbook 2004" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2016.