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 Lembit Opik Nick Bourne
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader since 17 September 2001 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]