2008 Welsh local elections

The 2008 Welsh local elections, were held on 1 May, in 22 local authorities.

2008 Welsh local elections

 2004 1 May 2008 (2008-05-01) 2012 

All 1,270 seats to 22 Welsh councils[1]
  First party Second party
 
Leader Rhodri Morgan Ieuan Wyn Jones
Party Labour Plaid Cymru
Leader since 9 February 2000 16 March 2000
Last election 479 seats, 30.6%[1] 175 seats, 16.4%
Seats won 345 206
Seat change 134 31
Popular vote 253,029 159,847
Popular vote (%) 26.6% 16.8%
Swing (pp) 4.0% 0.4%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Nick Bourne Michael German
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since August 1999 November 2007
Last election 107 seats, 11.0% 146 seats, 13.9%
Seats won 174 165
Seat change 67 19
Popular vote 148,708 123,175
Popular vote (%) 15.6% 13.0%
Swing (pp) 4.6% 0.9%

Colours denote the winning party with outright control (left), and the largest party by ward (right)