Labour has swept to victory in Cardiff’s local election, taking 46 seats on the city council and unseating former Liberal Democrat council leader Rodney Berman.
With all wards now declared, Labour has an outright majority with 46 seats, the Liberal Democrats have 16, the Conservatives 7, Independents 4, and Plaid Cymru 2.
The Liberal Democrats suffered heavy losses in the vote, losing 18 seats. The Conservatives lost 9 seats, Plaid Cymru lost 4 and Independents lost 1.
Labour romped to victory by gaining 32 seats. The party’s group leader Heather Joyce now becomes leader of Cardiff Council.
In perhaps the most dramatic result of the night, former council leader and leader of the Liberal Democrats Rodney Berman lost his seat in Plasnewydd. After three recounts, it was announced that Labour had taken all four Plasnewydd seats from the Lib Dems, ousting the man who has led the council for the last eight years.
The map below shows which parties have taken which wards, and if you click on an area you can see which candidates were elected as councillors.
Below this first map is a second map showing how the political make-up of the wards looked prior to Thursday’s vote, giving you an idea of what’s changed hands, and who has managed to hold on to their seats.
Alternatively, the results for each ward are listed in a word document here.
View Cardiff Council election results 2012 in a larger map
View Candidates in Cardiff’s 2012 council elections in a larger map