Labour win overall majority in Cardiff: Results map

May 3, 2012 9 Comments »

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.

You can also look back through our #cdf2012 live blog here to see how the events unfolded throughout yesterday and today, and read the story of each ward – with reaction from the candidates – here.


View Cardiff Council election results 2012 in a larger map


View Candidates in Cardiff’s 2012 council elections in a larger map

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9 Comments

  1. MR GREENWAY May 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Well it looks like labour will run Cardiff Council again ,due to the fact that the coalition government has made a hash of it the voters turned to the next big party and brought them in those who turned out as most it seems had given up on who ever got in.
    Its a shame we did not back the independents more as we all seem to forget the bad days under a labour controlled council and believe you me they will return and they have an ideal excuse under todays climate.
    We will see green areas built on and lack of funding for alot of causes and widespread cut backs do not forget they planned alot of drastic changes. Coupled with the thousands of our money paid out to them and not a penny paid back.
    We will see the results of this Council in time in letters to the Echo and posted on here but as warned its not good complaining as you put them there and by the end of their term you will be glad to see the back of them.
    Lib dems for my money managed okay the school shutting and building issues and green spaces grabbing was a result of a bill passed by the labour government and would had been put in place if labour ruled it will be interesting now there plans as when challenged to resign if they come to power and went ahead with these measures not one whom campagned against them stepped up to the mark the gravy train it to good to give up for us lot mugs again it seems.

  2. Chris May 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Suggest you re-check your stats. As of time of posting (12:29) Labour have only 37 Councillors with 8 seats yet to be declared.

    • Your Cardiff May 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Chris – we think our stats were right, and confirmed with Cardiff council. After all wards have been declared, Labour have a total of 46 seats. Out of the 8 seats left to declare at midday, seven went to Labour so that would have given Labour 39 seats before that.

  3. Guest May 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Labour can rightly celebrate an excellent result.

    Can anyone come even close to matching the Independents result in Rhiwbina in terms of votes?

  4. bigbadbill May 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Thank goodness the man who thought he was The most Important thing since siced bread had finally been put out of office. Rodney Berman has a lot of questions to answer. Unfortunatey he won't stay around to answer them. Go get a job like the rest of us and actually earn a living. Bye Bye Rodders – Good Riddance

  5. Kelda Remington May 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    This morning the map indicated that a Green party candidate had won in Whitchurch, his name has now disappeared, was there a re-count or did he stand down does anyone know? Thanks

  6. Kelda Remington May 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    * I mean Trowbridge. I've just had another look on the council website and he had no-where near as many votes as the winners so must have been a mis-print.

    • Your Cardiff May 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Kelda. Yes, there was a mistake on the council website re: the Trowbridge result this morning. All the ward's seats were taken by Labour.

  7. bigbadbill May 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I wonder what Neil Mcevoy is going to do now all his power has also gone. Another person who was so full of himsef and his own self importance. Perhaps he too will slope off before he too gets the push. Perhaps he'll try for another AM post id a By – election comes up. Let's hope so.

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