Election 2012

Whitchurch ward member David Groves on being Wales’ only blind councillor

Whitchurch ward member David Groves on being Wales’ only blind councillor
May 17, 2012 No Comments »

David Groves realised from an early age he was never going to become a professional footballer – but being blind as never going to stop him making the most of his attributes. Here he tells Eleanor Lawrie how and why ... Read More »

Cardiff council’s opposition groups speak out about their future

Cardiff council’s opposition groups speak out about their future
May 16, 2012 1 Comment »

Following Labour’s stunning triumph at the local elections in Cardiff earlier this month, Peter Law has spoken to the leaders of the city’s opposition groups about their future Liberal Democrats Judith Woodman has been appointed the new group leader of ... Read More »

Cardiff can expect a compassionate, approachable council leader – with a sense of humour, says Heather Joyce

Cardiff can expect a compassionate, approachable council leader – with a sense of humour, says Heather Joyce
May 11, 2012 2 Comments »

In her first in-depth interview since Labour’s stunning local election victory, Cardiff council’s leader elect Heather Joyce spoke to Peter Law about taking on her first paid job in decades. Clutching a framed front page of Saturday’s South Wales Echo, ... Read More »

Cardiff Lib Dems to choose new leader after Rodney Berman loses his seat

Cardiff Lib Dems to choose new leader after Rodney Berman loses his seat
May 9, 2012 2 Comments »

Two councillors are expected to compete for the role of restoring the Lib Dem group in Cardiff following the party’s sensational election defeat. Returned councillors Judith Woodman or Nigel Howells are expected to become Cardiff’s Lib Dem group leader. Gabalfa ... Read More »

Ralph Cook to become Cardiff Council’s deputy leader

Ralph Cook to become Cardiff Council’s deputy leader
May 8, 2012 1 Comment »

A politician who was once suspended for using Nazi-era language to describe the administration led by Jewish ex-council leader Rodney Berman is set to become deputy leader of Cardiff council. Trowbridge ward member Ralph Cook was elected by fellow Labour ... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: How the local elections looked to a passer-by

May 8, 2012 1 Comment »

Last week’s local elections saw the Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru coalition swept from power in Cardiff and replaced by a new Labour administration. The election campaign was fierce at times, yet turn out on May 3 was just 34 ... Read More »

Labour win overall majority in Cardiff: Results map

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 ... Read More »

Cardiff goes to the polls: Election day live blog

Cardiff goes to the polls: Election day live blog
May 3, 2012 No Comments »

Welcome to our Cardiff council election live blog. Throughout the day, this feed will be pulling in Tweets from across the city using the hashtags #cdf2012 and #cdfelection, as well as Tweets from sitting councillors, candidates and our election reporters. ... Read More »

ELECTION 2012: Who will you vote for?

ELECTION 2012: Who will you vote for?
May 1, 2012 14 Comments »

After weeks of campaigning, Cardiff goes to the polls in the local elections on Thursday. There’s been a lot of talk from the city’s political leaders about what they would do should they wake up on May 4 in charge ... Read More »

ELECTION 2012: Cardiff’s key battlegrounds mapped

ELECTION 2012: Cardiff’s key battlegrounds mapped
May 1, 2012 No Comments »

Ahead of tomorrow’s local elections, Peter Law analyses each of the 29 wards in Cardiff council and picks out the key battlegrounds to watch on polling day. Click on your ward to read his predictions for Thursday’s results. View Peter ... Read More »