Morriston (electoral ward)


Morriston (electoral ward)
Morriston Ward
Wm swansea morriston.jpg
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for SS6698
Geography
Principal locality Morriston
Total population 16,781 (2001 census)
Land area (km²) 7.32 (2001 census)
Administration
Local council: City and County of Swansea
Number of councillors: 5
Nation: Wales
Post office and telephone
Postcode(s): SA5, SA6
Dialling code: +44-1792
Politics
Welsh Assembly: Swansea East
UK Parliament: Swansea East
European Parliament: Wales

Morriston ((Welsh:Treforys or Treforus)) is an electoral ward in Swansea, Wales. Morriston is one of two five member wards in the City and County of Swansea local authority area. In population terms, it is the largest ward in the Welsh Assembly constituency of Swansea East and it is the largest ward the City and County of Swansea.[1]

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following geographical areas: Caemawr, Cwmrhydyceirw, Graig Felen, Morriston, Parc Gwernfadog, Pant-lasau, Ynysforgan and Ynystawe, in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea East. The ward is bounded by the wards of Llansamlet and Clydach to the east; Bonymaen and Landore to the south; Mynydd-Bach and Llangyfelach to the west; and Mawr to the north.

The ward is broken down into a number of polling districts by the local council. These are: Parc-y-Duc, Glantawe, Pentrepoeth, Tircanol, Caemawr, Cwmrhydyceirw East, Cwmrhydyceirw West, Parc Gwernfadog and Ynystawe.

Morriston is one of only two wards in Swansea which returns five councillors to the local council. The other being Sketty. Morriston currently returns five Labour councillors: Mike Hedges, Robert Francis-Davies, John Davies, Bob Lloyd and Rob Stewart.

In the 2008 local election the Ward will be contested by all five incumbent Labour Councillors, and by five Liberal Democrats, five Conservatives, two Plaid Cymru candidates and one British National Party candidate. The poll will take place on 1 May 2008, along with elections in every other ward of Swansea.

The turnout of the 2008 local elections in Morriston was 34.53%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Michael John Hedges Labour 2159 Labour hold
Robert John Lloyd Labour 1776 Labour hold
Robert Charles Stewart Labour 1768 Labour hold
William John Francis Davies Labour 1741 Labour hold
Robert Francis-Davies Labour 1669 Labour hold
Helen Ceri Clarke Liberal Democrats 1528
Jonathan Clarke Liberal Democrats 1427
Owen Roberts Liberal Democrats 1223
Rachael Elizabeth Hitchinson Liberal Democrats 1214
Robert Morrison Samuel Liberal Democrats 1142
Richard Jones Jones Plaid Cymru 778
Alan Bateman BNP 678
Hywel Rhys Couch Plaid Cymru 619
Michael James Byrne Conservatives 584
Robert Ivor James Conservatives 574
Paul Frank Briggs Conservatives 557
Thomas Patrick Caradog Morgan Conservatives 523
Sheila Morgan Conservatives 500

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Coordinates: 51°39′53″N 3°56′20″W / 51.66475°N 3.93890°W / 51.66475; -3.93890


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