Cockett (electoral ward)

Cockett Ward
Swansea UK ward location - Cockett.png

Location of Cockett ward within the

City and County of Swansea
Area 8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population 13,362 (2011 census)
• Density 1,556/km2 (4,030/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Mike Durke (Labour)
  • Oliver James (Labour)
  • Elliot King (Labour)
  • Wendy Lewis (Labour)
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Cockett (Welsh: Coced) is the name of an electoral ward in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK. The ward is coterminous with the Cockett community. It elects four councillors.

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Cadle, Cwmdu, Coedweig, Gendros, Gors, Fforestfach, Cockett and Waunarlwydd, in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea West. The ward is bounded by the wards of Kingsbridge and Penderry to the north; Cwmbwrla to the east; Townhill to the south east; Sketty and Killay North to the south; and Gowerton to the west.

Local Council Elections [ edit ]

2017 local council elections [ edit ]

Turnout for the local election was 32.73%.

Labour changed three of their candidates for the election through their selection process. Thirty Cockett Ward members voted to replace Ann Cook, Andrew Jones and Geraint Owens with three local candidates: Mike Durke, Oliver James and Wendy Lewis.[citation needed] Labour then increased their share of the vote in the ward and increased their lead over the traditional main opposition parties within the ward: Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats.

Ann Cook stood in neighbouring Cwmbwrla Ward, but lost to the Liberal Democrats by 1430 votes to 674). Geraint Owens stood in neighbouring ward, Sketty, but lost to both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

Candidate Party Votes
Mike Durke Labour 1839
Wendy Lewis Labour 1792
Oliver James Labour 1714
Elliott King Labour 1528
Keith Hedges Conservative 791
Deidre Lomer-Hedges Conservative 721
Jack Powell Conservative 674
Jack Huang Conservative 622

2015 local council by-election [ edit ]

The 2015 by-election results were announced at the LC2[clarification needed] in the Swansea Maritime Quarter alongside the 2015 UK General Election. The turnout was 6253 out of 10528 registered electors, i.e. 59.4%: almost double the 2012 turnout.[1]

The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Share Status
KING, Elliott John Welsh Labour 2741 44% Elected
LLOYD, Dr Dai Plaid Cymru 1345 22%
SINGH, Rebecca Welsh Conservative Party Candidate 899 14%
HOLLEY, Nicola Anne Welsh Liberal Democrats 776 12%
WHITTALL, Mike Green Party 314 5%
PHILLIPS, Dave Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 128 2%
Spoilt votes 50 1%
Total 6253

2012 local council election [ edit ]

The turnout for Cockett in the 2012 local council elections was 32.89%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Ann Cook Labour 1949 Labour gain
Andrew Jones Labour 1913 Labour gain
Geraint Owens Labour 1707 Labour gain
Mitchell Theaker Labour 1601 Labour gain
Dai Lloyd Plaid Cymru 895
Nicola Holley Liberal Democrat 728
Keith Morgan Liberal Democrat 723
Jim Kelleher Liberal Democrat 637
Hazel Morgan Liberal Democrat 580
Patricia Sanderson Plaid Cymru 533
Vanessa Webb Plaid Cymru 498
Rhodri Thomas Plaid Cymru 484
Veronyca Hughes Independent 248
Matthew Johnson Conservatives 192
Liam Kelly Conservatives 166
Victoria Steventon Conservatives 155
Michael Overthrow Conservatives 154

1999 local council election [ edit ]

In 1999, Dr Dai Lloyd, who had captured a seat from Labour at a by-election topped the poll and Plaid Cymru also captured a second seat.

Cockett 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru David Lloyd* 2,366
Labour Lilian Hopkin* 1,902
Plaid Cymru William Morgan 1,581
Labour Victor Alexander* 1,528
Plaid Cymru Adrian Rees 1,478
Plaid Cymru Nicholas Walsh 1,381
Labour Ann Pennock 1,343
Labour Clive Morgan 1,231
Liberal Democrats Tudor Donne 639
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymrugain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

1995 local council election [ edit ]

The first election to the new unitary City and County of Swansea Council took place in 1995. All four seats were won by Labour although the Plaid Cymru candidate, local GP Dai Lloyd also polled strongly.

Cockett 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lilian Hopkin 2,414
Labour Victor Alexander 2,194
Labour David Anthony 2,104
Labour Denzil Porter 1,953
Plaid Cymru David Lloyd 1,240
Liberal Democrats Stuart Ball 458
Liberal Democrats Ken Shingleton 411
Liberal Democrats Philip Stanford 409
Liberal Democrats Arthur Westwood 316
Conservative Timothy Phillips 286
Labourwin (new seat)
Labourwin (new seat)
Labourwin (new seat)
Labourwin (new seat)

Districts of Cockett [ edit ]

Cockett [ edit ]

The suburb of Cockett is a residential area in the ward.

Fforest-fach [ edit ]

The suburb of Fforestfach lies immediately north of the suburb of Cockett.

Waunarlwydd [ edit ]

The suburb of Waunarlwydd adjoins Fforestfach and Cockett to the West.

References [ edit ]

Coordinates: 51°38′13″N3°58′52″W / 51.63707°N 3.98107°W / 51.63707; -3.98107

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