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Plasnewydd by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrat gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Plasnewydd division of Cardiff Council on 20 September 2016 following the death of Labour Cllr Mohammad Javed.

Robin Rea gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
48.1%
Labour
34.8%
Plaid Cymru
6.8%
Conservative
4.4%
Green
3.6%
UKIP
2.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Liberal Democrats Robin Rea 1,258 48.1% +15.4%
Labour Peter Wong 910 34.8% -2.0%
Plaid Cymru Glenn Page 177 6.8% -5.3%
Conservative Munawar Mughal 115 4.4% -1.2%
Green Michael Cope 93 3.6% -9.2%
UKIP Lawrence Gwynn 62 2.4% n/a
Turnout: 23.1% (-2.5%) - Majority: 348 (13.3%) - Swing: 8.7% Lab to LD


2012 Result (4 seats)

Labour
36.8%
Liberal Democrats
32.7%
Green
12.8%
Plaid Cymru
12.1%
Conservative
5.6%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Labour Sue Lent 1,535 36.8%
Labour Daniel De'ath 1,438
Labour Mary McGarry 1,436
Labour Mohammad Javed 1,413
Liberal Democrats Rodney Berman 1,362 32.7%
Liberal Democrats Geraldine Nichols 1,314
Liberal Democrats Richard Jerrett 1,297
Liberal Democrats Elgan Morgan 1,286
Green Tony Matthews 535 12.8%
Plaid Cymru Mohammed Ali 505 12.1%
Plaid Cymru Mohammed Hannan 434
Plaid Cymru Ned Parish 344
Plaid Cymru Ian Mullis 338
Conservative Enid Harries 232 5.6%
Conservative Hannah Moscrop 193
Conservative Aled Jones-Pritchard 174
Conservative Marc Gonzalez 171
Turnout: 25.6% - Majority: 51 (1.2%)


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