1999 Ceredigion County Council election

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The second election to the Ceredigion County Council was held on 6 May 1999.[1] It was preceded by the 1995 election and followed by the 2004 election.

Overview[edit]

Once again, the Independents were the largest group with a number of councillors elected unopposed

Thirty members of the original Council elected in 1995 were again returned.

Fourteen candidates were returned unopposed. Thirteen were sitting Independent or Liberal Democrat councilors; the only exception being Cen Llwyd, who was returned for Plaid Cymru in Llandysiliogogo ward, replacing a retiring Independent.

Boundaries[edit]

There were no boundary changes.

Candidates[edit]

Most of the retiring members sought re-election.

Results[edit]

Aberaeron (one seat)[edit]

Aberaeron 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Emlyn Thomas* 557
Liberal Democrats Deanne M. Hartwell-Jones 243
Independent hold Swing

Aberporth (one seat)[edit]

Aberporth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William James Granville Varney* Unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Aberystwyth East (two seats)[edit]

Aberystwyth East 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Hywel Griffiths Evans* 691
Plaid Cymru Simon Thomas 552
Liberal Democrats Michael John Woods 244
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Aberystwyth North (two seats)[edit]

Aberystwyth North 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Edgar Carl Williams* 493
Plaid Cymru Llinos M. Roberts-Young 418
Independent Mona Rachel Morris 416
Plaid Cymru Jacqueline Mary Taylor 344
Independent I. Pidgeon 149
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Aberystwyth South (two seats)[edit]

Aberystwyth South 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Llewellyn Goronwy Edwards* 696
Independent Gareth Ellis* 606
Socialist Griffith Eric Hughes 397
Plaid Cymru Paul Cornelius Davies 223
Labour Dylan Paul Lewis 190
Liberal Democrats Graham Thomas Parry 136
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Aberystwyth West (two seats)[edit]

Aberystwyth West 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Eric John Griffiths* 754
Independent Hywel Thomas Jones* 408
Plaid Cymru Alun John Wiliams 357
Liberal Democrats Carol Ann Kolczak 320
Labour Mark Richard Franchi 150
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Beulah (one seat)[edit]

Beulah 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John Elfed Davies* 676
Independent Colin Sinclair 138
Independent hold Swing

Borth (one seat)[edit]

Borth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Thomas Kinsey Raw-Rees* 632
Liberal Democrats David Peter Shankland 173
Independent hold Swing

Capel Dewi (one seat)[edit]

Capel Dewi 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas John Jones* Unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Cardigan (three seats)[edit]

John Adams-Lewis was elected as an Independent in 1995.

Cardigan 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Thomas John Adams-Lewis* 1,021
Plaid Cymru Trevor Thomas Griffiths 810
Independent Sarah Mary Morris 805
Independent John Bertram Evans 645
Plaid Cymru Glen Kelsall Johnson 473
Liberal Democrats Julian S. Beynon-Lewis 303
Plaid Cymru gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Independent hold Swing

Ceulanamaesmawr (one seat)[edit]

Ceulanamaesmawr 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Ellen Elizabeth ap Gwynn 583
Independent Dafydd Ffredric Raw-Rees 297
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Ciliau Aeron (one seat)[edit]

Ciliau Aeron 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Stanley Meredith Thomas* Unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Faenor (one seat)[edit]

Faenor 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Peredur Wynne Eklund* Unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lampeter (two seats)[edit]

Lampeter 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert George Harris* 681
Independent John Ivor Williams 428
Independent Carol Ramaya 382
Liberal Democrats David Doiran Evans* 314
Plaid Cymru Robert Phillips 304
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Llanarth (one seat)[edit]

Llanarth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Thomas Eurfyl Evans* Unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr (two seats)[edit]

Plaid Cymru had won a seat following the death of a previous Independent councillor.

Llanbadarn Fawr 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Benjamin Lewis Davies 478
Plaid Cymru Gwydion Heini Gruffudd 393
Liberal Democrats Ian Rees 368
Liberal Democrats John Lodwick Davies 244
Independent hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llandyfriog (one seat)[edit]

Llandyfriog 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Lyndon Lloyd Jones* Unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandysiliogogo (one seat)[edit]

Llandysiliogogo 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Cen Llwyd Unopposed
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Llandysul Town (one seat)[edit]

Llandysul Town 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Evan John Keith Evans* Unopposed
Plaid Cymru David Graham Evans 369
Independent hold Swing

Llanfarian (one seat)[edit]

Llanfarian 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Alun Lloyd Jones* 564
Liberal Democrats Robert A. Coleman 115
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanfihangel Ystrad (one seat)[edit]

Plaid Cymeu had won the seat at a by-election

Llanfihangel Ystrad 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Evan Wynne Davies 663
Liberal Democrats Matthew Lewes Gee 433
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llangeitho (one seat)[edit]

Llangeitho 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David John Evans 609
Liberal Democrats John Meurig Hughes 154
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Llangybi (one seat)[edit]

Llangybi 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru John Timothy Odwyn Davies 426
Independent George Gwynne Gibbons 194
Liberal Democrats Jan Sutton 104
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Llanrhystud (one seat)[edit]

Llanrhystud 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats William Richard Edwards* Unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Llansantffraed (one seat)[edit]

Llansantffraed 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Daniel Meurig James* 578
Independent Lodwick Lloyd 382
Liberal Democrats Thomas Leslie Lewis 240
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanwenog (one seat)[edit]

Llanwenog 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Samuel Haydn Richards 584
Independent David Alun James* 404
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Lledrod (one seat)[edit]

Lledrod 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent David Lloyd Evans* 670
Plaid Cymru Gwilym ab Ioan 351
Liberal Democrats Robert Edward Allen 81
Independent hold Swing

Melindwr (one seat)[edit]

Melindwr 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Fred Williams* Unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

New Quay (one seat)[edit]

New Quay 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Sarah Gillian Hopley 194
Plaid Cymru John Cadwallader Price 193
Independent Julian Raymond Evans* 166
Independent hold Swing

Penbryn (one seat)[edit]

Penbryn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent J. Geraint Jenkins* Unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Penparc (one seat)[edit]

Penparc 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas Haydn Lewis* Unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Tirymynach (one seat)[edit]

Tirymynach 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru William Penri James* 618
Liberal Democrats Alexander James Dauncey 248
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Trefeurig (one seat)[edit]

Trefeurig 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thomas Arthur Thomas* Unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Tregaron (one seat)[edit]

Tregaron 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Gethin Bennett* 499
Plaid Cymru Margaret Mary Williams 207
Independent hold Swing

Troedyraur (one seat)[edit]

Troedyraur 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent John David Thomas* Unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Ystwyth (one seat)[edit]

Ystwyth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John David Rowland Jones* Unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold

By-Elections[edit]

A by-election was held in the Borth ward on 29 March 2001 following the death of Tom Raw-Rees. The seat was held by an Independent candidate.

Borth by-election 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Raymond Quant 524 69.7 -8.8
Plaid Cymru Arthur Dafis 147 19.5 +19.5
Liberal Democrats n/a 81 10.8 -10.7
Majority 377 50.2% -6.8
Turnout 752 48% -1.9
Independent hold Swing -14.15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council Elections". Western Mail. 8 May 1999.