1928 Cardiff City Council election

The 1928 Cardiff City Council election was held on Monday 1 November 1928 to elect councillors to Cardiff City Council in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. It took place on the same day as many other local elections in Wales and England.

This was the tenth annual all-Cardiff elections since the 1914-18 Great War. The previous elections were in November 1927 and the next annual all-Cardiff elections were to take place in November 1929.

BackgroundEdit

Cardiff County Borough Council had been created in 1889. Cardiff became a city in 1905. The council consisted of 39 councillors who were elected by the town's voters and thirteen aldermen who were elected by the councillors. Elections to the local authority were held annually, though not all council seats were included in each contest, because the four councillors in each ward stood down for election in three-yearly rotation.

Thirteen seats were up for election in November 1928. One Labour held seat was uncontested. Labour ran candidates in all 13 wards. There were eight Conservative candidates, six Liberals, 2 Independents and one Communist.

Overview of the resultEdit

Turnout was 61.0%, up on 1927 (42.4%) and 1925 (56.4%). Labour won seven seats, Conservatives three, Liberals two and Independents one.

Council compositionEdit

Following the November 1927 election the balance on the city council was 18 Liberal, 18 Conservative, 13 Labour and 3 Others. In 1929 Labour increased their number by two, Conservative and Independent dropped by one each. The Liberals remained unchanged.

Ward resultsEdit

* ='retiring' ward councillor for re-election Percentage changes from 1925.[1]

AdamsdownEdit

Adamsdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Donovan unopposed
Labour hold Swing n/a

CantonEdit

Canton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Heginbottom 1,826 40.7 +16.3
Liberal AJ Dyne 1,445 32.2 +9.2
Conservative WA Prichard 1,211 27.0 -25.5
Turnout 4,482 60.3 +12.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.55

CathaysEdit

Cathays
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Ernest Gough* 3,022 61.2 +10.1
Independent Owen T Morris 1,918 38.8 n/a
Turnout 4,940 61.6 -0.3
Labour hold Swing n/a

CentralEdit

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joseph Gerald Gaskell 1,682 51.1 +6.0
Labour James Patrick Collins 1,608 48.9 +18.2
Turnout 3,290 56.9 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing n/a

GabalfaEdit

Gabalfa
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Alfred Ernest Shippobotham* 2,309 55.3 +7.1
Labour HJ Brown 1,870 44.7 +17.4
Turnout 4,179 56.0 -6.4
Independent hold Swing -5.15

GrangetownEdit

Grangetown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivor George Duddridge* 2,482 63.4 -16.4
Liberal TL Francis 1,435 36.6 n/a
Turnout 3,917 62.1 +22.5
Labour hold Swing n/a

LlandaffEdit

Llandaff
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour EJ Draper 2,890 51.3 +12.3
Conservative Alfred Edward Lougher* 2,742 48.7 -12.3
Turnout 5,632 56.8 +8.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +12.3

PenylanEdit

Penylan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal G Williams 2,050 49.7 -3.9
Conservative TR Evans 1,247 30.2 -16.2
Labour R Stanton 831 20.1 n/a
Turnout 4,128 65.5 +6.2
Liberal hold Swing n/a

PlasnewyddEdit

Plasnewydd
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Hoare* 1,663 37.9 -1.9
Liberal Edward John Sawyer 1,368 31.2 -4.6
Labour IT Rees 1,356 30.9 +6.5
Turnout 4,387 66.6
Conservative hold Swing n/a

RiversideEdit

Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Howell Parker* 1,980 62.9 n/a
Labour Frederick Saw 1,166 37.1 n/a
Turnout 3,146 46.4 n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

RoathEdit

Roath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Frederick Evans* 2,470 50.7 n/a
Labour AJ Phillips 1,353 27.8 n/a
Conservative HE White 1,048 21.5 n/a
Turnout 4,871 69.0 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

SouthEdit

South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joshua Thomas Clatworthy 1,759 49.4 +17.4
Conservative Frederick Jones* 1,743 49.0 -11.7
Communist Reginald Cosslett 57 1.6 -5.7
Turnout 3,559 62.5 +13.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +14.55

SplottEdit

Splott
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Lewis 3,104 53.9 +6.8
Liberal Edward James Wilmot 2,655 46.1 n/a
Turnout 5,759 68.9 +1.0
Labour gain from Independent Swing n/a

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ County Borough Elections in England and Wales, 1919-1938 Volume 2, Sam Davies & Bob Morley