Bonymaen (electoral ward)

Bon-y-maen (or Bonymaen) is the name of an electoral ward, a community and a village in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK.

Bon-y-maen Ward
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Area8.47 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Population6,857 (2011 census)
• Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
  • Paul Lloyd (Labour)
  • Mandy Evans (Labour)
List of places

The ward is bounded by Neath Port Talbot county borough to the east and the Swansea wards of Llansamlet and Morriston to the north; St. Thomas to the south; and Landore to the west.

For the purposes of elections Bonymaen is divided into several polling districts: Winch Wen, Pentre Dwr, Hanover Square and Pentrechwyth. Bonymaen returns 2 councillors to the local council. The current councillors are Mandy Evans and Paul Lloyd (both Labour Party).

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Bon-y-maen, Cefn Hengoed, Copper Quarter, Crymlyn Bog, Morfa, Pentrechwyth, Pentre Dwr, Winch Wen, in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea East.

Current RepresentationEdit

The Bonymaen Ward is a two-member ward for the purposes of City and County of Swansea Council elections. It is currently represented by two Labour councillors.

Bonymaen 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mandy Evans* 1,050
Labour Paul Lloyd* 1,010
Plaid Cymru Geraint Couch 249
Conservative Elaine Hughes 227
Conservative Wendy June Olsen 210
Turnout 28.9 -3.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Recent historyEdit

The first election to the new unitary City and County of Swansea Council took place in 1995. Both seats were won by Labour.

Bonymaen 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mair Eluned Gibbs 1,185
Labour David Watkins 1,044
Liberal Democrats Brian Charles Thomas 186
Liberal Democrats Trevor Warden 140
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

At a by-election an Independent candidate captured the seat from Labour and held it at the next election in 1999.

Bonymaen 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Brian Hague* 1,246
Labour Mair Eluned Gibbs* 1,240
Labour Wyndham Parry Davies 632
Liberal Democrats Nora Maria O'Sullivan 311
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

There was a similar result at the 2004 election.

Bonymaen 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Brian Hague* 1,093
Labour Mair Eluned Gibbs* 936
Plaid Cymru Philip Charles Couch 386
Liberal Democrats Vivienne Anne Samuel 224
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Bonymaen Ward (2 seats), 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mair Eluned Gibbs* 1,052 43.97
Independent John Brian Hague* 893 37.33
BNP Sion Lynford Owens 447 18.68
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Turnout 2,392
Bonymaen Ward (2 seats), 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Lloyd 959 32.49
Labour Mandy Evans 893 30.26
Independent Mair Eluned Gibbs* 514 17.41% -26.56
Independent John Brian Hague* 493 16.70 -20.63
National Front Sion Lynford Owens 92 3.11 -15.57
Turnout 2,951

Coordinates: 51°38′50″N 3°54′33″W / 51.64726°N 3.90925°W / 51.64726; -3.90925