Peblig, Caernarfon

Peblig is an electoral ward in the town of Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, electing councillors to the town council and Gwynedd Council.

Peblig
Electoral ward
Peblig is located in Gwynedd
Peblig
Peblig
Location within Gwynedd
Population2,321 (2011 census)
Community
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCAERNARFON
Postcode districtLL55
Dialling code01286
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
Councillors1 (County)
5 (Town Council)
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
53°08′17″N 4°15′22″W / 53.138°N 4.256°W / 53.138; -4.256Coordinates: 53°08′17″N 4°15′22″W / 53.138°N 4.256°W / 53.138; -4.256

DescriptionEdit

The Peblig ward covers an area east of Caernarfon town centre, sandwiched by two A roads - to the north by the A4086 (Llanberis Road) and to the south by the A4085. The meandering Afon Seiont and the boundary of the Cibyn Industrial Estate form the eastern border. The ward includes the town's Church of St Peblig.[1] The new environmentally friendly primary school, Ysgol y Hendre, is at the centre of the ward.

The ward population, according to the 2011 Census, was 2,321.[2]

Town wardEdit

Peblig is a ward to Caernarfon Town Council electing five of the seventeen town councillors.[3]

In February 2019 Peblig town councillor, Kenny Richards known as Kenny Khan, claimed he was facing "discrimination" by being denied a seat on the Ysgol y Hendre Board of Governors.[4] Despite a previous spell in gaol he was described as a "community champion" who ran affordable food outlets locally and in 2017 had been voted unanimously by the town council to be their representative on the Board.[4]

County wardEdit

Peblig became an electoral ward to (the pre-1996) Gwynedd County Council in 1989,[5] electing an Independent councillor in 1989 and 1993.[6]

Peblig has been an electoral ward to Gwynedd Council since 1995, electing one county councillor.[7] Cllr W. Tudor Owen represented the ward from 1995, firstly as an Independent but winning the 1999 elections for Plaid Cymru. He had previously represented the ward on Arfon Borough Council. He was elected as vice chair of the county council in May 2011.[8]

In the May 2012 county council election Cllr Owen retained the seat, beating the Llais Gwynedd candidate by 45 votes.[9]

At the May 2017 county election Owen lost by only 3 votes to Independent candidate, Jason Parry.[10]

Gwynedd Council election, 4 May 2017 [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jason Wayne PARRY 311 50.2
Plaid Cymru W. Tudor OWEN * 308 49.8
Turnout 619 43.2
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

* = sitting councillor prior to the election

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election Maps GB". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Peblig (Caernarfon) - Key Stats". UKcensusdata.com. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Councillors". Caernarfon Royal Town Council. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Kenny Khan fears 'discrimination' behind 15 month wait for Gwynedd school board role". North Wales Live. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  5. ^ "The County of Gwynedd (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1988". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. 5 May 1988. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Gwynedd County Council Election Results 1973-1993" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Gwynedd Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Gwynedd councillors elect their new vice chairman". North Wales Live. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  9. ^ Arron Evans (4 May 2012). "Elections: Latest Gwynedd Council ward results". North Wales Chronicle. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  10. ^ Arron Evans (5 May 2017). "Local Elections: Arfon results". North Wales Chronicle. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Election results for Peblig (Caernarfon): Local Government Elections 2017 - Thursday, 4th May, 2017". Gwynedd Council. Retrieved 22 April 2019.