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Uplands (electoral ward)

Uplands is name of an electoral ward (and a suburb) in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK.

Uplands Ward
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Area2.31 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
Population15,665 (2011 census)
• Density6,781/km2 (17,560/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Nick Davies (Welsh Labour)
  • John C. Bayliss (Welsh Labour)
  • Neil Woollard (Welsh Labour)
  • Peter May (Independent)
List of places

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Uplands, Brynmill, St. Helen's, Cwmgwyn, Ffynone, and The Lons. It is in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea West. The ward is bounded by the Sketty ward to the west, Townhill to the north, Castle to the east and the sea (Swansea Bay) to the south.

For electoral purposes Uplands is divided into the polling districts of: WU Uplands North, WV1 Glanmor, WV2 Glanmor, WW, WX St. Helens, WY 2647 and WZ Uplands South.

Uplands returns four councillors to the local City and County of Swansea Council.

Local election resultsEdit

2017 Swansea council electionsEdit

Uplands was identified as one of the key battlegrounds in the May 2017 council elections. Previously held by the Labour Party, it was predicted to become a multi-party ward, with challengers from the Uplands Party, including sitting councillor Peter May (previously a Liberal Democrat).[1]

2014 By-ElectionEdit

Following the resignation of Pearleen Sangha in late September 2014, a by-election was called for the fourth seat in the ward. The Independent politician Peter May was elected with 32.8% of the vote.[2]

Swansea City Council By Election, 20 November 2014: Uplands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter May 671 32.8
Labour Fran Griffiths 533 26.1
Liberal Democrats Janet Thomas 215 10.5
Green Ashley Wakeling 179 8.8
Independent Pat Dwan 158 7.7
Conservative Josh Allard 154 7.5
Plaid Cymru Rhydian Fitter 104 5.1
TUSC Ronnie Job 31 1.5
Majority 138 6.7
Turnout 2,045

2012 Swansea council electionsEdit

The councillors elected in May 2012 were: Nick Davies, John Charles Bayliss, Neil Ronconi-Woollard and Pearleen Sangha, all of whom represent the Wales Labour Party. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Nick Davies Welsh Labour 1302 Labour Win
John Bayliss Welsh Labour 1207 Labour Win
Neil Ronconi-Woollard Welsh Labour 1161 Labour Win
Pearleen Sangha Welsh Labour 1099 Labour Win
Peter May Liberal Democrats 1089
Stuart Rice Liberal Democrats 975
Janet Thomas Liberal Democrats 812
Jayne Woodman Liberal Democrats 782
Keith Malcolm Ross Green Party 614
Andrew Smith Green Party 465
Millie Balkan Conservative 319
Christian Bickerstaff Conservative 313
Thomas Giffard Conservative 306
Sarah Bickerstaff Conservative 301

2008 Swansea council electionsEdit

In the 2008 United Kingdom local elections for Uplands, there were 20 candidates, each contesting for one of 4 seats in the Uplands. Candidates were fielded by the Conservatives, Labour and Plaid Cymru. All four current Liberal Democrat councillors sought re-election. Four of the candidates sought votes for just one issue - the Slip Bridge. The "Slip Bridge four" who are not party affiliated were campaigning for the reinstatement of a bridge crossing at the Slip and wider issues of preserving Swansea's green spaces and heritage.

The turnout for the 2008 elections for Uplands was 29.83%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Peter Nicholas May Liberal Democrats 1828 Liberal Democrats hold
Stuart James Rice Liberal Democrats 1706 Liberal Democrats hold
Jayne Woodman Liberal Democrats 1495 Liberal Democrats hold
Janet Mary Thomas Liberal Democrats 1488 Liberal Democrats hold
Sybil Edith Crouch Labour 817
Andrew Daniel Connell Labour 792
Ian William James Ross Labour 765
Derek James Labour 729
Dick Phillips Conservative 593
Andrew Smith Green Party 561
Simon Keith Bickley Bright Conservative 500
David John Rodway Conservative 472
Annest Wiliam Plaid Cymru 404
Norman Thomas Whitlock Conservative 403
Steven Mark Clegg Green Party 391
Holly Machin Green Party 346
Jane Elizabeth McCarthy Non-Aligned 275
Jeffrey Stuart Sampson Non-Aligned 236
Nortridge Perrott Non-Aligned 165
Nigel Alan Robins Non-Aligned 107


  1. ^ Richard Youle (12 April 2017). "Are Uplands and Sketty the key battleground wards in Swansea in next month's elections?". Wales Online. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
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