Uplands (electoral ward)
|Area||2.31 km2 (0.89 sq mi)|
|Population||15,665 (2011 census)|
|• Density||6,781/km2 (17,560/sq mi)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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).
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.
|Liberal Democrats||Janet Thomas||215||10.5|
|Plaid Cymru||Rhydian Fitter||104||5.1|
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:
|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|
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:
|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|
|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|
|Nigel Alan Robins||Non-Aligned||107|
- 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.