Cockett (electoral ward)


Cockett (electoral ward)
Cockett Ward
Wm swansea cockett.jpg
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for SS6395
Geography
Principal locality Cockett
Total population 12,586 (2001 census)
Land area (km²) 8.59 (2001 census)
Administration
Local council: City and County of Swansea
Number of councillors: 4
Nation: Wales
Post office and telephone
Postcode(s): SA2
Dialling code: +44-1792
Politics
Welsh Assembly: Swansea West
UK Parliament: Swansea West
European Parliament: Wales

Cockett (Welsh: Coced) is the name of an electoral ward and a community in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK. The community does not have a community council.

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Cadle, Cwmdu, Coedweig, Gendros, Gors, Fforestfach, Cockett and Waunarlwydd, in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea West. The community does not have its own community council. The ward is bounded by the wards of Kingsbridge and Penderry to the north; Cwmbwrla to the east; Townhill to the south east; Sketty and Killay North to the south; and Gowerton to the west.

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2008 local council elections

The turnout for Cockett in the 2008 local council elections was 33.52%. It was a close set of results and after a recount, it was a clean sweep for the Liberal Democrats. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
William Keith Morgan Liberal Democrats 1102 Liberal Democrats gain
Nicola Anne Holley Liberal Democrats 1047 Liberal Democrats gain
James Bernard Kelleher Liberal Democrats 996 Liberal Democrats gain
Veronyca Anne Bates Hughes Liberal Democrats 993 Liberal Democrats gain
Anna Mary Pennock Labour 985
Andrew John Jones Labour 946
Susan Grace Lewis Labour 932
John Rhodri Thomas Plaid Cymru 879
John Abraham Labour 878
Adrian Hugh Rees Plaid Cymru 870
Enid Vanessa Webb Plaid Cymru 866
Jonathan Clive Howes Plaid Cymru 835
Lisa Emma Gilmore Conservatives 363
David William Turner Conservatives 360
Craig James Robert Lawton Conservatives 348
William Mathew Ogborne Conservatives 345

Districts of Cockett

Cockett

The suburb of Cockett is a residential area in the ward.

Fforest-fach

The suburb of Fforestfach lies immediately north of the suburb of Cockett.

Waunarlwydd

The suburb of Waunarlwydd adjoins Fforestfach and Cockett to the West.

Coordinates: 51°38′13″N 3°58′52″W / 51.63707°N 3.98107°W / 51.63707; -3.98107


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