The results are in!

The votes have been counted and your new county councillors for Newtown are…

The votes have been counted and your new county councillors for Newtown are…

After weeks of campaigning we will finally know the result of the 2022 local elections in Wales. In Newtown there are 3 wards being contested.

Newtown North (elects 1 councillor)

Newtown North, replacing Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North was last won in 2017 by Dan Rowlands (Conservative) taking it from the Liberal Democrats. The incumbent, Dan Rowlands is standing again. The ward has elected either a Liberal Democrat or Conservative at every election since 2004.

NamePartyNo. of Votes% of VoteElected?
Kennerley, Adam Welsh Liberal Democrats30140.5%Elected
Molloy-Davies, Jackie Independent147
19.2%
Rowlands, Dan Welsh Conservatives30040.3%

Newtown West (elects 1 councillor)

Newtown West, replacing Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West was last won in 2017 by Mark Barnes (Conservative). The incumbent is not standing. The ward has elected a Conservative at every election since 2008.

NamePartyNo. of Votes% of VoteElected?
Bridgwater, Gill Independent16624.4%
Lewington, Peter Welsh Conservatives23033.8%Elected
Robson, Harry Welsh Liberal Democrats16624.4%
Thurston, Gill Plaid Cymru11817.4%

Newtown East (elects 1 councillor)

Newtown East was last won in 2017 by Joy Jones (Independent). The incumbent, Joy Jones is standing again and no election will take place as only one candidate is standing.

Newtown Central and South (elects 2 councillors)

Newtown Central and South, replacing Newtown Central and Newtown South and being merged into one ward. Newtown Central was last won in 2017 by David Selby (Liberal Democrat). Newtown South was last won in a by-election by Les Skilton (Conservative), but he switched to be an independent councillor before the end of this current term. Both the incumbents, David Selby and Les Skilton are standing again.

NamePartyNo. of Votes% of VoteElected?
Gwilt, Darryl Welsh Conservatives24014.4%
Healy, Kelly Welsh Liberal Democrats50030.1%Elected
Sawtell, Paul Welsh Conservatives1559.3%
Selby, David Welsh Liberal Democrats55433.4%Elected
Skilton, Les Independent21212.8%

The new county councillors for Newtown are therefore:

  • Newtown North – Adam Kennerly (Welsh Liberal Democrats)
  • Newtown West – Peter Lewington (Welsh Conservatives)
  • Newtown East – Joy Jones (Independent)
  • Newtown Central and South – David Selby & Kelly Healy (Welsh Liberal Democrats)

They will take office from the 9th May 2022 after signing their declaration of office form.

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