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Morfa, Bridgend

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Morfa
Electoral ward
Population4,692 (2011 census)
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRIDGEND
Postcode districtCF31
Dialling code01656
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
Councillors6 (Town Council)
List of places
UK
Wales

Morfa is an electoral ward in the town of Bridgend, Wales. The ward elects councillors to Bridgend Town Council and, until 2022, Bridgend County Borough Council.

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Description

The Morfa ward is bounded by the River Ogmore to the west, Brackla Street (and part of Bridgend town centre) in the south and the line of the old railway to the east. It includes Bridgend railway station in the south and Wildmill railway station in the north.[1] The ward covers the Wildmill housing estate.

According to the 2011 UK Census the population of the ward was 4,692 (with 3,774 aged 18 or over).[2]

Morfa is one of three wards (with Oldcastle and Newcastle) to Bridgend Town Council, and elects up to six of the nineteen town councillors.[3]

Morfa was also a county ward to Bridgend County Borough Council, electing two county councillors.[4] The ward was represented mainly by the Labour Party, but also the Liberal Democrats between 2004 and 2012. Peter Foley represented the ward as a Labour, Liberal Democrat and, lately, an Independent councillor.[4][5]

A review of the electoral wards of the county borough was launched in January 2019, including the proposal that the Morfa ward and the neighbouring Newcastle ward be merged to form a new three-councillor ward of Bridgend Central.[6] The change took effect from the 2022 local elections.

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River Ogmore

River Ogmore

The River Ogmore is a river in South Wales that is popular with anglers. It runs generally from north to south from the Ogmore Vale and Gilfach Goch, past Bridgend and Ogmore. The River Ogmore rises at Craig Ogwr in the Ogmore Valley as the Ogwr Fawr before it links with the Ogwr Fach at Blackmill. The River Llynfi, the River Garw and finally the River Ewenny in its estuary are all tributaries of the Ogmore which flows into the sea between Ogmore-by-Sea and the Merthyr Mawr sand-dunes.

Bridgend railway station

Bridgend railway station

Bridgend railway station is a main line station serving the town of Bridgend, south Wales. It is located approximately halfway between Cardiff Central and Swansea stations, at the point where the Maesteg Line diverges from the South Wales Main Line; it is also the western terminus of the Vale of Glamorgan Line from Cardiff. It is 165 miles (266 km) measured from London Paddington.

Wildmill railway station

Wildmill railway station

Wildmill railway station is a railway station serving the district of Wildmill, Bridgend, South Wales. It located on the Maesteg Line from Cardiff via Bridgend.

Wildmill

Wildmill

Wildmill or Wild Mill is a district in the town of Bridgend, south Wales.

Oldcastle, Bridgend

Oldcastle, Bridgend

Oldcastle is an area and electoral ward of the town of Bridgend, Wales, to the south of the town centre. The ward elects councillors to Bridgend Town Council and Bridgend County Borough Council.

Newcastle, Bridgend

Newcastle, Bridgend

Newcastle is an area and electoral ward of the town of Bridgend, Wales. The area includes the medieval Newcastle Castle. The ward elects councillors to Bridgend Town Council and Bridgend County Borough Council.

Welsh Liberal Democrats

Welsh Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are a branch of the United Kingdom Liberal Democrats that operates in Wales. The party is led by Jane Dodds, who served as MP for Brecon and Radnorshire from August to December 2019, and MS for Mid and West Wales since May 2021. The party currently has 1 elected member in the Senedd and no Welsh seats in the UK House of Commons, but does have several members of the House of Lords. The party has around 63 local councilors serving in principal authorities.

Independent politician

Independent politician

An independent or non-partisan politician is a politician not affiliated with any political party or bureaucratic association. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent.

Bridgend Central

Bridgend Central

Bridgend Central is the name of an electoral ward in Bridgend County Borough, Wales. It covers part of the county town of Bridgend. The ward elects three councillors to Bridgend County Borough Council.

2022 Welsh local elections

2022 Welsh local elections

The 2022 Welsh local elections took place on 5 May 2022 to elect members of all twenty-two local authorities in Wales. They were held alongside other local elections in the United Kingdom. The previous elections were held in 2017.

Source: "Morfa, Bridgend", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morfa,_Bridgend.

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References
  1. ^ "Election maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Morfa - Key Stats / Age structure". UK Census Data. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Wards and Councillors". Bridgend Town Council. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Bridgend County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Bridgend 2017: Wards to Watch" (blog). Oggy Bloggy Ogwr. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Consultation on changes to BCBC electoral wards". Glamorgan Gem. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

Coordinates: 51°30′47″N 3°34′41″W / 51.513°N 3.578°W / 51.513; -3.578

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