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Location of the Castle community within Swansea
Population 15,883 (2011)
OS grid reference SS6593
  • Castle
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Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWANSEA
Postcode district SA1
Dialling code 01792
Police South Wales
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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Castle (Welsh: [Castell] Error: {{Lang}}: text has italic markup (help)) is an electoral ward and community in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK. Castle covers most of the heart of the City of Swansea, with Swansea Castle at its centre.


The overall population in the Castle ward and community according to the 2011 UK Census was 15,883.

They had an ethnic breakdown of:

Ethnic breakdown:

Ethnic group Count %
White British 11,742 73.9
White Irish 105 0.7
White Other 834 5.3
Black/African/Caribbean 400 2.5
Asian 1,862 11.7
Mixed ethnicity 213 1.3
Other (e.g. Arab) 727 4.6

The number of people identifying themselves as Welsh was 7,321 (46.1%), Considerably lower than the figure for the county as a whole.

Current Representation

The Castle Ward is a four-member ward for the purposes of City and County of Swansea Council elections. Following the 2012 election it is currently represented by four Labour Party councillors.

Castle 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Erika Theresa Kirchner* 1,629
Labour Sybil Crouch 1,623
Labour David Phillips* 1,610
Labour Fiona Margaret Gordon 1,582
Liberal Democrats Gareth Peter Jones 533
Liberal Democrats Alan Jeffery 531
Liberal Democrats Tanya Auxiliadora May 511
Liberal Democrats Vicky Lewis 440
Plaid Cymru Patrick John Powell 274
Plaid Cymru Gez Couch 261
Plaid Cymru Harri Llwyd Roberts 254
Green (UK) Steve Clegg 248
Plaid Cymru Damian Paul Martin 248
Conservative Paul Raymond Morris 241
Conservative Stephen Joseph Gallagher 230
Conservative Sonya Winifred Rachel Morris 228
Conservative Natasha Rhian Tomaszewski 207
Independent Phil Crayford 207
Green (UK) Ross Walters 193
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Martin John White 148
Turnout 29.0 +0.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Recent History

The first election to the new unitary City and County of Swansea Council took place in 1995. All three seats were won by Labour.

Castle 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Lloyd 1,756
Labour Barbara Joyce Hynes 1,723
Labour Dereck John Roberts 1,623
Liberal Democrats Robert Speht 592
Green (UK) Benjamin David Grigg 515
Liberal Democrats Cynthia Wharrad 463
Wales Militant Labour Mark Evans 378
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

In 1999, the number of seats increased from three to four. David Phillips had previously represented the Uplands ward.

Castle 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Lloyd* 1,622
Labour Barbara Joyce Hynes* 1,579
Labour David Phillips* 1,477
Labour Dereck John Roberts* 1,440
Plaid Cymru Yvonne Marie Davies 1,111
Liberal Democrats Yvonne Marjorie Holley 937
Green (UK) Benjamin David Grigg 632
Conservative Paul Raymond Morris 503
Conservative Sonya Winifred R. Morris 477
United Socialists David Richard Warren 273
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

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