Sandfields East

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Sandfields East
Population 6,895 (2011 census)
Principal area Neath Port Talbot
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Aberavon
Welsh Assembly Aberavon
Councillors Lella James (Independent)
Ted Latham (Labour)
Matthew Crowley (Labour)
List of places
UK
Wales
Neath Port Talbot

Sandfields East (Welsh: Dwyrain Traethmelyn) is an electoral ward and a community of Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales. It is part of the parliamentary constituency of Aberavon.

Sandfields East is bounded by the wards of Sandfields West to the northwest, Aberavon to the northeast and Margam to the southeast. It is bounded by Swansea Bay to the southwest. Sandfields East is a mostly urbanised ward and consists of council housing inland with private homes and old peoples accommodation near the beach area. Neath Port Talbot Hospital is located in the ward.

In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 40.13%. The councillors who were elected were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Lella James Independent 1116 Independent hold
Ted Latham Labour 1041 Labour hold
Colin Crowley Labour 879 Labour hold
Pat Jones Labour 750
Captain Beany Independent 669
Len Willis Independent 622

Colin Crowly died after the election and a by-election was held to elect a replacement. The by-election took place on Thursday, 17 October 2013. The turnout was 23.2% and the councillor elected was:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Mike Davies Labour 718 Labour hold
Barry Kirk Independent 222
Keith Suter UKIP 154
Daniel Thomas Plaid Cymru 69
Richard Minshull Conservative 40

Mike Davies died after the election and a by-election was held to elect a replacement. The by-election took place on Thursday, 30 October 2014. The turnout was 20.72% and the councillor elected was:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Matthew Crowley Labour 641 Labour hold
Keith Suter UKIP 361
Richard Minshull Conservative 47

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