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LIVE UPDATES: Election results day in Pembrokeshire



THE people of Pembrokeshire have had their say and the count will soon get underway in Haverfordwest.

There have been a number of changes to electoral wards for this election and it will deliver a new-look council.

Despite its new look there will still be similar issues for them to deal with like the council’s budget, Covid and education.

19 seats have been uncontested but there are still 40 wards which will be decided today and we will update this article as and when results come in.

There will also be results for Town and Community Council elections announced.

The sun was out for voting day on Thursday (May 5) giving residents the perfect chance to go out and cast their vote. Some wards were won by only a couple of votes in 2017 so every vote counts.

The article will be updated and results will appear below

15:50 That leaves us with 35 Independent councillors, 11 conservatives, 10 Labour, 2 Plaid Cymryu and 2 Liberal Democrats.

15:35 All 40 council wards have now been declared

15:33 Narberth Urban

Marc Tierney (Labour) 514

Victoria McAndrew 177

15:31 Saundersfoot South

James Bishop (Conservatives) 84

Mike Wainwright (Independent) 159

Chris Williams (Independent) 432

15:26 Boncath and Clydau

Hedd Harries (Plaid) 426

Iwan Ward (Independent) 464

15:24 Camrose

Jamie Adams (IPG) 537

Julian Rutter (Labour) 158


15:22 Haverfordwest Prendergast

Philippa Thompson (Labour) 276

Andrew Edwards (Conservatives) 391

15:20 Manorbier and Penally

Steve Thomas (Plaid) 171

Phil Kidney (Independent) 540

15:17 Milford North

Bill Abbott (Conservatives) 296

Alan Dennison (independent) 333

15:15 Pembroke Dock Central

Josh Beynon (Labour) 376

Rhian Cowen (Conservatives) 148

George Manning 60

Labour HOLD

15:13 Llanrhian

Neil Prior (Independent) 670

Rob Smith 65

Independent HOLD

15:10 Haverfordwest Garth

Jonathan Twigg (Conservatives) 119

Anji Tinley (Independent) 311

15:00 Still waiting on the results from the final 10 wards

Those wards are: Camrose, Haverfordwest Prendergast, Narberth Urban, Pembroke Dock Central, Haverfordwest Garth, Milford North, Saundersfoot South, Boncath, Manorbier and Llanrhian

Aled Thomas was elected to the Johnston ward by three votes
Simon Midway Rees (right) wins the Crymych and Mynachlog-ddu seat from Cris Tomos (left)
Bethan Price (right) wins the St Davids ward

14:25 Just ten more wards to be declared including Llanrhian, Manorbier and Boncath

14:17 David Lloyd only got in by 13 votes at the last election and he has now lost his seat

14:10 St Davids

Rachel Hurdley (Labour) 181

David Lloyd (Independent) 250

Keith Missen (Green) 43

Bethan Price 283

14:05 Crymych and Mynachlog-ddu

Cris Tomos (Plaid) 484

Simon Midway Rees (Independent) 561

Independent GAIN from Plaid

14:00 Burton

Danny Young (Conservatives) 399

Robin Howells 247

13:58 Pembroke Dock Bufferland

Billy Gannon (Independent) 64

Gordon Goff 76

Michelle Wiggins 240

13:56 Johnston

Daniel Metcalf (Labour) 226

Aled Thomas (Conservatives) 229

John Gray (Independent) 149

13:54 Lamphey

Tessa Hodgson (Independent) 466

Josh Carey (Conservatives) 147

13:52 Fishguard North East

Jordan Ryan (Labour) 399

Brian Murphy (Conservatives) 278

13:50 Milford West

Rhys Sinnett (Plaid) 325

Stephen Joseph (Independent) 146

Plaid HOLD

13:45 Goodwick

Nicola Gwynn (Labour) 354

Lynn Porter (Conservatives) 59

Peter John (Independent) 339

13:40 St Florence and St Mary Out Liberty

Rhys Jordan (Conservatives) 315

Jonathan Preston (Plaid) 242

Conservatives GAIN from Plaid

13:20 Lampeter Velfrey

David Simpson (Independent) 355

Lizzie Lesnianski (Conservatives) 176

Independent HOLD

13:10 The Herald understands that Jonathan Preston has lost his seat

Alec Cormack (right) wins the Amroth and Saundersfoot North ward from Tony Baron (left)
Milford Central: Tom Sinclair (left) and newly elected councillor Terry Davies (right)
Solva: Josh Phillips (left) and Mark Carter (right)
Steve Alderman (left) is re-elected to the Hundleton ward

Mike John is re-elected to the Llangwm ward having been unopposed at the last election

Mark Carter holds on to his seat in Solva by only 9 votes

12:45 Hundleton

Steve Alderman (Independent) 348

Julie Cooper (Independent) 264

12:43 Llangwm

Mike John (IPG) 466

Dave Golding 409

12:40 Carew and Jeffreyston

Peter Everall (Independent) 111

James Harrison-Allen (Independent) 173

Vanessa Thomas (Independent) 433

12:35 Solva

Josh Phillips (Labour) 373

Mark Carter (Conservatives) 382

Conservatives HOLD

12:25 Bro Gwaun

Bob Kilmister (Liberal Democrats) 310

Delme Harries 340

12:20 Milford Hakin

Lee Bridges (Conservatives) 125

Duncan Edwards (Independent) 176

Mike Stoddart (Independent) 286

Independent HOLD

12:17 Pembroke St Mary North

Deborah Willcocks (Conservative) 159

Jon Harvey (Independent) 404

Independent HOLD

12:15 Amroth & Saundersfoot North

Tony Baron (Conservatives) 256

Alec Cormack (Liberal Democrats) 466

Leigh McShane (Green) 78

Liberal Democrats GAIN from Conservatives

12:10 Milford Central

Anthony Powell (Conservatives) 135

Terry Davies (Independent) 147

Tom Sinclair (Independent) 109

Martin Jones (Independent) 102

12:05 Pembroke St Mary South

Daphne Bush (IPG) 227

Aaron Carey (Conservative) 364

Reg Ebrey (Independent) 159

David Edwards (Labour) 265

Lee Herring (Liberal Democrats) 88

Jonathan Grimes (Conservative) 293

Marcel Laval (Labour) 201

Jonathan Nutting 219

Aaron Carey and Jonathan Grimes are elected to the new dual-ward

12:00 Kilgetty and Begelly

Peter Adams (Plaid) 122

Chris Ebrey (Independent) 28

Paul Wyatt (Independent) 85

David Pugh (IPG) 115

Alistair Cameron (Liberal Democrats) 397

Greta Marshall (Propel) 14

Liberal Democrats GAIN from IPG

11:57 The Herald understands that sitting Cabinet member Bob Kilmister has lost his seat

Aden Brinn (Left) and new councillor Mel Phillips (right)

11:30 Aden Brinn was only elected in 2017 but he loses his seat to Mel Phillips

11:27 Maenclochog

Ben Levy (Labour) 177

Hefin Wyn (Plaid) 188

Simon Wright (Independent) 505

11:25 Pembroke St Michael

Aden Brinn (Conservatives) 375

Mel Phillips 418

32 rejected votes

11:15 Reg Owens is elected with a majority of 70 having been elected unopposed in 2017

11:10 St Ishmaels

Reg Owens (IPG) 326

Janie Harwood (Green) 116

Martyn Cheshire 256

Claire George 227


11:08 Newport and Dinas

Maya Donnelly (Plaid) 243

Huw Thomas 325

Jano Williams 279

Huw Thomas is elected to the new ward of Newport and Dinas

Sarah Harvey (Left) and Maureen Bowen (right): Maureen Bowen is elected to the Pembroke Dock Bush ward – Paul Dowson wasn’t present

11:00 Peter Morgan wins The Havens with an increased majority and Sam Skyrme-Blackhall is elected to the Tenby South ward which was previously held by Michael Evans

10:53 Tenby South

Paul Rapi (Plaid) 309

Sam Skyrme-Blackhall (Independent) 427

Independent GAIN

10:50 The Havens

Nick Neumann (Conservatives) 341

Peter Morgan (IPG) 486


10:47: Pembroke Dock Bush Ward

Maureen Bowen (Labour) 173

Sarah Harvey (Indep) 154

Paul Dowson (No declaration) 84

Labour GAIN

Returning officer Steven Richards-Downes declares the result for Haverfordwest Castle (Tom Tudor right; Sue McKeemam left)

10:27 Tom Tudor wins the Castle Ward with an increased majority from the 2017 election

10:25 – First result of the day: Haverfordwest Castle

Tom Tudor (Labour) – 531

Sue McKeemam (Conservatives) – 150

Labour HOLD

9:55 – 19 people will be elected unopposed, as no other person is standing against them. They are all already councillors at the present time.

Mike James – IPG
John Davies – IPG
Pat Davies – Independent
Michelle Bateman – Independent
David Howlett – Conservative
Steve Yelland – Conservative
David Bryan – Conservative
Tim Evans – Independent
John Cole – Independent
Simon Hancock – Rejoined Labour Group
Paul Miller – Labour
Guy Woodham – Labour
Viv Stoddart – Independent
Di Clements – Conservative
Elwyn Morse – IPG – Conservative Party Member
Jacob Williams – Independent
Mike Williams – Plaid
Brian Hall – IPG
Tony Wilcox – Labour

9:45 Results will be expected shortly from Maenclochog, Pembroke St Michael, Haverfordwest Castle, Kilgetty and Begelly, Pembroke Dock Bush, Tenby South, St Ishmaels, The Havens, Newport and Dinas Cross and the dual-member ward of Pembroke Monkton and St Mary South

9:40 Counts are underway for a number of wards


New mobile visitor centre ready to help visitors gear up for the Pembrokeshire Coast



Park Authority Ranger Richard Vaughan and Summer Ranger Megan Holt with the new information van at Poppit Sands.

PEOPLE visiting some of Pembrokeshire’s top beaches and events may soon encounter a new mobile information centre, with a specially converted van ready to hit the road and help people enjoy their visit.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s new information van will be set up at seaside locations and popular local events, with Rangers on hand to give advice to those who need help and suggest free activities for those looking to discover the area’s wildlife.

National Park Authority Ranger Service Manager, Libby Taylor said: “This new vehicle will help our staff provide a range of information at locations where we know many people head to enjoy the National Park.

“As well as helping people learn more about the area and the different ways they can make the most of their visit, people can also find out how they can make the least impact on the Park during their stay.

“As well as having an awning to provide shelter, the van also includes space for magnetic panels that can be changed so the information that’s most relevant to the location or event can be provided.”

The vehicle, which has been converted by local company Poppit Campers, also includes a solar panel, which will help to power two iPads, which will give members of the public a chance to find further information on subjects such as nearby walks and wildlife identification.

The purchase and conversion of the vehicle was made possible through the support of the Welsh Government.

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Deadline approaching for £500 payment to unpaid carers



THE DEADLINE to apply for a one-off £500 payment to eligible unpaid carers in Wales is rapidly approaching.

The Welsh Government scheme, administered by Pembrokeshire County Council, is open to all unpaid carers in Wales who were in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on 15th July 2022 and those who believe they are eligible are urged not to miss out.

The Council is also sending out 400 letters this week to those they believe may be eligible and who have not yet applied.

The payment is in recognition of the increased financial pressures many unpaid carers experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and to help with some of the additional costs they have incurred. 

The payment is targeted towards those individuals who care for someone for at least 35 hours a week and have low incomes.

You will not be eligible for the payment if:

  • You have an underlying entitlement to Carers Allowance but do not receive a payment because you are in receipt of another benefit at the same or higher rate; or
  • You only receive the carer premium  

If you have already applied please be assured the Council is working its way through the applications as quickly as possible.

How to apply

Applicants (this should be the person in receipt of carer’s allowance)

are required to complete the online form at:

Required information is:

  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address
  • Date of Birth
  • National Insurance Number
  • Post code
  • A bank statement showing your name, address, account number and sort code

If you are having problems completing the on-line application form please email: alternatively call 01437 764551 for assistance.

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Lola James: Two people have denied charges in connection of the death of 2-year-old



TWO people who have been charged in connection with the death of a Haverfordwest toddler have denied charges.

30-year-old Kyle Bevan of Aberystwyth, denied a charge of murder at Swansea Crown Court.

Lola’s mum Sinead James, 29, denied a charge of causing or allowing the death of a child.

Lola died in Hospital on July 21, 2020, four days after sustaining a severe head injury at her home address in Princess Royal Way, Haverfordwest.

Bevan was remanded into custody.

James was released on conditional bail.

The trial will take place in 2023 and Judge Thomas said it is expected to last four weeks.

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