Morriston

Morriston

The ward has a population of 16,800 – the largest ward population in Swansea, but only ninth most densely populated.

Morriston is represented by five Labour Party councillors : Council leader Rob Stewart, Robert Francis-Davies, Andrea Lewis, Yvonne Jardine, and Ceri Evans.

The age profile of the ward generally follows Swansea’s, but slightly higher percentage of people aged 0-15 and 25-44.

While Morriston is generally regarded as a distinct town within Swansea, it is also effectively a suburb of the city.

Morriston town centre is concentrated around Woodfield Street, a busy shopping street running north-south.

In terms of housing development, Morriston ward can be divided into three distinct areas: (i) the residential area surrounding the district centre, which comprises the Morriston locality and contains a high proportion of early 19th century terraced houses built largely to accommodate workers from nearby industries; (ii) localities further north around the M4 (Cwmrhydyceirw, Pantlassau, Gwernfadog and Ynysforgan), largely characterised by private semi-detached post-war housing; and (iii) Ynystawe locality to the north east of the ward, which contains mainly traditional detached and semi-detached dwellings along Clydach Road and the surrounding slopes, many of which were originally built during the 19th century.

Quick Facts

  • Labour Held

    Morriston is a Labour held ward.

  • Representatives

    Morriston has 5 Labour representatives.

Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart

Cabinet Member - Finance and Strategy (Leader)
Yvonne Jardine

Yvonne Jardine

Labour
Andrea Lewis

Andrea Lewis

Cabinet Member - Next Generation Services
Ceri Evans

Ceri Evans

Labour
Robert Francis-Davies

Robert Francis-Davies

Cabinet Member - Enterprise, Development and Regeneration

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