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Cardiff Council Update: 5 July 2024

More than 1,200 staff – the majority council staff - worked yesterday and through the night at Cardiff’s General Election count. 

From opening and managing polling stations to the safe delivery of votes to count centres; from counting votes to managing the media, council staff played a key role in the running of the election in Wales’ capital city.

Cardiff Council’s Chief Executive and the Returning Officer for Cardiff Council Paul Orders said: “I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the council’s electoral services team who worked hard getting all the necessary arrangements in place at such short notice, and to also thank everyone else who played their part working on this election.

“You all did a tremendous job with many putting in long hours. Our count teams didn’t finish until the early hours of the morning. Everyone who worked the election will be tired today, but they should be proud of their efforts.”

Yesterday’s General Election in Cardiff was fought over four constituencies. The results are as follows:

Cardiff East – Jo Stevens - Welsh Labour was duly elected and received 15,833 votes (40%)

·       Total vote cast was 39,123 from an electorate of 72,876

·       Turnout – 54%

Cardiff North – Anna McMorrin – Welsh Labour was duly elected and received 20,849 votes (44%)

·       Total vote cast was 47,473 from an electorate of 71,460

·       Turnout – 67%

Cardiff South and Penarth – Stephen John Doughty – Labour and Co-Operative Party was duly elected and received 17,428 votes (44%)

·       Total vote cast was 39,176 from an electorate of 73,060

·       Turnout – 54%

Cardiff West – Alex Barros-Curtis – Welsh Labour was duly elected and received 16,442 votes (37%)

·       Total vote cast was 44,757 from an electorate of 75,697

·       Turnout – 59%

Full results here

Travel advice for Monster Jam on July 6th at Principality Stadium in Cardiff

With Monster Jam taking place at Principality Stadium, there will be a full city centre road closure around the stadium on July 6th between 11.30am until 7.30pm.  Castle Street, from the North Road junction through to Westgate Street will remain closed until midnight due to the Manic Street Preachers & Suede concert in the castle grounds.

The M4 motorway is expected to bebusy due to this event – so please plan ahead - and if you are going to Monster Jam, please avoid the congestion in Cardiff by using the park & ride at the former Toy’s R Us site car park in the Sports Village - CF11 0JS. The park & ride facility closes at 7.30pm, so is not available for those attending the concert in Cardiff Castle grounds.

For up to date traffic information on the motorway and trunk roads go to the Traffic Wales website, or @TrafficWalesS on Twitter and Facebook.

Those attending the event are strongly advised to plan their journey and get in early.  Please pay attention to the prohibited items listed at in particular the bag policy (no large bags permitted) before travelling into the city.

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