St. Thomas (electoral ward)

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St. Thomas Ward
Wm swansea st thomas.jpg
Area5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population7,187 (2011 census)
• Density1,216/km2 (3,150/sq mi)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Mervyn Rhys Jones (Independents)
List of places

St. Thomas is the name of an electoral ward of Swansea, Wales.

The electoral ward of St. Thomas consists of the following areas: Dan-y-graig, Port Tennant, SA1 Swansea Waterfront, St. Thomas, Swansea Docks, Kilvey Hill and the Grenfell Park Area, in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea East. The ward is bounded by Neath Port Talbot to the east; Swansea Bay to the south; Bonymaen to the north; and Castle and Landore to the east. The River Tawe forms part of the border between St. Thomas and the Castle ward.

The northern part of the ward is dominated by Kilvey Hill. A residential belt lies in the central part of the ward. The southern part of the ward consists of the docklands, part of which is undergoing re-development as a new commercial and residential district.

The suburb of St. Thomas is a residential area located immediately east of Swansea city centre. Port Tennant and Grenfell Park, further east of St. Thomas are small council estates comprising fairly run down housing stock. Swansea's Fabian Way Park and Ride facility is located to the far east of the ward.

2008 local council elections[edit]

For the 2008 local council elections, the turnout in St. Thomas was 29.81%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Mervyn Rhys Jones Independents 1049 Independents gain
David Alan Robinson Independents 1009
Alan Rees Richards Labour 780
Patricia Mary Richards Labour 548
Jonathan Owain Burchell Conservatives 84
Darren Robert Hann Conservatives 82

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Coordinates: 51°37′45″N 3°55′23″W / 51.62905°N 3.92293°W / 51.62905; -3.92293