All 1,263 seats to 22 Welsh councils
Colours denote the winning party with outright control (left), and the largest party by ward (right)
The elections were originally scheduled for May 2003, but were delayed to avoid a conflict with the 2003 Wales Assembly elections. However, this meant they took place on the same day as the 2004 elections to the European Parliament. 3,135 candidates competed for 1,262 council seats across Wales, in 879 electoral wards.
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In all 22 Welsh councils the whole of the council was up for election.
- "Analysis of local election results data for Wales 2004 (including turnout and extent of postal voting)" (PDF). Electoral Commission. p. 2. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
- "Local Elections Handbook 2004" (PDF). Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth. 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2016.