Location of Butetown ward within Cardiff
|Population||10,125 (2011 census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament|
The Butetown ward includes the areas of Butetown and Atlantic Wharf. It is located in the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff South and Penarth and the Senedd Cymru constituency of the same name. Butetown ward is bounded by the wards of Grangetown (and the River Taff) to the west; Cathays and Adamsdown to the north; Splott to the northeast. The ward also covers the island of Flat Holm, which is part of Cardiff though several miles off the coast.
Councillors since 1995
|2008||Delme Greening||Liberal Democrat|
|2017||Saeed Ebrahim ||Labour|
When elected in 2012 Councillor Ahmed raised concerns that the Butetown ward, with only one councillor for a diverse area, was under-represented on Cardiff Council. The issue was raised again in 2016 by the Atlantic Wharf Residents’ Association, who demanded that Atlantic Wharf be made into a ward of its own with its approximately 1500 houses and flats. Butetown ward had a population similar to the Cardiff wards of Llanrumney and Cyncoed, which each elected three councillors.
Cardiff City Council 1983-1996
Between 1983 and the council's dissolution in 1996, Butetown was the name of the ward to Cardiff City Council (prior to that it had been part of the South ward). The ward's first councillor, Gaynor Legall, was also the first black female local councillor in Wales.
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