About Cardiff Central


 The Cardiff Central constituency for the National Assembly for Wales consists of six wards: Adamsdown, Cathays, Cyncoed, Penylan, Plasnewydd and Pentwyn. The population of Cardiff Central is always growing, and in 2015 it was one of the fastest growing city's in Europe.

Cardiff Central is ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse. It contains ten churches, five mosques, two synagogues, Cardiff's Buddhist Centre, and Wales' first purpose-built Sikh Gurdwara.

Cardiff Central has the largest student population in Wales, with the majority of Cardiff's 40,000 students concentrated in Cardiff Central, particularly in Cathays. Cardiff University is situated in Cathays, as is the Cardiff Campus of the University of South Wales.

Cardiff Central's sporting venues include the Principality Stadium and the Cardiff Arms Park. Cardiff City was awarded the title of European City of Sport in 2009 and again in 2014. Cardiff Central hosted the Champions League Final for the first time in 2017.

Cardiff Central includes Cardiff's Central Train Station, and Central Bus Station which is currently being renovated. The South Wales Metro, which Jenny is campaigning for, will service around the hub of Cardiff Central.

Cardiff Central includes landmarks such as Cardiff Castle, the National Museum of Cardiff, City Hall and the Motorpoint Arena. In addition Cardiff is one of the top ten retails destinations in the UK. The Cardiff Central constituency contains the three main shopping arcades - St David's Centre, Queen's Arcade, and the Capitol Centre. There are also many Victorian shopping centres in Cardiff Central, such as High Street Arcade, Castle Arcade, Wyndham Arcade and the Morgan Arcade. Cardiff Central is home to the world's oldest record shop, Spillers,  established in 1894.  

Jenny is proud to serve as the Assembly Member for Cardiff Central, and to celebrate its diversity, its culture, and its development.


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Jenny Rathbone | Assembly Member for Cardiff Central

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