Powys County Council

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Powys County Council
Powys coat of arms
The coat of arms of Powys County Council
Official Website powys.gov.uk

Powys County Council (Welsh: Cyngor Sir Powys) is the local authority for Powys, one of the administrative areas of Wales. It has three area committees, known as Shire Committees, one for each of the historic counties of Brecknockshire, Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire. Some local functions are delegated to these committees.[1] The council offices are located in Llandrindod Wells.

Political makeup[edit]

Elections take place every four years. The last election was on 3 May 2012.[2]

Current composition[edit]

Group affiliation[3] Members
Conservative 10
Liberal Democrat 9
Labour 6

Historic results[edit]

Year Independents Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
2012 48 6 10 9
2008 45 4 9 15
2004 54 4 0 15
1999 57 6 0 10

Electoral divisions[edit]

Powys is administered by Powys County Council and has 73 elected councillors representing 73 council divisions. Although it is a unitary authority, the highway functions of the council, along with the allocation of small grants, are delegated to the three Shire Committees. Brecknockshire has 24 councillors, Radnorshire has 15 and Montgomeryshire has 34.[1]

Local elections take place every four years. Some of the electoral divisions are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. There are 112 communities in the principal area. Nearly all communities have a local community council.

The following table lists the council divisions, the political group representing them, and the communities they cover. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':

Political group Division Communities
Labour Aber-craf
Independent Banwy
Independent Beguildy
Independent Berriew
Conservative Blaen Hafren
Independent Bronllys
Independent Builth
Liberal Democrat Bwlch
Independent Caersws
Independent Churchstoke
Liberal Democrat Crickhowell
Labour Cwmtwrch
Conservative Disserth and Trecoed
  • Disserth and Trecoed*
Independent Dolforwyn
Independent Felin-fach
Independent Forden
Independent Glantwymyn
Conservative Glasbury
Independent Guilsfield
  • Castle Caereinion*
  • Guilsfield*
Independent Gwernyfed
Conservative Hay
Independent Kerry
Independent Knighton
Independent Llanafanfawr
Independent Llanbadarn Fawr
Independent Llanbrynmair
Independent Llandinam
Independent Llandrindod East/Llandrindod West
Conservative Llandrindod North
Conservative Llandrindod South
Independent Llandrinio
Independent Llandysilio
Liberal Democrat Llanelwedd
Independent Llanfair Caereinion
Independent Llanfihangel
Conservative Llanfyllin
Independent Llangattock
  • Llangattock*
Independent Llangors
Independent Llangunllo
Independent Llangynidr
Independent Llanidloes
Conservative Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant/Llansilin
Independent Llansantffraid
Independent Llanwddyn
Independent Llanwrtyd Wells
Independent Llanyre
Independent Machynlleth
Independent Maescar/Llywel
Independent Meifod
Independent Montgomery
Independent Nantmel
Conservative Newtown Central
Liberal Democrat Newtown East
Liberal Democrat Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North
Conservative Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West
Independent Newtown South
Independent Old Radnor
Independent Presteigne
Liberal Democrat Rhayader
Independent Rhiwcynon
Labour St David Within
Labour St John
Liberal Democrat St Mary
Liberal Democrat Talgarth
Independent Talybont-on-Usk
Labour Tawe Uchaf
Independent Trewern
Independent Welshpool Castle
Liberal Democrat Welshpool Gungrog
Independent Welshpool Llanerchyddol
Labour Ynyscedwyn
Independent Yscir
Independent Ystradgynlais

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Articles of the Constitution, Part 2 Article 10". Powys Council. Retrieved December 22, 2006. 
  2. ^ 2012 County Council election results
  3. ^ [1]