Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Rhondda Cynon Taf
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Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (Welsh: Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf) is the governing body for Rhondda Cynon Taf, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. The council headquarters are located in the town of Clydach Vale.

Political makeup[edit]

Elections take place every four years. The first election to the unitary authority was held in 1995. The last election was 3 May 2012.

Current composition (2012)[edit]

Group affiliation[1] Members
  Labour
60
Plaid Cymru 9
  Independent
4
Liberal Democrat 1
Conservative 1
 Total
75

Historic results[edit]

Year Labour Plaid Cymru Liberal Democrats Conservative Others
2012 60 9 1 1 4
2008 44 20 4 1 6
2004 57 13 1 4
1999 26 38 4 7

By-Election Results Since 2008[edit]

2008 - Cilfynydd Labour Gain from Libdem

2008 - Glyncoch Labour Hold

2010 - Cymmer Labour Hold

2010 - Treherbert Labour Gain from Plaid Cymru

Political makeup[edit]

Elections take place every four years. The last election was 3 May 2012.

Current composition (2012)[edit]

Group affiliation

Mayoralty[edit]

The Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf for 2012-2013 is County Borough Councillor Doug Williams.[2]

Electoral wards[edit]

The county borough is divided into 52 electoral wards [2] (formerly referred to as 'electoral divisions'[3]) returning 75 councillors. Some of these electoral wards are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. Some communities have their own elected council. The following table lists council electoral wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':

Electoral wards Communities (Parishes) Other geographic areas
Aberaman North That part of the Community of Aberaman specified in relation to the existing district ward of Aberaman North in column 2 of Schedule 1 to the Borough of Cynon Valley (Electoral Arrangements ) Order 1983(a)
Aberaman South That part of the Community of Aberaman not contained in the electoral division of Aberaman North Abercwmboi, Cwmaman, Glynhafod, Godreaman,
Abercynon Abercynon Carnetown, Pontcynon, Tyntetown, Ynysboeth
Aberdare East That part of the Community of Aberdare specified in relation to the existing district ward of Aberdare East in column 2 of Schedule 1 to the Borough of Cynon Valley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1983 Abernant, Foundry Town, Tŷ Fry
Aberdare West/Llwydcoed The Community of Llwydcoed and that part of the Community of Aberdare not contained in the electoral division of Aberdare East Bwllfa Dare, Cwmdare, Robertstown, Trecynon,
Beddau Llantrisant* (Beddau ward) Brynteg, Pen-y-coedcae
Brynna Llanharan* (Brynna and Llanilid wards) Bryncae
Church Village Llantwit Fardre* (Church Village ward) Upper Church Village
Cilfynydd Pontypridd Town* (Cilfynydd ward)
Cwm Clydach Cwm Clydach Clydach Vale
Cwmbach Cwmbach
Cymmer
  • Cymmer
  • Trehafod
Glynfach, Trebanog, Trehafod (west)
Ferndale Ferndale Blaenllechau
Gilfach Goch Gilfach Goch* Garden City, Hendreforgan Estate
Glyncoch Pontypridd Town* (Glyncoch ward)
Graig Pontypridd Town* (Graig ward)
Hawthorn Pontypridd Town* (Hawthorn and Rhydfelen Lower wards) Upper Boat
Hirwaun Hirwaun* (Hirwaun ward)
Llanharan Llanharan* (Llanharan ward) Dolau
Llanharry Llanharry*
Llantrisant Town Llantrisant* (Llantrisant Town ward) Cross Inn, Rhiwsaeson
Llantwit Fardre Llantwit Fardre* (Efail Isaf and Llantwit Fardre wards) Efail Isaf
Llwynypia Llwynypia
Maerdy Maerdy
Mountain Ash East That part of the Community of Mountain Ash specified in relation to the existing district ward of Mountain Ash East in column 2 of Schedule 1 to the Borough of Cynon Valley (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1983 Cefnpennar, Cwmpennar, Newtown
Mountain Ash West That part of the Community of Mountain Ash not contained in the electoral division of Mountain Ash East Fernhill, Glenboi
Penrhiwceiber Penrhiwceiber Perthcelyn
Pentre Pentre Ton Pentre
Pen-y-graig Pen-y-graig Dinas, Edmondstown, Penpisgah, Williamstown
Pen-y-waun Pen-y-waun Trenant
Pont-y-clun Pont-y-clun* Brynsadler, Groes-faen, Miskin, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Pontyclun
Pontypridd Town Pontypridd Town* (Town ward) Penygraigwen
Porth Porth Llwyncelyn
Rhigos

Rhigos*

Cwm Hwnt, Cefn Rhigos, Penderyn
Rhondda (electoral ward) Pontypridd Town* (Rhondda ward) Hopkinstown, Maesycoed, Pantygraigwen, Pwllgwaun
Rhydfelen Central/Ilan Pontypridd Town* (Ilan and Rhydfelen Central wards) Rhydyfelin,
Taffs Well Taffs Well* Glan-y-llyn, Nantgarw, Tŷ Rhiw
Talbot Green Llantrisant* (Talbot Green ward) Ynysmaerdy
Tonteg Llantwit Fardre* (Tonteg ward)
Tonypandy Tonypandy
Tonyrefail East Tonyrefail* (Coedely, Collena and Tylcha wards) Coedely
Tonyrefail West Tonyrefail* (Penrhiw-fer, Thomastown and Tynybryn wards)
Trallwn Pontypridd Town* (Trallwng ward)
Trealaw Trealaw
Treforest Pontypridd Town* (Treforest ward) Glyntaff
Treherbert Treherbert Blaencwm, Blaenrhondda, Tynewydd,
Treorchy Treorchy Cwmparc, Ynyswen
Tylorstown Tylorstown Penrhys, Pontygwaith, Stanleytown
Tyn-y-nant Llantrisant* (Tyn-y-nant ward)
Ynyshir Ynyshir Wattstown
Ynysybwl Ynysybwl and Coed-y-Cwm* Roberttown, Buarth-y-capel
Ystrad Ystrad Gelli

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013 Section 29". The National Archives. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  3. ^ Local Government Act 1972, s.25(2)(a)

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