2017 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election

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The 2017 Rhondda Cynon Taf Council election took place on Thursday 4 May 2017 to elect members of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in Wales. This was the same day as other 2017 United Kingdom local elections. The previous full council election took place on 3 May 2012.

Election result[edit]

Seventy four council seats across fifty two electoral wards were up for election.[1] Labour remained in control of the council, though lost thirteen seats overall, while Plaid Cymru doubled their numbers to eighteen.[2] Labour council leader Andrew Morgan described the result as "a reasonably good outcome considering the circumstances we have been facing", while Plaid Cymru group leader Pauline Jarman said she was "slightly disappointed".[3] A "shock" result was the election of a councillor from new party, The Cynon Valley Party, to the Penrhiwceiber ward.[3]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Election 2012 [4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 46[a] -13 62.2 46.0 46,266[a] -8.6
  Plaid Cymru 18 +9 24.3 28.6 28,788 +0.7
  Independent 4 0 5.4 8.3 8,335 -1.0
  Conservative 4 +3 5.4 9.3 9,364 +6.7
  Cynon Valley 1 +1 1.4 4.8 4,855 +4.8
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 1.4 1.3 1,344 -2.3
  UKIP 0 0 0.6 647 +0.3
  Green 0 0 0.1 134 -0.6
  TUSC 0 0 0.1 63 -0.4
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 -0.5

[a] - includes one councillor and 888 votes for the Labour and Co-operative parties

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Deacon (5 May 2017). "Live results from Rhondda Cynon Taf as Labour hold the council". Wales Online. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  2. ^ "Labour keeps control of Cardiff despite losing seats". BBC News. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  3. ^ a b Thomas Deacon (5 May 2017). "Labour clings on to power as Plaid Cymru surge isn't enough to win power in Rhondda Cynon Taf". Wales Online. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  4. ^ "County Borough Council Elections 2017". Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Retrieved 2018-04-11.