Aberaman North

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Aberaman North
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Aberaman North location within Rhondda Cynon Taff
Population5,224 (2011 Census)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAberdare
Postcode districtCF44
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Rhondda Cynon Taff

Aberaman North is a community and coterminous electoral ward in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It primarily includes the village of Aberaman. The community was formed in 2016 when the larger community of Aberaman was split into North and South.

History and description[edit]

Gwawr Street, Aberaman

The Aberaman North community came into effect on 1 December 2016 following the enactment of The Rhondda Cynon Taf (Communities) Order 2016.[1] It includes the village of Aberaman to the east and follows the valley of the Nant Gwawr to the west including Blaengwawr Quarry, reaching the edge of the St Gwynno Forest.

According to the 2011 UK Census Aberaman North had a population of 5,224.[2]

Electoral ward[edit]

An electoral ward of Aberaman North pre-existed the community. The ward elects two county councillors to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

Since 1995 the ward has consistently elected Welsh Labour councillors. Cllr Linda De Vet has represented the ward since 2004,[3][4] while fellow councillor Sheryl Evans has represented the ward since a by-election in 2014.

The Aberaman North by-election took place on 24 July 2014 following the death of Cllr Anthony Christopher,[5] who had represented the ward on Rhondda Cynon Taf Council since 1995,[3] but died from leukemia in May 2014. Cllr Christopher had been leader of the county council until his death.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rhondda Cynon Taf (Communities) Order 2016" (PDF). Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Aberaman North - Key Stats". UK Census Data. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b Rhondda Cyon Taff County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012, The Election Centre. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  4. ^ County Borough Council Elections 2017, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b Sam Tegeltija (28 July 2014). "Labour holds Aberaman North seat as Sheryl Evans emerges victorious in by-election". Wales Online. Retrieved 4 April 2018.