Conwy County Borough Council

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Conwy County Borough Council
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Conwy County Borough Council (Welsh: Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy) is the governing body for Conwy County Borough, one of the unitary authority areas of Wales.

Political makeup[edit]

Elections take place every four years. The last election was 3 May 2012 [4], and is now governed by a rainbow coalition consisting of Labour, Plaid Cymru, Independents and the Liberal Democrats. Following the change of allegiance of the Lib Dem's only Cabinet Member to Labour in July 2014, the Lib Dems are not represented in the Cabinet but continue to support the Coalition which originated in the wake of the 2008 elections and was effectively returned to office in 2012. In March 2016, a vote of no confidence in the Leader split the Independent Group. Dubbed as the Gang of 14, they formed the Conwy First Independent Group to support the Leader, meaning the Independent Group went from the largest group with 19, to only 5. [1]

Current composition[edit]

Group affiliation[2] Members
  Conwy First Independent Group
Conservative 13
Plaid Cymru 12
Labour 11
Liberal Democrat 4

Historical results[edit]

Year Conservatives Plaid Cymru Labour Liberal Democrats Independents
2012[3] 13 12 9 5 19
2008[4] 22 12 7 4 14

Electoral divisions[edit]

The county borough is divided into 38 electoral wards returning 59 councillors. Few communities in Conwy are coterminous with electoral wards. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':

Ward Communities (Parishes) Other geographic areas
Abergele Pensarn Abergele (town)* (Pensarn ward)
Betws yn Rhos
Bryn Llanfairfechan (town)* (Bryn and Lafan wards)
Capelulo Penmaenmawr (town)* (Capelulo ward)
Colwyn part of the community of Old Colwyn
Conwy Conwy (town)* (Aberconwy and Castle wards)
Craig-y-Don Llandudno (town)* (Craig-y-Don ward)
Crwst Llanrwst (town)* (Crwst ward)
Deganwy Conwy (town)* (Deganwy ward)
Eirias Part of the Community of Old Colwyn
Gele Abergele (town)* (Gele and St George wards)
Glyn Part of the Community of Colwyn Bay
Gogarth Llandudno (town)* (Gogarth ward)
Gower Llanrwst (Gower ward)
Kinmel Bay Kinmel Bay and Towyn* (Kinmel Bay ward)
Llanddulas Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel*
Llandrillo yn Rhos Rhos-on-Sea
Llansanffraid Llansanffraid Glan Conwy*
Llysfaen Llysfaen*
Marl Conwy (town)* (Marl ward)
Mochdre Mochdre
Mostyn Llandudno (town)* (Mostyn ward)
Pandy Llanfairfechan* (Pandy ward)
Pant-yr-afon/Penmaenan Penmaenmawr* (Pant-yr-afon and Penmaenan wards)
Penrhyn Llandudno (town)* (Penrhyn ward)
Pensarn Conwy (town)* (Pensarn ward)
Pentre Mawr Abergele (town)* (Pentre Mawr ward)
Rhiw Part of the Community of Colwyn Bay
Towyn Kinmel Bay and Towyn* (Towyn ward)
Tudno Llandudno (town)* (Tudno ward)
Uwch Conwy


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