Denbighshire County Council

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Denbighshire County Council is the governing body for the principal area of Denbighshire (not historic Denbighshire), one of the administrative subdivisions of Wales.

The council consists of a multi-party cabinet led by Councillor Hugh Evans, Independent Member for Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd/Gwyddelwern. The current Cabinet includes the highest number of women Councillors - 4 out of 9 posts - in Denbighshire's history.

Political makeup[edit]

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

Current composition[edit]

Group affiliation[1] Members
Labour 18
Conservative 9
Plaid Cymru 7
  Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrat currently sits with the Independents.

Historic results[edit]

Year Conservatives Plaid Cymru Labour Liberal Democrats Independents
2008 18 8 7 1 13

Electoral divisions[edit]

The county borough is divided into 30 electoral wards returning 47 councillors. Few communities in Denbighshire 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
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan (town)*
Corwen Corwen (town)*
Denbigh Central Denbigh (town)* (Central ward)
Denbigh Lower Denbigh (town)* (Lower ward)
Denbigh Upper/Henllan
Dyserth Dyserth*
Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd/Llangynhafal
Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd/Gwyddelwern
Prestatyn Meliden Prestatyn (town)* (Meliden ward)
Prestatyn Central Prestatyn (town)* (Central ward)
Prestatyn East Prestatyn (town)* (East ward)
Prestatyn North Prestatyn (town)* (North ward)
Prestatyn South West Prestatyn (town)* (South West ward)
Rhuddlan Rhuddlan (town)*
Rhyl East Rhyl (town)* (East ward)
Rhyl South Rhyl (town)* (South ward)
Rhyl South East Rhyl (town)* (South East ward)
Rhyl South West Rhyl (town)* (South West ward)
Rhyl West Rhyl (town)* (West ward)
Ruthin Ruthin (town)*
St. Asaph East St. Asaph (town)* (East ward)
St. Asaph West St. Asaph (town)* (West ward)

Results of the Council election, 2004[edit]

Prestatyn North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Alliance of Wales Michael German 784 15.71
Democratic Alliance of Wales Isobel German 757 15.17
Democratic Alliance of Wales David Cooper 597 11.97
Labour Jonathan Harland 528 10.58
Labour Andrea Pickering 513 10.28
Conservative Allan Pennington 470 9.42
Labour John Pickering 462 9.26
Conservative Graham Wright 454 9.1
Conservative Gavon Arya-Manesh 424 8.5
Turnout 4,989
Prestatyn Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent (politician) Neville Hugh-Jones 462 20.66
Independent (politician) Peter Duffy 443 19.81
Conservative June Cahill 363 16.23
Independent (politician) David Morris 353 15.78
Conservative Alexander Soane 244 10.91
Labour Amanda Wiggan 222 9.9
Labour Alan Marsden 149 6.6
Turnout 2,236


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