Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

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Merthyr Tydfil
County Borough Council
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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's logo
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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (Welsh: Cyngor bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful) is the governing body for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, one of the Principal Areas of Wales.

Political makeup[edit]

Elections take place every four years. The last election was 4 May 2017.[1]

Current composition[edit]

Group affiliation Members
Labour 14

Historic results[edit]

Year Labour Liberal Democrats UKIP Plaid Cymru Others
2017 14 0 0 0 16
2012 23 0 1 0 9
2008 8 6 0 0 19
2004 17 0 0 0 16
1999 16 0 0 4 13
1995 29 0 0 0 4

Electoral divisions[edit]

The county borough is divided into 11 electoral wards returning 33 councillors. Some of these wards are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas.

Ward Communities (Parishes) Other geographic areas
Bedlinog Bedlinog Cwmfelin, Trelewis
Cyfarthfa Cyfarthfa Clwydyfagwyr, Gelli-deg, Heolgerrig, Winch Fawr, Ynysfach
Dowlais Pantyscallog, Rhydybedd, Tair Twynau, Dowlais Top, Caeharris, Caeracca,
Gurnos Gurnos
Merthyr Vale Merthyr Vale Aberfan, Mount Pleasant,
Park Park
Penydarren Penydarren Galon Uchaf
Plymouth Troed-y-rhiw Abercanaid, Pentrebach
Town Town Twynyrodyn, Penyard
Treharris Treharris Quakers Yard, Pentwyn, Fiddler's Elbow, Edwardsville
Vaynor Vaynor Cefn Coed, Pontsticill, Trefechan


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