Mid Glamorgan County Council

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Mid Glamorgan County Council
Mid Glamorgan coat of arms
Coat of arms of
Mid Glamorgan County Council
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Disbanded1 April 1996
Preceded byGlamorgan County Council (part)
Succeeded byBridgend County Borough Council
Caerphilly County Borough Council (part)
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Structure
Seats85 councillors (1974–1989)
74 councillors (1989–1995)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
May 1993
Next election
N/A
Meeting place
County Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff

Mid Glamorgan County Council (Welsh: Cyngor Sir Morgannwg Ganol) was the local authority administering the Welsh county of Mid Glamorgan between 1974 and 1996.

Background[edit]

Local government in England and Wales was reorganised following the Local Government Act 1972. The old county of Glamorgan was subdivided, forming Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and West Glamorgan, which came into existence on 1 April 1974.

Mid Glamorgan County Council's headquarters was at the County Hall (now the Glamorgan Building) in Cathays Park, Cardiff.[1] Though Cardiff was in South Glamorgan, not Mid Glamorgan, the Glamorgan Building had been used as the headquarters for Glamorgan County Council prior to 1974.

Elections[edit]

The first Mid Glamorgan Council elections took place in April 1973. Eighty five county councillors were elected from sixty eight electoral wards (with 16 councillors in 14 wards being elected unopposed).[2]

Following The County of Mid Glamorgan (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1988 the number of wards were increased to 74, taking effect from the 1989 elections (and preparatory activity beforehand).[3] Each ward elected one councillor, totalling 74 (with fifteen wards electing councillors unopposed in 1989).[2]

Historic results[edit]

Lab Plaid Con Lib Comm Ind Other
1973 [2] 62 9 3 2 2 3 3
1977 [2] 48 17 8 2 1 5 4
1981 [2] 63 9 3 2 1 4 3
1985 [2] 68 7 1 2 1 4 2
Lab Plaid Con SLD Comm Ind Other
1989 [2] 65 5 - 1 - 2 1
1993 [2] 60 10 1 - - 3 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Property etc.) Order 1996". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. 8 March 1996. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mid Glamorgan County Council Election Results 1973-1993" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ "The County of Mid Glamorgan (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1988". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives. 2 March 1988. Retrieved 7 April 2019.