Neath South

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Neath South
Population4,975 (2011 census)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Jamie Evans (Plaid Cymru)
  • Peter Rees (Labour)
List of places
Neath Port Talbot

Neath South is an electoral ward of Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales falling in the community of Neath.

Neath South consists of some or all of the settlements of Cimla and Mount Pleasant in the parliamentary constituency of Neath. It is bounded by the wards of Neath East to the west; Neath North to the north; and Cimla to the east.

Election results[edit]

In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 31.14%. The results were:[1]

Candidate Party Votes Status
Peter Rees Labour 718 Labour hold
Mal Gunter Labour 665 Labour hold
Helen Morgan NPT Independent Party 207
David Morgan NPT Independent Party 190
Rob Parry Plaid Cymru 153
Chris Williams Plaid Cymru 146

Malcolm Gunter died following the election; a by-election will be held on 6 December 2012 to fill the vacant seat.[2] With a 14.5% turnout, the results following the by-election were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Andrew Jenkins Labour 399 Labour hold
Charlotte May Cross Liberal Democrats 130

In the 2017 local council elections, the results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Jamie Evans Plaid Cymru 631 Plaid Cymru gain
Peter Rees Labour 614 Labour hold
Andrew Jenkins Labour 600
Ann Rees-Sambrook Plaid Cymru 437


  1. ^ "Election results for Neath South: County Borough Council - Ordinary Elections - Thursday, 3rd May, 2012". Neath Port Talbot Council. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  2. ^ "New face for the council", Neath Guardian website, 10 December 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2018.

Coordinates: 51°39′16″N 3°48′04″W / 51.6544°N 3.8011°W / 51.6544; -3.8011