Pembrokeshire County Council
|Pembrokeshire County Council
Cyngor Sir Penfro
|First past the post|
|3 May 2012|
|County Hall, Haverfordwest|
The council received criticism for having leased a Porsche sports car for its former chief executive, Bryn Parry-Jones, who was paid £192,000 a year and then received a £277,000 pay-off when he left the post in 2014.
Cllr David Simpson was elected as the new council leader on 25 May 2017, after the previous leader Jamie Adams had withdrawn from the contest. The council had previously been controlled by the Independent Plus Political Group (IPPG), of which Cllr Adams was a member, but their numbers were slashed from 33 to 13 at the May 2017 election. Cllr Adams blamed the IPPG's close connections to the discredited former chief executive. Cllr Simpson is unaffiliated to any group.
Elections take place every five years. The last elections were on 4 May 2017.
|Independent (not affiliated)
|Year||Independents||Labour||Plaid Cymru||Conservative||Liberal Democrats|
The county is divided into 60 electoral divisions, each returning one councillor. Some of these divisions are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. Most communities have their own elected council. There are ten town councils and 52 community councils in the county. The following table lists council divisions, communities, and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':
- Pembrokeshire County Council election, 1995
- Pembrokeshire County Council election, 1999
- Pembrokeshire County Council election, 2004
- Pembrokeshire County Council election, 2008
- Pembrokeshire County Council election, 2012
- "Porsche for council boss appalling, Leighton Andrews says". BBC News. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "David Simpson elected new Leader of council". The Pembrokeshire Herald. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
- "Jamie Adams: I wouldn't change how we handled Bryn Parry-Jones situation". Western Telegraph. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
- "Your Councillors". mgenglish.pembrokeshire.gov.uk. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.