Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
Cyngor Rhondda Cynon Taf
|Founded||1 April 1996|
Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf
Cllr Steve Powderhill, Labour
since 24th May 2018
Leader of the Council
Cllr Andrew Morgan, Labour
since 3 May 2012
since 16th December 2016
Length of term
|First past the post|
|4 May 2017|
|5 May 2022|
|County Borough Council Offices, Clydach Vale|
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (Welsh: Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf) is the governing body for Rhondda Cynon Taf, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. The council headquarters are located in the town of Clydach Vale.
The leader of the council is Cllr Andrew Morgan, who was originally elected as leader on 26 May 2014, to replace Cllr Anthony Christopher who had died on 15 May.
|Year||Labour||Plaid Cymru||Liberal Democrats||Conservative||Others|
By-Election Results Since 2008
2008 - Cilfynydd Labour Gain from Libdem
2008 - Glyncoch Labour Hold
2010 - Cymmer Labour Hold
2010 - Treherbert Labour Gain from Plaid Cymru
2014 - Aberaman North Labour Hold
The Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough is divided into 52 electoral wards (formerly referred to as 'electoral divisions') returning 75 councillors. Some of these electoral wards are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. Some communities have their own elected council. The following table lists council electoral wards, communities and associated geographical areas:
A 2018 review of electoral arrangements by the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales would see a reduction in the number of wards to 44, though retaining the same number of councillors. The proposals would take effect from the 2022 council elections.
- Environment Agency v Clark
- Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election, 1995
- Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election, 1999
- Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election, 2004
- Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election, 2012
- Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election, 2017
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