Vale of Glamorgan Council

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The Vale of Glamorgan Council is the governing body for the Vale of Glamorgan, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. It was run by the Conservative Party after the United Kingdom local elections, 2008, taking over the council from no overall control. Following the 2012 elections, it reverted to no overall control, and remained as such following the 2017 elections. [1] [2]

Political makeup[edit]

Elections normally take place every four years. The last election was on 4 May 2017[3], and before that 3 May 2012.[4]

Current composition (2017)[edit]

Group affiliation[5] Members
Conservative 23
Labour 14
Plaid Cymru 4

Historic results[edit]

Year Conservatives Labour Plaid Cymru Independents UKIP
2017[6] 23 14 4 6 0
2012 11 22 6 7 1
2008 25 13 6 3 0

Electoral divisions[edit]

The county is divided into 23 electoral wards returning 47 councillors. Some of these wards are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. Other wards may encompass several communities and in some cases communities can encompass more than one ward. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':

Ward Communities (Parishes) Other geographic areas
Baruc Barry Town* (Baruc ward) The Knap, Garden Suburb, Barry Island
Buttrills Barry Town* (Buttrills ward)
Cadoc Barry Town* (Cadoc ward) Cadoxton, Palmerstown
Castleland Barry Town* (Castleland ward) Bendricks
Cornerswell Penarth Town* (Cornerswell ward) Cogan
Court Barry Town* (Court ward)
Cowbridge Aberthin, City, Craig Penllyn, Llanblethian, Llandough, Llansannor, Penllyn, Pentre Meyrick, St Mary Church, St. Hillary, Trehyngyll, Ystradowen
Dinas Powys Eastbrook, Leckwith, Michaelston le Pit, Murch, St Andrew's Major, Westra
Dyfan Barry Town* (Dyfan ward) Colcot, Highlight Park
Gibbonsdown Barry Town* (Gibbonsdown ward) Merthyr Dyfan
Illtyd Barry Town* (Illtyd ward) Cwm Talwg
Llandough Llandough*
Llandow/Ewenny Colwinston, Corntown, Llysworney, Ruthin, St. Mary Hill, Sigingstone, Troes,
Llantwit Major Boverton, Llanmaes, Monknash
Peterston-super-Ely Clawdd Coch, Downs, Drope, Gwern y Steeple, Hensol, Pendoylan, St. Brides-super-Ely, St. George's
Plymouth Penarth Town* (Plymouth ward) Lower Penarth
Rhoose East Aberthaw, Fonmon, Font-y-gari, Llanbethery, Llancadle, Llancarfan, Llantrithyd, Moulton, Penmark, Porthkerry, Tredogan, Walerston,
St Athan St. Athan* Flemingston, Gileston, West Aberthaw, East Camp, Eglwys Brewis
St. Augustine's Penarth Town* (St. Augustine ward) Headlands, Penarth Marina,
St. Bride's Major
  • St. Bride's Major*
  • Wick*
Boughton, Ogmore, Ogmore-by-Sea, Southerndown
Stanwell Penarth Town* (Stanwell ward)
Sully Sully* Cog, Cosmeston, Lavernock, Swanbridge
Wenvoe Wenvoe* Bonvilston, Dyffryn, St. Lythans, St. Nicholas

In the news[edit]

In 2010 it was revealed that the chief executive of the Vale of Glamorgan Council was the fourth highest paid in Wales, at £160,000 and £170,000 per annum. This was more than the salary of the First Minister of Wales. The Vale of Glamorgan Council explained "The salary is on a par with other council chief executives". [7]


  1. ^ "Vale of Glamorgan Council elections 2012: Results", Penarth Times, 4 May 2012
  2. ^ "Vale of Glamorgan Council". BBC. BBC News. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "How BBC election results will be calculated and reported in 2017". BBC. BBC News. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Trailer - Local Elections May 2012". Keith Edkins. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Vale of Glamorgan Council". BBC. BBC News. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Vale of Glamorgan Council". BBC. BBC News. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Council chief executives earn more than first minister", BBC News, 25 February 2010.

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