An election to Dinefwr Borough Council was held in May 1979.[1] It was preceded by the 1976 election and followed by the 1983 election. On the same day there was a UK General Election and elections to the other local authorities and community councils in Wales.

Results

Ammanford Town Ward 1 (one seat)

Ammanford Town Ward 1 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Alvan Rees unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Ammanford Town Ward 2 (one seat)

Ammanford Town Ward 2 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B.J.B. Williams unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Ammanford Town Ward 3 (one seat)

Ammanford Town Ward 3 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dr D.H. Davies* 331 51.6
Labour S. Batsford 310 48.4
Majority 21
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Ammanford Town Ward 4 (one seat)

Ammanford Town Ward 4 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A.H. Phillips* unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Ammanford Town Ward 5 (one seat)

Ammanford Town Ward 5 1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B.G. Williams* 455 69.3
Plaid Cymru D. Davies 202 30.7
Majority 253
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Betws (one seat)

Betws 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Arnallt James* 412 68.9
Independent D. Thomas 186 31.1
Majority 37.8
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Brynamman (one seat)

Brynamman 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Socialist E.R. Thomas* 430 51.3
Labour D.A. Nicholas 408 48.7
Majority 22
Turnout
Independent Socialist hold Swing

Cilycwm (one seat)

Cilycwm 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thomas Theophilus* unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Cwmamman (three seats)

Cwmamman 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter Dewi Richards* 1,653
Labour Gwynfryn Davies* 1,240
Labour David Ronald Harris 1,128
Labour D. Wyatt 998
Plaid Cymru John Edwin Lewis 805
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Wyn 492
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cwmllynfell (one seat)

Cwmllynfell 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elwyn Williams 505 71.1
Independent W. Morgan 199 28.3
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Cynwyl Gaeo and Llanwrda (one seat)

Cynwyl Gaeo and Llanwrda 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Cyril Lewis Lloyd* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Glynamman (one seat)

Glynamman 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Arthur Stanley Jones 427 51.6
Labour O. Davies 400 48.4
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Llandeilo Fawr North Ward (one seat)

Llandeilo Fawr North Ward 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent P. Jenkins* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandeilo Fawr South Ward (one seat)

Llandeilo Fawr South Ward 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent W.R. Price* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandeilo Town (two seats)

Llandeilo Town 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent D.R. Williams 752
Independent L.A. German* 590
Independent E. Thomas* 561
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llanddeusant / Myddfai (one seat)

Llanddeusant / Myddfai 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent F.R. Jones* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandovery Town (two seats)

Llandovery Town 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent W. Perry* 703
Independent D.H. Evans* 655
Independent J. Davies 630
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Llandybie and Heolddu (three seats)

Llandybie and Heolddu 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mary Helena Thomas* 1,857
Labour I. Morgan* 1,655
Labour Herbert Brynmor Lewis Samways* 1,573
Plaid Cymru A. Davies 955
Turnout
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llanegwad and Llanfynydd (one seat)

Llanegwad and Llanfynydd 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent R.P. Morgan* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanfihangel Aberbythych and Llangathen (one seat)

Llanfihangel Aberbythych and Llangathen 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent D. Pugh* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangadog and Llansadwrn (one seat)

Llangadog and Llansadwrn 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Dafydd Prys Evans unopposed
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Llansawel and Talley (one seat)

Llansawel and Talley 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Gwilym Evans* 303 57.6
Independent B. Harries 223 42.4
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Penygroes (two seats)

Penygroes 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Lynne Davies* 1,043
Labour E.B. Davies* 782
Labour K. Jones 531
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Saron (two seats)

Saron 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Williams 939
Labour D. Davies* 829
Plaid Cymru J.G. James 769
Independent E. Dent 559
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Dinefwr Borough Council Election Results 1973-1991" (PDF). The Elections Cente, Plymouth University. Retrieved 2 February 2017.