The first election to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council was held on 4 May 1995.[1] It was followed by the 1999 election. On the same day there were elections to the other 21 local authorities in Wales and community councils in Wales.

Overview

All council seats were up for election. These were the first elections held following local government reorganisation and the abolition of Mid Glamorgan County Council. The ward boundaries for the new authority were based on the previous Cynon Valley Borough Council, Rhondda Borough Council and Taff Ely Borough Council although the number of members elected for individual wards was reduced.

Labour won a majority of the seats.[2]

Rhondda Cynon Taf County BoroughCouncil election result 1995
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 54
  Conservative 0
  Liberal Democrats 1
  Plaid Cymru 14
  Independent 3
  Green 0
  Independent Labour 1
  Other parties 1

Previous members of Mid Glamorgan Council

Most sitting members of Mid Glamorgan County council sought election to the new authority. A number were also members of the previous district councils but others contested a ward against a sitting district councillor.

Results

Aberaman North (two seats)

The boundaries were identical to those of the same ward on the previous Cynon Valley Borough Council.

Aberaman North 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Fitzgerald* 1,399 38.01%
Labour Anthony Christopher* 1,364 37.06%
Plaid Cymru C.M. Badham 459 12.47%
Plaid Cymru G. Lewis 458 12.44%
Majority 905 24.59%
Turnout 3680 49%
Registered electors 3,975
Labour hold Swing

Aberaman South (two seats)

The boundaries were identical to those of the same ward on the previous Cynon Valley Borough Council.

Aberaman South 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru A.D. Griffiths* 958 24.56%
Plaid Cymru B.J. Walter Codd* 936 24%
Labour B.R. Loveridge 731 18.74%
Labour J. Rosser 725 18.59%
Independent Plaid H.E. Davies* 550 14.10%
Majority 205 5.26%
Turnout 3900 55.9%
Registered electors 3,731
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Abercynon (two seats)

The boundaries were identical to those of the same ward on the previous Cynon Valley Borough Council.

Abercynon 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alby .L. Davies* 1,288 29.06%
Independent Labour Stuart .G. Gregory* 1,088 24.54%
Labour P.C. Brown* 971 21.91%
Plaid Cymru B. Hicks 624 14.08%
Plaid Cymru D. Surfield 367 8.28%
Green John Matthews 94 2.12%
Majority 117 2.64%
Turnout 4432 49.1%
Registered electors 4,846
Labour hold Swing
Independent Labour win (new seat)

Aberdare East (two seats)

The boundaries were identical to those of the same ward on the previous Cynon Valley Borough Council.

Aberdare East 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shah .M. Imtiaz* 1,437 34.29%
Labour Mike Forey* 1,292 31%
Plaid Cymru D.A. Walters 728 17.47%
Plaid Cymru S. Thomas 710 17.04%
Majority 564 13.53%
Turnout 4167 44%
Registered electors 5,044
Labour hold Swing

Aberdare West, Llwydcoed (three seats)

Aberdare West, Llwydcoed 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru W. John Daniel* 1,369 18.14%
Labour J.A. Evans* 1,347 17.85%
Plaid Cymru E.A. Daniel 1,316 17.44%
Plaid Cymru A. Mason* 1,307 17.32%
Labour M. James* 1,114 14.76%
Labour D.E. Morgan* 1,092 14.47%
Majority 9 0.12%
Turnout 7545 42.5%
Registered electors 6,626
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Beddau (one seat)

The boundaries were identical to those of the same ward on the previous Taff Ely Borough Council.

Beddau 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Ifor Williams 830 74.57
Plaid Cymru M. Eileen Dobbin* 283 25.43
Majority 547 49.14
Turnout 1113 34.2
Registered electors 2,706
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Brynna (one seat)

Brynna 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A.D. Hughes 472 51.47%
Labour S.M. Harry* 445 48.53%
Majority 27 2.94%
Turnout 917 35.6%
Registered electors 2,593
Independent (Politician) gain from Labour Swing

Church Village (one seat)

The boundaries were identical to those of the same ward on the previous Taff Ely Borough Council.

Church Village 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Stacey* 609 59.07%
Plaid Cymru R.D. Boundford 422 40.93%
Majority 187 18.14%
Turnout 1031 46.7%
Registered electors 2,256
Labour hold Swing

Cilfynydd (one seat)

Cilfynydd 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy .E. Morgan 496 48.44%
Independent Steve Belzak* 393 38.38%
Plaid Cymru G.R. Davies 135 13.08%
Majority 103 10.06%
Turnout 1024 48.5%
Registered electors 2,111
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Cwmbach (one seat)

Cwmbach 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M.M. Evans* 922 73.58%
Plaid Cymru E.L. Smith 331 26.42%
Majority 591 47.17%
Turnout 1253 38.7%
Registered electors 3,500
Labour hold Swing

Cwm Clydach (one seat)

Cwm Clydach 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E.T. Jones* 796 62.14%
Plaid Cymru R.W. Jones 439 34.27%
Green S. Davies 46 3.59%
Majority 357 27.87%
Turnout 1,281 53%
Registered electors 2,418
Labour hold Swing

Cymmer (two seats)

Cymmer 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eurwen Davies* 1,241 33.6%
Labour A.M. Ellis* 1,199 32.47%
Plaid Cymru I. Griffiths 720 19.5%
Independent M.D. Simons 313 8.48%
Green R. Gair 220 5.96%
Majority 479 12.97%
Turnout 3,693 43.7%
Registered electors 4,779
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ferndale (two seats)

Ferndale 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Annette Davies 1,511 42.88%
Labour K. Rees 1,105 31.36%
Plaid Cymru V. Thomas 734 20.83%
Green K. Franks 174 4.94%
Majority 371 10.58%
Turnout 3,524 52.8%
Registered electors 3,628
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Gilfach Goch (one seat)

Gilfach Goch 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Aurfron Roberts 878 62.94%
Labour C.E. Cowley* 517 37.06%
Majority 361 25.88%
Turnout 1,395 54%
Registered electors 2,601
Residents (Politician) gain from Labour Swing

Glyncoch (one seat)

Glyncoch 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith G. Burford* 756 73.04%
Plaid Cymru M.A. Wiley 279 26.96%
Majority 477 46.09%
Turnout 1,035 48.3%
Registered electors 2,172
Labour hold Swing

Graig (one seat)

Graig 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Cass* 708 69.1%
Liberal Democrats Robert .G. Fox* 316 30.9%
Majority 392 38.28%
Turnout 1,024 53.8%
Registered electors 1,910
Labour win (new seat)

Hawthorn (one seat)

Hawthorn 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A.J. Wells 327 47.88%
Labour A.J. Jenkins 288 42.17%
Plaid Cymru G.E. Rees* 68 9.96%
Majority 39 5.71%
Turnout 683 43.8%
Registered electors 1,609
Independent win (new seat)

Hirwaun (one seat)

Hirwaun 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.A. Myring* 922 65.81%
Plaid Cymru L.M. Lewis 479 34.19%
Majority 443 31.62%
Turnout 1401 44.1%
Registered electors 3,172
Labour hold Swing

Llanharan (one seat)

Llanharan 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Waters* 497 61.06%
Plaid Cymru J.R. Dilworth 317 38.94%
Majority 180 22.11%
Turnout 814 35.2%
Registered electors 2,311
Labour hold Swing

Llanharry (one seat)

Janet Davies, leader of the Taff Ely Borough Council since 1991, was defeated by a Labour opponent.

Llanharry 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.R. Thomas 659 63.67%
Plaid Cymru Janet Davies* 376 36.33%
Majority 283 27.34%
Turnout 1,035 57.3%
Registered electors 1,810
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Llantrisant (one seat)

Llantrisant 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Islwyn Wilkins 714 50.57
Labour Eddie J. Thomas* 698 49.43
Majority 16 1.14 N/A
Turnout 1412 46.6
Registered electors 3,110
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Llantwit Fardre (two seats)

Llantwit Fardre 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David .F. Stone* 741 26.86%
Labour Mike .W. Kear 729 26.42%
Plaid Cymru Dennis .R. Watkins 661 23.96%
Plaid Cymru Bernard .P. Channon 628 22.76%
Majority 68 2.46%
Turnout 2,759 35%
Registered electors 4,196
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Llwynypia (one seat)

Llwynypia 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Emanuel* 663 65.3
Plaid Cymru C. Coombe 353 34.7
Majority 310 30.6
Turnout 1,016 54.0
Registered electors 1,882
Labour hold Swing

Maerdy (one seat)

Maerdy 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Jones* 1,057 64.14%
Plaid Cymru G. Evans 591 35.86%
Majority 466 28.28%
Turnout 1,648 55.2%
Registered electors 2,998
Labour hold Swing

Mountain Ash East (one seat)

Mountain Ash East 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Pauline Jarman* 764 66.78
Labour E. Rose 380 33.22
Majority 384 33.56
Turnout 1,144 49.33
Registered electors 2,319
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Mountain Ash West (two seats)

Mountain Ash West 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Davies 719 27.6%
Plaid Cymru C.T. Benney* 709 27.22%
Plaid Cymru J.I. Lordac* 670 25.72%
Labour I. Jones 507 19.46%
Turnout 2,605 40.1%
Registered electors 3,571
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Penrhiwceiber (two seats)

Penrhiwceiber 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Dower* 1,114
Plaid Cymru P.A.M. Butler* 1,032
Labour J. Lewis 999
Plaid Cymru D.M. Lewis* 792
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Pentre (two seats)

Pentre 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Jenkins 1,177
Labour D. Thomas 1,083
Plaid Cymru R. Davey 674
Plaid Cymru M. Davey 623
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Penygraig (two seats)

Penygraig 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood 1,427
Labour B. Rowland* 1,204
Labour D.M. Davies* 1,135
Plaid Cymru D.J. Davies 1,071
Turnout
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Penywaun (one seat)

Penywaun 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Barnsley* 833
Plaid Cymru G.R. Benney 205
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Pontyclun (one seat)

Pontyclun 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Huish* 585
Labour Mike .A. Hayes 551
Independent Plaid Gordon Norman 523
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Pontypridd (one seat)

Pontypridd 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P.G. James 753
Plaid Cymru Clayton F. Jones* 530
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Porth (two seats)

Porth 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour N.G. Stonelake* 1,274
Labour L.J. Rees 1,232
Plaid Cymru M. Jenkins* 749
Green C. Jakeway 274
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Rhigos (one seat)

Rhigos 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru R. Moses* 612
Labour J.B. Price 204
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

Rhondda (two seats)

Rhondda 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G.J. Beard 1,035
Labour W.J. Williams 943
Plaid Cymru R.M. James 535
Plaid Cymru C.J. Pritchard 423
Liberal Democrats R.M. Deacon 241
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Rhydfelen Central / Ilan (one seat)

Rhydfelen Central / Ilan 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry .J. Cox* 697
Independent V.J. Thomas 184
Plaid Cymru W.J. Daniel 90
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Rhydfelen Lower (one seat)

Rhydfelen Lower 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.John Chessman 443
Independent Labour I. Thomas 108
Plaid Cymru A, Carter* 48
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Taffs Well (one seat)

Taffs Well 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeff .D. Lintern 845
Plaid Cymru J.E. Williams 615
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Talbot Green (one seat)

Talbot Green 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin .R. Thorngate 342
Plaid Cymru Wayne Owen 255
Liberal Democrats M.K. Marchant 244
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Tonteg (two seats)

The boundaries were identical to those of the same ward on the previous Taff Ely Borough Council.

Tonteg 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.John David 923 27.84%
Labour Mary Lloyd* 901 27.18%
Plaid Cymru D.E. Jones 776 23.41%
Plaid Cymru D.R. Reilly 715 21.57%
Majority 125 3.77%
Turnout 3315 100%
Labour hold Swing
Labour win (new seat)

Tonypandy (one seat)

Tonypandy 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Edwards* 778
Independent Labour D. Morgan* 501
Plaid Cymru S. Morris 332
Green L. Thomas 43
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Tonyrefail East (two seats)

Tonyrefail East 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Russel Roberts* 1,186
Labour R. B. McDonald* 1,038
Residents J.R. Hughes 505
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Tonyrefail West (one seat)

Tonyrefail West 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D.McDonald 932
Residents J.R. Hughes 505
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Trallwn (one seat)

Trallwn 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allen .W. Bevan 803
Liberal Democrats A. Southgate 508
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Trealaw (one seat)

Trealaw 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.J. Murphy* 1,075
Plaid Cymru D.M. James 280
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Trefforest (one seat)

Trefforest 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L.S. Whitehead 494
Plaid Cymru A.W. Richards 402
Independent A.O. Otley* 220
Labour win (new seat)
Majority
Turnout

Treherbert (two seats)

Treherbert 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Geraint Rhys Davies* 1,487
Labour R.J. Bundock 1,371
Plaid Cymru D.H. Rees* 1,357
Labour M.A. Phillips 1,311
Green K.G. Morris 101
Turnout
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Treorchy (three seats)

Treorchy 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Winter 2,036
Labour D.M. Lewis* 1,704
Labour M. Williams* 1,679
Plaid Cymru P.J. Jones 1,497
Plaid Cymru L. Jones* 1,369
Plaid Cymru I.M. Price 1,179
Green Kevin Jakeway 160
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Tylorstown (two seats)

Tylorstown 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D.R. Bevan* 1,324
Labour J. Scobie* 1,173
Plaid Cymru M.G.H. Williams 472
Independent Labour I.M. Jenkins* 405
Green J.A. Powderhill 80
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Tyn-y-Nant (one seat)

The boundaries were identical to those of the same ward on the previous Taff Ely Borough Council.

Tyn-y-Nant 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clayton .J. Willis 1,018 86.05%
Plaid Cymru Diana Watkins 165 13.95%
Majority 853 72.10%
Turnout 1183 100%
Labour hold Swing

Ynyshir (one seat)

Ynyshir 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Davies* unopposed
Labour win (new seat)
Majority
Turnout

Ynysybwl (one seat)

Ynysybwl 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Chapman 696
Plaid Cymru G.I. Jones* 695
Independent D.S. Breeze* 204
Majority
Turnout
Labour win (new seat)

Ystrad (two seats)

Ystrad 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Jill Evans* 1,656
Plaid Cymru Syd Morgan* 1,299
Labour I. Brace 1,122
Labour R. David 940
Natural Law G.B. Duguay 48
Green R.K. Greenhill 46
Turnout
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)
Plaid Cymru win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Election Results". Western Mail. 6 May 1995.
  2. ^ "Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Cente, Plymouth University. Retrieved 6 May 2016.