The second election to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council was held on 6 May 1999.[1] It was preceded by the 1995 election and followed by the 2004 election. On the same day there were elections to the other 21 local authorities in Wales and community councils in Wales and the first elections to the National Assembly for Wales were held.

Boundary Changes

An additional seat was created in the Pontyclun ward while the Rhydfelen Lower ward was abolished.

Overview

All 75 council seats were up for election. Plaid Cymru won control of the authority from Labour.[2]

Rhondda Cynon Taf County BoroughCouncil election result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 26
  Conservative 0
  Liberal Democrats 4
  Plaid Cymru 38
  Independent 0
  Green 0
  Independent Labour
  Other parties 7

Ward Results

Aberaman North (two seats)

Aberaman North 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Christopher* 1,106
Labour Bryan Fitzgerald* 926
Plaid Cymru Graham Lewis 651
Plaid Cymru Clive M. Badham 619
Green Ian Headford 112
Turnout 48.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Aberaman South (two seats)

Aberaman South 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Julie P. Williams 1,135
Plaid Cymru B. John Walter Codd* 1,120
Labour Elaine O'Sullivan 770
Labour John Rosser 724
Turnout 52.2
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Abercynon (two seats)

Abercynon 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Labour Stuart G. Gregory* 1,722
Labour Albert L. Davies* 1,007
Labour Philip C. Brown 651
Plaid Cymru John Horsman 503
Green John Matthews 195
Turnout 71.6
Independent Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Aberdare East (two seats)

Aberdare East 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shah M. Imtiaz* 1,104
Labour Michael Forey* 1,027
Plaid Cymru Raymond Davies 710
Plaid Cymru David A. Walters 839
Liberal Democrats Colin D. Evans 397
Liberal Democrats David M. Gee 240
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Aberdare West, Llwydcoed (three seats)

Aberdare West, Llwydcoed 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Elizabeth Walters 1,728
Plaid Cymru Nuzhat Imtiaz 1,348
Plaid Cymru W. John Daniel* 1,283
Labour Christine Griffiths 1,245
Labour Kenneth J. Hawkins 1,026
Labour Felicity A. Williams 961
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Beddau (one seat)

Beddau 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel I. Williams* 533
Plaid Cymru Diana Watkins 410
Liberal Democrats Verity Belzak 220
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Brynna (one seat)

Brynna 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Anthony D. Hughes* 785
Labour Teresa Bates 322
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Church Village (one seat)

Church Village 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Stacey* 562 52.1
Plaid Cymru John Edwards 517 47.9
Majority
Turnout 46.7
Labour hold Swing

Cilfynydd (one seat)

Cilfynydd 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Belzak 433 42.0
Labour W.E. Morgan* 354 34.4
Plaid Cymru G.R. Davies 243 23.6
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Cwmbach (one seat)

Cwmbach 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour I. Jones 728 54.7
Plaid Cymru E.L. Smith 604 45.3
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Cwm Clydach (one seat)

Cwm Clydach 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru K. Roberts 798 68.9
Labour E.T. Jones* 326
Green K. Jakeway 35 3.0
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Cymmer (two seats)

Cymmer 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Y. Caple 1,135
Labour E. Davies* 913
Plaid Cymru S. Inkpen 803
Liberal Democrats A. Skates 432
Green S. Pritchard 221
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ferndale (two seats)

Ferndale 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Davies* 1,213
Plaid Cymru V. Thomas 955
Labour K. Rees* 539
Liberal Democrats C. Evans 335
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Gilfach Goch (one seat)

Roberts had been elected as a Residents' candidate in 1995

Gilfach Goch 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aurfron Roberts* 930 64.4
Independent G. Jury 514 35.6
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Glyncoch (one seat)

Glyncoch 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J.G. Burford* 564
Plaid Cymru A. Cotton 198
Liberal Democrats S. Thornton 56
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Graig (one seat)

Graig 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Cass* 366
Independent R.G. Fox 284
Plaid Cymru Geraint Day 178
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Hawthorn (one seat)

Hawthorn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Gooch 384
Liberal Democrats R. Hillard 327
Plaid Cymru E. Francis 250
Independent A.J. Wells* 219
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Hirwaun (one seat)

Hirwaun 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru L.M. Lewis 780 54.8
Labour W.A. Myring* 643 45.2
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Llanharan (one seat)

Llanharan 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru G. Powell 405 42.6
Labour T. Morgan 378 39.8
Liberal Democrats R. Wewell 167 17.6
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Llanharry (one seat)

Llanharry 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru V. Williams 577 64.2
Labour J. Beecher 322 35.8
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Llantrisant (one seat)

Llantrisant 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru I. Wilkins* 1,106 65.8
Labour G. Holmes 575 34.2
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llantwit Fardre (two seats)

Llantwit Fardre 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru B.P. Channon 802
Plaid Cymru D.R. Watkins 775
Liberal Democrats G. Orsi 649
Labour M.W. Kear* 502
Liberal Democrats L. Orsi 485
Labour D.F. Stone* 436
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Llwynypia (one seat)

Llwynypia 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru P. Lewis 556 61.3
Labour S. Jones 351 38.7
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Maerdy (one seat)

Maerdy 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Gerwyn Evans 763 59.5
Labour B. Jones* 519 40.5
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Mountain Ash East (one seat)

Mountain Ash East 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Pauline Jarman* 880 78.3
Labour P. Dower 244 21.7
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Mountain Ash West (two seats)

Mountain Ash West 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru C.T. Benney* 879
Plaid Cymru A. Davies 777
Labour K. Morgan 598
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Penrhiwceiber (two seats)

Penrhiwceiber 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru K. Evans 925
Labour J. Ward 914
Labour T. Dower* 849
Independent N. Thomas 758
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pentre (two seats)

Pentre 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru L. Jones 1,271
Labour E. Jenkins 859
Labour J. Jenkins* 723
Independent A. Thomas 604
Green J. Williams 213
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Penygraig (two seats)

Penygraig 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru D. Davies 1,129
Plaid Cymru C. Hughes 1,066
Labour W. Weeks 938
Labour K. Privett 933
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Penywaun (one seat)

Penywaun 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru H. James 435 51.2
Labour D. Barnsley* 415 48.8
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Pontyclun (two seats)

An additional seat was created in this ward.

Pontyclun 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Huish* 1,031
Independent Gordon Norman 766
Plaid Cymru Merfyn Rea 658
Independent J. Dilworth 520
Labour C. Thomas 360
Labour C. Morgan 340
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Independent win (new seat)

Pontypridd (one seat)

Pontypridd 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru D. O'Farrell 645 47.9
Labour P.G. James* 538 39.9
Liberal Democrats S. Howell 164 12.2
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Porth (two seats)

Porth 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru D. Rogers 1,136
Plaid Cymru Julie Williams 987
Labour G. Abbott 831
Labour N.G. Stonelake* 775
Green K. Pritchard 183
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Rhigos (one seat)

Rhigos 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru R. Moses* unopposed
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Rhondda (two seats)

Rhondda 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru C. Beard 865
Labour C. Leyshon 699
Labour W. Leyshon 661
Plaid Cymru D. Summers 653
Liberal Democrats T. Hoppery 370
Liberal Democrats G. Williams 299
Green H O'Callaghan 81
Turnout 3,628
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rhydfelen Central / Ilan (one seat)

Rhydfelen Central / Ilan 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H.J. Cox* 453 41.9
Plaid Cymru C. Salisbury 315 29.2
Independent R. Baldwin 237 21.9
Liberal Democrats G. Williams 75 6.9
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Taffs Well (one seat)

Taffs Well 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru A. Hobson 802 62.2
Labour J.D. Lintern* 487 37.8
Majority 24.4
Turnout 47.0
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Talbot Green (one seat)

Thorngate had been elected as a Labour candidate in 1995.

Talbot Green 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent C.R. Thorngate* 533 54.8
Plaid Cymru W. Owen 213 21.9
Labour K. Bates 147 15.1
Liberal Democrats S. Ruddick 80 8.2
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Tonteg (two seats)

Tonteg 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru J. Bunn 913
Labour W.J. David* 789
Plaid Cymru C. Jones 741
Labour M. Lloyd* 710
Liberal Democrats A. Denton 542
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tonypandy (one seat)

Tonypandy 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru K. Jones 748 52.3
Labour A. Edwards* 509 35.6
Liberal Democrats W. Allsop 172 12.0
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Tonyrefail East (two seats)

Tonyrefail East 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Roberts* 891
Labour R. B. McDonald* 861
Plaid Cymru Helen Prosser 763
Liberal Democrats M. Southgate 421
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tonyrefail West (one seat)

Tonyrefail West 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Hanagan 943 80.3
Liberal Democrats H. Bruton 231 19.7
Majority 60.6
Turnout 33.8
Labour hold Swing

Trallwn (one seat)

Trallwn 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Powell 823 53.2
Labour A.W. Bevan* 468 30.3
Plaid Cymru C. Gregory 256 16.5
Majority 22.9
Turnout 51.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Trealaw (one seat)

Trealaw 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru R. Winter 574 41.1
Labour S. Carnell 541 38.7
Independent A. Tree 283 20.2
Majority 2.4
Turnout 44.3
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Treforest (one seat)

Treforest 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Webber 392 35.5
Plaid Cymru A.W. Richards 327 29.6
Liberal Democrats A. Southgate 264 23.9
Independent A.O. Otley 121 11.0
Majority 5.9
Turnout 35.5
Labour hold Swing

Treherbert (two seats)

Treherbert 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Geraint Rhys Davies* 1,972
Plaid Cymru L. Jones 1,591
Labour R.J. Bundock* 777
Labour M.A. Phillips 620
Independent M. Lewis 220
Green C. Jakeway 72
Green S. Latham 47
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Treorchy (three seats)

Treorchy 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Cennard Davies 1,963
Plaid Cymru E. Hancock 1,765
Plaid Cymru R. Ashton 1,761
Labour R. Davies 1,426
Labour M. Williams* 1,224
Labour D.M. Lewis* 1,080
Green N. Phillips 226
Green C. Headford 193
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Tylorstown (two seats)

Tylorstown 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D.R. Bevan* 1,014
Plaid Cymru M. Brittain 977
Labour L. Adams 908
Turnout 53.9
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Tyn-y-Nant (one seat)

Tyn-y-Nant 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C.J. Willis* 890 75.7
Plaid Cymru R. Humphreys 285 24.3
Majority 51.5
Turnout 43.7
Labour hold Swing

Ynyshir (one seat)

Ynyshir 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Langford 870 62.1
Plaid Cymru D. James 530 37.9
Majority 24.3
Turnout 51.2
Labour hold Swing

Ynysybwl (one seat)

Ynysybwl 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru D. Arnold 745 45.7
Labour G. Crocker 504 30.9
Independent D.S. Breeze 380 22.3
Majority 14.8
Turnout 44.6
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Ystrad (two seats)

Ystrad 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Syd Morgan* 1,775
Plaid Cymru J. Jones 1,687
Labour Chris Evans 694
Labour J. Scobie 500
Turnout 51.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Results". Western Mail. 8 May 1999.
  2. ^ "Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Cente, Plymouth University. Retrieved 6 May 2016.