The fourth election to the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council was held on 1 May 2008.[1] It was preceded by the 2004 election and followed by the 2012 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 fourth elections held following local government reorganisation. Labour retained its majority.

Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council election result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour
  Conservative
  Liberal Democrats
  Plaid Cymru
  5
  SDP 2
  Green 0

Candidates

The number of candidates increased compared with 1999.

Results

Aberavon (three seats)

Aberavon 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Anthony Taylor* 893
SDP Jeffrey Dinham* 755
SDP Thomas John Sullivan* 730
Labour Arthur James Howells 389
Labour John Edward Sparks 376
Labour Barbara Trahar 331
Turnout 1,629 39.2
SDP hold Swing
SDP hold Swing
SDP hold Swing

Aberdulais (one seat)

Aberdulais 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doreen Jones 457
Plaid Cymru Lindy Ware 408
Majority 49
Turnout 871 48.8
Labour hold Swing

Alltwen (one seat)

Alltwen 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Lewis* 441
Plaid Cymru Huw Evans 328
Majority
Turnout 781 43.8 +0.1
Labour hold Swing

Baglan (three seats)

Councillors Hopkins and Richards had been elected as Ratepayers in 2004.

Baglan 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Juliet Hopkins* unopposed
Labour Peter Denis Richards* unopposed
Ratepayers John Cardy Tallamy unopposed
Labour gain from Swing
Labour gain from Swing
(({winner))} hold Swing

Blaengwrach (one seat)

Blaengwrach 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alf Siddley 432
Plaid Cymru Carolyn Edwards* 380
Majority 52
Turnout 817 51.6
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Briton Ferry East (one seat)

Briton Ferry East 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Morgan* 558
Conservative Anthony Vallario 266
Majority
Turnout 837 34.8
Labour hold Swing

Briton Ferry West (one seat)

Briton Ferry West 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Newton James* 698
Conservative Dick Riddle 116
Majority 582
Turnout 821 36.6
Labour hold Swing

Bryn and Cwmavon (three seats)

Bryn and Cwmavon 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ivor David Williams* 1,162
Labour Marian Aerona Lewis* 993
Independent Brinley Roblin* 959
Independent Allan James Bevan 888
Labour Allan Louis Jones 796
Ratepayers Dave Shepherd 664
Turnout 2,268 44.0% +1.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Bryncoch North (one seat)

Bryncoch North 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru John Raymond Bryant* 560
Labour Richard David Mathews 422
Majority
Turnout 994 53.6. +1.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Bryncoch South (two seats)

Bryncoch South 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Janice Dudley* 1,024
Plaid Cymru Tony Wyn-Jones 841
Labour Mike Richards 820
Labour Cheryl Thomas 660
Turnout 1,817 40.6 +0.5
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Cadoxton (one seat)

Cadoxton 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Frank Harvey Little 343
Labour Maureen Funning 251
Majority
Turnout 604 43.1 -1.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Cimla (two seats)

Cimla 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Warman* 1,017
Liberal Democrats Desmond James Sparkes 614
Labour Brian Warlow 400
Labour Stephen Richard Williams* 350
Turnout 1,331 40.5 +1.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Coedffranc Central (two seats)

Coedffranc Central 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arthur Pendry Hodge Davies* 531
Independent Betsan Richards 419
Labour Paula Bebell 272
Plaid Cymru Alyson Jayne Thomas 270
Ratepayers Lee Clifford Saunders 238
Plaid Cymru Jen Dafis 205
Turnout 1,167 38.0 -0.9
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Coedffranc North (one seat)

Coedffranc North 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Keith Davies* 517
Independent Janet Sarah Jones 231
Majority
Turnout 755 41.0 -2.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Coedffranc West (one seat)

Coedffranc West 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Henry Marney Bebell* 419
Independent Robert Hay 236
Conservative Sarah Louise Baker 134
Majority
Turnout 791 41.7 -1.3
Labour hold Swing

Crynant (one seat)

Crynant 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru William Edward Morgan* 494
Labour Peter Richards 305
Majority 189
Turnout 800 51.7 +3.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Cwmllynfell (one seat)

Cwmllynfell 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clifford Eirion Richards* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Cymmer (one seat)

Cymmer 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Scott Jones 594
Ratepayers David Lee Williams* 463
Majority 131
Turnout 1,062 48.2
Labour gain from Swing

Dyffryn (one seat)

Dyffryn 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru David Martyn Peters* 958
Independent Stephen Absalom 302
Majority 656
Turnout 1,265 49.2
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Glyncorrwg (one seat)

Glyncorrwg 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Horace Glyndwr Rawlins* 312
Ratepayers Lindsay Milsom 187
Majority 125
Turnout 500 56.8 +0.3
Labour hold Swing

Glynneath (two seats)

Glynneath 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru John Delwyn Morgan* 740
Plaid Cymru Horace Thomas Lewis* 668
Labour Eifion Rhys Jenkins 594
Labour Eddie Jones 495
Turnout 1,337 48.5 +0.8
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Godre'r Graig (one seat)

Godre'rgraig 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Rosalyn Davies 273
Labour Jackie Myers* 269
Majority 4
Turnout 551 45.4
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Gwaun Cae Gurwen (one seat)

Gwaun Cae Gurwen 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynda Ghislaine Williams* 550
Plaid Cymru D.Gerald James 308
Majority 147
Turnout 872 37.5 -8.5
Labour hold Swing

Gwynfi (one seat)

Gwynfi 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jane Jones* 390
Labour Colin Robert Day 288
Majority 102
Turnout 680 63.4 -4.4
Independent hold Swing

Lower Brynamman (one seat)

Lower Brynamman 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arwyn Nigel Woolcock* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Margam (one seat)

Margam 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stanley John Mason 544
Ratepayers Leslie John Davies* 480
Majority 64
Turnout 1,035 45.5 +3.2
Labour gain from Swing

Neath East (three seats)

Neath East 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Marlene Penry* 798
Labour John Miller* 718
Labour Sandra Miller* 718
Plaid Cymru Philippa Jane Edwards 696
Plaid Cymru Breandan Seosamh Dominic Mac Cathail 654
Turnout 1,615 32.8 -2.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Neath North (two seats)

Neath North 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Vaughan* 995
Labour Emmanuel Loaring* 788
Independent Tony Phillips 596
Turnout 1,417 43.9 -3.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Neath South (two seats)

Neath South 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Albert Rees* 700
Labour Malcolm Bernard Gunter* 663
Ratepayers John Williams 469
Ratepayers David Wyn Howells 441
Turnout 1,248 34.2 +0.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Onllwyn (one seat)

Onllwyn 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Huw Thomas* 341
Plaid Cymru Marion Louise Morgan 166
Majority
Turnout 508 52.1 +1.0
Labour hold Swing

Pelenna (one seat)

Pelenna 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lance Whiteley 279
Liberal Democrats Annette Sparkes 170
Majority 109
Turnout 455 49.0
Labour hold Swing

Pontardawe (two seats)

Pontardawe 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Lloyd James* 819
Plaid Cymru Linet Purcell 718
Plaid Cymru Robert Lewis Williams 705
Labour Martha Christina Mary Lambourne 666
Turnout 1,073 26.5 -13.6
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Port Talbot (three seats)

Port Talbot 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Andrew James Tutton* 805
Ratepayers Dennis Keogh* 762
Labour Ian Ben James 715
Labour Dawn Sawyers 704
Ratepayers Scott John Sullivan 689
Labour Christopher Mainwaring 681
Turnout 1,689 38.0
Swing
Swing
Labour gain from Swing

Resolven (one seat)

Resolven 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Desmond William Davies* 611
Plaid Cymru David Trefor Jones 469
Majority
Turnout 1,089 44.0 +1.5
Labour hold Swing

Rhos (one seat)

Rhos 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Marcia Spooner 578
Labour Paul Michael Thomas* 346
Majority 232
Turnout 930 44.7
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Sandfields East (three seats)

Sandfields East 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Leila Helen James* 1,251
Labour Colin Joseph Crowley* 921
Labour Edward Victor Latham 912
Labour Patricia Irene Jones 609
Ratepayers Clive Davies 520
Ratepayers Brian Morris 472
New Millennium Bean Party Captain Beany 369
Turnout 2,174 41.6 -2.6
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Sandfields West (three seats)

Sandfields West 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Olga Jones* 964
Labour Patricia Jane Thomas* 904
Labour Leonard William Willis 790
Ratepayers Ollie Davies 696
Ratepayers Wayne David Hughes 653
Ratepayers Dean Williams 441
SDP Wayne Morris 400
Turnout 1,853 36.2 +0.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Seven Sisters (one seat)

Seven Sisters 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Karl Hunt 599
Labour Peter Gary Lloyd* 362
Majority 237
Turnout 966 57.3 +12.2
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Taibach (two seats)

Taibach 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Rogers* 1,040
Labour Anthony Taylor 699
Ratepayers Aneurin Simon Lewis* 594
Independent John Brian Hughes 483
Ratepayers Erica Tutton 332
Turnout 1,786 46.5 +2.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Swing

Tonna (one seat)

Tonna 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William David Walters* 616
Labour Kelvin Thomas George 190
Majority 426
Turnout 814 42.5 -3.8
Independent hold Swing

Trebanos (one seat)

Trebanos 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrea Paula Davies 255
Liberal Democrats Sheila Waye 183
Majority 72
Turnout 440 40.5 -0.9
Labour hold Swing

Ystalyfera (one seat)

Ystalyfera 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Alun Llywelyn* 749
Labour Noir James 388
Majority
Turnout 1,154 49.1 +3.7
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "County Borough Council Election" (PDF). Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.