2012 Caerphilly County Borough Council election
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All 73 seats to Caerphilly County Borough Council
37 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Unknown Unknown
Party Labour Plaid Cymru
Leader's seat Unknown Unknown
Seats before 32 32
Seats won 50 20
Seat change Increase 18 Decrease12

  Third party
 
Leader Unknown
Party Independent (Politician)
Leader's seat Unknown
Seats before 9
Seats won 3
Seat change Decrease6

Map showing the results of the 2012 Caerphilly County Borough Council election. Red showing Welsh Labour, Green showing Plaid Cymru & grey showing independent candidates.

Council control before election

Welsh Labour

Council control after election

Welsh Labour

The 2012 Caerphilly Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Caerphilly County Borough Council in Wales.[1] This was on the same day as other Welsh local elections.

Election results

The Labour Party won control of the council from Plaid Cymru, after gaining an additional 18 seats.[2] Four council candidates were elected unopposed.[3]

Among the notable Plaid Cymru defeated councillors were the current mayor, Vera Jenkins (Crumlin ward) and Ron Davies, the ex-Labour Secretary of State for Wales (Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen ward).[2]

Caerphilly County Borough Council Election 2012[2][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 50 +18 68.5 51.0 23,886 +13.7
  Plaid Cymru 20 -12 27.4 29.8 13,970 -6.5
  Independent 3 -6 4.1 14.7 6,906 -2.9
  TUSC 0 0 0.4 174 N/A
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0.3 121 -1.9
  Communist - - - - - -0.2

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Novaczyk, Wayne (5 May 2012). "Ron's gone with Plaid". South Wales Echo (2012 elections special supplement). pp. 4–5.
  3. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2012: Caerffili - Caerphilly". Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  4. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2012: Caerffili - Caerphilly". Retrieved 15 November 2016.