The 2012 Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council in Wales.[1] This was on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections. The Council shifted from Independent to Labour.

Results

2012 Merthyr Tydfil Council Election[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 +15 69.7 45.5 8,145 +12.5
  Independent 7 -9 21.2 35.4 6,343 -7.0
  Liberal Democrats 0 -6 5.1 910 -10.9
  Merthyr Independents 2 -1 6.1 4.4 797 -1.1
  Plaid Cymru 0 0 3.9 703 +1.2
  UKIP 1 +1 3.0 3.3 588 N/A
  Communist 0 0 2.1 383 +1.7
  Conservative 0 0 0.3 50 N/A

The Liberal Democrats lost all the gains they had made in 2008. The Independent coalition council leader also lost his seat.[3]

Ward results

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Bedlinog

Bedlinog ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent L. Smart* 534 54.8
Independent G. Jones* 517
Labour O. Thomas 292 30.0
Labour D. Thomas 224
Liberal Democrats B. Setters 92 9.4
Communist C. Ashton 56 5.7
Liberal Democrats J. Pappas 33
Majority
Turnout 37.1
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Cyfarthfa

Cyfarthfa ward (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent L. Elliott* 797 44.3
Independent P. Brown* 760
Labour T. Chaplin 683 38.0
Independent M. Jenkins 655
Labour M. Davies 640 9.4
Labour D. Chaplin 601
Plaid Cymru M. Evans 318 17.7
Majority
Turnout 33.1
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Dowlais

Dowlais ward (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Williams* 971 58.0
Labour R. Thomas* 948
Labour P. Williams 863
Labour T. Lewis 806
Independent T. Rogers* 703 42.0
Independent J. Amos* 591
Majority
Turnout 33.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Gurnos

Gurnos ward (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Braithwaite 591 54.2
Labour B. Smith* 586
Independent C. Tovey* 500 45.8
Labour D. Jarrett 496
Labour S. Bevan 492
Independent R. Llewellyn 419
Independent G. Canavan 417
Independent A. Brown* 408
Turnout 33.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Merthyr Vale

Merthyr Vale ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Mansbridge* 905 63.7
Labour D. Roberts 770
Independent Jeff Edwards* 516 36.3
Majority
Turnout 46.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Independent coalition leader of the council, Jeff Edwards, lost his seat at this election.[3]

Park

Park ward (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Toomey* 913 63.2
Labour C. Jones* 888
Labour C. Barry* 822
Independent S. Davies 532 36.8
Independent G. Price 482
Majority
Turnout 41.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Penydarren

Penydarren ward (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A. Jones* 656 36.2
UKIP N. Greer* 588 32.4
Labour D. Issac 569 31.4
Independent C. Barsi 438
Labour J. McCarthy 435
Labour J. Johal 337
Independent K. Baker 315
Independent M. Regan 230
Turnout 36.2
Independent hold Swing
UKIP gain from Independent Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Plymouth

Plymouth ward (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Jones 949 47.8
Labour B. Carter* 830
Labour G. Lewis 803
Independent D. Games* 738 37.2
Independent P. Watkins 523
Independent S. Thomas 414
Liberal Democrats K. O'Connor* 247 12.4
Liberal Democrats A. Sims 117
Liberal Democrats C. Lambourne 112
Conservative H. Kumar 50 2.5
Turnout 44.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Town

Town ward (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Jones 1,192 41.6
Labour D. Davies 986
Labour G. Davies 926
Labour L. Matthews 907
Liberal Democrats A. Kitcher* 571 19.9
Independent I. Clark 458 16.0
Plaid Cymru V. Pugh 385 13.4
Liberal Democrats B. Griffin* 363
Plaid Cymru D. Griffiths 356
Liberal Democrats A. Austin 324 2.5
Independent M. Thomas 323
Independent S. Taylor 316
Independent G. Powles 305
Liberal Democrats L. Heritage 271
Communist T. Roberts 261 9.1
Turnout 38.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Treharris

Treharris ward (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Moran 829 50.2
Independent R. Thomas* 821 49.8
Labour E. Galsworthy 808
Labour G. Watkins 782
Independent G. Price* 611
Independent P. Smithers* 583
Turnout 44.1
Independent hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Vaynor

Vaynor ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent L. Mytton* 885 73.6
Independent H. Barrett* 883
Labour T. Reid 251 20.9
Labour A. Barry 222
Communist R. Evans 66 5.5
Turnout 44.2
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Local Election Results 2012: Merthyr Tydfil". Andrew Teale. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Merthyr Tydfil: Full results, Labour gain". ITV News. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  4. ^ http://www.electionscentre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Merthyr-Tydfil-1995-2012.pdf[bare URL PDF]