Map of the results of the 2012 Powys County Council election.
Map of the results of the 2012 Powys County Council election.

The fourth election to the Powys County Council since local government reorganization in Wales in 1995 was held on 1 May 2012.[1] It was preceded by the 2008 election and was followed by the 2017 election. The Independent group retained a majority on the authority

Results Overview

Independent Retain

Powys County Council election result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 48 +3 65.8 51.9 16,938 -1.3
  Liberal Democrats 9 -6 12.3 19.1 6,244 -2.8
  Conservative 10 +1 13.7 18.8 6,152 -0.9
  Labour 6 +2 8.2 9.1 2,956 +4.7
  Christian 0 0 0.3 104 New
  Plaid Cymru 0 0 0.3 87 -0.1

Ward Results (Brecknockshire)

Aber-craf (one seat)

Incumbent elected unopposed at last election (not standing again)

Aber-craf 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Louise Williams 387 69.9 N/A
Independent Alun Thomas 87 15.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Aubrey Jenkins 80 14.4 N/A
Majority 300 54.2 N/A
Turnout 554 49.0 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

Bronllys (one seat)

Bronllys 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Davies 174 30.9 -4.2
Independent Karen Elizabeth Laurie-Parry 173 30.7 +30.7
Independent Sue Richards 94 16.7 +16.7
Conservative Liz Davies 64 11.3 -8.8
Liberal Democrats Terry Hurford 59 10.5 34.3
Majority 1 0.2 -9.5
Turnout 564 58.0 -1.1
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -17.5

Builth (one seat)

Builth 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Avril York* 362 63.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrats Megan Jane Lloyd 211 36.8 +36.8
Majority 151 26.4 -4.0
Turnout 573 31.0 -19.3
Independent hold Swing -19.4

Bwlch (one seat)

Bwlch 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Susan Silk* 301 80.7 +20.0
Conservative Mary Fellowes 72 19.3 -20.0
Majority 229 61.4 +40.0
Turnout 373 61.4 +40.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +20.0

Crickhowell (one seat)

Crickhowell 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Gerwyn Morris* unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cwmtwrch (one seat)

Cwmtwrch 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Christine Davies* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Felin-fach (one seat)

Felin-fach 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Tony Thomas* 274 53.1 +9.2
Conservative John Pratt 194 37.6 +37.6
Labour Tim Ashcroft 48 9.3 +9.3
Majority 80 15.5 +4.1
Turnout 516 47.3 -2.8
Independent hold Swing -14.2

Gwernyfed (one seat)

Incumbent elected unopposed at last election

Gwernyfed 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Geraint George Hopkins* 209 44.8 N/A
Conservative Robert Golesworthy 205 44.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Debra Helen Williams 52 11.2 N/A
Majority 4 0.8 N/A
Turnout 466 39.0 N/A
Independent hold Swing N/A

Hay (one seat)

Hay 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth William Ratcliffe* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanafanfawr (one seat)

Llanafanfawr 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Rowland Price* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangattock (one seat)

Jeff Holmes was elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2008.

Llangattock 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jeff Holmes* 215 48.0 +48.0
Liberal Democrats Jackie Charlton 140 31.3 -19.0
Conservative Andrew Stuart Lennox 93 20.8 -28.9
Majority 75 16.7 +16.2
Turnout 448 57.6 13.3
Independent hold Swing +33.5

Llangors (one seat)

The sitting member was previously a Liberal Democrat. Incumbent elected unopposed at last election.

Llangors 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Melanie Jade Brookes Davies* 313 63.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Kenneth Jones 181 36.6 N/A
Majority 132 26.8 N/A
Turnout 494 55.8 N/A
Independent hold Swing N/A

Llangynidr (one seat)

Llangynidr 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rosemarie Harris 368 80.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats David Sharman 87 19.1 N/A
Majority 281 61.8 N/A
Turnout 455 55.0 N/A
Independent hold Swing N/A

Llanwrtyd Wells (one seat)

Llanwrtyd Wells 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Timothy John Van Rees* 563 72.8 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Bernice Benton 210 27.2 +27.2
Majority 353 45.6 -16.0
Turnout 773 53.0 +2.0
Independent hold Swing -15.4

Maescar / Llywel (one seat)

Maescar / Llywel 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan Thomas Morgan* 571
Conservative Edward Lewis 212
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

St Davids Within (one seat)

The successful candidate had been elected as an Independent councilor for St John Ward in 2008 but now captured this ward from the Independents

St Davids Within 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David William Meredith 218
Independent Andrew Martin Charles Weale* 194
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Independent Swing

St John (one seat)

St John 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew James Dorrance 778
Independent Gareth Geoffrey Phillips 158
Liberal Democrats Mark Morgan 154
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Independent Swing

St Mary (one seat)

St Mary 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul James Ashton* 361
Conservative Mary Phillips 301
Labour Ieuan Williams 265
Majority 60
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Talgarth (one seat)

Talgarth 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats William Denston Powell* unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Talybont-on-Usk (one seat)

The sitting member was elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2008.

Talybont-on-Usk 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Liam Fitzpatrick * 331
Conservative Jan Harris 240
Liberal Democrats Richard Thomas 128
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Tawe Uchaf (one seat)

Tawe Uchaf 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Arnold Thomas 506
Independent Krish Pathak* 336
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Ynyscedwyn (one seat)

Ynyscedwyn 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan McNicholas* unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Yscir (one seat)

Yscir 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dorothy Gillian Thomas* 255
Liberal Democrats John Williams 241
Majority 14
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Ystradgynlais (one seat)

Ystradgynlais 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hugo Williams 606
Labour John Steadman* 378
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Ward Results (Montgomeryshire)

Banwy (one seat)

Banwy 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Myfanwy Catherine Alexander unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Berriew (one seat)

Berriew 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Edward Davies* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Blaen Hafren (one seat)

Blaen Hafren 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Maurice Jones unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Caersws (one seat)

Caersws 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Elizabeth Rachel Davies* 528
Conservative Ann Lewis 309
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Churchstoke (one seat)

Churchstoke 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Michael John Jones* 333
Liberal Democrats Rob Harper 273
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Dolforwyn (one seat)

Dolforwyn 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Wynne Thomas Jones* 405
Conservative Ian Christopher Harrison 308
Independent John Rowland 63
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Forden (one seat)

Forden 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Linda Veronica Corfield* 257
Conservative Jan Chilton 254
Majority 3
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Glantwymyn (one seat)

Glantwymyn 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gwilym Pughe Vaughan* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Guilsfield (one seat)

Guilsfield 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Richard Jones* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Kerry (one seat)

Kerry 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Kathryn Mary Roberts-Jones* 334
Conservative Benjamin John Breeze 308
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llanbrynmair (one seat)

Llanbrynmair 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dai Charles Jones 181
Independent Sarah Reast 148
Conservative Harry Hughes 81
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llandinam (one seat)

Llandinam 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Leonard Roche Elvet Davies* 404
Independent Philip Anthony Freeman 219
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llandrinio (one seat)

Llandrinio 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Richard Graham Brown* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandysilio (one seat)

Llandysilio 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan Arwel Jones* 348
Conservative Leigh Kellaway 87
Independent Nick Savage 56
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llanfair Caereinion (one seat)

Llanfair Caereinion 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Viola Elizabeth Evans* 300
Liberal Democrats Sue Callery 122
UKIP Christine Williams 108
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llanfihangel (one seat)

Llanfihangel 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William Barry Thomas* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanfyllin (one seat)

Llanfyllin 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Edward Lewis* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llanidloes (one seat)

Llanidloes 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gareth Morgan* 661
Conservative John Whittal-Williams 306
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llanwddyn (one seat)

Llanwddyn 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Darren Mayor unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (one seat)

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Aled Wyn Davies* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Llansantffraid (one seat)

Llansantffraid 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Gwynfor Thomas 441
Independent Digby Davies 244
UKIP Nick Powell 65
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Machynlleth (one seat)

Machynlleth 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Michael Williams* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Meifod (one seat)

Meifod 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Eldrydd Mary Jones* unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Montgomery (one seat)

Montgomery 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stephen Muray Hayes* 374
Conservative Nicholas John Bardsley 71
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Newtown Llanllwchaiaran North (one seat)

Newtown Llanllwchaiaran North 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gemma-Jane Bowker 524
Conservative Francis Alexander Torrens* 189
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Newtown Llanllwchaiaran West

Newtown Llanllwchaiaran West 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Harris* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Newtown Central(one seat)

Newtown Central 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Russell Ian George* unopposed
Conservative hold Swing

Newtown East (one seat)

The sitting member had been elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2008 but subsequently joined the Conservatives.

Newtown East 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joy Rachel Jones 266
Conservative Richard John White* 103
Plaid Cymru Richard Gerrard Edwards 87
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Newtown South (one seat)

Newtown South 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Henry Mills 177
Labour Matt Tisdale 85
Liberal Democrats Philip Bowell Watkins 42
Conservative Rex Shayler 27
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Rhiwcynon (one seat)

Rhiwcynon 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joyce Gethin Shearer* 487
Independent David Lyn Oliver 447
Majority 40
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Trewern (one seat)

Trewern 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dawn Bailey* 290
Conservative Jessica Bradley 159
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Welshpool Castle (one seat)

Welshpool Castle 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Philip Charles Pritchard* 192
Independent Estelle Blevais 98
Conservative Ian David Bradley 61
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Welshpool Gungrog (one seat)

Welshpool Gungrog 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Francesca Helen Jump* 445
Conservative Stephen Thomas Kaye 242
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Welshpool Llanerchyddol (one seat)

Welshpool Llanerchyddol 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ann Florence Holloway* 358
Liberal Democrats John Morgan 355
Majority 3
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Ward Results (Radnorshire)

Beguildy (one seat)

Beguildy 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Harold Brunt* 281
Independent Alan Cecil Watson 181
Independent Geoff Morgan 164
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Disserth and Trecoed (one seat)

Disserth and Trecoed 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gwilym Ioan Snead Williams 346
Liberal Democrats Leslie Gwyn Davies* 230
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Glasbury (one seat)

Glasbury 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Paul Davies 502
Independent Margaret Elizabeth Morris* 299
Independent David Roger Hood 180
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Knighton (one seat)

Knighton 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Peter James Medlicott 496
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Albert Harris* 274
Independent Penny Nicholson 134
Independent John Llewellyn Morgan 57
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Llanbadarn Fawr (one seat)

Llanbadarn Fawr 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Powell

unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llandrindod East/West (one seat)

Llandrindod East/West 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Keith Francis Tampin 172
Liberal Democrats Brian Arthur Lopez 151
Christian Nathan Edward Charles Casey 49
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Llandrindod North (one seat)

Gary Price previously represented a different ward as an Independent.

Llandrindod North 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gary David Price* 393
Conservative Mike Hodges* 215
Labour Mike Sivier 88
Liberal Democrats Marion Lopez 21
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Llandrindod South (one seat)

The previous Conservative councilor stood as an Independent.

Llandrindod South 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Turner 356
Liberal Democrats Shirley Ann Gitoes 255
Independent Sarah Jayne Millington* 181
Majority 101
Turnout
Conservative hold Swing

Llanelwedd (one seat)

Llanelwedd 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Maureen Mackenzie* unopposed
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Llangunllo (one seat)

Llangunllo 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hywel Lewis unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llanyre (one seat)

Llanyre 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Evans* 286
Independent Geraint Owain Rees 213
Christian Jefrey David Green 44
Liberal Democrats Forbes Neil Lopez 8
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Nantmel (one seat)

Nantmel 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Owen Evans* 351
Conservative Catrin Edwards 277
Liberal Democrats Peter David Roberts 36
Christian Adam Bridgman 11
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Old Radnor (one seat)

Old Radnor 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Evan Michael Jones* 305
Liberal Democrats John Stuart Milsom 264
Independent Bob Simcock 104
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Presteigne (one seat)

The sitting member had previously stood as a Liberal Democrat.

Presteigne 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Garry Richard Banks* 492
Independent John Edward Wilding 462
Liberal Democrats Nat Green 244
Majority
Turnout
Independent hold Swing

Rhayader (one seat)

Rhayader 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kelvyn Watson Curry* 481
Labour Bryan the Blacksmith 203
Conservative Gemma Morris 91
Majority
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

By-Elections 2012-2017

Glasbury by-election 2015

A by-election was held in Glasbury on 13 August 2015 following the resignation of Chris Davies, who was elected MP for Brecon and Radnor at the 2015 General Election.[2]

Glasbury 2015 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Gibson-Watt 457 44.4 +44.4
Conservative David Evans 415 40.3 -10.9
Independent David Roger Hood 106 10.3 -8.0
Green Louise Davies 52 5.0 +5.0
Majority 42 4.1
Turnout 56.5 +1.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Welshpool Llanerchyddol by-election 2016

A by-election was held in Welshpool Llanerchyddol on 15 December 2016 following the death of Ann Holloway.

Welshpool Llanerchyddol 2016 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Graham Breeze 323 48.9 +48.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Church 212 32.1 -17.7
Conservative Ruth Canning 126 19.1 +19.1
Majority 111 16.8
Turnout 36
Independent hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ "Election Results 2012". Powys County Council. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Welsh Elections". Archived from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2016.