The 2012 Rhondda Cynon Taf Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in Wales. This was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections. It was preceded by the 2008 election and the next full council election took place on 4 May 2017.

Election result

Labour remained in firm control of the council, after gaining an additional 16 seats.[1][2] However, the leader of the council, Labour councillor Russell Roberts, lost his seat to an Independent candidate (in the Tonyrefail East ward) by 34 votes.[1]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Election 2012[1][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 60 +16 80.0 54.6 35,568 +6.4
  Plaid Cymru 9 -12 12.0 27.9 18,162 -9.7
  Independent 4 -1 5.3 9.3 6,085 +2.4
  Liberal Democrats 1 -3 1.3 3.6 2,350 -1.7
  Conservative 1 0 1.3 2.6 1,700 +1.8
  Green 0 0 0.7 460 +0.1
  TUSC 0 0 0.5 298 N/A
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0.5 275 N/A
  UKIP 0 0 0.3 217 -0.2
  Communist - - - - - - - -0.1

Ward results

Aberaman North (2 seats)

Aberaman North 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Christopher* 900 69.4
Labour Linda De Vet* 781
Plaid Cymru Wayne Lloyd 396 30.6
Turnout 32.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Aberaman South (2 seats)

Aberaman South 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anita Calvert 890 64.0
Labour Tina Williams 861
Plaid Cymru Howard Davies* 501 36.0
Plaid Cymru Lea Dempsey 350
Turnout 39.6
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Abercynon (2 seats)

Abercynon 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alby Davies* 903 45.6
Labour Rhys Lewis 681
Independent Stuart Gregory* 519 26.2
Plaid Cymru Rhodri Owen 334 16.9
Green John Matthews 161 8.1
Liberal Democrats Sean Hackett 65 3.3
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Aberdare East (2 seats)

Aberdare East 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Bradwick* 1,414 71.0
Labour Mike Forey* 1,269
Plaid Cymru David Alun Walters 578 29.0
Turnout 36.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Aberdare West / Llwydcoed (3 seats)

Aberdare West 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Crimmings* 1,306 55.5
Labour John Davies 1,118
Labour Sharon Rees 1,095
Plaid Cymru John Daniel* 1049 44.5
Plaid Cymru Liz Walters* 934
Plaid Cymru Wayne Richards 899
Turnout 32.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Beddau (1 seat)

Beddau 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Yeo 661 69.5
Independent Mike Sinclair-Thomson 174 18.3
Plaid Cymru James Radcliffe 116 12.2
Turnout 29.5
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Brynna (1 seat)

Roger Turner, elected as an Independent in 2004 and 2008 stood as a Labour candidate.

Brynna 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Turner* 771 78.4
Plaid Cymru Mick Tems 213 21.6
Turnout 32.7
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Church Village (1 seat)

Church Village 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Stacey* 657 18.6
Plaid Cymru Rhys Watkins 189 64.7
Conservative Christopher Norton 169 16.7
Turnout 29.0
Labour hold Swing

Cilfynydd (1 seat)

Cilfynydd 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barrie Morgan 354 48.4
Independent Stephen Belzak 189 25.8
Liberal Democrats James Hackett 132 18.0
Plaid Cymru Stuart Fisher 57 7.8
Turnout 35.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Cwm Clydach (1 seat)

Cwm Clydach 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Norris* 508 69.8
Plaid Cymru Heidi Whitter 220 30.2
Turnout 33.6
Labour hold Swing

Cwmbach (1 seat)

Cwmbach 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeffrey Elliot* 757 63.5
Plaid Cymru Adrian Jarman 436 36.5
Turnout 35.8
Labour hold Swing

Cymmer (2 seats)

Cymmer 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Williams 989 69.7
Labour Margaret Tegg* 972
Plaid Cymru Nicole Griffiths 430 30.3
Plaid Cymru Edwyn Parry 331
Turnout 34.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ferndale (2 seats)

Ferndale 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Philip Howe 952 49.0
Labour Annette Davies* 604 31.1
Labour Ceri Jones* 463
Plaid Cymru Norma Williams 385 19.8
Independent Martin Rees 323
Turnout 46.8
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Gilfach Goch (1 seat)

Gilfach Goch 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aufron Roberts 826 77.3
Liberal Democrats Gerald Francis 213 19.9
Conservative Emyr Wilkinson 30 2.8
Turnout 46.8
Labour hold Swing

Glyncoch (1 seat)

Glyncoch 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doug Williams* Unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Graig (1 seat)

Graig 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Cass* 339 59.2
Independent Bob Fox 140 24.4
Plaid Cymru Jennifer Hughes 65 11.3
Liberal Democrats George Summers 21 3.7
TUSC Glyn Matthews 8 1.4
Turnout 33.1
Labour hold Swing

Hawthorn (1 seat)

Hawthorn 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Teressa Bates* 482 52.6
Plaid Cymru Iago ap Steffan 352 38.4
Liberal Democrats Jeanette Jones 83 9.1
Turnout 32.7
Labour hold Swing

Hirwaun (1 seat)

Hirwaun 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Karen Morgan* 712 61.2
Labour Jennifer Hartwell 452 38.8
Turnout 36.6
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llanharan (1 seat)

Llanharan 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geraint Hopkins* 510 66.1
Plaid Cymru J. Dilworth 262 33.9
Turnout 31.0
Labour hold Swing

Llanharry (1 seat)

Llanharry 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Stephens 600 70.8
Plaid Cymru Julie Dilworth 247 29.2
Turnout 31.6
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Llantrisant Town (1 seat)

Llantrisant Town 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glynne Holmes* 940 69.6
Plaid Cymru Steven Harry 248 18.4
Conservative Ann-Marie Mason 162 12.0
Turnout 35.9
Labour hold Swing

Llantwit Fardre (2 seats)

Llantwit Fardre 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joel James* 630 37.4
Labour Jacqui Bunnage 535 31.8
Labour Bev Channon 481
Conservative Alex Coombs 421
Independent Jools Jones 275 16.3
Independent Margaret Burtonwood* 260
Plaid Cymru Steven Owen 243
Plaid Cymru Steven Thomas 175
Turnout 35.0
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Llwyn-y-pia (1 seat)

Llwyn-Y-Pia 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sylvia Jones* 357 63.2
Plaid Cymru Naethan Jones 208 36.8
Turnout 33.1
Labour hold Swing

Maerdy (1 seats)

Maerdy 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keiron Montague 832 79.3
Plaid Cymru Gerwyn Evans* 217 20.7
Turnout 44.3
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Mountain Ash East (1 seat)

Mountain Ash East 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Pauline Jarman* 544 60.4
Labour Wendy Treeby 356 39.6
Turnout 40.9
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Mountain Ash West (2 seats)

Mountain Ash West 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Morgan* 885 75.5
Labour Simon Lloyd* 770
Plaid Cymru Danny Allen 287 24.5
Plaid Cymru Nicola Benney 287
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Penrhiwceiber (2 seats)

Penrhiwceiber 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Fox* 1,104 64.5
Labour Jane Ward* 947 64.5
Plaid Cymru Lyn Warner 473 27.6
TUSC Mia Hollsing 135 7.9
Turnout 33.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pentre (2 seats)

Pentre 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Shelley Rees-Owen 867 51.2
Plaid Cymru Maureen Weaver 789
Labour Eilane Barnett 741 43.7
Labour Kris Evans 724
Green Leigh Evans 87 5.1
Green Linda Evans 82
Turnout 43.6
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Pen-Y-Graig (2 seats)

Pen-Y-Graig 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ken Privett* 755 60.2
Labour Dennis Weeks* 754 60.2
Plaid Cymru Alison Jones 513 39.8
Plaid Cymru Mark Lewis 421
Turnout 32.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Pen-Y-Waun (1 seat)

Pen-Y-Waun 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Boggis 378 48.8
Independent Anthony Edwards 228 29.4
Plaid Cymru Paul James 169 21.8
Turnout 36.5
Labour hold Swing

Pont-Y-Clun (2 seats)

Pont-Y-Clun 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Griffiths 651 27.3
Labour Margaret Griffiths 642
Independent Brendan O'Reilly 567 23.8
Plaid Cymru Jonathan Huish* 527 22.1
Plaid Cymru Merfyn Rea* 487
Conservative Dan Saxton 422 17.7
Independent Ken Forsdyke 334
Independent Gordon Norman 332
UKIP David Bevan 217 9.1
Turnout 37.0
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Pontypridd Town (1 seat)

Pontypridd Town 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Carter 372 41.4
Independent Joe Payne 312 34.7
Plaid Cymru Richard Martin 123 13.7
Liberal Democrats Dewi Gray 92 10.2
Turnout 40.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Porth (2 seats)

Porth 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Davies* 941 53.5
Labour Graham Smith 809
Plaid Cymru Julie Williams* 662 37.7
Plaid Cymru Alun Cox 582
TUSC Cliff Jones 155 8.8
Turnout 38.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Rhigos (1 seat)

Rhigos 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Thomas 341 56.6
Plaid Cymru Beverley Hall 187 31.0
Independent Colin Woodley 75 12.4
Turnout 42.6
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Rhondda (2 seats)

Rhondda 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Leyshon 623 44.4
Labour Rob Smith 531
Independent Graeme Beard 434 31.0
Independent Philip Price 303
Green Richard Reast 176 12.6
Plaid Cymru Hannah Fisher 169 12.1
Independent Ken Owen 155
Turnout 36.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rhydfelen Central / Ilan (1 seat)

Rhydfelen Central / Ilan 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Webber 714 79.2
Plaid Cymru Bob Humphries 128 14.2
Liberal Democrats Lee Thacker 59 6.5
Turnout 28.3
Labour hold Swing

Taffs Well (1 seat)

Taffs Well 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jill Bonetto 589 62.1
Plaid Cymru Adrian Hobson 359 37.9
Turnout 33.3
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Talbot Green (1 seat)

Talbot Green 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Baccara 400 44.9
Labour Jeff Woodington 375 42.1
Plaid Cymru Emyr Williams 66 7.4
Conservative Gregory Zuckerman 49 5.5
Turnout 44.8
Independent hold Swing

Ton-Teg (2 seats)

Ton-Teg 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Lyndon Walker 645 34.6
Labour John David 593 31.8
Labour Ray Butler 536
Liberal Democrats Karen Roberts 282 15.1
Conservative Anna Rees 183 9.8
Conservative Ian Rees 175
Plaid Cymru Geraint Day 161 8.6
Turnout 44.3
Independent gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tonypandy (1 seat)

Tonypandy 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Craig Middle 651 65.4
Plaid Cymru Tina Davies 344 34.6
Turnout 36.6
Labour hold Swing

Tonyrefail East (2 seats)

Tonyrefail East 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Wasley 629 34.1
Labour Bob McDonald 610 33.0
Labour Russell Roberts 576
Independent Phil Doyle 549
Plaid Cymru Greg Powell 430 23.3
Liberal Democrats Hendrik Haye 178 9.6
Turnout 38.4
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tonyrefail West (1 seat)

Tonyrefail West 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eudine Hanagan 792 53.4
Plaid Cymru Danny Greham 360 24.3
Independent Shawn Stevens 331 22.3
Turnout 32.1
Labour hold Swing

Trallwng (1 seat)

Trallwng 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Powell 537 46.4
Labour Allen Bevan 417 36.0
Independent Adrian Dumphy 120 10.4
Plaid Cymru Tony Richards 84 7.3
Turnout 40.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Trealaw (1 seat)

Trealaw 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Rebecca Winter 244 22.4
Labour Joy Rosser 749 68.8
Independent Tina Ludlow 95 8.7
Turnout 37.0
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Treforest (1 seat)

Treforest 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Powderhill 424 62.9
Liberal Democrats Royston O'Reilly 153 22.7
Plaid Cymru Ceri Carter 61 9.1
Green Paul Carter 36 5.3
Turnout 17.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Treherbert (2 seats)

Treherbert 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Geraint Davies 1081 56.4
Plaid Cymru Irene Pearce 978
Labour Luke Bouchard 835 43.6
Labour Paul Russell 726
Turnout 43.2
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Treorchy (3 seats)

Treorchy 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Cennard Davies 1252 53.3
Plaid Cymru Sera Evans-Fear 1247
Plaid Cymru Emyr Webster 1140
Labour Graham Thomas 1099 46.7
Labour Ron Jones 1096
Labour Hardev Singh 1012
Turnout 41.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Tylorstown (2 seats)

Tylorstown 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Bevan 1003 67.0
Labour Mark Adams 910
Socialist Labour Craig Jones 275 18.4
Plaid Cymru Gareth Taylor 218 14.6
Turnout 38.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tyn-Y-Nant (1 seat)

Tyn-Y-Nant 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Carole Willis 116 12.8
Labour Clayton Willis 791 87.2
Turnout 35.2
Labour hold Swing

Ynyshir (1 seat)

Ynyshir 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lionel Langford 606 62.0
Plaid Cymru Christian Reed 372 38.0
Turnout 39.5
Labour hold Swing

Ynysybwl (1 seat)

Ynysybwl 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Pickering 587 42.8
Liberal Democrats Richard Isaac 414 30.2
Plaid Cymru Elaine Williams 316 23.0
Conservative Andrew Williams-Jones 55 4.0
Turnout 38.8
Labour hold Swing

Ystrad (2 seats)

Ystrad 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Cannon 979 57.9
Labour Malcolm Watts 804
Plaid Cymru Larraine Jones 591 34.9
Plaid Cymru Esther Nagle 536
Liberal Democrats Angharad Jones 121 7.2
Turnout 37.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c Smith, Mark. "Council leader loses seat by 34 votes in big poll shock". South Wales Echo (2012 elections special supplement).
  2. ^ Smith, Mark (10 May 2012). "Labour celebrates huge majority in RCT". Rhondda Leader(WalesOnline). Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  3. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2012: Rhondda Cynon Taf". Retrieved 15 November 2016.