All 1,235 seats to 21 of 22 Welsh councils
Colours denote the winning party with outright control (left), and the largest party by ward (right)
The 2012 Welsh local elections, were held on 3 May, in 21 out of 22 local authorities. The Labour Party made gains at the expense of the other 3 major parties and of independents. Labour won majority control of 10 councils, up 8 from the 2008 local elections, while 2 remained under the control of independents and 9 councils had no overall control.
On 17 January 2012, the Welsh Government announced that elections for Anglesey council had been postponed to May 2013.
|No overall control||n/a||n/a||n/a||9||5||n/a||n/a|
For comparative purposes, the table above shows changes since 2008 excluding Anglesey, which was not up for election.
|Council||2008 Result||2012 Result||Details|
|Blaenau Gwent||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Bridgend||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Caerphilly||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Cardiff||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Carmarthenshire||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Ceredigion||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Conwy||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Denbighshire||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Flintshire||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Gwynedd||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Merthyr Tydfil||Independent||Labour gain||Details|
|Monmouthshire||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Neath Port Talbot||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Newport||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Rhondda Cynon Taff||Labour||Labour hold||Details|
|Swansea||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Torfaen||No overall control||Labour gain||Details|
|Vale of Glamorgan||Conservative||No overall control gain||Details|
|Wrexham||No overall control||No overall control hold||Details|
|Polling organisation/client||Sample size||Lab||Con||PC||Lib Dem||Others||Lead|
|3 May 2012||2012 Election Results||853,593||36.0%||12.8%||15.8%||8.1%||27.3%||20.2%|
|12-16 Apr 2012||YouGov||1039||48%||17%||14%||7%||14%||31%|
|1 May 2008||2008 Election Results||950,216||27.0%||15.9%||16.7%||13.2%||28.2%||11.1%|
Local government elections on Anglesey have been delayed for a year. It will mean people on the island will elect their new council in May 2013, 12 months later than in the rest of Wales.