2012 election results map, showing party affiliations of successful councillors (stripes indicate mixed representation)
2012 election results map, showing party affiliations of successful councillors (stripes indicate mixed representation)

The 2012 Wrexham County Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Wrexham County Borough Council in Wales.[1] This was on the same day as other 2012 United Kingdom local elections. The previous all-council elections took place in 2008 and the next elections took place in May 2017.

Background

Prior to the election no party or group had overall control. The council had been run by an all-party coalition.[2]

Results

No group gained a majority after the election, though Labour gained 10 seats while the Liberal Democrats lost seven seats,[2][3] including that of their group leader, Ron Davies, who was also leader of the council. Labour planned to discuss forming a coalition with the Independents.[3]

Wrexham Council election 2012[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 +12 44.2 40.3 13,642 +12.0
  Independent 19 -1 36.5 26.6 9,045 -5.3
  Conservative 5 0 9.6 13.4 4,557 +0.8
  Liberal Democrats 4 -8 7.7 12.4 4,204 -8.6
  Plaid Cymru 1 -3 1.9 6.9 2,355 +3.3
  BNP 0 0 0.3 110 -1.6
  UKIP 0 0 0.2 65 N/A

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Vote 2012: Labour gains in Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire". BBC News. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Wrexham Votes 2012 – Live Updates". Wrexham.com. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  4. ^ Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2012: Wrexham". Retrieved 20 November 2016.