2017 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council election

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All 42 seats to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Independent Labour
Last election 9 seats, 41.4% 33 seats, 55.0%
Seats before 9 33
Seats won 28 13
Seat change Increase19 Decrease20
Popular vote 24,262 19,334
Percentage 53.7 42.8
Swing Increase12.3 Decrease12.8

  Third party
 
Party Plaid Cymru
Last election 0 seats, 1.5%
Seats before 0
Seats won 1
Seat change Increase1
Popular vote 1,108
Percentage 2.5%
Swing Increase1.0%

Leader before election


Labour

Subsequent Leader

Nigel John Daniels
Independent

As part of the local elections in Wales on 4 May 2017, the 42 seats of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council were up for election.[1] The majority of members elected were independents, replacing the previous Labour administration.

Election Result

Blaenau Gwent Council Election 2017[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 28 19 0 Increase19 66.7 53.7 24,262 Increase12.3
  Labour 13 0 20 Decrease20 31.0 42.8 19,334 Decrease12.8
  Plaid Cymru 1 1 0 Increase1 2.4 2.5 1,108 Increase1.0
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.8 379 Increase0.4
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 68 Decrease0.2

Ward results

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Abertillery

Abertillery ward (three seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nigel John Daniels 914 26.5
Independent Julie Holt 755 21.9
Independent Martin John Cook 754 21.9
Labour Keith Gerald Chaplin 400 11.6
Labour Ross Thomas Leadbeater 364 10.6
Labour Ronald George Boden 263 7.6
Majority
Turnout 3,450
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Badminton

Badminton ward (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Clive Meredith 534 28.2
Independent Gregory Allyn Paulsen 300 15.8
Labour Brian John Scully 278 14.7
Labour John Thomas Rogers 221 11.7
Independent Garry Evans 215 11.3
Independent Bernard Price 158 8.3
Conservative Tracey Michelle West 121 6.4
Green Matthew Edward Barney 68 3.6
Majority
Turnout 1,895
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Beaufort

Beaufort ward (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Godfrey Rhys Thomas 667 31.4
Independent Stewart Healy 463 21.8
Labour Francis Roy Lynch 428 20.1
Labour David William White 330 15.5
Independent Sean Watts 238 11.2
Majority
Turnout 2,126
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Blaina

Blaina ward (three seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Garth Perry Collier 798 25.3
Independent John Patrick Morgan 518 16.4
Labour Lisa Catherine Winnett 413 13.1
Independent Desmond Hillman 395 12.5
Labour Thomas John Watkins 384 12.2
Labour Robert Pagett 353 11.2
Independent Howard Clarke 288 9.1
Majority
Turnout 3,149
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Brynmawr

Brynmawr ward (three seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Wayne Kevin Hodgins 1,433 32.7
Independent David Lyn Elias 575 13.1
Independent Richard John Hill 487 11.1
Labour Barrie Morgan Sutton 428 9.8
Labour Julian Matthew Gardner 421 9.6
Plaid Cymru Mark Cyril Holborn 308 7.0
Labour Sally-Anne Megan Morgan 307 7.0
Independent Grant Hughes 264 6.0
Independent Nigel Daragh Boyd 160 3.7
Majority
Turnout 4,383
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Cwm

Cwm ward (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derrick Bevan 609 28.4
Plaid Cymru Gareth Leslie Davies 588 27.5
Independent Keith Edwin Barnes 489 22.8
Labour Keren Bender 456 21.3
Majority
Turnout 2,142
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Cwmtillery

Cwmtillery ward (three seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Malcolm Day 771 20.6
Independent Joanna Wilkins 729 19.5
Labour Timothy Huw Sharrem 705 18.8
Independent Antony Michael Partridge 671 17.9
Labour Delwyn Davies 477 12.7
Labour Christine Anne Tidey 391 10.4
Majority
Turnout 3,744
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Ebbw Vale North

Ebbw Vale North ward (three seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Clifford Davies 865 26.2
Independent Robert John Summers 682 20.6
Independent Phillip John Edwards 668 20.2
Labour Carl Derek Bainton 476 14.4
Labour Sarah Ann Lewis 350 10.6
Labour Dawn Wilcox 262 7.9
Majority
Turnout 3,303
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Ebbw Vale South

Ebbw Vale South ward (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jonathan David Millard 619 31.9
Independent Keith Clark Pritchard 549 28.3
Labour Mostyn James Lewis 420 21.6
Labour Brian Keith Clements 352 18.1
Majority
Turnout 1,940
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Georgetown

Georgetown ward (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Charles Morgan 735 41.6
Labour Keith Hayden 628 35.5
Independent Howard Clarke 405 22.9
Majority
Turnout 1,768
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llanhilleth

Llanhilleth ward (three seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Norman Lee Parsons 620 17.7
Independent Joanne Collins 564 16.1
Labour Hedley McCarthy 482 13.8
Labour Helen Cunningham 471 13.4
Labour James Christopher McIlwee 444 12.7
Independent Michael John Bartlett 345 9.8
Independent William Francis Adams 248 7.1
Independent Ivor Jeffrey Beynon 195 5.6
Independent Neil Richard Lawrence 135 3.9
Majority
Turnout 3,504
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Nantyglo

Nantyglo ward (three seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Edward Mason 627 24.2
Independent Keri Rowson 611 23.5
Labour Peter John Baldwin 590 22.7
Labour Malcolm Benjamin Dally 443 17.1
Labour George William Alexander Petrie 324 12.5
Majority
Turnout 2,595
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Rassau

Rassau ward (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Hendry Wilkshire 523 25.8
Independent Gareth Alban Davies 489 24.2
Labour Lee Anthony Moses 383 18.9
Independent Matthew Thomas Phillips 371 18.3
Conservative Leon Donald Victor Brake 162 8.0
Conservative Stacey Hale 96 4.7
Majority
Turnout 2,024
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Sirhowy

Sirhowy ward (three seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Brian Thomas 797 22.1
Labour Thomas George Smith 766 21.3
Labour Malcolm Cross 746 20.7
Labour Diane Rowberry 745 20.7
Independent Tony Gregory 546 15.2
Majority
Turnout 3,600
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Six Bells

Six Bells ward (two seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Denzil Hancock 403 28.0
Independent Mark Holland 328 22.8
Plaid Cymru Stephen Richard Bard 292 20.3
Labour John Tiley 274 19.1
Labour Peter Alexander Gordon Adamson 140 9.7
Majority
Turnout 1,437
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Tredegar Central & West

Tredegar Central & West ward (four seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Amanda Moore 741 22.5
Labour Stephen Colin Thomas 696 21.1
Labour Bernard George Willis 635 19.3
Labour Haydn Leslie Trollope 620 18.8
Labour Anita Mary Hobbs 601 18.3
Majority
Turnout 3,293
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

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Changes between 2017 and 2021

In March 2018 Gareth Davies (Cwm), Plaid Cymru's only councillor in the area, resigned from the party.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Blaenau Gwent Council". BBC News. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 August 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Notice of Poll Result" (PDF). Blaenau Gwent County Council. 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 August 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. ^ Shipton, Martin (23 March 2018). "Five problems Leanne Wood faces at Plaid Conference 2018". walesonline. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.