2017 Isle of Anglesey County Council election

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All 30 seats to Isle of Anglesey County Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Plaid Cymru Independent Labour
Seats before 12 14 3
Seats won 14 13 2
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease1

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2017 Isle of Anglesey County Council election, to the Isle of Anglesey County Council was held on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 United Kingdom local elections. All 30 council seats were up for election. The previous full election took place in 2013 and the next one is scheduled for 2022.

Overall results

Following the election Plaid Cymru gained two additional seats overall to become the largest party with 14 councillors. The Independents, ruling the council prior to the election, were reduced to 13 councillors.[1] Previous Independent Group leader, Ieuan Williams, stood down from this position prior to the election. The Independent council leader prior to 2013, Bryan Owen, won a seat in the Bro Aberffraw ward, having previously lost his Canolbarth Môn seat in May 2013. He won by only 6 votes, though a recount was refused by the returning officer.[1]

Isle of Anglesey County Council election, 2017 [2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Plaid Cymru 14 Increase 2 46.7 41.0 20,894
  Independent 13 Decrease 1 43.3 36.7 18,706
  Labour 2 Decrease 1 6.7 14.7 7,470
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 3.3 3.2 1,651
  Conservative 0 Steady 0.0 4.2 2,146

Later that month Plaid Cymru leader, Llinos Medi, was the only candidate to put herself forward as leader and Plaid Cymru consequently led the council with the help of support from some Independent members.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Gareth Wyn-Williams (5 May 2017). "Local election results: No party wins overall control in Anglesey Council". North Wales Live. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Isle of Anglesey County Council Elections May 2017 - Thursday, 4th May, 2017". Isle of Anglesey County Council. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Election results by electoral divisions - Isle of Anglesey County Council Elections May 2017 - Thursday, 4th May, 2017". Isle of Anglesey County Council. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Plaid puts forward sole candidate for Anglesey council leader". BBC News. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2019.