2017 Monmouthshire County Council election

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All 43 seats to Monmouthshire County Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Cllr Peter Fox.jpg
Leader Peter Fox
Party Conservative Labour
Leader's seat Portskewett
Last election 19 seats 11 seats
Seats won 25 10
Seat change Increase6 Decrease1
Swing Increase Increase

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Independent Liberal Democrats
Last election 10 seats 3 seats
Seats won 5 3
Seat change Decrease5 Steady0
Swing Decrease5

An election to Monmouthshire County Council took place on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 Welsh local elections. 43 councillors were to be elected from both single-member and dual-member electoral divisions by first-past-the-post for a five-year term of office. The elections were preceded by the 2012 elections and followed by the 2022 elections.[1]

Results

Following the election, the Conservative Party regained control of the council, with 25 seats (an increase of six). Labour finished on 10 seats (down from 11) while five Independents and three Liberal Democrats also won seats.[2]

The Liberal Democrat deputy council leader lost his seat in the Larkfield ward after 13 years as a councillor. In the Priory ward there were three recounts before Labour candidate, Tudor Thomas, was declared winner over the sitting Conservative councillor by three votes.[2]

References

  1. ^ Wales local council elections 2017: All you need to know BBC News, 3 April 2017
  2. ^ a b Niall Griffiths (5 May 2017). "LOCAL ELECTIONS: Tories take control of Monmouthshire". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 27 December 2018.