2017 election results map, showing party affiliations of successful councillors (stripes indicate mixed representation)
2017 election results map, showing party affiliations of successful councillors (stripes indicate mixed representation)

The 2017 Wrexham County Borough Council election took place on 4 May 2017 to elect members of Wrexham County Borough Council in Wales.[1] This was on the same day as other 2017 United Kingdom local elections. The previous all-council election took place in May 2012.

Background

The Labour Party held power on the council after the 2012 election, but lost it after splitting because of an internal row. Several Labour councillors became independent, allowing the Independent group to take control in alliance with the Conservatives.[1]

In 2017, contests took place in 44 of the 47 wards.

Results

The Independents lost three seats in comparison with their position immediately prior to the election, but remained the largest group. The Conservative group gained four seats.[1]

Wrexham Council election 2017 [2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 26 10 3 +7 50.0 41.2 16,014 +14.6
  Labour 12 3 14 -11 23.0 24.8 9,650 -15.5
  Conservative 9 5 1 +4 17.3 17.3 6,730 +3.9
  Liberal Democrats 2 1 3 -2 3.8 8.9 3,457 -3.5
  Plaid Cymru 3 2 0 +2 5.7 6.9 2,689 0.0
  Green 0 0 0.6 232 +0.4
  UKIP 0 0 0.2 97 0.0
  BNP 0 0 0 -0.3

Ward results

* = denotes councillor elected to this ward at the 2012 elections[4]

Acton (one seat)

Acton 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Geoff Lowe * 364 45.2
Labour Nick Stott 230 28.5
Plaid Cymru Shaun Davies 132 16.4
Liberal Democrats Gemma Williams 80 9.9
Majority 134
Turnout 35.1
Registered electors 2,307
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Councillor Lowe was elected for the Labour Party in May 2012.

Borras Park (one seat)

Borras Park 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Debbie Wallice 507 46.3
Liberal Democrats Jim Kelly * 276 25.2
Labour Nathan Brookfield 195 17.8
Plaid Cymru Darren Picken 117 10.7
Majority 231
Turnout 55.7
Registered electors 1,964
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Bronington (one seat)

Bronington 2017 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rodney Skelland * 710 66.9
Independent Stephen Harvey 190 17.9
Labour Kath Goodchild 135 12.7
Liberal Democrats Mike Adams 27 2.5
Majority 520
Turnout 41.6
Registered electors 2,554
Conservative hold Swing

Brymbo (one seat)

Brymbo 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Rogers * 547 50.1
Labour Zoe Clarke 447 41.0
Independent Adam Davies 97 8.9
Majority 100
Turnout 35.5
Registered electors 3,067
Conservative hold Swing

Bryn Cefn (one seat)

Bryn Cefn 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beverley Parry-Jones 215 40.6
Labour William Wainwright 129 24.4
Independent Rob Jones 83 15.7
Independent Barbara Roxburgh * 71 13.4
Independent Andrew Humphreys 31 5.9
Majority 100
Turnout 35.0
Registered electors 1,521
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Barbara Roxburgh was elected for the Labour Party in May 2012.

Brynyffynnon (one seat)

Brynyffynnon 2017 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Phil Wynn * 387 45.4
Labour Martin Morris 269 31.6
Plaid Cymru Sarah Roberts 196 23.0
Majority 126
Turnout 33.0
Registered electors 2,585
Independent hold Swing

Cartrefle (one seat)

Cartrefle 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ronnie Prince * 451 73.6
Plaid Cymru Bryan Pritchard 99 16.2
Labour Brian Halley 63 10.3
Majority 352
Turnout 37.6
Registered electors 1,635
Independent hold Swing

Cefn (two seats)

Cefn 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sonia Benbow-Jones 579 50.1
Labour Derek Wright * 577 49.9
Labour Liz Parry 572
Majority 5
Turnout 30.1
Registered electors 3,771
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ceiriog Valley (one seat)

Ceiriog Valley 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Trevor Bates 615 60.0
Plaid Cymru Anne Morris 198 19.3
Conservative John Jenkins 110 10.7
Independent Barbara Roberts 102 10.0
Majority 417
Turnout 60.5
Registered electors 1,701
Independent hold Swing

Chirk North (One seat)

Chirk North 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Hemmings 336 50.8
Independent Jackie Allen 326 49.2
Majority 10
Turnout 36.7
Registered electors 1,811
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Chirk South (One seat)

Chirk South 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Terry Evans * 518 74.3
Labour John Rostron 179 25.7
Majority 339
Turnout 61.0
Registered electors 1,151
Independent hold Swing

Coedpoeth (two seats)

Coedpoeth 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Krista Childs * 603 43.0
Independent Michael Dixon 426 30.4
Labour Adrian Williams 380
Liberal Democrats Graham Kelly 373 26.6
Majority 46
Turnout 31.7
Registered electors 3,532
Labour hold Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Erddig (one seat)

Erddig 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Roberts 228 32.7
Independent Alex Jones 138 19.8
Labour Matthew Healy 134 19.2
Independent Bob Dutton * 109 15.6
Liberal Democrats David Jones 89 12.8
Majority 90
Turnout 46.2
Registered electors 1,516
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Esclusham (one seat)

Esclusham 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mark Pritchard * 796 79.5
Plaid Cymru Katie Courtney 104 10.4
Labour Richard Caldecott 101 10.1
Majority 692
Turnout 47.5
Registered electors 2,108
Independent hold Swing

Garden Village (one seat)

Garden Village 2017 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Andy Williams * 943 94.9
Labour Wendy O'Grady 51 5.1
Majority 842
Turnout 60.2
Registered electors 1,651
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Councillor Williams was elected for the Labour Party in May 2012.

Gresford East and West (one seat)

Gresford East and West 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Atkinson 917 73.0
Labour Irene Lewis 204 16.2
Liberal Democrats Beryl Blackmore 125 9.9
UKIP Jeanette Bassford-Barton 11 0.9
Majority 713
Turnout 55.2
Registered electors 2,288
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Grosvenor (one seat)

Grosvenor 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Marc Jones 260 42.3
Independent Stephen Wilson * 185 30.1
Labour Ray Floyd 170 27.6
Majority 75
Turnout 31.2
Registered electors 1,975
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Wilson was elected for the Labour Party at the previous election in 2012.

Gwenfro (one seat)

Gwenfro 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nigel Williams 170 42.8
Independent Philip Williams 89 22.4
Labour Daniel Commins 86 21.7
Independent Damian Conde 52 13.1
Majority 81
Turnout 32.0
Registered electors 1,244
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Gwersyllt East and South (two seats)

Gwersyllt East and South 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Griffiths * 826 64.5
Independent Tina Mannering 531
Independent Bernie McCann * 508
Labour Michael Mackenzie 454 35.5
Majority 23
Turnout 37.4
Registered electors 3,672
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Griffiths and McCann was elected for the Labour Party at the previous election, in 2012.

Gwersyllt North (one seat)

Gwersyllt North 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Barrie Warburton 282 39.8
Labour Ben Whitehouse 195 27.5
Conservative Julian Wright 142 20.1
Independent Fred Roberts 89 12.6
Majority 87
Turnout 34.8
Registered electors 2,048
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Gwersyllt West (one seat)

Gwersyllt West 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Gwenfair Jones 428 54.7
Labour David Edwards 225 28.7
Conservative Melissa Smillie 130 16.6
Majority 203
Turnout 35.6
Registered electors 2,205
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Hermitage (one seat)

Hermitage 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Rogers * 447 68.3
Plaid Cymru Jamie Hack 207 31.7
Majority 240
Turnout 32.1
Registered electors 2,048
Labour hold Swing

Holt (one seat)

Holt 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Morris * 601 63.1
Labour Jim Duffy 351 36.9
Majority 250
Turnout 37.9
Registered electors 2,533
Conservative hold Swing

Johnstown (one seat)

Johnstown 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Bithell * 827 76.1
Labour Ethan Jones 260 23.9
Turnout 44.1
Registered electors 2,466
Independent hold Swing

Little Acton (one seat)

Little Acton 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent William Baldwin * unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Llangollen Rural (one seat)

Llangollen Rural 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rondo Roberts 326 45.4
Independent Timothy Hodkinson 229 31.9
Conservative Gareth Baines 148 20.6
UKIP Jeanie Barton 15 2.1
Majority 97
Turnout 45.8
Registered electors 1,579
Independent hold Swing

Llay (two seats)

Llay 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rob Walsh 1,111 51.8
Labour Bryan Apsley 553 25.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Edwards 465
Independent Terry Boland * 228 13.4
Conservative Anthony Fontes 122 5.7
Independent Gary Hall 104
Conservative Hannah Jones 94
UKIP Nathan Hughes 71 3.3
Independent Victoria Jones 24
Majority 88
Turnout 45.3
Registered electors 3,564
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Terry Boland was elected for the Labour Party at the previous ward election, in May 2012.

Maesydre (one seat)

Maesydre 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Jones 249 44.1 +20.2
Conservative Victoria Clements 137 24.3 +16.2
Liberal Democrats Aimi Waters 119 21.1 -22.7
Independent Phil Lloyd 59 10.5 -13.7
Majority 112
Turnout 37.6
Registered electors 1,500
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Marchwiel (one seat)

Marchwiel 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Pritchard * unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Marford and Hoseley (one seat)

Marford and Hoseley 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Russell Gilmartin 548 59.7 +31.0
Liberal Democrats Julie Blackmore 193 21.0 -36.3
Labour John Henry 128 13.9 -0.1
Independent James Hobbley 38 4.1 +4.1
Independent Charles Dodman 11 1.2 +1.2
Majority 355
Turnout 50.6
Registered electors 1,817
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Minera (one seat)

Minera 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Kelly * unopposed
Independent hold Swing

New Broughton (one seat)

New Broughton 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Alan Edwards 544 72.4
Green Duncan Rees 207 27.6
Majority 337
Turnout 26.5
Registered electors 2,850
Independent hold Swing

Offa (one seat)

Offa 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alun Jenkins 267 45.0
Plaid Cymru Phil Phillips 164 27.7
Conservative Merril Wolfson 54 9.1
Independent Steven Vale 43 7.3
Independent Joanna Kinch 40 6.7
Green Alan Butterworth 25 4.2
Majority 103
Turnout 35.1
Registered electors 1,695
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Overton (one seat)

Overton 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John McCusker 613 52.8
Conservative Lloyd Kenyon * 373 32.1
Independent Richard Hobson 113 9.7
Independent Richard Hobson 62 5.3
Majority 240
Turnout 44.1
Registered electors 2,636
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Pant (one seat)

Pant 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Maddocks 228 33.8
Independent Martin Jones 221 32.7
Labour Stella Matthews 194 28.7
Independent Paula Williams 32 4.7
Majority 7
Turnout 43.9
Registered electors 1,543
Independent hold Swing

Penycae (one seat)

Penycae 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Phillips * 616 88.0
Plaid Cymru Aled Powell 84 12.0
Majority 532
Turnout 45.5
Registered electors 1,565
Independent hold Swing

Penycae and Ruabon South (one seat)

Penycae and Ruabon South 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joan Lowe * 451 57.4
Labour Callum Edwards 335 42.6
Majority 116
Turnout 41.1
Registered electors 1,932
Independent hold Swing

Plas Madoc (one seat)

Plas Madoc 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Blackwell * 184 56.4
Independent Amanda Bradley 115 35.3
Independent Alan Ennis 27 8.3
Majority 69
Turnout 26.6
Registered electors 1,237
Labour hold Swing

Ponciau (two seats)

Ponciau 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Pemberton * 970 43.8
Labour Kevin Hughes * 649 29.3
Liberal Democrats Aled Roberts 597 26.9
Majority 52
Turnout 41.9
Registered electors 3,506
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Queensway (one seat)

Queensway 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Carrie Harper 225 53.7
Labour Colin Powell * 179 42.7
Independent Jorge Szabo 15 3.6
Majority 46
Turnout 27.3
Registered electors 1,546
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Rhosnesni (one seat)

Rhosnesni 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Mike Davies 369 31.4
Labour Anne Evans * 290 24.6
Conservative Sarah Atherton 285 21.2
Independent Peter Jones 233 19.8
Majority 79
Turnout 40.8
Registered electors 2,870
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Rossett (one seat)

Rossett 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugh Jones 946 82.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Glenda Kelly 200 17.5 -5.1
Majority 746
Turnout 44.0
Registered electors 2,615
Conservative hold Swing

Ruabon (one seat)

Ruabon 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dana Davies 242 27.8
Independent Charles Devlin 225 25.8
Plaid Cymru Pol Wong 212 24.3
Independent Sharon Mazzarella 193 22.1
Majority 17
Turnout 40.8
Registered electors 2,154
Labour hold Swing

Smithfield (one seat)

Smithfield 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adrienne Jeorrett 135 28.2
Plaid Cymru Paul Williams 125 26.1
Independent Jayne Johnson 120 25.1
Independent Richard Bennett 74 15.4
Independent David Foulds 25 5.2
Majority 10
Turnout 27.4
Registered electors 1,756
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Stansty (one seat)

Stansty 2017 [2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Bithell 877 92.6
Labour Steve Gittins 60 6.3
Conservative Luke Caldecott 10 1.1
Majority 817
Turnout 55.2
Registered electors 1,719
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Whitegate (one seat)

Whitegate 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Cameron 377 73.2
Plaid Cymru Iolanda Viegas 138 26.8
Majority 239
Turnout 28.6
Registered electors 1,831
Labour hold Swing

Wynnstay (one seat)

Wynnstay 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm King 234 67.8
Independent James Stevens 111 32.2
Majority 123
Turnout 25.7
Registered electors 1,349
Labour hold Swing

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