Flintshire Council

Cyngor Sir y Fflint
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Founded1 April 1996
Preceded byClwyd County Council
Delyn Borough Council
Alyn and Deeside District Council
Chairman of the Council
Mared Eastwood, Liberal Democrats
Leader of the Council
Ian Roberts, Labour
Deputy Leader
Christine Jones and Dave Hughes, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Bernie Attridge, Independent
Chief Executive
Neal Cockerton[1]
Seats67 councillors
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Political groups
  Labour (31)
Support [2]
  Liberal Democrat (4)
Opposition (32)
  Independent (22)
  FCC Independent (4)
  Eagle (3)
  Conservative (2)
  Non-Aligned (1)
Length of term
5 years
First election
4 May 1995
Last election
5 May 2022
Next election
6 May 2027

Flintshire County Council is the unitary local authority for the present-day Welsh administrative county of Flintshire (not to be confused with the historic Flintshire), one of the administrative subdivisions of Wales. It is based at County Hall in Mold, Flintshire.[3]

Elections take place every five years. The last election was on 5 May 2022.

Current composition

As of 1 July 2022.

Group affiliation[4] Members
Labour 31
  FCC Independent
Liberal Democrats 4
Conservative 2

Historic results

Year Seats Labour Independent Liberal Democrats Conservative Plaid Cymru Green Notes
2022[4] 67 31 30 4 2 0 0
2017[4] 70 34 25 5 6 0 0
2012 70 31 23 7 8 1 0
2008 69 22 26 11 9 1 0
2004 68 35 19 10 4 0 0 Labour majority controlled
1999 71 42 18 7 1 2 1 Labour majority controlled
1995[5] 72 47 16 5 3 1 0 Labour majority controlled

Party with the most elected councillors in bold. Coalition agreements in Notes column

By the May 2017 elections the Labour Group held 34 seats on the council and held the same number after the election results came in, though they had gained seats in some wards (for example Llanfynydd) and lost in others (e.g. Bagillt East).[6] Fourteen (13 Lab & 1 Ind) of the seventy seats were elected unopposed.[7]

Following the elections in 2012 the council was governed by a coalition between Labour and a group of some of the Independents. Labour was the largest political group within the council with 34 members, followed by the Independent Alliance (14), Conservatives (6), Independents (6), the Liberal Democrats (5), and the New Independents (5).

Electoral divisions

Electoral divisions of Flintshire
Electoral divisions of Flintshire

The county borough is divided into 57 electoral wards returning 70 councillors. Few communities in Flintshire are coterminous with electoral wards. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated by *:

Ward Communities Other geographic areas
Argoed Argoed* (East and South wards)
Aston Hawarden* (Aston ward)
Bagillt East Bagillt* (East and Merllyn wards)
Bagillt West Bagillt* (Central and West wards)
Broughton North East Broughton and Bretton* (East and North wards)
Broughton South Broughton and Bretton* (South ward)
  • Brynford*
  • Halkyn* (Pentre Halkyn ward)
Buckley Bistre East Buckley (town)* (Bistre East ward)
Buckley Bistre West Buckley (town)* (Bistre West ward)
Buckley Mountain Buckley (town)* (Mountain ward)
Buckley Pentrobin Buckley (town)* (Pentrobin ward)
Caergwrle Hope* (Caergwrle ward)
Connah's Quay Central Connah's Quay (town)* (Central ward)
Connah's Quay Golftyn Connah's Quay (town)* (Golftyn ward)
Connah's Quay South Connah's Quay (town)* (South ward)
Connah's Quay Wepre Connah's Quay (town)* (Wepre ward)
Ewloe Hawarden* (Ewloe ward)
Ffynnongroyw Llanasa* (Ffynnongroyw ward)
Flint Castle Flint (town)* (Castle ward)
Flint Coleshill Flint (town)* (Coleshill ward)
Flint Oakenholt Flint (town)* (Oakenholt ward)
Flint Trelawny Flint (town)* (Trelawny ward)
Greenfield Holywell (town)* (Greenfield ward)
Gronant Llanasa* (Gronant ward)
Gwernaffield Gwernaffield*
Halkyn Halkyn* (Halkyn, Rhesycae and Rhosesmor wards)
Hawarden Hawarden* (Hawarden ward)
Higher Kinnerton Higher Kinnerton*
Holywell Central Holywell (town)* (Central ward)
Holywell East Holywell (town)* (East ward)
Holywell West Holywell (town)* (West ward)
Hope Hope* (Hope ward)
Leeswood Leeswood*
Llanfynydd Llanfynydd*
Mancot Hawarden* (Mancot ward)
Mold Broncoed Mold (town)* (Broncoed ward)
Mold East Mold (town)* (East ward)
Mold South Mold (town)* (South ward)
Mold West Mold (town)* (West ward)
Mostyn Mostyn*
New Brighton Argoed* (New Brighton and West wards)
Northop Northop*
Northop Hall Northop Hall*
Penyffordd Penyffordd*
Queensferry Queensferry*
Saltney Mold Junction Saltney* (Mold Junction ward)
Saltney Stonebridge Saltney* (Stonebridge ward)
Sealand Sealand*
Shotton East Shotton (town)* (East ward)
Shotton Higher Shotton (town)* (Higher ward)
Shotton West Shotton (town)* (West ward)
Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor
  • Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor*
  • Llanasa* (Axton ward)
Treuddyn Treuddyn*
Whitford Whitford*


  1. ^ "Appointment of new Chief Executive announced". Flintshire County Council. 3 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Labour's Ian Roberts re elected as Flintshire Council leader".
  3. ^ "Mold's modernist masterpiece Shire Hall marks 50 years of civic service". Leader Live. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Flintshire County Council - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Flintshire". The Elections Centre. 2 June 2015.
  6. ^ Rory Sheehan (5 May 2017). "Local Elections 2017: Labour keep tight grip on Flintshire County Council". The Leader. Flintshire. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  7. ^ Local Elections Archive Project - 2017 - Flintshire