Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Due to the death of a candidate, the election in one ward was postponed until 8 June and the three seats in this ward will remain vacant. Until then, independents have a majority.

Election 2017 Results

IND GAIN FROM LAB
Party Seats 2012 Seats 2017 Change

PartyIndependent

Seats 20127 Seats 201716 Change+9

PartyLabour

Seats 201222 Seats 201714 Change−8

PartyUKIP

Seats 20121 Seats 2017- Change−1
Change compared with

Latest Updates

  1. Video content

    Video caption: Covid-19: Top doctor says Merthyr lockdown should last 'weeks or months'

    Earlier this week Merthyr Tydfil had the highest weekly infection rate in the UK.

  2. Merthyr residents thrilled to have Cyfarthfa Park open again

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Cyfarthfa Park in Merthyr Tydfil reopened on Monday and local people have been enjoying the chance to return.

    The Grade II registered park, complete with a castle, lake and woods, has been closed for much of lockdown.

    Lesley Davies, from Merthyr Tydfil, said: “It is lovely to be back in the park. It’s such a good place to be, a beautiful place to be.

    “We have really missed it just for the daily walks, really, because we come up here regularly on a weekly basis, walk round the lake and have just really missed it.”

    Helen Davies, who also lives locally and works for the NHS, agreed, saying she was pleased to get out and walk around the park for some exercise.

    She said it was "nice to have a bit more freedom" but felt it was "unfair that we’ve got to stay local at the moment when we’ve got families living further [afield]".

    Lee Price said he had missed using the park "as it is right by my house and somewhere to walk my dog".

    "We are up there every day no matter the weather," he added, saying most people appeared to be social distancing.

    Cyfarthfa Park