Blaenau Gwent Council

Election 2017 Results

IND GAIN FROM LAB
Party Seats 2012 Seats 2017 Change

PartyIndependent

Seats 20129 Seats 201728 Change+19

PartyLabour

Seats 201233 Seats 201713 Change−20

PartyPlaid Cymru

Seats 20120 Seats 20171 Change+1
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Latest Updates

  1. Labour aim to retake Blaenau Gwent

    The Six Bells Miners Memorial near Aberbeeg
    Image caption: The Six Bells Miners Memorial near Aberbeeg

    Blaenau Gwent is one of three areas where Labour lost their overall majorities in 2017, so taking it back from the Independents is one of their aims this election.

    Labour lost 20 councillors here, from 33 in 2012 to just 13 in 2017.

    This year’s elections are slightly different due to due to rejig in ward boundaries, meaning there will be nine fewer councillors, dropping from 42 positions to 33 up for grabs.

    That means any party only requires 17 seats to seize the majority.

    The 69 candidates have done as much as they can as verification is under way.

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    Video caption: Ebbw Vale teens learn about democracy as council elections loom

    About 300 students attended an event about politics at Coleg Gwent's Ebbw Vale campus.

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    Video caption: Ebbw Vale: Off-road bikers causing 'distress' and safety fear

    Off-road bikers accused of destroying fences to get on to farm land, leaving livestock to escape.