1995 Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council election

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The first election to Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council following the re-organization of local government in Wales was held on 4 May 1995.[1] It was followed by the 1999 elections. On the same day there were elections to the other 21 local authorities in Wales and community councils in Wales. Labour won a vast majority of the seats.[2]

Overview[edit]

All council seats were up for election. These were the first elections held following local government reorganisation and the abolition of Mid Glamorgan County Council. The ward boundaries for the new authority were based on the previous Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council election result 1995
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 29
  Conservative 0
  Liberal Democrat 0
  Plaid Cymru 0
  Green 0
  Independent 2
  Independent Residents 2

Results[edit]

Bedlinog (two seats)[edit]

Bedlinog 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Williams 692
Labour Helen Thomas 660
Independent R. Barrar 457
Independent G. Roberts 347
Turnout 41.5
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Cyfarthfa (three seats)[edit]

Cyfarthfa 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Residents Les Elliott 1,118
Labour Ms C. Evans 1,030
Labour Ms J. Jones 864
Independent Residents Len Goodwin 823
Labour W. King 732
Independent Residents M. Popp 608
Turnout 37.6
Independent win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Dowlais (four seats)[edit]

Dowlais 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Thomas 1,299
Labour Tom Lewis 1,043
Labour John Pritchard 984
Independent Residents W. Healy 968
Labour Harry Harbord 953
Independent Residents H. Len Hargreaves 883
Independent Julian Amos 552
Independent Residents Ms A. Maliphant 535
Turnout 36.4
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)

Gurnos (four seats)[edit]

Gurnos 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Cleary 1,020
Labour William Smith 993
Labour O. Griffiths 914
Labour Dave Jarrett 888
Independent Residents Ms D. Johnson 256
Independent Residents Ms R. Thomas 180
Turnout 29.0
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Merthyr Vale (two seats)[edit]

Merthyr Vale 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Lewis 1,201
Labour Enos Sims 1,089
Independent Jeff. Edwards 1,033
Independent A. Treen 486
Turnout 60.9
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Park (three seats)[edit]

Park 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Leon Stanfield 795
Labour Dave Phillips 782
Labour Elizabeth Tate 751
Independent Residents J. Johnson 579
Independent Residents Ms J. Jones 478
Independent Residents Ms K. Thomas 441
Turnout 39.8
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Penydarren (three seats)[edit]

Penydarren 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Mahoney 998
Labour P. Saunders 962
Labour M. Keane 868
Independent Residents D. James 814
Independent Residents Ms D. Edwards 652
Turnout 40.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Plymouth (three seats)[edit]

Plymouth 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Jones 1,460
Labour D. Games 1,335
Labour J. Handley 1,017
Independent Residents B. Griffiths 636
Independent M. Elliott 508
Turnout 47.4
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Town (four seats)[edit]

Town 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ms L. Matthews 1,376
Labour I. Clark 1,354
Labour C. Jones 1,255
Labour T. Davies 1,214
Plaid Cymru W. Thomas 1,171
Independent C. Davies 643
Independent Residents J. Rees 471
Independent Ms S. Baynham 447
Turnout 43.6
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Treharris (four seats)[edit]

Treharris 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ms G. Evans 1,299
Labour A. Jones 1,228
Independent E. Galsworthy 1,040
Labour D. Scully 766
Green K. Williams 365
Turnout 38
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)

Vaynor (two seats)[edit]

Vaynor 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent A. Baynham 933
Labour Ms C. Rogers 902
Labour M. Chambers 663
Independent B. Wilson 353
Turnout 55.8
Independent win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Results". Western Mail. 6 May 1995.
  2. ^ "Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Cente, Plymouth University. Retrieved 9 June 2016.