2004 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election

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The third election to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council was held in June 2004.[1] It was preceded by the 1999 election and followed by the 2008 election. On the same day there were elections to the other 21 local authorities in Wales and community councils in Wales and the first elections to the National Assembly for Wales were held.

Boundary Changes[edit]

There were no boundary changes at this election.

Overview[edit]

All 75 council seats were up for election. Labour regained control of the authority from Plaid Cymru.

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election result 2004[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 57 +31
  Plaid Cymru 13 -25
  Liberal Democrat 2 -2
  Independent 2 -4
  Independent Labour 1 0
  Conservative 0
  Green 0

Ward Results[edit]

Aberaman North (two seats)[edit]

Aberaman North 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Christopher* 1,104
Labour L De Vet 940
Plaid Cymru I. Bowdich 454
Turnout 41.6 -6.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Aberaman South (two seats)[edit]

Aberaman South 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Calvert 781
Labour J. Oliver 776
Plaid Cymru B. John Walter Codd* 571
Plaid Cymru Julie P. Williams* 566
Turnout 45.9 -6.3
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Abercynon (two seats)[edit]

Abercynon 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert L. Davies* 1,090
Independent Labour Stuart G. Gregory* 861
Labour G. Taylor 427
Plaid Cymru S. Williams 332
Green John Matthews 119
Green S. Matthews 101
Liberal Democrat S. Thorton 84
Turnout 39.4 -32.2
Labour hold Swing
Independent Labour hold Swing

Aberdare East (two seats)[edit]

Aberdare East 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shah M. Imtiaz* 1,314
Labour Michael Forey* 1,305
Plaid Cymru M. Davies 578
Plaid Cymru G. Benney 511
Turnout 42.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Aberdare West, Llwydcoed (three seats)[edit]

Aberdare West, Llwydcoed 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Crimmings 1,301
Labour P. David 1,191
Plaid Cymru W. John Daniel* 1,137
Plaid Cymru Elizabeth Walters* 1,060
Labour J. Elliott 980
Plaid Cymru R. Davies 968
Turnout 35.3
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Beddau (one seat)[edit]

Beddau 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Daniel I. Williams* 426 46.8
Plaid Cymru S. Assirati 221 24.3
Independent L. Channon 174 19.1
Liberal Democrat A. Denton 89 9.8
Majority 22.5
Turnout 31.5
Labour hold Swing

Brynna (one seat)[edit]

Brynna 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent R. Turner 606 58.1
Labour J. Bowman 371 35.6
Plaid Cymru C. Willis 66 6.3
Majority 22.5
Turnout 42.8
Independent hold Swing

Church Village (one seat)[edit]

Church Village 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stacey* 580 60.9 +8.8
Plaid Cymru D. Lewis 373 39.1 -8.8
Majority 21.7
Turnout 35.9 -10.8
Labour hold Swing

Cilfynydd (one seat)[edit]

Cilfynydd 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Steve Belzak* 300 36.6 -5.4
Labour W. Leyshon 215 26.1 -8.1
Independent B. Morgan 203 24.8 +24.8
Plaid Cymru G.R. Davies 101 12.3 -11.3
Majority 10.4
Turnout 42.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Cwmbach (one seat)[edit]

Cwmbach 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour I. Jones 649 60.4 +5.7
Plaid Cymru G. Bowen 426 39.6 -5.7
Majority 20.7
Turnout 37.5
Labour hold Swing

Cwm Clydach (one seat)[edit]

Roberts had been elected as a Plaid Cymru candidate but subsequently joined the Liberal Democrats.

Cwm Clydach 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Norris 362 42.0
Liberal Democrat K. Roberts* 221 25.7
RPP L. Gregory 152 17.7
Plaid Cymru C. Baily 126 14.6 -54.3
Majority 16.4
Turnout 44.7
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Cymmer (two seats)[edit]

Cymmer 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Y. Caple* 1,020
Labour E. Davies* 778
Plaid Cymru B. Evans 422
Green K. Jakeway 245
Turnout 36.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ferndale (two seats)[edit]

Ferndale 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Davies* 1,004
Labour C. Jones 901
Plaid Cymru A. Edwards 397
Plaid Cymru V. Thomas* 370
Turnout 46.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Gilfach Goch (one seat)[edit]

Gilfach Goch 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Aurfron Roberts* 752 68.0 +3.6
Independent G. Jury 296 26.8 -8.8
Plaid Cymru D. Morris 58 5.2 +5.2
Majority 41.2
Turnout 49.7
Labour hold Swing

Glyncoch (one seat)[edit]

Glyncoch 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J.G. Burford* 428 70.4
Plaid Cymru R. Jones 119 19.6
Liberal Democrat D. Mason 61 10.0
Majority 50.8
Turnout 34.5
Labour hold Swing

Graig (one seat)[edit]

Graig 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Cass* 394 60.1
Liberal Democrat L. Dillon 108 16.5
Independent R.G. Fox 108 16.5
Plaid Cymru A. Cotton 46 7.0
Majority 43.6
Turnout 44.7
Labour hold Swing

Hawthorn (one seat)[edit]

Hawthorn 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Bates 473 58.0
Plaid Cymru P. Nicholls-Jones 343 42.0
Majority 15.9
Turnout 31.8
Labour hold Swing

Hirwaun (one seat)[edit]

Hirwaun 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W.A. Myring 624 45.2 +15.0
Plaid Cymru L.M. Lewis* 412 39.8 -15.0
Majority 20.5
Turnout 38.5
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Llanharan (one seat)[edit]

Llanharan 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Hopkins 458 51.0 +11.2
Independent D. Davies 256 28.5 +28.5
Plaid Cymru K. Davies 184 20.5 -22.1
Majority 22.5
Turnout 38.9
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Llanharry (one seat)[edit]

Llanharry 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru V. Williams 477 64.2 -11.5
Labour C. Hanagan 428 47.3 +11.5
Majority 5.4
Turnout 40.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llantrisant (one seat)[edit]

Llantrisant 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Holmes 715 55.3 +21.1
Plaid Cymru W. Owen 577 44.7 -21.1
Majority 10.7
Turnout 40.3
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Llantwit Fardre (two seats)[edit]

Llantwit Fardre 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru B.P. Channon* 653
Plaid Cymru D.R. Watkins* 575
Labour J. Bunnage 557
Independent L. Gelsei 473
Labour D.F. Stone 466
Turnout 36.3
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Llwynypia (one seat)[edit]

Llwynypia 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Jones 317 47.3 +8.6
Plaid Cymru P. Lewis* 177 26.4 -34.9
RRP P. Margery 126 18.8
Liberal Democrat S. Jones 50
Majority 20.9
Turnout 44.4
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Maerdy (one seat)[edit]

Maerdy 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Williams 697 64.8 +24.3
Plaid Cymru G. Evans 378 35.2 -24.3
Majority 29.7
Turnout 35.2
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Mountain Ash East (one seat)[edit]

Mountain Ash East 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Pauline Jarman* 57.9 78.3 -20.4
Labour S. Evans 350 40.2 +18.5
Communist N. Maskell 17 2.0 +2.0
Majority 17.7
Turnout 42.2
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Mountain Ash West (two seats)[edit]

Mountain Ash West 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Davies 749
Labour A. Morgan 724
Plaid Cymru C.T. Benney* 472
Plaid Cymru A. Davies* 455
Turnout 43.4
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Penrhiwceiber (two seats)[edit]

Penrhiwceiber 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Ward* 875
Labour C. Binding 874
Plaid Cymru C. Jones 609
Turnout 36.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Pentre (two seats)[edit]

Pentre 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Jenkins* 1,066
Labour J. Jenkins 877
Plaid Cymru L. Jones* 605
Plaid Cymru M. Weaver 523
Turnout 43.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Penygraig (two seats)[edit]

Davies had been elected as a Plaid Cymru candidate in 1999.

Penygraig 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Privett 835
Labour W. Weeks 802
Plaid Cymru C. Hughes* 560
Plaid Cymru E. Hughes 377
Independent D. Davies* 343
Turnout 42.7
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Penywaun (one seat)[edit]

Penywaun 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Barnsley 281 51.1 +2.3
Plaid Cymru H. James* 269 48.9 -2.3
Majority 2.2
Turnout 32.8
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Pontyclun (two seats)[edit]

Pontyclun 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru J.V. Huish* 895
Plaid Cymru M. Rea 667
Labour D. Hayes 611
Independent R.G. Norman* 591
Labour D. Henderson 565
Turnout 43.0
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru gain from Independent Swing

Pontypridd (one seat)[edit]

Pontypridd 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Carter 348 32.5 -7.4
Plaid Cymru D. O'Farrell* 339 31.7 -16.2
Liberal Democrat S. Farr 219 20.4 +8.2
Independent A. Carter 165 15.4 +15.4
Majority 0.8
Turnout 50.6
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Porth (two seats)[edit]

Porth 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Davies 900
Plaid Cymru J. Williams* 830
Labour K. Hopkins 781
Plaid Cymru T. O'Neill 739
Turnout 43.9
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Rhigos (one seat)[edit]

The sitting Plaid Cymru member had been returned unopposed in 1999.

Rhigos 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Thomas 329 51.9 +51.9
Plaid Cymru R. Moses* 305 48.1 +48.1
Majority 24 3.8
Turnout 51.4
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Rhondda (two seats)[edit]

Rhondda 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Leyshon* 721
Labour R. Smith 632
Plaid Cymru W. Daniel 379
Plaid Cymru S. Fisher 353
Liberal Democrat S. Powell-Agar 214
Turnout 39.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Rhydfelen Central / Ilan (one seat)[edit]

Rhydfelen Central / Ilan 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Webber 491 69.8 +27.9
Plaid Cymru R. Humphreys 212 30.2 +1.0
Majority 39.7
Turnout 26.1
Labour hold Swing

Taffs Well (one seat)[edit]

Taffs Well 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru A. Hobson* 551 54.6 -7.6
Labour T. Williams 425 42.1 +3.4
Majority 12.5 -8.1
Turnout 40.2 -6.8
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Talbot Green (one seat)[edit]

Talbot Green 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent P. Baccara 684 75.5
Labour J. Bishop 116 12.8 -3.3
Plaid Cymru J. Jones 106 11.7 -10.2
Majority 62.7
Turnout 49.5
Independent hold Swing

Tonteg (two seats)[edit]

Tonteg 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Butler 831
Labour W.J. David* 807
Plaid Cymru J. Bunn* 537
Plaid Cymru C. Jones 396
Turnout 42.7
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tonypandy (one seat)[edit]

The retiring member had defected from Plaid Cymru to the Liberal Democrats since 1999.

Tonypandy 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Middle 594 53.2 +17.6
Plaid Cymru C. Ludlow 228 20.4 -31.9
Liberal Democrat K. Jones* 188 12.0 +4.8
RRP K. Dickenson 107 9.6 +9.6
Majority 32.8
Turnout 46.1
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Tonyrefail East (two seats)[edit]

Tonyrefail East 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. B. McDonald* 783
Labour R. Roberts* 769
Plaid Cymru P. Doyle 548
Plaid Cymru Danny Grehan 509
Turnout 36.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Tonyrefail West (one seat)[edit]

Tonyrefail West 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Hanagan* 808 74.7 -5.6
Plaid Cymru D. Watkins 274 25.3 +25.3
Majority 49.4 -11.2
Turnout 28.8 -5.0
Labour hold Swing

Trallwn (one seat)[edit]

Trallwn 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mike Powell 597 51.4 -1.8
Labour A.W. Bevan 339 29.2 -1.1
Plaid Cymru C. Gregory 225 16.5 +2.9
Majority 22.2 -0.7
Turnout 42.1 -9.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Trealaw (one seat)[edit]

Trealaw 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Carnell 636 50.0 +11.3
Plaid Cymru R. Winter* 414 33.1 -8.0
RRP J. Gregory 211 16.9 +16.9
Majority 16.9
Turnout 46.4 +2.1
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Treforest (one seat)[edit]

Treforest 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Geraint Day 246 36.6 +7.0
Liberal Democrat A. Southgate 228 33.9 +10.0
Labour J. Brookman 198 29.5 -6.0
Majority 2.7
Turnout 29.2 -6.3
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Treherbert (two seats)[edit]

Treherbert 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Morgan 1.074
Labour D. Williams 1.065
Plaid Cymru Geraint Rhys Davies* 1,063
Plaid Cymru L. Jones* 965
Turnout 54.3
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Treorchy (three seats)[edit]

Treorchy 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru Cennard Davies* 1,519
Plaid Cymru E. Hancock* 1,463
Labour T. Haskins 1,335
Labour M. Williams 1,290
Plaid Cymru R. Knape 1,222
Labour D.M. Lewis 1,136
Turnout 51.5
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Tylorstown (two seats)[edit]

Tylorstown 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D.R. Bevan* 1,038
Labour L. Adams 859
Plaid Cymru M. Brittain* 380
Independent J. Lewis 317
Turnout 48.6 -5.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Tyn-y-Nant (one seat)[edit]

Tyn-y-Nant 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C.J. Willis* 675 75.5 -0.2
Plaid Cymru M. Richards 219 24.5 +0.2
Majority 51.0 -0.5
Turnout 38.5 -5.2
Labour hold Swing

Ynyshir (one seat)[edit]

Ynyshir 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Langford 747 67.0 +4.9
Plaid Cymru M. Lush 368 33.0 -4.9
Majority 34.0 +9.7
Turnout 48.9 -2.3
Labour hold Swing

Ynysybwl (one seat)[edit]

Ynysybwl 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Plaid Cymru D. Arnold 508 38.9 -6.8
Labour G. Crocker 339 26.0 -4.6
Independent D.S. Breeze 254 19.4 -2.9
Liberal Democrat D. Smith 205 15.7 +15.7
Majority 12.9 -1.9
Turnout 39.4 -5.2
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Ystrad (two seats)[edit]

Ystrad 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Cannon 1,140
Labour M. Watts 958
Plaid Cymru Syd Morgan* 740
Plaid Cymru J. Jones* 589
Independent R. Davey 257
Turnout 47.4 -3.9
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Cente, Plymouth University. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Rhondda Cynon Taff council". 11 June 2004. Retrieved 6 June 2019.