Wales at the polls: Local elections 2017

On the 4th of May 2017 Wales heads to the polls to vote in the local council elections.

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Gwynedd: Final result

Credit: Gwynedd Council
  • Plaid Cymru 41
  • Independent 26
  • Llais Gwynedd 6
  • Labour 1
  • Liberal Democrats1

Plaid Cymru has kept overall control of Gwynedd, with 41 of the 75 seats. It would have been 42 but one of the party's candidates lost when he drew lots with an opponent who had the same number of votes.

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Welsh Conservatives 'incredibly proud of the big advances' the party has made so far

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies says his party are 'incredibly proud of the big advances' it's made so far, declaring it 'a good night at the office'.

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The Welsh Conservatives gained overall control of Monmouth, made strides in the Vale of Glamorgan, doubled the party's representation in Wrexham and claimed 10 seats in Bridgend - the stronghold of First Minister and Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones.

We are emboldened by the results that have come in, but take nothing for granted as there are still nine councils yet to declare.

There is also still a general election to fight, and we now need to dig deep and press on with the job of ensuring that we have a Prime Minister on 8 June who can deliver the strong and stable leadership needed to carry our country through Brexit and beyond.

Our work is far from done and we are steeling ourselves for the challenge ahead.

– Andrew RT Davies, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives

There's still hope, say Lib Dems

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These were always going to be a difficult set of elections, but we’ve run a campaign that every candidate and campaigner can be proud of.

The process of rebuilding our party will take time, and these elections were fought in an incredibly turbulent time. Yet results overnight show that there’s hope. We have gained seats from Labour in Monmouth and Neath Port Talbot, seats from the Conservatives in Flintshire, and from Plaid Cymru in Ceredigion.

We will continue to fight on. We will continue to fight for an open, tolerant and united Wales and Britain.

– Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Mark Williams MP

So far, so good, claim Plaid

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Some significant targets for Plaid Cymru are councils where counting is only just getting underway. Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly and Anglesey are all places where the party is looking to gain power. The result in Gwynedd, the only council where Plaid is defending an overall majority won't be known until later, and the same is true in Carmarthenshire, which Plaid Cymru runs in a coalition with the independents.

So far it looks positive for Plaid Cymru with our stronger areas yet to be announced.

We have broken new ground in all parts of Wales from Aberavon to Blaenau Gwent, and from Bridgend to Wrexham. It’s also good to be holding and gaining seats where we have run councils like in Ceredigion, with our strong record on running public services despite the onslaught of cuts.

The story of the night seems to be Plaid and Tory gains versus Labour and UKIP losses. I look forward to seeing the results of the remaining counts across the country.

– Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood AM
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