October 17th 2013
Lab 718 (59.7; +29.5)
Port Talbot Residents Association 222 (18.5; +18.5)
UKIP 154 (12.8; +12.8)
Plaid Cymru 69 (5.7; +5.7)
Con 40 (3.3; +3.3)
[Ind (0.0; -18.0)[
[Neat Port Talbot Independents (0.0; -19.4)]
[Ind (0.0; -32.4)]
The previous election saw the election of one Independent and 2 Labour which has been the case at least since 2004
Independent Lella Helen James often frustrating Labour by topping the poll . They have managed to keep the Other Seat even at the hight of Labours unpopularity
Only Neath and Port Talbot ever offer any real alternative but its embarrassing for Plaid and the Conservatives to come behind Ukip
But Neat Port Talbot is a peculiar council.in that there is no real main opposition part with different Parties clustered in different part of the county.
|Neath Port Talbot Independents||0||0||0||3||-3|
|Social Democratic Party||1||1||0||2||-2|
But for now its the Status Quo in Neath Port Talbot which was to be expected but as the council cuts start digging deeper. Iit will be interesting . How the 10 councils in Wales that Labour are in overall control can blame these savage cuts on the Westminster government and retain electoral support..
Or will the nature of these cuts an example of which I hope to give tomorrow lead to public wrath against them.
P.S. 11:0 AM Plaid in Wrecsam have announced County councillor Keith Gregory formally a Independent has joined Plaid ..