I know most have seen the result for the Trelech byelection by now for those who haven't its here.
Trelech on Carmarthen Council
Jean Lewis (Plaid Cymru) 598
Hugh Phillips (Ind) 181
Selwyn Runnett (LibDem) 96
There was a community council seat on Llantrisant which in Tynant next door to Beddau where Labour's Ron Hunt who on his third attempt this year one easily.
Tynant on Llantrisant Community Councii
Ron Hunt (Labour)209 votes,
Steven Thomas Owen (Plaid) 38
Johnathen Bishop (Dzôn) (Pluralist Party 20
Apparently there was a rather Bizarre altercation at the count between Dzôn and Mr Hunt over Fox hunting .
I think I should have paid more attention to what was happening on my doorstep. However the RCT website did not seem to give any details which might reflect on the very low turn out. lower than 5% it appears
For Plaid in Carmarthen the result was encouraging winning the seat that the retiring member who had represented the ward for nearly 50 years to the extent he was known as Dia Trelech and with another by-election coming after the death of Labour councillor George Edwards, Labour councillor for Hengoed ward which occupies the coastal strip between Llanelli and Burry Port, .
Hengoed is a two-member ward, the other councillor being Siân Caiach.
CAIACH, Sian Mair People First - Putting Llanelli First 337 Elected
DAVIES, Martin Vaughan Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales 315
EDWARDS, George Welsh Labour 338 Elected
EVANS, Mike Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales 271
JENKINS, Heidi Elizabeth Other 89
JONES, Ken People First - Working For Your Community 261
LEWIS, Sue Welsh Labour 253
ROBERTS, Fred Independent 213
So much might depend on whether Siân Ciach can find someone to stand for People First it may well be a lively event but Plaid leave the year on a high and may well carry on in the new year in the same manner at least in Carmarthen.
Meanwhile The SNP are going from strength to strength
South Kintyre on Argyll and Bute (SNP defence)
Result: SNP 942 (62% +37%), Liberal Democrats 214 (14%, unchanged), Conservative 203 (13% -33%), Labour 156 (10%, no candidate last time)
Result of ward at last election (2012) : Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives 1,133 (46%)
Scottish National Party 203, 415 (25%)
Independents 63, 138, 167 (15%)
Liberal Democrats 351 (14%)
Elgin City North on Moray (Lab Defence)
Result: SNP 728 (38% -5%), Independent 472 (24% +15%), Labour 287 (15% -15%), Conservative 273 (14% -4%), UKIP 81 (4%, no candidate last time), Green 77 (4%, no candidate last time)
Result of ward at last election (2012): Emboldened denotes elected
Scottish National Party 596, 515 (43%)
Labour 766 (30%)
Conservatives 448 (18%)
Independents 241 (9%)
The result and swings are difficult to work out because Scottish councils use STV but In reality there was a significant swing to the SNP in both seats.