Friday, 14 October 2016

Cardiff Creep hits Pontyclun?


There Was a By election for the Cefnyrhendy ward on Pontyclun Community Council and the result was surprise to say the least
Lab 245
Con 227
PC 95.


Plaid have in the past ben a force in Pontyclun and untill 201 2 held both of the Cointy Council seats on Rhondda Cynon Taf.

If they were to regain them next year then we should have expected a better result than the above  espicially as they had a bery good candidate in Emyr Wiliams.

So where did this Conservative surge come from?

The 2012 Result seems to offer no indication of a strong Tory Base

Cefnyrhendy

Electorate: 3140 
Number of seats: 5

CandidatePolitical PartyVotesResult
LEN ARTHUR Welsh Labour 340 Elected
ANN BENNETT Welsh Labour 331 Elected
JOHN ROBERT DILWORTH Plaid Cymru 213
MARTIN EAGLESTONE Welsh Labour 323
JANET ANN EVANS Plaid Cymru 237
MARGARET MARIAN GRIFFITHS Welsh Labour 379 Elected
JONATHAN VAUGHAN HUISH Plaid Cymru 314
PETER JAMES Independent 290
GORDON NORMAN Independent 358 Elected
BRENDAN O'REILLY Independent 393 Elected
MERFYN REA Plaid Cymru 289
CAROLE ANN WILLIS Plaid Cymru 206


Is it a result of a Good candidate, The Tories current position in the Polls, and Anti-corbyn backlash or Cardiff Creep the phenomena of Middle Clas Tories and Lib Dems  moving out of the Capitol into areas like Pontyclun where commuting is easy.

Is this a cause for concern well the above result seems to point to this.  

Plaid may have a cause for concern here if they wish to regain its position in Rhondda Cynon Taf next year

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