1928 Neath Rural District Council election

An election to the Neath Rural District Council in West Glamorgan, Wales, was held in April 1928.[1] It was preceded by the 1925 election and was followed by the 1931 election. The successful candidates were also elected to the Neath Board of Guardians.

Overview of the resultsEdit

Many seats were closely contested and resulted in some Labour gains.

Ward ResultsEdit

Baglan Higher (one seat)Edit

Baglan Higher 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Jones* Unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Blaengwrach (one seats)Edit

Blaengwrach 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent W. Rees 184
Labour T. Davies 147
Independent hold Swing

Blaenrhonddan (three seats)Edit

Blaenrhonddan 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J.T. Evans* 940
Independent W.A. Leyson 721
Independent P.H. Jenkins 481
Independent Edward Bowen 428
Independent Owen Jenkins 302
Independent Llewellyn Jones 295
Labour Thomas Thomas 57
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Clyne (one seats)Edit

Clyne 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles R. Kimber Unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Coedffranc (five seats)Edit

Coedffranc 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ogley Lewis David* 2,083
Independent Amy Jones* 1,598
Independent Henry Reason 1,469
Ex-Serviceman Thomas Lloyd* 1,134
Labour William Davies 1,021
Labour Mary Elizabeth Davies 989
Independent John Harris Evans 919
Labour David Thomas 801
Labour John Rees 797
Labour E.G. Smith 387
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Dyffryn Clydach (two seats)Edit

Dyffryn Clydach 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Tom Williams 395
Labour A.H. Saunders 344
Independent D.G. Davies 341
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Dulais Higher, Crynant Ward (one seats)Edit

Dulais Higher, Crynant Ward 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Jeffreys 274
Independent hold Swing

Dulais Higher, Onllwyn Ward (one seats)Edit

Dulais Higher, Onllwyn Ward 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John James 402
Independent Gwladys Thomas 349
Labour hold Swing

Dulais Higher, Seven Sisters Ward (two seats)Edit

Dulais Higher, Seven Sisters Ward 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Jones* 592
Liberal William Prosser* 472
Independent David John Jones 462
Independent David Jenkin Jones 203
Labour hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing

Dulais Lower (one seat)Edit

Dulais Lower 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent W. Haydn Rees 166
Independent Elizabeth F.J. Griffiths 61
Conservative George C. Williams 55≤
Independent hold Swing

Michaelstone Higher (one seat)Edit

Michaelstone Higher 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W.J. Lewis 243
Independent J. Lewis 213
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Neath Higher (three seats)Edit

Neath Higher 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Arthur* 927
Labour Morgan Morgan 749
Labour Cliff Protheroe 482
Independent William Rees 427
Labour Henry A. Jones 246
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Neath Lower (one seat)Edit

Neath Lower 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J. Llewellyn Edwards* 161
Labour B. Jones 63
Independent hold Swing

Resolven, Cwmgwrach Ward (one seat)Edit

Resolven, Cwmgwrach Ward 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent E. Wood 200
Labour J.I. Powell 87
Independent hold Swing

Resolven, Resolven Ward (two seats)Edit

Resolven, Resolven Ward 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Arthur Davies 582
Independent D.J.Evans 416
Independent J. Rees 415
Labour H. Thomas 385
Labour J. Potts 213
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Resolven, Rhigos Ward (two seats)Edit

Resolven, Rhigos Ward 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Evans* 346
Independent J.T. Jones 292
Labour E. Williams 193
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Resolven, Tonna Ward (one seat)Edit

Resolven, Tonna Ward 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent T. Brown 295
Labour A. Jenkins 281
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Ystradfellte (two seats)Edit

Ystradfellte 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jenkin Davies Unopposed
Independent James Matthews Unopposed
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elections Results". Neath Guardian. 5 April 1931. p. 3. Retrieved 17 November 2022.