1977 Mid Glamorgan County Council election

The 1977 Mid Glamorgan County Council election was held in May 1977 and were the second elections to Mid Glamorgan County Council, electing 85 councillors.[1] It was preceded by the 1973 election and followed by the 1981 election.

Ward ResultsEdit

Aberdare No.1: Llwydcoed (two seats)Edit

Aberdare No.1: Llwydcoed 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Powell* 2,009
Labour Mervyn Prowle 1,925
Plaid Cymru G. Edwards 1,917
Plaid Cymru S. Edwards 1,741
Independent M. Winter 285
Turnout 48.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Aberdare No.2: Blaengwawr (one seat)Edit

Aberdare No.2: Blaengwawr 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Glyn Owen* 2,320 59.8 -3.2
Labour H. Cole 1,558 40.2 +3.2
Majority 19.6 -6.5
Turnout 65.4 -0.1
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Aberdare No.3: Gadlys (one seat)Edit

Aberdare No.3: Gadlys 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour V. Llywelyn 955 56.8 +16.3
Plaid Cymru A. Skitt 753 43.2 -16.3
Majority 13.5
Turnout 59.4 -15.6
Labour gain from Plaid Cymru Swing

Aberdare No.4: Town (one seat)Edit

Aberdare No.4: Town 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent P. Williams 968 58.5 +3.4
Labour W. Price 681 41.5 -3.4
Majority 16.9 +6.8
Turnout 47.0 -9.6
Independent hold Swing

Aberdare No.5: Aberaman (one seat)Edit

Aberdare No.5: Aberaman 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Reed 1,836 58.9 -3.1
Plaid Cymru D. Barnett 1,281 41.1 +3.1
Majority 17.8 -61.1
Turnout 51.0 -3.2
Labour hold Swing

Abertridwr and SenghennyddEdit

Abertridwr and Senghennydd 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers J. Davies 1,650 74.6 +5.4
Labour E. Wright 563 25.4 -5.4
Majority 49.1 +10.8
Turnout 42.5 -8.2
Independent hold Swing

Bedwas and Machen (two seats)Edit

Bedwas and Machen 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Davies 2.580
Labour C. Hobbs 2,117
Liberal Angus Donaldson 2,088
Plaid Cymru T. Davies 1,129
Conservative E. Haines 902
Plaid Cymru E. Lewis 783
Independent I. Edwards 542
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bedwellty No.1 Aberbargoed (one seat)Edit

Bedwellty No.1 Aberbargoed 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru K. Szerard 908 53.6
Labour W. Forbes* 785 46.4
Majority 7.3
Turnout 56.7 -0.1
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Bedwellty No.2 Abertysswg (one seat)Edit

Bedwellty No.2 Abertysswg 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru I. Evans 1,440 57.6 +57.6
Labour S. Powell* 1,062 42.4 -24.8
Majority 15.1
Turnout 58.0 +0.3
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Bridgend (two seats)Edit

Alfred Bowen, who had represented Bridgend on the old Glamorgan County Council prior to re-organization, lost his seat to the Conservatives.

Bridgend 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Parker* 2,747
Conservative W. Rutter 2,346
Labour Alfred Bowen* 1,616
Labour K. Morgan 1,474
Ratepayers E. King 1,281
Ratepayers G. Morris 980
Plaid Cymru D. Jones 491
Plaid Cymru E. Lewis 467
Turnout 53.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Caerphilly No.1 (one seat)Edit

Caerphilly No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Lewis 1,040 51.0 +51.0
Plaid Cymru A. Jewell 742 36.4 +36.4
Conservative E. Evans 257 12.6 +12.6
Majority 14.6
Turnout 64.8
Labour hold Swing

Caerphilly No.2 Llanbradach (one seat)Edit

Caerphilly No.2 Llanbradach 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Colin Mann 1,249 51.0 -23.8
Labour E. White 815 33.3 +8.1
Conservative E. Edwards 387 15.8 +15.8
Majority 17.7 -31.8
Turnout 55.4 -3.5
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Caerphilly No.4 (one seat)Edit

Lindsay Whittle unseated Bertie Rowland, who had represented Caerphilly on the former Glamorgan County Council.

Caerphilly No.4 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle 1,340 38.2 +2.3
Labour Bertie Rowland* 1,331 40.2 -21.6
Conservative R. Lea 640 19.3 +19.3
Majority 9 0.3
Turnout 48.9 +7.4
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Caerphilly No.5 North (one seat)Edit

Caerphilly No.5 North 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Jewell 1,012 51.2 -0.6
Plaid Cymru A. Hallett 674 34.1 +34.1
Conservative B. Williams 146 7.4 +7.4
Ratepayers V. Evans 146 7.4 +7.4
Majority 17.1 +13.6
Turnout 46.5 +4.9
Labour hold Swing

Caerphilly No.6 South (one seat)Edit

Caerphilly No.6 South 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent H. Richards 781 33.4 -20.1
Labour G. Snell 652 27.9 -18.6
Ratepayers A. Goodchild 465 19.9 +19.9
Independent M. Ryland 443 18.9 +18.9
Majority 5.5 -1.5
Turnout 52.8 +2.8
Independent hold Swing

Caerphilly No.7 (one seat)Edit

Caerphilly No.7 1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru R. Davies 921 32.7
Conservative H. Paulley 780 27.7
Labour G. Lewis 618 22.0
Independent Labour E. Dobbs 496 17.6
Majority 5.0
Turnout
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Cardiff Rural (one seat)Edit

Cardiff Rural 1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Richards 701 36.3 -18.1
Plaid Cymru P. Enticott 622 32.2 -13.4
Conservative P. Dawkins 347 18.0 +18.0
Ratepayers A. Skelhorne 260 13.5 +13.5
Majority 4.1 -4.7
Turnout 53.7 +13.7
Labour hold Swing

Cowbridge Rural (one seat)Edit

Cowbridge Rural 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J. David 1,618 62.6 +9.9
Plaid Cymru Janet Davies 966 37.4 +37.4
Majority 25.2 +19.9
Turnout 47.5 -4.6
Independent hold Swing

Dowlais (one seat)Edit

Dowlais 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Lewis 1,245 47.9 -2.4
Plaid Cymru P. Jones 1,214 46.7 +46.7
Liberal D. Smith 140 5.4 +5.4
Majority 31 1.2 +0.6
Turnout 55.0 +3.4
Labour hold Swing

Gelligaer No.1 (one seat)Edit

Gelligaer No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru G. Howells 1,492 47.4 +15.8
Labour B. Williams* 1,449 46.0 -22.4
Conservative W. Morgan 210 6.7 +6.7
Majority 1.4
Turnout 57.2 +1.4
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Gelligaer No.2 (one seat)Edit

Davies was elected as an Independent Labour candidate in 1973.

Gelligaer No.2 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Davies 1,087 68.1 +26.7
Plaid Cymru G. Roberts 509 31.9 +31.9
Majority 36.2
Turnout 54.9 -6.0
Labour gain from Independent Labour Swing

Gelligaer No.3 (one seat)Edit

Gelligaer No.3 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru J. Jones 1,710 48.2 -0.4
Labour I. Jenkins 1,490 42.0 -9.4
Conservative B. Newman 351 9.9 +9.9
Majority 6.2
Turnout 52.3 +8.9
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Gelligaer No.4 (two seats)Edit

Gelligaer No.4 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Rogers* 2,803
Labour W. Bowen* 2,693
Plaid Cymru A. Evans 1,533
Plaid Cymru N. Turner 1,441
Conservative C. Collins 550
Conservative R. Owen 529
Turnout 49.0 +13.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llantrisant and Llantwitfardre No.1 (four seats)Edit

Llantrisant and Llantwitfardre No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Eason* 3,398
Ratepayers T. John* 3,098
Labour L. Lodwig* 3,067
Labour A. Tyrrell* 2,801
Labour N. James 2,747
Conservative R. Bunnage 2,636
Conservative D. Pearse 2,594
Ratepayers D. Brown 2,446
Plaid Cymru T. Jones 2,332
Plaid Cymru T. Phillips 2,252
Plaid Cymru D. Morris 2,130
Plaid Cymru R. Kennard 2,038
Liberal R. Verallo 884
Turnout 63.8
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Llantrisant and Llantwitfardre No.2 (four seats)Edit

Llantrisant and Llantwitfardre No.2 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. McDonald 2,867
Labour J. Thomas 2,167
Independent E. Brinson 1,357
Plaid Cymru D. Davies 1,305
Plaid Cymru J. Jones 1,199
Conservative A. Farnworth 368
Turnout 58.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Maesteg No.1 (one seat)Edit

Maesteg No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour V. Hart 2,023 69.7
Plaid Cymru D. Lewis 678 23.3
Conservative M. Rixon 203
Majority 46.3
Turnout 54.3
Labour hold Swing

Maesteg No.2 (one seat)Edit

Maesteg No.2 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jennie Gibbs 1,365 59.5 -6.4
Labour W. Hayes 758 33.0 -1.1
Conservative K. Rowe 172 7.5
Majority 26.4 -5.5
Turnout 54.3 -5.3
Liberal hold Swing

Maesteg No.3 (one seat)Edit

Maesteg No.3 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Venner 1,428 56.5 -17.5
Plaid Cymru T. Pearson 720 28.5 +2.5
Conservative G. Jones 378 15.0
Majority 28.0 -19.9
Turnout 49.8 +3.9
Labour hold Swing

Merthyr, Cyfarthfa (one seat)Edit

Merthyr, Cyfarthfa 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru M. Phillips 1,474 53.9
Labour D. Jones* 1,083 39.6
Liberal D. Williams 165 6.5
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Merthyr No.6 (one seat)Edit

Merthyr No.6 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Griffiths 1,614
Plaid Cymru B. Richards 1,192
Communist R. Evans 106
Majority
Turnout 69.1 -5.3
Labour hold Swing

Merthyr No.7 (one seat)Edit

Merthyr No.7 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. O'Brien 1,344
Plaid Cymru J. Gough 980
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Merthyr Park (two seats)Edit

Merthyr Park 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Burns* 1,956
Plaid Cymru G. Foster* 1,840
Labour D. Williams 1,584
Plaid Cymru C. Mathews 1,521
Conservative C. Thomas 620
Communist A. Jones 539
Liberal G. Cooper 288
Communist C. Dennett 161
Liberal D. Bettel-Higgins 152
Turnout 60.1 +3.1
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Merthyr Town (one seat)Edit

Merthyr Town 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Davies 1,277
Plaid Cymru L. Smith 813
Conservative D. Davies 582
Communist T. Roberts 112
Liberal O. Bettel-Higgins 35
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Mountain Ash No.1 (one seat)Edit

Mountain Ash No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Davies* 1,662
Plaid Cymru C. Jones 1,086
Communist A. Williams 974
Majority
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Mountain Ash No.2 (one seat)Edit

Mountain Ash No.2 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru N. Thomas 1,066
Independent P. Brocklebank 877
Labour F. Brooks 789
Majority
Turnout
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Mountain Ash No.3 (two seats)Edit

Mountain Ash No.3 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Lloyd 1,940
Plaid Cymru R. Humphreys* 1,797
Plaid Cymru G. Owens 1,736
Labour H. Evans 1,734
Turnout
Labour gain from Communist Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Ogmore and Garw No.1 (one seat)Edit

Ogmore and Garw No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers Danny Mordecai 1,263
Labour M. David 948
Plaid Cymru G. Jones 148
Majority
Turnout
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Ogmore and Garw No.2 (two seats)Edit

Ogmore and Garw No.2 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Price* 2,476
Plaid Cymru E. Merriman* 2,428
Labour A. Lock 2,364
Plaid Cymru J. Jones 1,590
Conservative J. Fenwick 569
Conservative M. Eade 487
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Plaid Cymru hold Swing

Penybont No.1 (one seat)Edit

Penybont No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. Walters 1,081 29.4
Labour E. Hayball* 1,002
Ratepayers I. Evans 514
Plaid Cymru P. Tomlin 227
Majority
Turnout
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Penybont No.2 (one seat)Edit

Penybont No.2 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Board 1,064
Independent D. Thomas 783
Liberal S. Clark 375
Independent D. Davies 149
Turnout 55.1
Conservative hold Swing

Penybont No.3 (one seat)Edit

Penybont No.3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Spurgeon 1,195 41.9
Labour A. Cattle 1,186 41.6
Plaid Cymru D. Williams 470 16.5
Majority
Turnout 45.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Penybont No.4 (one seat)Edit

Penybont No.4 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Unwin 1,253 41.3
Labour G. Stevens 755 24.9
Ratepayers A. Elliott 651 651
Plaid Cymru S. Thomas 373 12.3
Majority
Turnout 47.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Penybont No.5 (two seats)Edit

Penybont No.5 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Davies* 2,949
Labour M. Jones* 2,911
Plaid Cymru V. Morgan-Thornton 1,598
Plaid Cymru R. Lewis 1,338
Conservative P. Davis 1,160
Conservative P. Rixon 984
Raetepayers A. Gordon-Cranmer 591
Turnout 58.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Penybont No.6 (two seats)Edit

Penybont No.6 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Squire* 1,994
Independent W. Barnett* 1,637
Labour G. Walters 1,562
Independent M. Kennedy 1,263
Plaid Cymru G. Charles 743
Plaid Cymru D. Jones 649
Turnout 57.6
Labour hold Swing
Independent hold Swing

Penydarren (one seat)Edit

Penydarren 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Mahoney* 1,500 60.2
Plaid Cymru J. Price 823 33.0
Liberal J. Lewis 170 6.8
Majority
Turnout 52.9
Labour hold Swing

Pontypridd No.1 (one seat)Edit

Pontypridd No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Williams* 842 39.3
Plaid Cymru S. Holcombe 743 34.7
Independent K. James 411 19.2
Conservative M. Farnworth 147 6.9
Turnout 54.2
Labour hold Swing

Pontypridd No.2 Town (one seat)Edit

Pontypridd No.2 Town 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W. Jones 791 33.4
Plaid Cymru S. Goodwin 704 29.7
Liberal B. Murphy 667 28.2
Conservative M. Davis 207 8.7
Majority
Turnout 53.7
Labour hold Swing

Pontypridd No.3 (one seat)Edit

Pontypridd No.3 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Peck* 1,141 90.1
Conservative J. Bunnage 125 9.9
Majority
Turnout 58.6
Labour hold Swing

Pontypridd No.4 Trallwn (one seat)Edit

Pontypridd No.4 Trallwn 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Meriel Murphy* 990 49.7
Labour S. Cody 458 23.0
Plaid Cymru R. Jones 393 19.7
Conservative S. Schofield 150 7.5
Majority
Turnout 62.9
Liberal hold Swing

Pontypridd No.5 Rhydyfelin (one seat)Edit

Pontypridd No.5 Rhydyfelin 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Davies* 1,103 40.7
Independent K. Williams 869
Plaid Cymru C. Holloway 490 18.1
Conservative J. Beynon 251 9.3
Turnout 39.2
Labour hold Swing

Pontypridd No.6 (one seat)Edit

Pontypridd No.6 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Weston* Unopposed
Liberal R. Mathews 542 20.5
Plaid Cymru E. Henly 522 19.7
Conservative L. Jarman 406 15.3
Majority
Turnout 50.3
Labour hold Swing

Porthcawl No.1 (one seat)Edit

Porthcawl No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hubbard-Miles* 1,959 58.5
Ratepayers Chris Smart 569 17.0
Labour D. Wilcox 563 16.8
Plaid Cymru W. Thomas 257 7.7
Majority
Turnout 48.1
Conservative hold Swing

Porthcawl No.2 (one seat)Edit

Porthcawl No.2 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Eastment 1,312 52.0
Labour G. McBride* 962 38.1
Plaid Cymru R. Fattorini 249 9.9
Majority
Turnout 49.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Rhondda No.1 Treherbert (two seats)Edit

Rhondda No.1 Treherbert 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Communist Arthur True* 2,143
Labour G. Williams 1,694
Labour H. Elliott 1,293
Turnout 62.9
Communist hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rhondda No.2 Treorchy (two seats)Edit

Rhondda No.2 Treorchy 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Jones* 1,988
Labour G. Rees* 2,007
Plaid Cymru P. Davies 1,496
Plaid Cymru R. Davies 1,455
Independent J. Samson 385
Turnout 59.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rhondda No.3 Pentre (one seat)Edit

Rhondda No.3 Pentre 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Jenkins* 1,361 52.1
Plaid Cymru M. John 582 22.3
Conservative D. Gillespie 356 13.6
Independent R. Betteney 311 11.9
Majority
Turnout 59.2
Labour hold Swing

Rhondda No.4 Ystrad (one seat)Edit

Rhondda No.4 Ystrad 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Thomas* 1,397 53.1
Plaid Cymru D. Jones 809 30.7
Communist A. Price 426 16.2
Majority
Turnout 52.8
Labour hold Swing

Rhondda No.5 (one seat)Edit

Rhondda No.5 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru D. Morgan 1,455 42.6
Labour T. Parry* 1,397 40.9
Conservative Alan Speake 567 16.6
Majority
Turnout 61.5
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Rhondda No.6 (one seat)Edit

Rhondda No.6 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Winter* 1,463 44.3
Conservative P. Leyshon 1,416 42.9
Plaid Cymru A. Jones 421 12.8
Majority
Turnout 56.0
Labour hold Swing

Rhondda No.7 Penygraig (one seat)Edit

Rhondda No.7 Penygraig 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Richards* 1,262 48.5
Conservative C. Lindsey 730 28.1
Plaid Cymru G. Jones 608 23.4
Majority
Turnout 47.0
Labour hold Swing

Rhondda No.8 Porth (two seats)Edit

Rhondda No.8 Porth 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Ellis* 1,828
Labour L. Rees 1,693
Ratepayers T. Jones 1,507
Ratepayers E. Fitsall 1,454
Conservative R. Tomkinson 650
Turnout 48.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rhondda No.9 (one seat)Edit

Rhondda No.9 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ratepayers D. May 1,135 40.3
Labour S. McElstrim* 1,122 39.8
Plaid Cymru M. Fisk 560 19.9
Majority 13
Turnout 61.6
Independent gain from Labour Swing

Rhymney Lower, Middle and Upper (one seat)Edit

Rhymney Lower, Middle and Upper 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Williams* 1,646 71.9
Plaid Cymru A. Lippiett 644 28.1
Majority
Turnout 51.5
Labour hold Swing

Treharris (one seat)Edit

Treharris 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Richards* 1,477 67.5
Plaid Cymru M. Moran 711 32.5
Majority
Turnout 51.2
Labour hold Swing

Vaynor and Penderyn No.1 (one seat)Edit

Vaynor and Penderyn No.1 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaid Cymru C. Harris 991 52.3
Labour M. Byrne* 905 47.7
Majority
Turnout 62.5
Plaid Cymru gain from Labour Swing

Vaynor and Penderyn No.2 (one seat)Edit

Vaynor and Penderyn No.2 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Smith 729 42.6
Plaid Cymru P. Williams 606 35.4
Conservative A. Hodges 257 15.0
Liberal A. Jenkins 121 7.1
Majority
Turnout 64.4
Labour hold Swing

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Mid Glamorgan County Council Election Results 1973-1993" (PDF). The Elections Centre, Plymouth University. Retrieved 17 October 2016.