Aberdare East

Aberdare East is a local government community and electoral ward in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. The community was formed in 2016 when the former community of Aberdare was split into two. Aberdare East includes the main town of Aberdare.

Aberdare East
Rhondda Cynon Taf Wales communities - Aberdare East locator.png
Location of Aberdare East within Rhondda Cynon Taf
OS grid referenceSO005025
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCF44
Dialling code01685
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Abernant Road, Abernant, looking towards Aberdare


The Aberdare East community came into effect on 1 December 2016 following the enactment of The Rhondda Cynon Taf (Communities) Order 2016.[1] The area includes the town centre of Aberdare as well as Robertstown and the nearby village of Abernant

According to the 2011 UK Census Aberdare East had a population of 6,561.[2]

Electoral wardEdit

An electoral ward of Aberdare East exists[3] electing two county councillors to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council since 1995.

Since 1995 the ward has consistently elected Welsh Labour councillors. Cllr Mike Forey has represented the ward on the new county council since 1995, while fellow councillor Steve Bradwick has represented the ward since 2008.[4]

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council election, 4 May 2017 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve BRADWICK 1158
Labour Mike FOREY 917
Cynon Valley Ray DALLY 627    
Cynon Valley Graham MARSH 586    
Plaid Cymru David Alun WALTERS 363

Cllr Bradwick took over at the 2008 election from Dr Shah Imtiaz, who had represented the ward for the Labour Party on Cynon Valley Borough Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council since 1973.[6]


  1. ^ "The Rhondda Cynon Taf (Communities) Order 2016" (PDF). Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Aberdare East - Key Stats". UK Census Data. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  3. ^ "The County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  4. ^ Rhondda Cyon Taff County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012, The Election Centre. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ County Borough Council Elections 2017, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Dr Imtiaz honoured for thirty five years serving the people". Wales Online. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2018.