Flintshire County Council
Flintshire County Council is the unitary local authority for the present-day Welsh administrative county of Flintshire (not to be confused with the historic Flintshire), one of the administrative subdivisions of Wales. It is based at County Hall in Mold, Flintshire.
Elections take place every four years. The last election was on 4 May 2017.
|Year||Independents||Labour||Liberal Democrats||Conservatives||Plaid Cymru|
By the May 2017 elections the Labour Group held 34 seats on the council and held the same number after the election results came in, though they had gained seats in some wards (for example Llanfynydd) and lost in others (e.g. Bagillt East).
Following the elections in 2012 the council was governed by a coalition between Labour and a group of some of the Independents. Labour was the largest political group within the council with 34 members, followed by the Independent Alliance (14), Conservatives (6), Independents (6), the Liberal Democrats (5), and the New Independents (5).
The county borough is divided into 57 electoral wards returning 70 councillors. Few communities in Flintshire are coterminous with electoral wards. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':
|Ward||Communities (Parishes)||Other geographic areas|
|Argoed||Argoed* (East and South wards)|
|Aston||Hawarden* (Aston ward)|
|Bagillt East||Bagillt* (East and Merllyn wards)|
|Bagillt West||Bagillt* (Central and West wards)|
|Broughton North East||Broughton and Bretton* (East and North wards)|
|Broughton South||Broughton and Bretton* (South ward)|
|Buckley Bistre East||Buckley (town)* (Bistre East ward)|
|Buckley Bistre West||Buckley (town)* (Bistre West ward)|
|Buckley Mountain||Buckley (town)* (Mountain ward)|
|Buckley Pentrobin||Buckley (town)* (Pentrobin ward)|
|Caergwrle||Hope* (Caergwrle ward)|
|Connah's Quay Central||Connah's Quay (town)* (Central ward)|
|Connah's Quay Golftyn||Connah's Quay (town)* (Golftyn ward)|
|Connah's Quay South||Connah's Quay (town)* (South ward)|
|Connah's Quay Wepre||Connah's Quay (town)* (Wepre ward)|
|Ewloe||Hawarden* (Ewloe ward)|
|Ffynnongroyw||Llanasa* (Ffynnongroyw ward)|
|Flint Castle||Flint (town)* (Castle ward)|
|Flint Coleshill||Flint (town)* (Coleshill ward)|
|Flint Oakenholt||Flint (town)* (Oakenholt ward)|
|Flint Trelawny||Flint (town)* (Trelawny ward)|
|Greenfield||Holywell (town)* (Greenfield ward)|
|Gronant||Llanasa* (Gronant ward)|
|Halkyn||Halkyn* (Halkyn, Rhesycae and Rhosesmor wards)|
|Hawarden||Hawarden* (Hawarden ward)|
|Higher Kinnerton||Higher Kinnerton*|
|Holywell Central||Holywell (town)* (Central ward)|
|Holywell East||Holywell (town)* (East ward)|
|Holywell West||Holywell (town)* (West ward)|
|Hope||Hope* (Hope ward)|
|Mancot||Hawarden* (Mancot ward)|
|Mold Broncoed||Mold (town)* (Broncoed ward)|
|Mold East||Mold (town)* (East ward)|
|Mold South||Mold (town)* (South ward)|
|Mold West||Mold (town)* (West ward)|
|New Brighton||Argoed* (New Brighton and West wards)|
|Northop Hall||Northop Hall*|
|Saltney Mold Junction||Saltney* (Mold Junction ward)|
|Saltney Stonebridge||Saltney* (Stonebridge ward)|
|Shotton East||Shotton (town)* (East ward)|
|Shotton Higher||Shotton (town)* (Higher ward)|
|Shotton West||Shotton (town)* (West ward)|
|Trelawnyd and Gwaenysgor||
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