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Blaengwrach by-election, 2016

Plaid Cymru gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Blaengwrach division of Neath Port Talbot Council on 20 October 2016 following the death of Labour Cllr Alf Siddley.

Carolyn Edwards gained the seat for Plaid Cymru.

Result

Plaid Cymru
48.0%
Labour
30.5%
Evans
12.4%
UKIP
8.3%
Conservative
0.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Plaid Cymru Carolyn Edwards 225 48.0% +3.6%
Labour Sarah Price 143 30.5% -25.1%
Independent Thomas Evans 58 12.4% n/a
UKIP Richard Pritchard 39 8.3% n/a
Conservative Peter Crocker-Jaques 4 0.9% n/a
Turnout: 32.6% (-9.7%) - Majority: 82 (17.5%) - Swing: 14.4% Lab to PC


2012 Result

Labour
55.6%
Plaid Cymru
44.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Labour Alf Siddley 363 55.6%
Plaid Cymru Joan Bodman 290 44.4%
Turnout: 42.3% - Majority: 73 (11.2%)


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