The 2012 Rhondda Cynon Taf Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in Wales. This was the same day as other United Kingdom local elections. The next full council election took place on 4 May 2017.
Labour remained in firm control of the council, after gaining an additional 16 seats. However, the leader of the council, Labour councillor Russell Roberts, lost his seat to an Independent candidate (in the Tonyrefail East ward) by 34 votes.
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- Smith, Mark. "Council leader loses seat by 34 votes in big poll shock". South Wales Echo (2012 elections special supplement).
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- Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2012: Rhondda Cynon Taf". Retrieved 15 November 2016.
- Election Results 2012, Rhonda Cynon Taf website
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