Dyfed County Council
Cyngor Sir Dyfed
|Founded||1 April 1974|
|Disbanded||1 April 1996|
|Preceded by||Cardiganshire County Council Pembrokeshire County Council|
|County Hall, Carmarthen|
Dyfed County Council (Welsh: Cyngor Sir Dyfed) was the county council of the non-metropolitan county of Dyfed in south west Wales. It came into its powers on 1 April 1974. The county council was based at County Hall, Carmarthen.
The first election to Dyfed County Council was held in April 1973, and the vast majority of the councillors elected had been members of one of the three previous county authorities which were merged to create Dyfed, namely Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire. The Independents gained a majority and retained this at subsequent elections. At the 1977 election, Plaid Cymru gained some ground although not to the extent that was seen in parts of the South Wales valleys in that year.
On 1 April 1996, under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, Dyfed County Council was broken up and the resultant councils were based on the ancient counties, now restored for administrative purposes: Cardiganshire, the council of which renamed itself Ceredigion the following day; Carmarthenshire; and Pembrokeshire.
- Whitaker's Almanack 1979, p. 677
- "Election results". Western Mail. 13 April 1973.
- "Dyfed County Council Recods". Archives Hub. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
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