Location of the Llantwit Major ward within the Vale of Glamorgan
|Population||10,621 (2011 census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament|
Llantwit Major is the name of an electoral ward in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. It covers its namesake town of Llantwit Major and neighbouring villages of Llanmaes, Monknash and St Donats. The ward elects four county councillors to the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
2017 Vale of Glamorgan
At the May 2017 County Council elections all four seats were won by candidates standing as Llantwit First Independents, increasing their numbers by one.
|Llantwit First Independent||Gwyn John *||2209|
|Llantwit First Independent||Sally Margaret Hanks||1984|
|Llantwit First Independent||Eddie Williams *||1588|
|Llantwit First Independent||Jayne Margaret Norman||1527|
|Conservative||Tony Bennett *||1360|
|Conservative||John Colin Deakin||1154|
|UKIP||Melanie J. Hunter-Clarke||112|
|UKIP||Robin J. Hunter-Clarke||112|
|UKIP||Anthony Frederick Raybould||78|
2012 Vale of Glamorgan/2015 by-election
Following the 2012 election Llantwit First Independent councillor Eric Hacker was elected as mayor of the county council for the ensuing 12 months. Llantwit First Independents supported the minority Labour Group to give Labour a majority control of the county council. Councillor Keith Geary died on 4 January 2015, leaving a seat vacant.
At the by-election on 26 March 2015 the vacant seat was won by Tony Bennett for the Conservatives, by 12 votes.
|Llantwit First Independent||Gwyn John *||2068|
|Llantwit First Independent||Eric Hacker *||1603|
|Llantwit First Independent||Edward Williams||1490|
|Llantwit First Independent||Keith Geary||1327|
|Conservative||John Clifford *||813|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Stephens||269|
2008 Vale of Glamorgan
|Llantwit First Independent||Gwyn John *||1894|
|Llantwit First Independent||Sally Bagstaff||1748|
|Llantwit First Independent||Eric Hacker *||1470|
|Conservative||John Clifford *||1291|
|Llantwit First Independent||Ann Matthews||1164|
|Plaid Cymru||Dafydd Stephens||270|
* = sitting councillor prior to the election
Between 1973 and 1996 Llantwit Major was a ward to the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council, electing 3 councillors initially, then 4 councillors from 1983. The ward was represented by a mixture of Labour and Conservative councillors.
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- "County Election Results - Elections held on 1st May 2008" (PDF). Vale of Glamorgan Council. p. 17. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
- "Vale of Glamorgan Welsh District Council Election Results 1973-1991" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 13 July 2019.