Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot
|Founded||1 April 1996|
|Preceded by||West Glamorgan County Council|
Port Talbot BC
Lliw Valley BC
Mayor of Neath Port Talbot
Cllr Scott Jones, Independent
since 17 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Rob Jones, Labour
since 12 May 2017
Cllr Ted Latham, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Alun Llewelyn, Plaid Cymru
since November 2020
Length of term
|First past the post|
|4 May 1995|
|4 May 2017|
|5 May 2022|
|Civic Centre, Port Talbot|
On 12 May 2017, Councillor Robert Jones become leader of the council, taking over from previous leader Councillor Ali Thomas. The deputy leader is Councillor Ted Latham.
|Year||Labour||Liberal Democrats||Plaid Cymru||Residents association||Others|
Neath Port Talbot is a Labour stronghold. Labour have been in power in Neath Port Talbot since 1996.
On 17 May 2019, Councillor Scott Jones was appointed the mayor of Neath Port Talbot.
The deputy mayor for 2019-20 is Councillor John Warman.
The county borough is divided into 42 electoral wards returning a total of 64 councillors. Some of these wards are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. Each community can have an elected council. There are 19 community councils in the county borough area. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':
|Ward||Communities (Parishes)||Places covered|
|Aberdulais||Blaenhonddan* (Aberdulais and Cilfrew wards)||Cilfrew|
|Allt-Wen||Cilybebyll* (Allt-Wen ward)||Cilhendre, Trebanos|
|Baglan||Baglan and Baglan Bay||Baglan Moor|
|Blaengwrach||Blaengwrach* and Glynneath Town* (West Central ward)||Cwmgwrach|
|Briton Ferry East||Briton Ferry Town* (Craig-y-darren and Cwrt Sart wards)||Goytre|
|Briton Ferry West||Briton Ferry Town* (Brynhyfryd and Shelone Wood wards)||Giant's Grave|
|Bryn and Cwmavon||Bryn and Cwmafan||Brynbryddan, Pontrhydyfen|
|Bryncoch North||Blaenhonddan* (Bryn-côch North ward)|
|Bryncoch South||Blaenhonddan* (Bryn-côch South ward)|
|Cadoxton||Blaenhonddan* (Cadoxton ward)||Cilfrew|
|Cimla||Neath* Town (Cefn Saeson and Crynallt wards)||Cefn Saeson, Cimla|
|Coedffranc Central||Coedffranc* (East Central and Central wards)||Skewen, Caewathen|
|Coedffranc North||Coedffranc* (North ward)||Birchgrove, Moore Town, Longford, Skewen|
|Coedffranc West||Coedffranc* (West and West Central wards)||Coed Darcy, Crymlyn Bog, Crymlyn Burrows, Pant y Sais, Jersey Marine, Llandarcy, Skewen|
|Cwmllynfell||Cwmllynfell*||Bryn-Melyn, Pen Rhiw-fawr,|
|Cymmer||Glyncorrwg (Cymmer ward)|
|Dyffryn||Dyffryn Clydach*||Bryncoch, Dyffryn, Longford, Neath Abbey, White Gates|
|Glyncorrwg||Glyncorrwg (Glyncorrwg ward)|
|Glynneath||Glynneath Town* (East, Central and West wards)||Blaengwrach, Cwmgwrach, Morfa Glas, Rheola|
|Godre'r Graig||Ystalyfera* (Godre’r graig ward)||Cilmaengwyn|
|Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen||Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen* (Cwmgors and Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen wards)||Cwmgors, Gwaun Laision.|
|Gwynfi||Glyncorrwg (Gwynfi ward)||Abergwynfi, Blaengwynfi|
|Lower Brynamman||Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen* (Lower Brynamman and Tai’r Gwaith wards)||Tairgwaith|
|Margam||Margam and Margam Moors|
|Neath East||Neath Town* (Melyncrythan and Penrhiwtyn wards)||Melincryddan, Pencaerau, Penrhiwtyn|
|Neath North||Neath Town* (Castle and Llantwit wards)||Llantwit|
|Neath South||Neath Town* (Gnoll and Mount Pleasant wards)||Cimla, Mount Pleasant|
|Onllwyn||Onllwyn*||Banwen, Dynffyn Cellwen|
|Pontardawe||Pontardawe Town* (Pontardawe and Rhyd-y-fro wards)||Rhyd-y-fro, Ynysmeudwy|
|Port Talbot||Port Talbot||Cirrinau, Cwm Dyffryn, Mynydd Emroch, Pen y Cae, Velindre|
|Resolven||Clyne and Resolven*|
|Rhos||Cilybebyll* (Gellinudd and Rhos wards)||Cilmaengwyn, Gellinudd|
|Sandfields East||Sandfields East|
|Sandfields West||Sandfields West|
|Seven Sisters||Seven Sisters*||Bryndulais, Tynewydd|
|Trebanos||Pontardawe Town* (Trebanos ward)||Craig Trebanos, Pontardawe|
|Ystalyfera||Ystalyfera* (Ystalyfera ward)||Gurnos|
Office complexes for the council are located at the
- New Neath Civic Centre,
- Port Talbot Civic Centre, and
- The Quays in Baglan Bay.
The site of former Neath Civic Centre is now[when?] undergoing re-development as a shopping mall.
The Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council administrates or jointly controls a number of business interests, which include:
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- "Trailer - Local Elections May 2017". www.gwydir.demon.co.uk.
- "Your Councillors". democracy.npt.gov.uk. 9 February 2019.
- Elections 2008 - Neath Port Talbot, BBC News.
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