The Labour Party – despite a strong performance in Penarth – has lost control of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and has held onto only 14 seats
The Conservatives with 23 seats are now the largest party – but will need to form alliances with other parties.
- Llantwit First Independents have 4 seats
- Plaid Cymru has 4 seats
- Independents have 2 seat
Cllr John Thomas (Conservative St Athan) who is Leader of the Conservative group on the Vale of Glamorgan Council told PDN this morning that there would now be some “horse-trading” to be done.
There is expected to be an internal Conservative Party inquiry into the causes of the party’s failure to make progress in Penarth – where the party’s performance did not measure up to the rest of the Vale of Glamorgan. One insider says much of the blame is likely to be laid at the door of the Penarth Conservative Branch.