Aberavon (electoral ward)
|Principal area||Neath Port Talbot|
|Ceremonial county||West Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Councillors||Ceri Golding (Labour)|
|Mark Jones (Labour)|
|Anthony Taylor (Social Democratic Party)|
The electoral ward of Aberavon electoral ward includes the communities of Baglan and Baglan Bay, in Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales. Baglan falls within the parliamentary constituency of Aberavon.
It is based upon the historic town of Aberavon. Aberavon Ward is bounded by the wards of Sandfields West and Sandfields East to the southwest; Baglan to the north; Port Talbot to the east and Margam to the south. The ward boundaries can be defined by the roads surrounding it which are the M4 Motorway to the north east; the A4241 to the north west; Afan Way to the southwest and the River Afan to the south east.
The Aberavon Ward can be roughly divided into two parts. There is the residential area to the southeastern part of the ward beside the River Afan. The north western area consists of areas of industrial estate land called the Baglan Industrial Park which includes a number of out of town retail premises as well as business and manufacturing premises.
In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout for Aberavon was 35.84%. The results were:
|Ceri Golding||Labour||751||Labour gain|
|Mark Jones||Labour||740||Labour gain|
|Anthony Taylor||Social Democratic Party||702||Social Democratic Party hold|
|John Sullivan||Social Democratic Party||556|
|Jeff Dinham||Social Democratic Party||550|
|Paul Nicholas-Jones||Plaid Cymru||185|
Aberavon first became an electoral ward in the late nineteenth century with the formation of Glamorgan County Council.
|Conservative||John Morgan Smith||348||46.5|
Following Jenkins's elevation to the aldermanic bench, Smith won the seat.
|Aberavon by-election 1889|
|Conservative||John Morgan Smith||418|
Aberavon Borough Council
Aberavon was also an electoral ward of the Aberavon Borough Council which was reformed and extended in 1861. In 1921, the old borough was merged with Margam Urban District Council, formed in 1894 to create the Port Talbot Municipal Borough.
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- "Aberavon Ward Profile" (PDF). Neath Port Talbot Borough Council.