Neath South

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Neath South
Population 4,975 (2011 census)
Principal area Neath Port Talbot
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Neath
Welsh Assembly Neath
Councillors Peter Rees (Labour)
Andrew Jenkins (Labour)
List of places
Neath Port Talbot

Neath South is an electoral ward of Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales falling in the community of Neath.

Neath South consists of some or all of the settlements of Cimla and Mount Pleasant in the parliamentary constituency of Neath. It is bounded by the wards of Neath East to the west; Neath North to the north; and Cimla to the east.

In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 31.14%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Peter Rees Labour 718 Labour hold
Mal Gunter Labour 665 Labour hold
Helen Morgan Independent 207
David Morgan Independent 190
Rob Parry Plaid Cymru 153
Chris Williams Plaid Cymru 146

Malcolm Gunter died following the election; a by-election will be held on 6 December 2012 to fill the vacant seat.[1]

With a 14.5% turnout, the results following the by-election were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Charlotte May Cross Liberal Democrats 130
Andrew Jenkins Labour 399 Labour hold


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