WLGA Council

The WLGA Council is the sovereign body of the association and deals with the appointment of officers, constitutional and business issues and it has a deliberative role which can be used in furtherance of Association policy. At each Annual General Meeting the Council appoints the Association’s senior office holders which include the Presiding Officer and Deputies, the Leader and Deputies and the Association’s Spokespersons. The Council also sets the Budget of the Association. The Associate Members of the WLGA also have representatives on the Council, albeit non-voting.

Labour Group Members

The Leader of the Labour Group is Councillor Debbie Wilcox

Name Authority name
Cllr Bernie Attridge Flintshire County Council
Cllr Robert Bevan Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Cllr Peter Bradbury City of Cardiff Council
Cllr Richard Clark Torfaen County Borough Council
Cllr Carol Clement-Williams Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Cllr Huw David Bridgend County Borough Council
Cllr Susan Elsmore City of Cardiff Council
Cllr Nigel George Caerphilly County Borough Council
Cllr Russell Goodway City of Cardiff Council
Cllr Geraint Hopkins Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Cllr Chris Hughes Conwy County Borough Council
Cllr Anthony Hunt Torfaen County Borough Council
Cllr Barbara Jones Caerphilly County Borough Council
Cllr Rob G Jones Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Cllr Clive Lloyd City and County of Swansea
Cllr Sarah Merry City of Cardiff Council
Cllr Michael Michael City of Cardiff Council
Cllr Paul Miller Pembrokeshire County Council
Cllr Andrew Morgan Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Cllr Sean Morgan Caerphilly County Borough Council
Cllr Michelle Perfect Flintshire County Council
Cllr David Poole Caerphilly County Borough Council
Cllr Jennifer Raynor City and County of Swansea
Cllr Joy Rosser Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Cllr Mary Sherwood City and County of Swansea
Cllr Aaron Shotton Flintshire County Council
Cllr Mark Spencer City of Newport Council
Cllr Rob Stewart City and County of Swansea
Cllr Anthony Taylor Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Cllr Huw Thomas City of Cardiff Council
Cllr Mark Thomas City and County of Swansea
Cllr Lynda Thorne City of Cardiff Council
Cllr Christopher Weaver City of Cardiff Council
Cllr Maureen Webber Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Cllr Debbie Wilcox Newport City Council
Cllr Hywel Williams Bridgend County Borough Council
Cllr Mark Whitcutt City of Newport Council
Cllr Phil White Bridgend County Borough Council

Independent Group Members

The Leader of the Independent Group is Councillor Hugh Evans OBE

Name Authority name
Cllr Garth Collier Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Cllr Nigel Daniels Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Cllr T Alan Edwards Wrexham County Borough Council
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE Denbighshire County Council
Cllr Rosemarie Harris Powys County Council
Cllr Stephen Hayes Powys County Council
Cllr Lisa Mytton Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Cllr Kevin O’Neill Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Cllr Neil Prior Pembrokeshire County Council
Cllr Mark Pritchard Wrexham County Borough Council
Cllr Ray Quant MBE Ceredigion County Council
Cllr Tony Sharps Flintshire County Council
Cllr David Simpson Pembrokeshire County Council
Cllr Nigel Smith Conwy County Borough Council
Cllr Mair Stephens Carmarthenshire County Council
Cllr Ieuan Williams Isle of Anglesey County Council

Plaid Cymru Group Members

The Leader of the Plaid Group is Councillor Emlyn Dole

Name Authority name
Cllr Emlyn Dole Carmarthenshire County Council
Cllr Linda Evans Carmarthenshire County Council
Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn Ceredigion County Council
Cllr Llinos Medi Huws Isle of Anglesey County Council
Cllr David M Jenkins Carmarthenshire County Council
Cllr Gareth Jones OBE Conwy County Borough Council
Cllr Dafydd Meurig Gwynedd Council
Cllr Mair Rowlands Gwynedd Council
Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn Gwynedd Council

Conservative Group Members

The Leader of the Conservative Group is Councillor Peter Fox OBE

Name Authority name
Cllr Aled Davies Powys County Council
Cllr Peter Fox OBE Monmouthshire County Council
Cllr Robert Greenland Monmouthshire County Council
Cllr Hunter Jarvie Vale of Glamorgan Council
Cllr Hugh Jones Wrexham County Borough Council
Cllr Gordon Kemp Vale of Glamorgan Council
Cllr John W Thomas Vale of Glamorgan Council
Cllr Julian Thompson-Hill Denbighshire County Council

National Parks Authorities

Name Authority name

Cllr Karen Laurie-Parry

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Cllr Mike James

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Cllr Annwen Hughes

Snowdonia National Park Authority

Fire and Rescue Authorities

Name Authority name

Cllr Tudor Davies - Chair

South Wales Fire & Rescue

Cllr Rowland Rees-Evans

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue

Cllr Meirick Lloyd Davies - Chair

North Wales Fire & Rescue

  seats Use of Votes
Blaenau Gwent 2 One per person
Bridgend 3 En bloc
Caerphilly 4 En bloc
Cardiff 8 En bloc
Carmarthenshire 4 One per person
Ceredigion 2 One per person
Conwy 3 One per person
Denbighshire 2 One per person
Flintshire 4 One per person
Gwynedd 3 En bloc
Isle of Anglesey 2 One per person
Merthyr Tydfil 2 En bloc
Monmouthshire 2 En bloc
Neath Port Talbot 3 En bloc
Newport 3 En bloc
Pembrokeshire 3 One per person
Powys 3 One per person
Rhondda Cynon Taf 5 En bloc
Swansea 5 En bloc
Torfaen 2 En bloc
Vale of Glamorgan 3 En bloc
Wrexham 3 One per person
Total number of seats 71  
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