Bridgend Town & Community Council Election Results 2017

Last, but not least, it’s a look at the town and community council results in Bridgend (pdf), bringing my coverage of the 2017 local elections to a close. Community councillors are at the lowest rungs of the political ladder and… Continue Reading

Bridgend Council Election Results 2017

After the doorstopping, leaflet posting and Facebook rants, voters have elected a new Bridgend County Borough Council – the result is above. My“projection” wasn’t that far off in the end. Turnout was reportedly just under 40% – higher than 2012,… Continue Reading

Bridgend 2017: Party Policies & Prospects

My coverage of the 2017 local elections draws to a close with the most important post of all: What are the parties/groups promising to do for Bridgend? I’ll list some key policies each group are proposing (where applicable) and I’ll… Continue Reading

Bridgend 2017: Who’s standing where?

There are 39 wards in Bridgend and for the first time they’re all being contested, meaning nobody will be elected unopposed. The finalised list of candidates was released a few weeks ago, but instead of having to trawl through the… Continue Reading

Election 2016: Bridgend & Ogmore

With polling day just around the corner, it’s worth turning attentions to local constituencies. There’s little point in repeating what I said last year in terms of constituency profiles (Bridgend, Ogmore), so I’ll concentrate on the politics. Bridgend Candidates: Jaber… Continue Reading

Firefighters Sacked, By-Election Update & Pedestrianisation

I start in the Ogmore Valley, where a serious row has broken out – as covered on the front page of this week’s Glamorgan Gazette – over changes to the terms and conditions for retained fire fighters based at Ogmore… Continue Reading

Westminster 2015: Ogmore In Focus

Following yesterday’s look at the Bridgend constituency, it’s time to look at the second seat in Bridgend county – Ogmore. Electoral History Created in 1918 from Mid Glamorganshire and South Glamorganshire constituencies. 1918-1931 – Vernon Hartshore (Lab) 1931-1946 – Edward… Continue Reading

Westminster 2015: Bridgend In Focus

With the 2015 House of Commons election campaign drawing to a close (at last!), it’s time to take a closer look at the two constituencies covering Bridgend county. Electoral History Created in 1983 from Ogmore and Aberavon constituencies. 1983-1987 –… Continue Reading

South West Wales NHS changes: What you need to know

The Welsh Government, via Health Minister Lesley Griffiths (Lab, Wrexham) and the local health boards (LHBs) are currently reorganising hospital services across Wales. In the last few days, the four local health boards that cover southern Wales, launched a consultation… Continue Reading

Bridgend Election Predictions 2012 – Part Two

  Following on from part one yesterday, for this second half, I’m concentrating on wards in the Bridgend constituency – covering the southern half of the borough, including: Porthcawl, Bridgend town itself and the Pyle area. Incumbent councillors are in… Continue Reading