Huw Thomas will replace Phil Bale who has led the council since 2014.Read more
Election 2017 Results
|Party||Seats 2012||Seats 2017||Change|
|Seats 201246||Seats 201740||Change−6|
|Seats 20127||Seats 201720||Change+13|
|Seats 201216||Seats 201711||Change−5|
|Seats 20122||Seats 20173||Change+1|
|Seats 20124||Seats 20171||Change−3|
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Huw Thomas will replace Phil Bale who has led the council since 2014.
Cardiff council has had to organise replacement Welsh announcers for the local election counts at the last minute after four of the council's officers pulled out on Thursday.
The officers refused to take part, following a decision to announce the results in English before Welsh.
One of the four who pulled out told BBC Wales that they "personally felt" that the decision was "a step backwards".
A council spokesman said: "As a council we take our duty to promote the Welsh language very seriously and are committed to promoting a fully bilingual Cardiff.
"According to Electoral Commission guidance the order for reading out election results bilingually is at the discretion of the returning officer. This is certainly not devaluing the status of the Welsh language and is not in breach of the Welsh Language standards, which we fully support."
Prof Roger Scully
Cardiff council is another one to watch tonight. It's been controlled Labour since 2012, though the party's majority in the capital city has shrunk since then.
“There was a Labour majority here five years ago – the group here has been somewhat fractious to say the least since then.
“As with much of Wales, the twin questions are – how much ground are Labour losing and who are they losing it to?
“Labour is being challenged by different parties – the Tories, Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru - in different parts of the city.
“This council may show us how effective those parties are in challenging Labour.”
BBC Radio 5 Live's Mark Hutchings is in Cardiff
Plaid Cymru candidate in Cardiff Neil McEvoy raises concerns about how the Cardiff count is being conducted.
BBC Wales' political editor Nick Servini tweets:
Labour hold Cardiff council. Some results won't be counted until later, but Labour have taken 38 of the 75 seats.