Cardiff Council

Election 2017 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Seats 2012 Seats 2017 Change

PartyLabour

Seats 201246 Seats 201740 Change−6

PartyConservative

Seats 20127 Seats 201720 Change+13

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 201216 Seats 201711 Change−5

PartyPlaid Cymru

Seats 20122 Seats 20173 Change+1

PartyIndependent

Seats 20124 Seats 20171 Change−3
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Cardiff's last minute changes

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." 

Will Labour lose ground in the capital?

Cardiff

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.”