Conwy County Borough Council

Conwy County Borough Council (Welsh: Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy) is the governing body for Conwy County Borough, one of the unitary authority areas of Wales.

Conwy County Borough Council
Full Council elected every five years
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Term limits
Founded1 April 1996
Peter Lewis MBE, Conwy First Independent Group
since 9 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Samuel Rowlands, Conservative
Deputy Leader
Cllr Goronwy O. Edwards, Conwy First Independent Group
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Wyn Ellis Jones, Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales
Chief executive
Iwan Davies
Seats59 councillors[1][2]
Political groups
Administration (33)
     Conservative (14)
     Conwy First Independent Group (13)
     Independent (6)
Opposition (26)
     Plaid Cymru (10)
     Labour (8)
     Liberal Democrats (4)
     Allied Independents (4)
First past the post
First election
4 May 1995 (full council)
Last election
4 May 2017 (full council)
Next election
5 May 2022 (full council)
Meeting place
Bodlondeb, Conwy

Political makeup

Elections take place every four to five years. The last election was 4 May 2017,[3] and until 3 June 2019, was governed by a Plaid Annibynnol-led Coalition with Conservatives and Independents, relying on Liberal Democrat support. Cllr Samuel Rowlands was elected the new Leader of Conwy on 3 June 2019 after the previous Leader was removed for sacking Cllr Rowlands earlier that month. Rowlands announced a new Coalition led by the Conservatives including Conwy First Independent Group and the Independents on 6 June 2019. [citation needed]

Current composition

Group affiliation[4] Members
Conservative 14
  Conwy First Independent Group
Plaid Cymru 10
Labour 8
  Allied Independents
Liberal Democrats 4

Historic results

YearConservativesPlaid CymruLabourLiberal DemocratsIndependents

Electoral divisions

The county borough is divided into 38 electoral wards returning 59 councillors. Few communities in Conwy are coterminous with electoral wards. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':

Ward [9] Councillors Communities (and community wards) Other geographic areas
Abergele Pensarn 1 Abergele (town)* (Pensarn ward)
Betws-y-Coed 1
Betws yn Rhos 1
Bryn 1 Llanfairfechan (town)* (Bryn and Lafan wards)
Caerhun 1
Capelulo 1 Penmaenmawr (town)* (Capelulo ward)
Colwyn 2 part of the community of Old Colwyn
Conwy 2 Conwy (town)* (Aberconwy and Castle wards)
Craig-y-Don 2 Llandudno (town)* (Craig-y-Don ward)
Crwst 1 Llanrwst (town)* (Crwst ward)
Deganwy 2 Conwy (town)* (Deganwy ward)
Eglwysbach 1
Eirias 2 Part of the Community of Old Colwyn
Gele 3 Abergele (town)* (Gele and St George wards)
Glyn 2 Part of the Community of Colwyn Bay
Gogarth 2 Llandudno (town)* (Gogarth ward)
Gower 1 Llanrwst (Gower ward)
Kinmel Bay 3 Kinmel Bay and Towyn* (Kinmel Bay ward)
Llanddulas 1 Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel*
Llandrillo yn Rhos 4 Rhos-on-Sea
Llangernyw 1
Llansanffraid 1 Llansanffraid Glan Conwy*
Llansannan 1
Llysfaen 1 Llysfaen*
Marl 2 Conwy (town)* (Marl ward)
Mochdre 1 Mochdre
Mostyn 2 Llandudno (town)* (Mostyn ward)
Pandy 1 Llanfairfechan* (Pandy ward)
Pant-yr-afon/Penmaenan 1 Penmaenmawr* (Pant-yr-afon and Penmaenan wards)
Penrhyn 2 Llandudno (town)* (Penrhyn ward)
Pensarn 1 Conwy (town)* (Pensarn ward)
Pentre Mawr 2 Abergele (town)* (Pentre Mawr ward)
Rhiw 3 Part of the Community of Colwyn Bay
Towyn 1 Kinmel Bay and Towyn* (Towyn ward)
Trefriw 1
Tudno 2 Llandudno (town)* (Tudno ward)
Uwch Conwy 1
Uwchaled 1


  2. "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections". Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  3. Local Elections May 2017 - Thursday, 4 May 2017, Conwy County Borough Council. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  4. Your Councillors by Party, Conwy County Borough Council. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  5. Conwy County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012, The Elections Centre.
  6. "Local Elections May 2017 - Thursday, 4 May 2017". Conwy County Borough Council. Retrieved 6 March 2018.