Gwent County Council (Welsh: Cyngor Sir Gwent) was the upper-tier local authority that governed the county of Gwent in South Wales from its creation in 1974 to its abolition in 1996. It was created by the Local Government Act 1972 and abolished by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 .
- 31 March 1996; 25 years ago
- May 1993
- 1 April 1974; 47 years ago
- 12 April 1973
Gwent County Council (1974–1996) • HQ. Shire Hall, Newport (1974–1978) County Hall, Cwmbran (1978–1996) Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was named after the ancient Kingdom of Gwent. The authority was a successor to both the administrative county of Monmouthshire (with minor boundary changes) and the county borough of Newport (both authorities which were ...
- Non-metropolitan county (1974–1996) Preserved county (1996–)
- Gwent County Council (1974–1996)
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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (Welsh: Cyngor bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent) is the governing body for Blaenau Gwent, one of the Principal Areas of Wales
- Ward results
The 1973 Gwent County Council election was held on Thursday 12 April 1973 to elect councillors to the new Gwent County Council, governing the new county of Gwent, Wales. It took place on the same day as other county council elections in the United Kingdom.
Gwent was created following local government reorganisation enacted by the Local Government Act 1972. It covered the area of Monmouthshire and Newport County Borough, which would be transferred from England to Wales in 1974. The 1973 elections were the first to the new local authorities, with councillors acting in a shadow capacity until 1 April 1974 when the new councils took full effect. The position of alderman on the local authorities was abolished, with all members of the new councils being
Contests took place in 49 wards, with candidates in seventeen of the wards being elected unopposed.
Gwent County Council. • HQ. Cwmbran. Gwent is one of the eight preserved counties of Wales . It was created on 1 April 1974. It was named after the Kingdom of Gwent, an ancient kingdom. In 1996, it was abolished and became five seperate counties and boroughs.
- Non-metropolitan county (1974–1996), Preserved county (1996–)
The 2012 Blaenau Gwent Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Blaenau Gwent Council in Wales. This was on the same day as the other 2012 United Kingdom local elections. Labour won majority control of the council after gaining 16 seats. The Liberal Democrats and Blaenau Gwent People's Voice, who had both won seats in the 2008 elections, did not contest any wards in 2012 and thus lost all their seats.
County Hall ( Welsh: Neuadd y Sir Cwmbrân) was a municipal facility on Turnpike Road in Croesyceiliog in Cwmbran in Wales. It was the headquarters of Gwent County Council from 1978 to 1996 and of Monmouthshire County Council from 1996 to 2013. County Hall, Cwmbran. County Hall. County Hall.
The situation persisted until 1974 when, due to local government reorganisation and the abolition of county boroughs, it became a non-metropolitan borough (along with a large increase in its borders to 46,976 acres (19,011 ha)), governed by both Newport Borough Council and Gwent County Council. In 1996, another wave of local-government ...
Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was named after the ancient Kingdom of Gwent.