PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Results are in but control of council still to be decided
2:51pm Friday 4th May 2012 in News
The votes have been counted but who will control Pembrokeshire County Council for the next five years is still to be decided.
Looking at the results, 27 members of the Independent Group have been re-elected.
Assuming that all rejoin, the group will need to recruit at least four more members to remain in overall control of the council.
High profile casualties among the Independent Group ranks included Milford Haven cabinet member Anne Hughes, Clive Collins of Lamphey and Maureen Molyneux of Neyland.
Among those elected are 15 councillors who described themselves as either independent or no description.
Of those four members were previously unaffilated to any group, leaving 11 potential targets for Independent Group recruitment.
Labour secured 9 seats, 5 more than last time around, Plaid secured 5 for the second election running while there was disappointment in the Tory ranks as their councillors fell from 5 to 3.
The remaining seat is held by the Liberal Democrats.
There will be many meetings held behind closed doors over the coming days before the final make-up of Pembrokeshire County Council is determined.