Independent 5, Cynon Valley Party 1. Largest authority in the South Wales Valleys, named after three of the rivers at bottom of them. Ex mining area, now popular for inward investment; largest towns are Aberdare and Pontypridd. Includes Llantrisant, unfairly tagged 'the hole with the Mint' (Royal Mint).
Will Jones (Treherbert) moved from Plaid Cymru to Independent in April 2018.
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