Independent Group 6, non-aligned 2. Easternmost valley of South Wales, along the Afon Lwyd. Main towns are Cwmbran (new town with steelworks), Pontypool, and Blaenavon.
Trevethin is vacant (held by Labour). Neil Mason (St Cadocs and Penygarn) moved from Labour to Plaid Cymru in March 2017.
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