Swing Labour to Plaid Cymru ~24% since 2012 & 2004 and ~16% since 2008 Council now 48 Labour, 20 Plaid Cymru, 5 Independent Gilfach - Caerphilly - Harry Andrews (Labour) resigned due to ill health. Aged 79, he was a long-serving councillor, first elected in 1967, on the Gelligaer Urban District until its abolition in 1974, the Rhymney Valley District council in (representing Bargoed at first, then Gilfach when the ward was created in 1987) and the Caerphilly County Borough since the move to unitary authorities in 1996. He was leader of the Labour group from 2004 to 2014 and, as such, Leader of the Council from 2004 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2014.
2012: Lab 553, PC 91 2008: Lab 555, PC 157 2004: Lab 674, PC 115
Andrew Creak (Wales Green Party / Plaid Werdd Cymru) Glenys Griffiths (UKIP Wales) Lindsey Harding (Welsh Labour / Llafur Cymru) Ken Houston (Plaid Cymru / The Party of Wales)