Independent 7. 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).
Llantwit Fardre and Penrhiwceiber have byelections on 6 May (held by an Independent elected for the Conservatives, and the Cynon Valley Party, respectively).
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