Independent group 6, individual Independent 6. Easternmost valley of South Wales, along the Afon Lwyd. Main towns are Cwmbran (new town with steelworks), Pontypool, and Blaenavon.
Blaenavon has a vacant seat (held by Labour). At byelections on 8 April, Labour held Cwmynyscoy, and gained Abersychan and Cwmavon from an Independent; the Conservatives held New Inn. Dave Thomas (Llantarnam) is aligned to the Brexit Party but remains an Individual Independent on the council.
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