Blaenau Gwent

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Blaenau Gwent County Borough
Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent
Blaenau Gwent UK location map.svg
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Watter
Ranked 22nd
109 km²
? %
Admin HQ Ebbw Vale
ISO 3166-2 GB-BGW
ONS code 00PL
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2010 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 21st
68,400
Ranked 4th
628 / km²
Ethnicity 99.1% White.
Welsh leid
- Ony skills
Ranked 21st o 22.
9.1%
Politics
Arms of Blaenau Gwent Borough Council
Blaenau Gwent Council
http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/
Control Labour
MP & AM

Nick Smith MP (Welsh Labour) & Alun Davies AM (Welsh Labour)

Blaenau Gwent (pronooncit /ˌbln ˈɡwɛnt/, Welsh: [ˈbləɨ.naɨ]) is a coonty burgh in Sooth Wales, sharin its name wi a parliamentary constituency. It borders the unitary authority auries o Monmouthshire an Torfaen tae the east, Caerphilly tae the wast an Powys tae the north. Its main touns are Abertillery, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale an Tredegar.

Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

The burgh wis formit in 1974 as a local govrenment destrict o Gwent. It wis a merger o the Monmouthshire urban destricts o Abertillery, Ebbw Vale, Nantyglo an Blaina an Tredegar, alang wi Brynmawr urban destrict an the parish o Llanelly in Brecknockshire.

It wis reconstitutit in 1996 as a coonty burgh, excludin Llanelly which insteid wis transferred tae the reconstitutit Monmouthshire. The aurie is nou govrened bi Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Blaenau Gwent hit the heidlines at the 2005 UK General Election when an independent candidate, Peter Law, wan the Wastmeenster seat. He haed resigned frae the Labour Pairty efter an internal pairty row follaein the retirement o incumbent MP Llew Smith, an defeatit the offeecial Labour candidate, Maggie Jones, bi a margin o 9,121 votes. The seat haed previously been held bi Aneurin Bevan an Michael Foot, an wis considered ane o Labour's safest. Law deed on 25 Aprile 2006 an in the by-election, a umwhile supporter o his, Dai Davies wan, runnin as an independent candidate. Peter Law's widow, Trish Law, wan his umwhile Welsh Assembly seat, an aw runnin as an independent candidate. In 2007 she retained her seat. Dai Davies held the Wastmeenster seat for the People's Voice frae 2006 tae 2010 when he lost his seat in a huge majority tae Labour's Nick Smith o 10,516 votes.

Ither information[eedit | eedit soorce]

Blaenau Gwent haes the heichest level o severe child poverty in Wales, as revealed bi statistical data accordin tae a report bi Save the Children.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Template:Wales Destricts Template:Blaenau Gwent

Coordinates: 51°46′33″N 3°11′47″W / 51.77583°N 3.19639°W / 51.77583; -3.19639