- % Watter
|Admin HQ||Ebbw Vale|
- Total (2010 est.)
628 / km²
- Ony skills
|Ranked 21st o 22.
|Arms of Blaenau Gwent Borough Council
Blaenau Gwent Council
|MP & AM|
Blaenau Gwent (pronooncit / /, 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.
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]
- Blaenau Gwent at the Open Directory Project
- Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Home
- Channel 4's Kirstie and Phil's Best & Worst Places to Live on Blaenau Gwent
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