Pembrokeshire County Council (Welsh: Cyngor Sir Penfro) is the governing body for Pembrokeshire, one of the Principal Areas of Wales.


The council received criticism for having leased a Porsche sports car for its former chief executive, Bryn Parry-Jones, who was paid £192,000 a year and then received a £277,000 pay-off when he left the post in 2014.[1]

Cllr David Simpson was elected as the new council leader on 25 May 2017, after the previous leader Jamie Adams had withdrawn from the contest.[2] The council had previously been controlled by the Independent Plus Political Group (IPPG), of which Cllr Adams was a member, but their numbers were slashed from 33 to 13 at the May 2017 election. Cllr Adams blamed the IPPG's close connections to the discredited former chief executive. Cllr Simpson is unaffiliated to any group.[3]

Leader From To Party/Group
David Simpson May 2017 Independent
Jamie Adams May 2012[4] May 2017 Independent (IPPG)
John Davies June 2004[5] May 2012 Independent (IPPG)

Political makeup

Elections take place every five years. The last elections were on 4 May 2017.

Current composition

Group affiliation[6] Members
  Independent (not affiliated)
Independent 14
Conservative 11
Labour 7
Plaid Cymru 6
Liberal Democrat 1

Historic results

Year Independents Labour Plaid Cymru Conservative Liberal Democrats
2012 43 9 5 3 1
2008 42 5 5 5 3
2004 40 12 5 0 3
1999 38 15 2 0 5

Electoral divisions

The county is divided into 60 electoral divisions, each returning one councillor. Some of these divisions are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. Most communities have their own elected council. There are ten town councils and 52 community councils in the county. The following table lists council divisions, communities, and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':

Division Communities (Parishes) Other geographic areas
  • Carew*
Dinas Cross
East Williamston
Fishguard North East Fishguard and Goodwick Town* (part)
Fishguard North West Fishguard and Goodwick Town* (part)
Goodwick Fishguard and Goodwick Town* (part)
Haverfordwest Castle Haverfordwest Town* (part)
Haverfordwest Garth Haverfordwest Town* (part)
Haverfordwest Portfield Haverfordwest Town* (part)
Haverfordwest Prendergast Haverfordwest Town* (part)
Haverfordwest Priory Haverfordwest Town* (part)
  • Kilgetty/Begelly*
Lampeter Velfrey
Merlin's Bridge
  • Merlin's Bridge
Milford Central Milford Haven Town* (part)
Milford East Milford Haven Town* (part)
Milford Hakin Milford Haven Town* (Hakin ward)
Milford Hubberston Milford Haven Town* (Hubberston ward)
Milford North Milford Haven Town* (part)
Milford West Milford Haven Town* (West ward)
Narberth Narberth Town* (Narberth Urban ward)
Narberth Rural

Narberth Town* (Crinow and Narberth Rural wards)

Neyland East Neyland Town* (East ward)
Neyland West
Pembroke Monkton Pembroke Town* (Monkton ward)
Pembroke St. Mary North Pembroke Town* (St. Mary North ward)
Pembroke St. Mary South Pembroke Town* (St. Mary South ward)
Pembroke St. Michael Pembroke Town* (St. Michael ward)
Pembroke Dock Central Pembroke Dock Town* (Central ward)
Pembroke Dock Llanion Pembroke Dock Town* (Llanion ward)
Pembroke Dock Market Pembroke Dock Town* (Market ward)
Pembroke Dock Pennar Pembroke Dock Town* (Pennar ward)
St David's
St. Dogmaels
St Ishmael's
Tenby North Tenby Town*: Tenby (part)
Tenby South Tenby Town*: Tenby (part), Caldey and St. Margaret's Islands.
The Havens

See also


  1. ^ "Porsche for council boss appalling, Leighton Andrews says". BBC News. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "David Simpson elected new Leader of council". The Pembrokeshire Herald. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Jamie Adams: I wouldn't change how we handled Bryn Parry-Jones situation". Western Telegraph. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  4. ^ ""Grave concerns" over troubled Pembrokeshire Council's child safeguarding issues". Wales Online. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "County Council Leader wins top award". Tivyside Advertiser. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Your Councillors". mgenglish.pembrokeshire.gov.uk. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 

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