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Plaid Cymru 12
Lib Dem 1
The Commissioners got the best and worst of their wishes I think.
They wanted some notorious obstructive and allegedly corrupt figures voting out. Bye bye certain individuals.
They wanted a strong party - Plaid now hold 12 of the 30 seats.
But most of all they wanted the number of Independents severely culling as the Commissioners saw that as one of the major problems because of their constant falling-out, bickering and inability to think of the good of the island as a whole as opposed to just their little bit. There are now 14 Independents out of 30 seats - which is far more than the Commissioners wanted and makes for a highly unstable council.
To be frank, I reckon as a result of the number of Independents this is probably the last County Council election and Anglesey will become part of Gwynedd within a couple of years. The Commissioners were adamant - screw up again and that's the end of you as a County. About the only thing that would stop that would be a very strong and formalised coalition of Plaid, Labour and one other. And I can't see that happening - or of it does then not lasting very long.