Aberystwyth is an elected statutory body, a local council whose commitment is solely for the town and community of Aberystwyth. The council provides a number of services in the town and contributes financially towards services provided by other statutory bodies and organisations. The council operates a committee structure to better organise its responsibilities and governance. Details about these committees such as their membership and functions are available.
Composition of Membership
Currently, Plaid Cymru have the majority with eleven members. The membership breakdown is as follows:
- 11 - Plaid Cymru
- 6 - Liberal Democrat
- 2 - Labour Party
Mayor of Aberystwyth
Councillor Steve Davies is the current Mayor of Aberystwyth, who assumed office in May 2017 and will serve until May 2018. The Deputy Mayor for 2017-18 is Councillor Talat Chaudhri. A list of past Mayors of Aberystwyth is available.