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:
- 12 - Plaid Cymru
- 4 - Liberal Democrat
- 3 - Independent
Mayor of Aberystwyth
The Mayor-Elect for 2016-17 is Councillor Brendan Somers.