Tipped off by postings in the Neath Ferret, I had a look at the page on the official council web-site which lists party affiliations. Nine of the councillors who used to sit as Labour are now Independents. Is this the Corbyn effect? I have even heard rumours that a score of those councillors who remain loyal to the party have been deselected for the May elections.
This is the sort of thing that used to be meat and drink to the local press. To be fair to the proprietors, they can no longer afford to employ the sort of reporter who would seek out stories or to use specialist political analysts.