Ogmore is located in the preserved county of Mid-Glamorgan, marked by a beautiful scenery of hills and valleys. Many communities in Ogmore were formed around coal and iron mining in the Garw, Llynfi, and Ogmore valleys while commercial and industrial areas developed along the M4 to the South.
The Constituency is home to many epic myths and legends; these include the “Maid of Cefn Ydfa,” our very own Romeo and Juliet tale of romantic protagonists who are buried at Llangynwyd church, and the tradition of the Mari Lwyd where the skull of a white horse is paraded at new year to fend off evil spirits. Ogmore has also produced many talented people. The radical thinker Dr. Richard Price was born in Llangeinor in 1732, and his ideas influenced the development of the American constitution; and former Wales Rugby captain and coach John Lloyd was born in Pontycymer in 1943.