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How do I become a Councillor?

Well it’s all up for grabs in May not long to go, were you dissatisfied with your councillor over the last 4 years if so why not stand as a councillor yourself well the moneys good for the work that is expected of you and don’t forget the perks that our councillors receive. Take a look at the last election results quite a few councillors just got elected by a slim majority why don’t you register and try your luck you never know.  

 How do I become a Councillor?Full elections are held in all wards every four years in May. You can be a candidate if you are over 18, on the electoral register, and have lived, worked or owned property in the area for at least the past 12 months. You may be disqualified as a candidate if you work for The Council or hold a politically restricted post with another local authority. Bankruptcy or a previous criminal conviction with a three-month or more prison sentence would also disqualify you as a candidate. Most candidates are nominated through a political party. However, individuals are welcome to stand in their own right. Before you can be accepted as a candidate you must get one person to agree to propose your nomination, another person to agree to second the proposal. Both of these people must be on the electoral register. Contact InformationElectoral Services and Land Charges Section.Unit 2 Maritime Business Park,Maritime Industrial Estate,Pontypridd.CF37 1NY  Tel: 01443 490100Fax: 01443 485776


Go On get your name in. At the least you will be able to keep an eye on whats going on. Of course you get paid for it now so why not
give it a go for the sake of your community.

The last thing the established parties want is for non party members to get elected. Wonder why ?


LEWIS, the way i see it you've got 3 chances

1)No chance at all. (i'd bet on this one)
2)Stand as an independant(Same as choice number one really, except you get to waste time, energy an money, but with the same end result)
3)Roll one trouser leg up, do funny handshakes an signs,or go join a satanic.............sorry masonic lodge.Come to think of it, it's not such a bad idea, cos all the political parties are closed shops as well, with members carrying strange signs campaigning against the post office closures then voting for it in the confines of HM's mother of nuthouses.

So there we are then Lewis, i hope you find this helpfull. LOL!!

PS:I sincerely hope you DON'T find it helpful.

Hi djm

Yes the post office closures plan is just one issue that’s a joke, local labour protesting about the closures plan knowing full well “HM's mother of nuthouses” will do as they please.

As for being a local councilor I don’t have the time with all my commitments at this time, I do think we need a radical change in local government Labour has a strangle hold within Cynon Valley and it shows.

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