Are you interested in representing the people of Rhondda Cynon Taf by becoming a Councillor?

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has produced a guide for people who are interested in standing as a Councillor in the 2017 Local Elections.

For further information from the WLGA regarding the role of a Councillor please visit The Welsh Local Government Association website.

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. Please note that if standing at a County Borough election you will also need 8 additional electors to assent to your nomination.

Nomination packs will be available from our office from Monday 20th March 2017.

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.

The Electoral Commission have launched web-pages outlining the Election Process for candidates that includes guidance and resources; to visit these web-pages please click on the appropriate link below:

Prospective candidates are strongly advised to seek their own legal advice if they are unsure that they are eligible to stand.

Electoral Services and Land Charges Section.

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Maritime Industrial Estate
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CF37 1NY

Tel: 01443 490100
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