Posts Tagged ‘Welsh Assembly Elections’
The former leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council who stepped down after his election to the Welsh Assembly has said he will not be taking the £13,000 councillor allowance.
Penmaen councillor Allan Pritchard has been elected as the new leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council.
Cllr Pritchard, who was formerly the deputy leader of the council, was elected at a special council meeting in Penallta House on Tuesday May 24.
UPDATE: New leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council elected
Plaid Cymru councillors on Caerphilly County Borough Council have nominated deputy leader Allan Pritchard as the person they want to be the new leader of the council.
Well, well. What a tremendous victory for Labour in Caerphilly.
Friday morning was certainly a ‘very good morning in Caerphilly and in all Wales’.
Labour has held its seats in the three constituencies which cover Caerphilly County Borough.
Former county borough councillor Gwyn Price won in Islwyn with 57.9% of the vote while Huw Lewis was re-elected in Merthyr with 54.3%.
Voting has closed in the Welsh Assembly elections.
Sixty Assembly Members will be elected in total made up of 40 constituencies and 20 regional AMs
Caerphilly County Borough covers three constituencies – Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Caerphilly and Islwyn.
In his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer, Caerphilly Council leader Lindsay Whittle gives his take on recent news.
Ron Davies, Plaid’s Caerphilly Assembly candidate, has demanded a police investigation after Caerphilly Labour MP Wayne David removed Plaid election placards from residents’ gardens.
Caerphilly and Newbridge leisure centres will be closed on Thursday for counting votes for the Welsh Assembly and AV Referendum elections.
On May 5 Wales will go to the polls for the Welsh Assembly election and for the referendum on changing how Mps are elected to the UK Parliament.
The Conservative candidate for Caerphilly in May’s Assembly election has criticised the council for the way it hands out financial support to pensioners.
Ron Davies, Plaid’s Assembly candidate in Caerphilly, has hit back at Labour MP Wayne David claiming a recent blog post on Caerphilly Observer questioned his integrity.