CONSERVATIVES CONSIDER COUNCIL CANDIDATES FOR MAY 2017 ELECTIONS

The reselection/deslection meeting was held last night at the Conservative Club in Stanwell Road

The selection meeting was being held last night at the Conservative Club in Stanwell Road

The Conservative Party has now begun the process of selecting candidates to stand in next May’s elections for the Vale of Glamorgan Council and for Penarth Town Council .

Senior party figures met last night in the Conservative Club on Stanwell Road, Penarth,  to interview members of the party who are interested in being nominated as candidates to fight for seats on  the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Penarth Town Council or both councils.

All the would-be Conservative candidates were invited to submit CVs, and were to be subjected to interviews by a “selection panel” –  after which a short-list of potential nominees is to be drawn up for next May’s elections.

At stake are 8 salaried seats on the Vale of Glamorgan Council,  comprising 2 each in St Augustines Ward, Cornerswell Ward, Stanwell Ward and Plymouth Ward. At present the Conservatives only hold 2 of these seats – both on Plymouth Ward  – whereas Labour holds the remaining 6 seats in the other 3 Vale wards in Penarth.

Cllr Maureen Kelly-Owen (Conservative Plymouth Ward ) was a member of the Vale of Glamorgan Planning Committee but has now stepped down from that role and is relinquishign her Plymouth Ward seat on the Vale Council in May next year

Cllr Maureen Kelly-Owen (Conservative Plymouth Ward ) was a member of the Vale of Glamorgan Council Planning Committee but has now stepped down from that role and is relinquishing her Plymouth Ward seat on the Vale Council in May next year

One incumbent Vale Council member, Cllr Maureen Kelly-Owen (Conservative Plymouth Ward)  – who has been suffering from ill-health –  is understood to have decided not to stand for election in 2017 .

Cllr Kelly-Owen is not a current member of Penarth Town Council but was Town Mayor in the civic year 2008-2009.

It’s understood that a number of other Conservative potential candidates have also expressed an interest in standing for Vale Council Penarth seats  .

There are also 16 Penarth Town Council seats coming up for election in May in the wards of St Augustines (4) , Cornerswell (4), Stanwell (4) Plymouth Ward (4).

As soon as the confirmed list of the prospective Conservative council candidates is issued PDN will publish it .

Meanwhile the other political parties are also preparing for the May 2017 elections. Plaid Cymru has already announced that it has selected two candidates – Sandy Clubb and Anne Greagsby – to stand for the 2 Vale Council seats in Penarth’s St Augustine’s Ward.

 

 

 

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3 Responses to CONSERVATIVES CONSIDER COUNCIL CANDIDATES FOR MAY 2017 ELECTIONS

  1. The one thing that I ask is that they don’t allow their candidates for Barry to be dual hatted with Penarth. One or the other, NOT both.

  2. Peter Church says:

    Will Clive Williams be standing again or is it time to hand over the baton to someone a bit younger and in touch with whats going on?

  3. maureenkellyowen says:

    I will not be standing for election to the Vale in May 2017 but wish the Conservative Candidates who do so the best of luck. Untill next May Elections I remain available to all constituents to represent
    their best interests at all times.
    Cllr.Maureen Kelly Owen.
    Tel.02920701300 and email mkellyowen@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

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