PENARTH’S TORY TURNER FAMILY AIMS TO WIN THREE VALE SEATS

Former Penarth Town Mayor Cllr Martin Turner, his wife Dorothy and their daughter Kathryn will all be standing for election in three different Penarth Wards for the Vale Council

Former Penarth Town Mayor Cllr Martin Turner, his wife Dorothy and their daughter Kathryn will all be standing for election in three different Penarth Wards for the Vale Council

Penarth Town councillor  Martin Turner (Conservative Plymouth Ward),  his wife Dorothy, and their daughter Kathryn McCaffer, have all been selected by the Conservative Party to stand for election to three different Vale of Glamorgan Council wards in Penarth next May.

Conservative Wendy van den Brom is currently a Plymouth Ward councillor on Penarth Town Council

Conservative Wendy van den Brom is currently a Plymouth Ward councillor on Penarth Town Council

Cllr Turner – who was Town Mayor  of Penarth in 2014/15 – is to stand for election for one of the two Vale seats in the St Augustine’s Ward of Penarth.

Standing alongside him and aiming to win  the second St Augustine’s seat will be current Penarth Town councillor Wendy van den Brom.

Cllr Turner’s wife, Dorothy Turner will be aiming again to win one of the two Vale seats in the Cornerswell Ward of Penarth – a ward in which she stood unsuccessfully in 2012.  The other Cornerswell seat will be contested for the Conservatives by Ken Lloyd.

Conservative candidate Ben Gray declared his candidature in September last year - but his campaign was lacklustre and hampered by appendicitis

Conservative Ben Gray will be  standing for election to one of the two Plymouth Ward seats on the Vale of Glamorgan Council in May 2017 along with Kathryn McCaffer – daughter of Martin Turner

Cllr Turner’s daughter, Kathryn McCaffer,  is to stand for the Plymouth Ward of Penarth on the Vale Council.  Standing alongside her for the second Vale seat in Plymouth Ward will be Conservative colleague Ben Gray – who stood against Vaughan Gething in the Welsh Assembly elections in the Cardiff South & Penarth constituency last May .

Cllr Clive Williams (Conservative Plymouth Ward)

Cllr Clive Williams (Conservative Plymouth Ward)

The selection of the two new Conservative candidates for Plymouth Ward ostensibly leaves the popular incumbent member, Cllr Clive Williams MBE  without a Vale seat to fight in next May’s election – even though the veteran councillor – and former Mayor of Penarth – has a large personal following in this ward.

Cllr Williams could still stand as an independent and could also stand for re-election to Penarth Town Council .

The other Plymouth Ward member, Cllr Maureen Kelly Owen, has already announced her decision not to seek re-election in May on grounds of ill-health.

Standing for the Conservatives in the Vale Council’s Stanwell Ward will be Anthony Harris.

In Llandough the Conservative Vale candidate will be George Carroll.

The two Vale Council seats in Sully will be contested for the Conservatives by  Chris Thorne and Rod Thomas.

[PDN Note: In the current Labour-controlled administration in the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the largest single family-grouping is that of the Birch family – comprising veteran Labour Cllr Janice Birch (Labour Stanwell) , her son in law Cllr Mark Wilson (Labour Stanwell) and her daughter Cllr Rhiannon Birch (Labour Cornerswell)]

 

 

 

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9 Responses to PENARTH’S TORY TURNER FAMILY AIMS TO WIN THREE VALE SEATS

  1. Chris David says:

    With all those Turners maybe we’ll get our paintings back

  2. Mgg says:

    Boom boom you got there first. Other Candidates in the frame… A hung council.. A rogues gallery

  3. Anne Greagsby says:

    Now the Tory party are deselecting standing Cllrs? Ouch! That’s hard on Cllr Williams.

  4. Daft o dull says:

    Are we in North Korea?

    Have the Tory party lost the plot in allowing three out of eight candidates coming from the same address.

    There are so many talented people in Penarth, you would ha e thought the conservatives would have put more effort into selection and attracting candidates.

    A very poor show,

  5. mad says:

    What do the conservatives want? Councillor Clive williams, has served his ward diligently with a good personal following for many years. His replacements must be very special. What nepotism!!!

  6. Yes Daff o dill just like North Korea, I expect the library to shut down before long the pubs boarded up , all the other Councillors rounded up and made to camp around the viewing platform for weeks on end . We need large photographs in frames of those elected , or should I say the enlightened ones , oh and we can be sure we will get the CCTVS fixed around town and even more added, happy days are on their way at last.

  7. Jaqueline Chisnall says:

    Unbelievable that Councillor Clive Williams will loose his seat of 34 years to 3 councillors all from the same family, surely there are questions to be asked here, come on Penarth townsfolk, stand up and be heard, Councillor Williams has worked so hard for his constituents and done it so very well, can any one of these three match his vast experience in business.

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