Plaid Cymru’s Penarth branch of Vice chairman, Aled Thomas, has today issued an on-line ‘video manifesto’ in his campaign for the St Augustine’s Ward of Penarth – where he’s standing alongside fellow party-member and well-known local environmental campaigner Anne Greagsby for election to the Vale of Glamorgan Council .
The election is on May 4th this year and the video setting out the key points of his campaign can be seen on http://tinyurl.com/zrtspj5 .
Meanwhile there is speculation – as yet wholly unconfirmed – that some current Penarth Labour councillors are being shuffled to stand for different wards from those which they currently represent – prior to May’s elections.
One – as yet unconfirmed – report is that veteran Vale Councillor Cllr Janice Birch (Labour Stanwell) may be considering retiring and that Cllr Lis Burnett (now Labour St Augustines) may be nominated to contest Cllr Birch’s long-held Vale seat in the Stanwell Ward in the May 4th elections.
Throughout her long career in local government Cllr Birch has invariably attracted a large vote. She also serves as a Penarth Town Councillor and was Mayor of Penarth in 1981-82 and Deputy Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council in 2012.
The Labour Party has said only that it will be issuing a full list of candidates for the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Penarth Town Council elections in due course and has no further comment.
Meanwhile the Conservative Party is due to select its candidates to stand for election to Penarth Town Council before the end of this month. The party has already selected its candidates for the Vale Council. (See PDN http://tinyurl.com/jkxpd73 )