Category: Announcement

Cardiff North Councillor of the Year 2016 – The Winner


The results are in and we can reveal the Cardiff North Councillor of the Year 2016 is…

Jayne Cowan!

Jayne Cowan

A resident who nominated Jayne said: “She is very knowledgeable about Cardiff North and is an asset to the area.”

The runners up were Fenella Bowden and Eleanor Sanders. Eleanor “always goes above and beyond and works tirelessly” and Fenella “has gone the extra mile in responding to residents concerns in the Heath/Birchgrove area.”

Congratulations to the councillors and thanks to everyone for your nominations.


Official Constituency Candidates Announced

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The official constituency candidates have been published by Cardiff Council. We weren’t expecting any surprises but it looks like UKIP Wales are fielding a candidate. They told us they were a few weeks ago but then went very quiet.

Haydn Rushworth is the Creative Marketing Director at Exposure UK, a marketing company based in Penarth. We’ll have more details on the site soon.

So the final line up is:

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Two New Constituency Candidates Announced

With less then a month to polling day, the Liberal Democrats have announced that John Dixon will stand for them as a constituency candidate in Cardiff North.

Fiona Burt recently announced that she’s standing as an independent candidate.

UKIP told us a few weeks ago that they would announce a candidate soon but we have yet to hear anything official.

We’ve offered the candidates another chance to tell us why we should vote for them in our “Candidate Comments” series.

Welcome to My Cardiff North

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So, what’s Your Cardiff North?

No, “My Cardiff North”. Which is yours… Look, it’s really straightforward. This is a website about where you live.

So it’s one of those cool new “hyperlocal” sites with news and features and lots of community stuff?

Er, no. There are loads of those already in Cardiff North. My Cardiff North is focussed on local and national politics.

…Sorry nodded off there! Politics eh, so it’ll have insightful political commentary and hard hitting investigative journalism?

Again, not quite. We have a slightly more modest plan. My Cardiff North is a simple, clear and impartial resource for news and views from – and about – our representatives.

Say again?
We want to answer the questions, “who represents me, what are they saying and how do I get in touch with them?”

Cardiff North has 21 County Councillors, 5 Assembly Members and 1 MP. They’re all Tweeting, blogging, speaking, writing and Facebook-ing. It’s a lot for people to keep up with.

Sounds good. So if I want to have a rant about the recent bin changes, I can create an account and hit the comments section then?

Everyone loves a good rant, but My Cardiff North isn’t the place for it. There are plenty of better ways to voice your concerns than shouting into the internet void. Although there are some politicians who know their RTs from their MTs.

We’re going to be covering the upcoming Assembly election, checking in with our new MP and sharing interesting titbits from the councillors.

Fair enough. So how do I find out what’s going on?

The best way is to follow our Twitter account and pop back to see us now and then.

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OK, I’m sold. Can I help spread the word?

Glad you asked! Cardiff North has about 65,000 registered voters so there are plenty of people we want to reach. You could share this article, send a Tweet, tell your neighbours or put a sign up in the window. We’d appreciate anything you can do to help.