The Statement of Persons Nominated (SOPN) has been published by Cardiff Council and all the candidates added to the “Who Can I Vote For?” service.
I’m adding some extra information to the Local Elections 2022 page.
Candidates can submit a “Statement to Voters” to get their message out and provide an email address if they’d like to receive questions from constituents privately.
Cardiff Council use “Who Can I Vote For?” on their “Find your local councillor and nearest polling station” page.
Information about how this data is used can be viewed on the WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk website.
Register to Vote
The deadline to register is 11:59pm on 14 April to vote in the local elections on 5 May. There is more information on the Electoral Commission website.
Votes at 16
Young People aged 14 to 15 can now register to vote, and 16 and 17 years old can now vote in Welsh Local Government elections.
Cardiff Council have published the official “Statements of Persons Nominated”. These are the lists of official candidates for May’s local elections.
I’ve added the few that I didn’t know about to our candidate list. We’re going to keep updating this list with Twitter accounts as we find them.
Some interesting points to note:
- There are 88 candidates over the 8 wards.
- There are candidates from 7 parties.
- There are 5 independent candidates.
- There are 4 UKIP candidates, all standing in Llanishen.
- There are 2 Green Party candidates.
- There is 1 candidate from the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.
The number of candidates in each party:
The number of candidates in each ward:
||No of candidates
|Whitchurch and Tongwynlais
|Pontprennau and Old St Mellons
We still need to get in touch with all the candidates so we can send them our questionnaire. If you’re a candidate please contact us.
The Local Elections are only 3 months away and we’re still compiling our list of candidates.
If you know someone who’s standing and they aren’t on the list, please urge them to get in touch with us.
We’re drawing up a list of questions to ask the candidates. If you’d like to suggest one then please contact us or Tweet us using #atcnc.
The plan is to create an online questionnaire for all the candidates to complete. We’ll publish these on the run up to election day.
We’re expecting over 100 candidates so we really need to spread them out over a few weeks to make it manageable.
If you’re a member of a local party group then please urge candidates to send us their details and to complete the questionnaire when it’s ready.
We’re particularly interested in finding out who the candidates are in Lisvane as we don’t have any contacts in the area.
Image credit – Juan Seguí Moreno