WQ92793 (w) Tabled on 08/05/2024

What consideration has the Counsel General given to placing a requirement on candidates in town and community council elections to declare any membership of a political party held in the 12 months before an election, as is the case with local government elections and the proposed arrangements for Senedd elections?

Answered by Counsel General | Answered on 16/05/2024

Community councils are democratically elected and are our most local level of democracy. This requirement is already in place in Rule 5(3)(c) and Rule 8 of the The Local Elections (Communities) (Wales) Rules 2021, and embedded within the nomination form for community council candidates.