The County Returning Officer has published the Statement as to Persons Nominated for Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council, showing 10 nominations for town councillors across the 5 electoral wards in the community.  The nominees in each ward are…

Llanllwchaiarn North:

  • Tracy Owen
  • Rex Shayler
  • 1 vacancy remaining


  • John Byrne
  • Val Howard
  • 1 vacancy remaining


  • Richard Edwards (Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales)
  • 2 vacancies remaining

Llanllwchaiarn West:

  • Mike Childs (Welsh Labour/ Llafur Cymru)
  • Peter Lewington (Welsh Conservative Party Candidate Ymgeisydd Plaid Geidwadol Cymru)
  • 1 vacancy remaining


  • David Selby (Welsh Liberal Democrats)
  • Rupert Taylor (Independent)
  • Richard White (Independent)
  • 1 vacancy remaining

As vacancies remain in all wards, the above nominees will be elected unopposed when the Returning Officer issues formal Notice of Uncontested Results in due course.

Town Clerk, Ed Humphreys welcomed nominees:

“Whilst it’s disappointing that vacancies remain, and some of those who may have plenty of observations and ideas have not come forward to try to put them into practice, I certainly extend a warm welcome those who have and want to try.  After all, local councils have the general electoral mandate, can raise and allocate resources, and, of course, are local.

I’d like to thank all retiring town councillors for the time and effort they’ve committed over the last 5 years.  People who make this commitment and are prepared to work with others, can help make the town a place where people want to live, learn, work and visit.  A special thanks is due to Mayors, Chairs of Committees, and project leads during the last term.

All town councillors, regardless of whether they have served before, will begin their term of office on 9th May.  The first business of the new term will be transacted at the Annual Meeting on 23rd May when they elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, the Committees, and ‘Representatives to Outside Bodies’.  They will also begin a process of co-option to fill the remaining vacancies.

In their first year of office, they will conclude the current 5-year business plan and work with the community to set out a new 5-year plan.  The town council is fortunate in having the Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Place Plan ( as a starting point as it was put together with the local community.  It sets out the town’s aspirations on a wide range of topics for 15 years between 2021-2036 so there are plenty of ideas to choose from – economic, social, environmental – all of which have come from grass-roots community consultation, for example to improve tourism, enhance overall social facilities, and helping to tackle climate change.”

News of the separate nominations to the County Council can be found at

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