Rupert Taylor


Telephone01686 628108 / 07751842485
Party AffiliationConservative


I have lived in Newtown for many years.  I have been employed by Nidec Control Techniques for over twenty years holding a number of different roles during this time.

I was delighted to be co-opted onto Newtown Town Council in June 2017.  This is because I am committed to Newtown and passionate about the town.  For these reasons, I would like to help make a difference to Newtown to the town itself and the town’s people along with the other Town Councillors especially with the many challenges currently facing the town.  I would like to do this with the skills, knowledge and experience I have gained over the years along with my energy, passion and commitment.

In my spare time I like to keep fit by going to the gym and swimming.  I like reading and following football.

Councillor Stats

Dates: Took office 26.6.17

DNA = data not available
X = Councillor not in office

Attendance Record

Your Council’s decisions are made at meetings of the council or its committees.  Your Councillors have a duty to attend all meetings of the Council and meetings of the Committees of which they are members, unless an absence is approved by the meeting for a stated reason, for example a council duty elsewhere or ill-health.

Note that some councillors have been required to attend more meetings than others by reason, for example, of a shorter term of office or lesser number of committees to which elected, so the reader is advised to consider both the total number and the percentage when interpreting the attendance record.

Year (April – Mar)Total Required MeetingsTotal Required Meetings Attended (including Approved Absences)% of Required Duty MetOther Meetings Attended
April 21 – Jan 222826860

Training Record

There are no legal requirements for councillors to undertake training either before or after being elected.  However, this Council does require that all councillors undertake Code of Conduct training within six months of taking office and encourages all councillors to take advantage of training offered by organisations operating in the local council sector.

2017-18New Councillor Induction
2017-18Code of Conduct
2018-19GDPR Awareness

Outside Body Appointments

YearOutside Body
2021-22Hafren Ladywell Combined New School
 Ladywell Green Infants
2020-21Hafren Ladywell Combined New School
 Ladywell Green Infants
2019-20Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
 Ladywell Green Infants
2018-19Robert Owen Museum Council of Management

Declarations of Interests

Your Councillors are obliged to observe the Code of Conduct.  In doing so they will declare their personal and prejudicial interests in matters being discussed in meetings.  Note that in Wales councillors are not required to declare interests in a Resister of Interests, but must declare them whenever they occur in meetings.

Rupert Taylor Declarations of Interest 2017-2022

Payments to Members

Your Councillors are entitled to payments (remuneration) at levels determined by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales though they may choose to opt out of all or some of the payments.  Note that some councillors may have lesser entitlement if joining or ceasing part way through the year.

The total amounts shown here, are made up of various allowances including a care allowance.

YearTotal Payments
Apr – Sep 2021£75

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