Two Weeks Until Local Voters Decide Wrexham’s New Council!


NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 20th, 2017.

Exactly two weeks today the voters of Wrexham will go to the polls to decide the new line-up of the local council.

On May 4th voters across the county borough will decide who will represent them and their local area for the next five years. There’s 155 candidates standing across Wrexham’s 47 constituencies, with voters deciding who the council’s 52 councillors will be.

This time round there are more candidates running as Independents, rather than aligning themselves with the traditional political parties.

In total there are 61 Independent candidates running across 40 wards. Plaid Cymru have 15 candidates, Welsh Labour have 39 and the Welsh Liberal Democrats have 13.

The Welsh Conservatives will challenge 20 seats, UKIP have three candidates and the Green Party have two. A further two candidates have not specified any party, nor if they are formally Independent.

12 seats across the county borough are also up for grabs, with the current councillors standing down from their seats after the May election.

The last council election in 2012 saw on average just 34.5% of those on the electorate going out and voting. The electorate does not even equate to the number of people who live in Wrexham – just those who are registered to vote.

Figures across the 47 wards varied, however the average turnout for Wrexham was so low it means around 65% of those registered did not bother to vote.

Unsure who your local candidates are? Wrexham.com have sent letters to all 155 candidates standing in Wrexham and invited them to fill in a bio about themselves and the chance to take part in an online question and answer session. You can find out who your candidates are and if they have filled in our online Q&A here.

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