General Election 2024 – Candidate Q&As and profiles!

The profiles and Q&As will be update as and when we receive them from candidates…

The upcoming General Election on Thursday July 4 will be the first fought under new constituency boundaries and a reduced number of Welsh Members of Parliament. That means a larger Wrexham constituency and thousands of local residents sharing their MP with people in mid-Wales, so we are now covering the new ‘Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr’ alongside coverage from MyWelshpool & MyNewtown for that area.

Key Dates:

Deadline for registering to vote: 11.59pm, Tuesday 18 June
Deadline for applying for a postal vote: 5pm, Wednesday 19 June
Deadline for applying for a proxy vote: 5pm, Wednesday 26 June
Deadline for applying for a Voter Authority Certificate: 5pm Wednesday 26 June
ELECTION DAY: 7am to 10pm, Thursday 4 July
Result: Wrexham is counted in Wrexham, and due around 1-3am. Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr is counted in Powys.

Registering to vote

You can easily register to vote via https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

You will need photo ID to vote – more information on that can be found on https://www.gov.uk/how-to-vote/photo-id-youll-need

Where is my polling station you ask? You can pop your postcode into this helpful website WhereDoIVote.co.uk and it will tell you!

Who is standing in the Wrexham constituency?

Seven candidates are vying to become Wrexham’s next Member of Parliament in the upcoming General Election.

Paul Ashton
Abolish the Welsh Assembly

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Sarah Atherton
Welsh Conservatives

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Charles Dodman
Reform UK

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Becca Martin
Plaid Cymru

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Andrew Ranger
Welsh Labour

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Tim Sly
Welsh Liberal Democrats

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Tim Morgan
The Green Party

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Who is standing in the Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr constituency ?

Six candidates are set to fight it out to become the first ever Member of Parliament for the newly formed Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr.

The constituency covers large parts of mid Wales and includes thousands of registered voters and households in Wrexham.

Jeremy David Brignell-Thorp
Green Party

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Oliver Lewis
Reform UK

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Glyn Preston
Welsh Liberal Democrats

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Craig Williams
Welsh Conservatives

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Elwyn Vaughan
Plaid Cymru

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Steve Witherden
Welsh Labour

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It replaces the former Clwyd South ward – which has seen villages and towns effectively divvied up into either a larger Wrexham ward or the Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr.

Picture © The Boundary Commission

Unlike the previous Clwyd South ward – where results were announced in Wrexham – the count for the new Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr constituency will take place in Powys.

 

 

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