Local elections are being held in Wrexham on May 5, when you will be able to vote who you would like to be your local councillor. But what if there is only one person standing in your area?
Everyone in Wrexham County Borough has received a polling card, but there are eight wards where there is only one person standing. These are called ‘uncontested’ wards, and the person standing is guaranteed the seat.
So…if you live in one of the following areas, where the seats are ‘uncontested’, you do not need to go along to vote on polling day:
- Chirk South
- Dyffryn Ceiriog
- Garden Village
**May 5 is also the day for electing community councillors. All except one of the areas listed above is ‘uncontested’ for both councillor and community councillor seats, that is Caia Park CC – Cartrefle Ward. So, if you live in Caia Park CC – Cartrefle Ward you are still able to vote for your community councillors at the polling station on May 5.**
All wards and candidates, including ‘uncontested’ seats, are listed on the current elections and vacancies page of the council’s website.