Record number of Plaid Cymru candidates in May’s council elections


Plaid Cymru will field a record 68 candidates in next month’s Caerphilly County Borough Council elections.

The Party of Wales is aiming to win back control of the authority with a positive programme of improving public services while addressing concerns of residents on issues such as protecting valued green fields.

Councillor Colin Mann, leader of the 20-strong Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly council, said: “We will be fielding our strongest ever team of candidates who will be champions for their communities.

“We are expecting a very tough straight fight with Labour but believe our programme of improvements to public services that have been neglected over the last five years will resonate with residents.

“People tell us they don’t believe they are getting value for money for their council tax – they’ve seen worsening litter, fly-tipping, potholes and dog mess while roads and pavements generally have deteriorated.

“We want to address the concerns people have about building on our precious green fields which they feel rightly impact on their quality of life. And, of course, we will ensure the senior officers’ pay scandal never happens again while bringing this terrible waste of public money to an end as quickly as possible.

“We will ensure that Caerphilly county borough no longer hits the headlines across the UK for all the wrong reasons. We want people to be proud of their local authority. Only a vote for a Plaid Cymru candidate will end Labour rule.”

Plaid Cymru’s 7 pledges for 2017 

NEVER AGAIN - Millions wasted on Senior Officers’ pay scandal.

RESIST building on precious green fields before other land is used.

CLEAN-UP the county to clear litter with tougher enforcement on fly-tipping and dog mess.

INVEST in our roads and pavements while addressing the menace of pot-holes.

SUPPORT local communities by employing traffic wardens to tackle parking problems and create more 20mph zones.

FIGHT for better emergency care services at Ystrad Mynach hospital.

WORK with partners to tackle affordable homes crisis.