Does your local councillor put people first?

The local elections are on 4 May and it’s your chance to have your say.

Local council services have been pushed to breaking point because of severe UK Conservative government spending cuts. That’s why it is essential our local councillors stand up for policies which protect our communities and public service workers.

UNISON Cymru/Wales’ manifesto asks councillors and candidates to support our three key priorities:

  • At least £8.45 per hour for everyone providing local government services
  • No to outsourcing
  • No to spending taxpayers’ money on private consultants who then advise on making cuts

Manifesto in English

Manifesto in Welsh

The Welsh Labour Party candidates below support these priorities and UNISON is very pleased to endorse them.

What can you do to help?

If your councillor doesn’t appear on the list below, ask your branch to contact him/her with a copy of our manifesto and a request they endorse our key priorities.

The local elections are our opportunity to hold all candidates to account. They must prove they’re committed to putting people first.

Endorsements of #unisonmanifesto

Blaenau Gwent

  • Carl Bainton
  • John Rogers
  • Stephen Thomas
  • Brian Scully
  • Dawn Wilcox

Bridgend

  • Neelo Farr
  • Jane Gebbie
  • Gareth Howells
  • Rosemary Martin

Caerphilly

  • Carmen Bezzina
  • Kerry Jones

Cardiff

  • Lee Bridgeman
  • Joy Coughlan
  • Dan De’Ath
  • Susan Elsmore
  • Alan Golding
  • Jane Henshaw
  • Matthew Hextor
  • Grahame Hinchey
  • Irene Humphreys
  • Gary Hunt
  • Keith Jones
  • Penny Owen
  • Bethan Procter
  • Ed Stubbs
  • Huw Thomas
  • Margaret Thomas
  • Pete Wong

Carmarthenshire

  • Ryan Bartlett
  • Peter Cooper
  • Deryk Cundy
  • Sharen Davies
  • Siôn Davies
  • Terry Davies
  • Tegwen Devichand
  • Jeff Edmunds
  • Penny Edwards
  • Colin Evans
  • Calum Higgins
  • John James
  • Rob James
  • Anthony Jones
  • Gary Jones
  • Pat Jones
  • Ken Lloyd
  • Kevin Madge
  • Shirley Matthews
  • Eryl Morgan
  • Keri Thomas
  • Louvain Roberts
  • Bill Thomas
  • Kim Thomas
  • Matthew Thomas
  • Ryan Thomas
  • Phil Thompson
  • Bob Wallpole
  • Jim Williams

Ceredigion

  • James Cook

Conwy

  • Penny Andow
  • Chris Brockley
  • Mike Bird
  • Bill Chapman
  • Kathy Coutanche
  • Sam Egelstaff
  • Deborah Good
  • Mike Hancock
  • Pat Hebron
  • Cathy Howe
  • Tracy Hughes
  • Emily Owen
  • Mike Priestley
  • Ken Stevens
  • Max Tasker
  • Andy Walsh
  • Joel Williams

Denbighshire

  • Gwen Butler
  • Jeanette Chamberlain-Jones
  • Ellie Chard
  • Andy Rutherford

Flintshire

  • Dave Healey
  • Gladys Healey
  • Sarah Taylor

Gwynedd

  • Anne Bennett
  • Matthew Cooling
  • O. Jean Davies
  • Quentin Deakin
  • Graham Hogg
  • Ross Lloyd
  • Jean Thomas

Llanelli

  • Philip Warlow

Merthyr Council

  • Dan Beard

NPT

  • Colin Clement
  • Steffan ap Dafydd
  • Arthur Davies
  • Brian Hastie
  • Vince Horton
  • Chris James
  • Mike James
  • Kathy James
  • Hugh James
  • Kris Lloyd
  • Cimla Adam McGrath
  • Suzanne Paddison
  • Sheila Penry
  • Keith Priddle
  • Angharad Rees
  • Susanne Renkes
  • Sonia Reynolds
  • John Warman
  • Dave Whitelock
  • Arwyn Woolcock

Pembrokeshire

  • Vic Dennis
  • Joshua Beynon

Powys

  • Matthew Dorrance
  • David Meredith

RCT

  • Gareth Caple
  • Ian Jenkins
  • Dilys Jouvenat
  • Tina Leyshon
  • Maureen Webber
  • Elizabeth Williams

Torfaen

  • Veronica Crick
  • Fiona Cross
  • John Cunningham
  • David Daniels
  • Giles Davies
  • Nigel Davies
  • Alan Furzer
  • Jo Gauden
  • Anthony Hunt
  • Alan Jones
  • Lewis Jones
  • John Marshall
  • Neil Mason
  • Brian Mawby
  • Mandy Owen
  • Norma Parrish
  • Caroline Powell
  • Jessica Powell
  • Kelly Preston
  • Phil Seabourne
  • Barry Taylor
  • Colette Thomas
  • Dave Thomas
  • Wayne Tomlinson
  • Neil Waite
  • Maureen Webber
  • Bob Wellington
  • David Yeowell

Vale of Glamorgan

  • Sandra Davies-Perkes
  • Margaret Wilkinson
  • Mark Wilson

 

UNISON Cymru/Wales will be holding a series of campaign action days to highlight our key priorities. Speak to your branch secretary for further information. Download our campaign postcards now:

28 Feb           Living Wage postcard                               

 

9 March         No to outsourcing postcard

 

28 March       Education postcard  

 

4 April            Social care postcard           

 

21 April          Libraries and leisure postcard  

 

Photo credit: Tracey Paddison

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