Monmouthshire County Council Elections 2022
Please note new legislation took effect in December 2021 for the elections in May 2022 and will alter the election processes from previous years. The following pages will cover all the changes but for information the new legislation is The Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Wales) Rules 2021 which affect the County Council process and The Local Election (Communities) (Wales) Rules 2021 which cover the Community/Town Council elections.
Welcome to the Monmouthshire County Council website for candidates and agents interested in standing for election to either the County Council or Town/Community Councils in Monmouthshire.
Why not stand for election as a councillor?
What elections are taking place?
Elections will take place on the 5th May 2021 to elect 46 County Councillors to sit on the County Council
Community & Town Council
There will also be elections on the same day for nearly 300 community/town councillors to 31 community/town councils.
Who is standing for election?
The full list of County Council candidates standing for election is available here.
The full list of Town/Community Candidates standing for election are available here
The list of people who are elected to community/town council seats unopposed is available here.
About the Council
What does the Council do?
The County Council has responsibility for making decisions on over 700 different service areas that affect the everyday lives of residents. More information on how Councils work is available here.
What does a Councillor do?
Councillors are elected to represent the community and its residents and make decisions on how local services are provided, funded and prioritised. More information is available here.
Standing for Election
Which area do I represent
The County Council is split into a number of wards that Councillors represent. For the 2022 elections there will be new wards with more information here.
Standing for election
If you want to stand for election there are statutory processes that you need to follow. More information on standing for election is available here.
Download Nomination Papers
Submitting your nomination paper
Candidate Briefing Sessions
Still not sure if you want to stand as a candidate or would like some more information on the role? Why not attend one of our briefing sessions for candidates. You will get to hear directly from existing councillors about the role, what it takes to be an effective councillor, what commitment and experience you can gain becoming a councillor. You will also get to understand the election process and the requirements and expectations of you as a candidate standing for election.
Briefing session will be held in January 2022. A recording of the briefing session is available online here if you were unable to attend and would like further information.
Want to keep up to date with events and information regarding the 2022 council elections in Monmouthshire?
What happens if I win the election?
If you are successful in winning your election, you will formally become a councillor when you sign your declaration of acceptance of office which needs to be completed within 4 days of the result of the election.
An induction programme will be prepared to bring you up to speed on everything you will need in your role as Councillor from how you should behave, how the Council operates and building relationships with officers and fellow councillors.