Local elections May 2017

The next local government election is scheduled to take place on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Newport has 20 wards (election areas) with 50 councillors representing residents. 

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Notice of election

Download the Notice of election - city councillors (pdf)

Download the Notice of election - community councillors (pdf)

Download the Notice of election agents (pdf)

Statement of persons nominated

Download the City council election - statement of persons nominated (pdf)

Download the Community council election - statement of persons nominated (pdf)

Information for candidates

Download Candidate's Guide to Local Elections in Wales 2017 (pdf)

Download May 2017 local government election timetable (pdf)

Download Local election guidance for candidates and agents (pdf)

Download Parish and community council guidance for candidates (pdf)

Download Campaigners code of conduct (pdf)

Download Welsh Government candidate survey letter (pdf)

Electoral Commission guidance

Download Factsheet: crowdfunding (pdf)

Download Factsheet: election material and imprints (pdf)

Download Situations and procedures: hustings for elections held in 2017 (pdf)

Nomination papers

Download nomination pack for candidates (Word document)

Download nomination pack for candidates (pdf)

Download nomination pack for Parish and Community Council candidates (Word document)

Download nomination pack for Parish and Community Council candidates (pdf)

Download guidance on candidate spending at parish and community elections (pdf)

Election spending and return of expenses

Candidates and agents are required to account for their spending at local government elections.

Forms and guidance from the Electoral Commission can be downloaded to be completed and returned to the Returning Officer no later than 35 days after the declaration of the election result.

Download Explanatory notes - return of candidate spending for local government elections in England and Wales (pdf)

Download Maximum spend guidance - local government elections 2017 (pdf) 

Download Candidate election expenditure spreadsheet (Excel)

Download Agent - declaration of expenses (pdf)

Download Candidate - declaration of expenses (pdf)

Download Candidate spending return (pdf) 

Parish and community elections

Download Guidance on candidate spending at parish and community elections (pdf)

Download Maximum spend guidance - community council elections 2017 (pdf)