Posted: Fri 28th Jul 2023

Council by-election date confirmed for Penmaen ward in Caerphilly: Thursday August 31. /

The date of a council by-election for the Penmaen ward in Caerphilly county borough has been confirmed as Thursday August 31.
Voters will go to the polls that day to elect a successor to the late Jim Sadler, who died in May aged 71.
A former Fleet Street printer, Cllr Sadler moved to Oakdale in the 1980s and became a Caerphilly County Borough councillor, representing Labour, in 2022.
His wife Carol – who died earlier this year – also served as a county councillor, and even had a spell as mayor of Caerphilly.
Caerphilly County Borough Council is accepting nominations for candidates until 4pm on Thursday August 3.
Nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the local authority’s returning officer at Electoral Services, Gilfach House, William Street, Gilfach, Bargoed, CF81 8ND on weekdays, between 10am and 4pm.
Completed nominations can then be submitted to the returning officer in the same way, during the days and times mentioned above, or through email to
The returning officer will then send a notice to inform candidates as to whether or not their nomination is valid.
On election day, polls will be open between 7am and 10pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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