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What it means to be a Ward Councillor

Councillors have a number of responsibilities. A significant part of these responsibilities is the work carried out at a neighbourhood level, often referred to as the ‘ward councillor role’. Each Councillor represents a ward or division and the residents who live in it, and have a responsibility to communicate Council policies and decisions to them.

NPTCBC will have 34 different wards from May 2022 onwards across the County Borough; some wards are larger than others, therefore will be represented by multiple Members.

View the electoral wards across Neath Port Talbot. Please note there will be slight changes to the boundaries of some of the Wards in 2022.

The Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales has recently produced a short film providing information for individuals thinking about being a candidate at the next Local Government Elections:

Further information about the process of becoming a Councillor and standing as a candidate in a Local Government Election) is available from the Electoral Commission.

For information on how to become a Councillor, please visit the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) website.