With every seat contested it looks like an interesting election ahead. Pleased to see four standing against Meryl Gravell, and three trying to oust ex-chairman Ivor Jackson.
As for me in the Cilycwm ward, my two opponents are the current veteran councillor, Tom Theophilus and a Tory.
I am also a candidate for the Llanwrda Community Council, there are only three of us, and eight seats. I was going to put a link to the full Carmarthenshire Community Councillor candidate list until I noticed that the majority of the candidates were listed as 'electrical retailers' - maybe Currys have planned a coup to take over Carmarthenshire's parishes....? (this list has now been removed from the Council website...and will hopefully be corrected. Just as well these elections aren't held very often...)
Update 10th April - List of Community Council Candidates now back up, electrical retailers reduced to one; http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/English/council/electionsandvoting/Documents/spncommunitya.pdf )
12th April - list of uncontested Town and Community Councils and those elected; http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/English/council/electionsandvoting/Documents/uncontestedresults.pdf
Y Cneifiwr is busy providing his readers with a remarkably accurate ward-by-ward analysis, the first instalment is here; Those County Council elections - Y Cneifiwr looks at the form
...and the second instalment, equally perceptive, can be found here; Council election tour - Carmarthen to Glanaman where you will of course, find a brief but interesting stop at Cilycwm...
and the third leg, from Gorslas to Laugharne....4th.....Llandeilo to Llansteffan
STOP PRESS....CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNCIL BRINGS BACK HANGING....I am a bit concerned to read in a forthcoming council report that a "new and fun" element; a 'life-sized gallows" has been added to the tourist centre in the walls of County Hall...presumably to cut out the expense and bother of calling the police to deal with members of the public with 'camera-phones'.....