Three community council by-elections have been confirmed, two on the Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen Community Council and one on the Van Community Council. Each will be held on Thursday, May 6, the same day as the Senedd election.
Machen: Our candidate Ben Clark is facing two opponents: a Liberal Democrat and Labour.
Ben Clark (left) was born in Caerphilly Miners' Hospital and brought up in Bedwas. He is 27 years old and is a tree surgeon for a local company. He attended Bedwas Comprehensive and the University of Southampton where he gained a degree in Geology. He lives with his partner in Bedwas. Ben's greatest concern is for the natural environment.
Trethomas: Our candidate is Marc Hubbard (centre). He faces a Labour candidate.
Marc Hubbard was born in Caerleon in 1958 and grew up in a council house in the village of Marshfield outside Newport. He attended Bassaleg School and became the first member of his family ever to attend university, gaining qualifications at both the Universities of Newcastle and Swansea. He has worked in Social Services as a frontline Social Worker and in various Managerial positions. He has two adult daughters.
Lansbury Park: (Van Community Council). Our candidate Lynne Hughes (right) faces a Labour candidate.
Lynne has lived in Caerphilly for over 20 years and has three children at Ysgol Cwm Rhymni. She has been both a County Councillor for St James ward and a school governor at Ysgol Cymraeg Caerffili and St James Primary School. She is the Director for Wales for the MS Society, a UK-wide charity that provides services and support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
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