Local Government Election

Local Government represents you in the Vale of Glamorgan County your local and Town or Community.


The next Local Government Election will be in:

May 2022




This type of election is usually held every five years.



Local Government Elections are held to elect people from your local community to become Councillors. You will be represented by Councillors with the Vale of Glamorgan Council plus Councillors with your Local Town or Community Council.



Once elected, the representatives are known as Councillors.

To find out who your local Councillor is please visit our Members Search page by clicking the button below:


Members Search



Councils are responsible for providing local services and facilities.

Depending on where you live, your council is responsible for some or all of the following areas:

  • Council housing
  • Education services
  • Electoral registration
  • Environmental health
  • Leisure and recreation facilities
  • Libraries
  • Local planning
  • Local transport
  • Parks and public places
  • Regulation of local business
  • Roads and footpaths
  • Social services
  • Waste and recycling 


Councillors spend most of their time working and/or living, in their local area.

They attend regular council committee meetings at various venues within the Vale of Glamorgan to discuss and decide upon local services and facilities.




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