Local Democracy

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Use our tools below to find our your local, county and national representatives for your electoral ward in Newtown.

Who does what?

The world of democractic structures can be confusing - so we have put together this helpful guide for you to explain who runs things in Newtown.

 UK Government

The UK Government manages defence, welfare, constitutional law and most taxes. It is accountable to the UK Parliament.

 Welsh Government

Welsh Government manages education, health, environment, local government and much more. It is accountable to the Senedd / Welsh Parliament.

 Powys County Council

Powys County Council manages schools, social care, roads, recycling and sets an element of Council Tax.

5 County Councillors across 4 wards.
£16,800 per councillor per year.

 Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

Newtown and Llanllchaiarn Town Council manages green spaces, events, weekly market and sets an element of Council Tax.

16 Town Councillors across 5 wards.
£150 per councillor per year*.

*Excluding the recently announced allowance scheme which could see some councillors take up to £1,230 extra and senior allowances.

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