POWYS County Council (PCC) has had to edit and amend the Statement of Nominated Persons after a mistake was found in the document.

All around the country at 4pm on Thursday, November 14, the nominations for wannabe politicians to stand in the general election next month, closed.

Soon afterwards details confirming who will be contesting the election on Thursday, December 12, emerged.

But in Powys – the candidates were standing in a “by-election.”

The statement containing the candidates names for both Montgomeryshire and Brecon and Radnorshire had the mistake.

By Friday afternoon PCC had cleared up its mistake and published a new statement online.

County Times:

The mistake was the source of discussion on former Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies’ Facebook page.

He had uploaded the statement and believed that there would be “red-faces” at PCC when the mistake was seen.

Gareth Davies said on the page: “By-election?”

Glyn Davies replied: “There will be a red face somewhere in the returning officer’s team.

“Must have just lifted from the last election they ran which was the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.”

County Times:

A spokesperson for PCC said: “The incorrect heading for the statement of nominated persons was used.

“The candidates and all other information in the document was correct.

“The error was brought to our attention first thing Friday morning.

“We’ve corrected this document and this has been uploaded onto our website.”

PCC’s chief executive, Caroline Turner is the returning officer for both constituencies.

She receives and extra payment on top of her salary for this role.

  • Parliamentary elections fees which are set at Westminster – £2,685 for Brecon and Radnorshire and £2,500 for Montgomeryshire.