Wales politics

Nominations close for Welsh local council elections

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Image caption Lists of candidates must be published by 10 April

Nominations have closed for candidates standing in local elections in Wales on 3 May.

The deadline to submit nomination papers was midday on Wednesday. Councils must publish lists of candidates by 10 April.

Elections will be held in 21 of Wales' 22 local authorities - all except Anglesey council which is being run by ministerially-appointed commissioners.

The last local elections were held in 2008.

More than 1,200 seats are up for grabs, with councillors elected in first-past-the post elections.

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