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Former top lawyer at Cardiff Council named member of Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales

Dianne Bevan, whose previous roles include being the most senior lawyer at Cardiff Council, has been appointed as member of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales keeps under review the electoral arrangements for the 22 principal councils, including the number of councillors and wards in each council area.

Bevan worked as a solicitor for 20 years in local government, mostly in South Wales. After ten years as a director with South Glamorgan and Cardiff Councils, where alongside her duties as the council’s senior lawyer, she also acted as returning officer for many elections, she was appointed as the Deputy Clerk of the then National Assembly for Wales, later becoming the Assembly’s Chief Operating Officer.

Since her retirement from full time employment in 2012, Bevan has worked with organisations including the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Hansard Society, the UK Honours Committee and Taff Housing Association.

Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans said: “I am pleased Dianne is joining the Commission and I am sure she will make a valuable contribution to its work strengthening local democracy in Wales.”

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