Many will be aware that there is a Borough and Community Council By Election in Penyrheol on August 1st due to the untimely death of Plaids Anne Collins. Plaid is fielding two excellent local candidates in Steve Skivens for the Borough and Michelle Britton for the Community. Interesting to see Labour are fielding a candidate called Gareth Pratt who is currently a Labour Community Councillor for Bryncenydd in Caerffili. Is it his ambition or Labour`s desperation? It is worth taking a look at the comments in the Caerffili Observer about his candidature, which suggest that he will even be on holiday during election week.