Local council elections take place across the country on Thursday 3 May 2012.
PCS has contacted party leaders across the region on this year's pledges:
PCS is focusing on selected councils based on marginality, far right activity, member ballot addresses and level of local activity. We have contacted the majority of candidates in these chosen councils (excluding far right candidates) for their stance on our pledges and will publish any responses we receive. We have chosen the following council election. An asterisk (*) indicates where party leaders or candidates have responded.