Nominations have now closed for the forthcoming Borough Council elections.
There will be one seat contested in each of the 10 wards, and a full list of the candidates can be viewed online here.
The election is being contested by candidates from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Parties, and an Independent candidate. The successful candidates will serve for a four-year term of office.
Polling day is on Thursday 5 May and polling hours are from 7am to 10pm. The election count will take place after close of polling on Thursday 5 May.
Anyone who is not yet registered to vote at the election can do so by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by contacting the Council’s Elections Office.
The last day to register is Thursday 14 April. Anyone who has recently received a poll card for the elections is already registered.
- Electors who wish to vote by post at the election need to apply to the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April
- Electors who wish to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf need to apply to the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April
- Electors are able to appoint an emergency proxy to vote on their behalf should they be showing COVID-19 symptoms or need to self-isolate. Applications on these grounds need to be made before 5pm on polling day – Thursday 5 May.