List of borough and town and parish council election candidates published
The names of all candidates standing in the elections in Telford and Wrekin on Thursday 7 May are published today.
The names of all candidates standing for election in borough, town and parish council elections on 7 May can now be seen at http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20107/elections/51/notices_and_results
Borough, town and parish council elections will be held on the same day as the UK General Parliamentary Election.
The candidates for the two Parliamentary constituencies in the borough were announced yesterday.
A record total of 161 candidates are standing in the elections for Telford & Wrekin Council with all of the Council’s 54 seats contested.
For elections to the borough’s 26 town and parish councils, more than 330 candidates have put themselves forward.
The deadline for local residents to register to vote is 20 April.
There have been changes to the way that people sign up to the electoral register recently and it might mean that some people who had previously signed up are no longer on the register.
Previously, one person in every household was responsible for registering everyone else who lives at that address. Under Individual Electoral Registration (IER), each person is now required to register to vote individually, rather than by household.
Under IER each individual needs to provide 'identifying information', such as their date of birth and national insurance number, when applying to register and their application will need to be verified before being added to the register.
Anyone who has not registered can do it here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Paper application forms are available on request for anyone without internet access.
The deadline for applications for postal votes is 5pm on 21 April.