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28th Jun, 2022

Countdown to elections

Rob George 4th Apr, 2022

LOCAL elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents’ votes on Thursday May 5.

Voters will be going to the polls in 12 of the city’s 15 wards, because the City Council currently holds elections in three out of every four years, with a third of councillors being elected each time.

This year there will also be an additional by-election in the Nunnery ward, following the recent resignation of Jim Carver as a councillor.

Elections will be held for councillors in Battenhall; Bedwardine; Cathedral; Claines; Gorse Hill; Nunnery; Rainbow Hill; St John; St Peter’s Parish; Warndon; Warndon Parish North; and Warndon Parish South.

There will not be elections this year in the Arboretum, St Clement and St Stephen wards.

Shane Flynn, returning officer for Worcester, said: “This is your chance to make your voice heard and decide who represents you on big issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Worcester, from housing and parks to bin collections.

Residents can visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote by midnight on April 14 to check whether they are registered to vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on April 19, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on April 26.

Visit www.worcester.gov.uk/elections for more.

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