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The town and parish councils and Shropshire Council are up for election on 4th May. Much Wenlock Town Council has been running a publicity drive for some months to attract folk to stand for this most local form of democracy. This is your opportunity to make a positive difference in the town; hopefully someone from Bourton and Homer will step forward to provide a stronger voice for their villages.
After serving Much Wenlock and the surrounding area for four years as your Shropshire Councillor I now intend standing again as the Conservative candidate. I have found the role fulfilling and I’ve met more lovely folk, many of whom I’ve been able to help with their problems. It is however time-consuming and, from time to time, challenging. If any potential candidate would like to discuss what’s involved, they’re more than welcome to pick up the phone or meet me at my next advice surgery. Some weeks ago I wrote a short piece about my week as a Shropshire Councillor, which you can read online here.
Details on how to stand for election as a councillor are here.
Voting is your democratic right as a citizen of the UK.
Local elections for town and parish councils and for Shropshire Council take place on 4th May. You may vote only if you are on the electoral register. Individual voter registration means that it is no longer the responsibility of the “head of the household” to list the names of voters. It is now down to the individual. To check if you’re on the register, send an email to email@example.com or call 0345 678 9015.
If you’re not on the register, there are a number of ways in which you can apply. For many of us, our national insurance number and our date of birth, coupled with a smartphone means we can register in less than two minutes. Just go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you’d rather complete a paper form, please contact 0345 678 9015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station. The form is available online at:
or from Shropshire Council. Alternatively, I usually have a blank form to hand, so contact me and I’ll let you have one.
I’m backing John Campion for Police & Crime Commissioner in the election to be held on Thursday 5th May.
He is committed to keeping our community safe against threats and responding in an emergency. He will also invest in crime prevention ensuring we tackle the causes of crime.
He will support the reform of the back office functions enabling more money to be diverted to protect front line policing. He has committed to being open and transparent in how decisions are made and how tax payers’ money is spent.
He pledges to work hard to ensure people feel safer in their local communities. I agree with him that, for too long, anti-social behaviour has blighted our town centres and urban streets as well as rural villages blighted by speeding.
You can find out more about John here:
This website provides information on the election and the role of Police and Crime Commissioners: PCC election information
The Police & Crime Commissioner elections takes place and we, in Shropshire, have the opportunity to elect the West Mercia Commissioner. To do this, you must be registered to vote. If you will be aged 18 or over on the day of the election – Thursday 5 May 2016 – you are entitled to vote. If you have not already registered, the deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday 18 April 2016.