All 256 candidates announced for Wychavon elections - The Evesham Observer

All 256 candidates announced for Wychavon elections

Evesham Editorial 6th Apr, 2023   0

ALL 256 candidates have been announced for the upcoming local elections in Wychavon.

The elections on May 4 will see 111 candidates contest 43 seats available on Wychavon District Council whilst 145 candidates will contest seats on the various town and parish councils in the region.

Town councils are present in Evesham and Droitwich.

Parish councils are present in Badsey and Aldrington, Dodderhill, Beckford, Hartlebury, Kemerton, Hindip, Martin Hussingtree and Salwarpe, Tibberton and Upton Warren.

Not every town or parish council will house a vote however, as available seats outweigh candidate numbers in some areas.

Vic Allison, returning officer for Wychavon District Council said: “These are important elections that will decide who will represent you and make key decisions about the place where you live.

“Don’t lose the chance to have your say. Registering to vote takes about five minutes and checking you have the right photo ID now can avoid issues later.

“If anyone has any questions, then please contact our elections team who will be happy to help.”

Residents are being reminded to contact Wychavon’s election team if they have not received their poll card as they may not be registered to vote.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on April 17. Those wanting to vote by post have 5pm on April 18 to apply and until 5pm April 25 to vote by proxy, which means sending someone else to vote for you.

The latest elections are the first time people will need to show valid photo ID at a polling station in order to vote.

Visit for more information about valid ID.

Those without a valid form of ID can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate before 5pm on April 25.

The full list of candidates can also be found on this website.

Contact the Wychavon elections team by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01386 565437.

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