19th Sep, 2020

Eight seats will be uncontested in May

Rob George 14th Apr, 2019

AN ESTIMATED 18,000 residents across Wychavon district will not need to vote in the upcoming local elections with eight of the authorities 45 seats being uncontested at this year’s poll.

Current council leader Coun Bradley Thomas has been returned as the member for Harvington and Norton after no other candidate was nominated while Aaron Powell is the new councillor for Bretforton and Offenham.

Many more parish councils have also seen a lack of nominations meaning Wychavon election chiefs have decided a number of polling stations will not be used when voters cast their ballots on May 2.

Among those in Evesham and Pershore not being used are polling stations in village halls in Breforton, Eckington, Harvington, Norton and Offenham.

The Conservatives will look to retain their grip on power and retain the 40 councillors they currently have while the Liberal Democrats will hope to retain the five members the party has on the council.

The full list of candidates in our area is as follows:

Badsey

Mark Goodge (Conservative)

Martin Vernall (Labour)

Bengeworth – two seats

Mary Campbell (Labour)

Julie Haines (Liberal Democrats)

Tim Haines (Liberal Democrats)

Martin King (Conservative)

Emma Stokes (Conservative)

Bredon

Adrian Hardman (Conservative)

Rehan Yunus (Labour)

Broadway and Wickhamford – two seats

Elizabeth Eyre (Conservative)

Emma Foss (Conservative)

Nigel Robinson (Independent)

Sally Tomlinson (Labour)

Evesham North – two seats

John Gowers (Labour)

Peter Griffiths (Conservative)

Gary Hale (Independent)

Emma Nishigaki (Independent)

Robert Raphael (Conservative)

Evesham South – two seats

Paul Bennett (Conservative)

Barmy Lord Brockman (Monster Raving Loony Party)

Edward Cohen (Green Party)

Chrissy Smith (Independent)

Matt Snape (Conservative)

Julie Tucker (Green Party)

Fladbury

Diana Brown (Liberal Democrats)

Tony Rowley (Conservative)

Great Hampton

Ged Bearcroft (Conservative)

Sarah Cohen (Green Party)

Honeybourne and Pebworth

Thomas Havemann-Mart (Conservative)

Patrick Hogan (Green Party)

Little Hampton – two seats

Andrew Dyke (Conservative)

Ros Gowers (Labour)

David Quayle (Liberal Democrats)

Sarah Schaathun (Independent)

Frances Smith (Conservative)

Jonathan Thompson

Pershore – three seats

Dan Boatright (Liberal Democrats)

Carolyn Harford (Liberal Democrats)

Misan McFarland (Labour)

Sam Tarran (Conservative)

Charles Tucker (Conservative)

Val Wood (Conservative)

Pinvin

Joshua Godfrey (Conservative)

Liz Tucker (Liberal Democrats)

The Littletons

Nicola Jennings (Green Party)

Richard Lasota (Conservative)

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