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Hundreds of candidates stand for county council elections

Posted on Monday 12th April 2021
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There are 243 candidates standing for election to Staffordshire County Council's 62 seats on 6th May 2021.

Nearly 250 people are standing as candidates in this year’s Staffordshire County Council elections.

With the deadline for nominations passed, 243 people are standing for election to 62 county council seats in 60 divisions.

County Council elections are held every four years and voting will take place on Thursday, 6th May, by post or at local polling stations, with the results announced on Saturday, 8th May.

John Tradewell, Staffordshire County Council’s Director of Corporate Services, said:

The County Council has an annual budget of more than £500 million and its services touch the lives of every resident in the county.

Whether it’s protecting vulnerable children and commissioning care for the elderly; delivering highways maintenance and gritting in winter; or investing in the economy for the future, the decisions about how these and many other services are delivered week in week out are taken by Staffordshire residents elected by their local communities.

If people want to influence how key services are delivered on their doorstep, they should make sure they are registered in time and then cast their vote – either by post, or on Thursday, 6th May.”

The deadline to register to vote is 11.59pm on Monday, 19th April, while the deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday, 20th April.

If you wish to nominate someone else to cast their vote for you at the polling station, that proxy vote must be applied for by 5pm on Tuesday, 27th April.

Anyone who is not registered, or is unsure whether they are, should contact their borough or district council, or they can register online.

Details of all the candidates standing for county council election can be found here.

 

Notes to Editors

  1. Current composition of Staffordshire County Council is: 50 Conservative members; 10 Labour and Labour & Co-operative Party; 2 Independent.
  2. The County Council count is on Saturday, 8th May this year as ballots for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner are being counted on Friday, 7th May.

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These contact details are for journalists and members of the media only:

Email: pressoffice@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 01785 895050

If you are not a journalist or member of the media and have a general enquiry please:

Email: contactus@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 0300 111 8000