Candidates standing in Thamesfield Ward by-election announced

Published: Friday 13th October 17

Nominations have now closed for candidates wishing to stand in next month’s Thamesfield ward by-election in Putney.

Voters in this part of Putney will be going to the polls on Thursday, November 9 to elect a new ward councillor following the recent death of Cllr James Maddan OBE.

The following candidates are standing for election.

  • John Locker - Conservative Party
  • Di McCann - Green Party
  • Ryan Mercer - Liberal Democrats
  • Sally Warren - Labour Party

Anyone who is eligible to do so and wishes to vote in the by-election must make sure their name is included on the electoral register before the deadline of midnight on Tuesday, October 24.

British citizens, along with citizens of Commonwealth countries, the Republic of Ireland, British Overseas Territories and the European Union are all eligible to vote at this election.

Anyone who is not  already registered should visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Once your application has been received the council’s electoral services department may need to contact you to request further information, so people are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote must do so by 5pm on Wednesday, October 25. This date also applies to anyone who wants to cancel an existing postal or proxy vote (the voter must provide a signed letter confirming the cancellation and stating that they no longer wish to vote by post or proxy as appropriate).

To apply for a postal or proxy vote, registered electors should visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk and type ‘vote by post’ or ‘vote by proxy’ in the search field to download an application form.

Poll cards are being delivered to all eligible voters by Royal Mail. These will contain information about the date and time of the poll and a map showing the location of voters’ allocated polling stations. As long as you are registered you don’t need a poll card to vote.

More information about the Thamesfield ward by-election is available at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/vote.

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