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Local Elections 


The 2017 local elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Taking place across Great Britain you will be voting for the person you want to represent the area you where live, in the County Council. 

The term of office is four years.

By-elections can be held within that time if vacancies occur though - and the successful candidate will serve until the next county council elections.

What do county councils do?


They are responsible for providing local services and facilities. 

Your elected councillor represents you at a local level. 

recyclingThe county council is responsible for the following areas:

  • education
  • transport
  • planning
  • fire and public safety
  • social care
  • libraries
  • waste management
  • trading standards

Registering to vote

In order to vote in these elections, you need to be registered on the Register of Electors and you must be:

  • Resident in the borough area on the date of the election;
  • A British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of a member state of the European Union;
  • 18 years old or over.

The deadline for applying to register for voting in the election is Thursday 13 April 2017.

To register head here.

Am I voting? 

Surrey County Council 

The council is currently made up of 59 Conservative, 9 Surrey Opposition Forum, 9 Residents' Associations/Independents, 2 UKIP, 1 Labour and 1 other.

There are 81 county councillors in total. 

You can see a list of candidates for your electoral division here.

 

 

Hampshire County Council 

The council is currently made up of 47 conservatives, 16 Liberal Democrats, 7 UKIP, 4 Labour, 1 Community Campaign (Hart), 2 Non-affiliated and a vacant seat.

In Hampshire two divisions elect two councillors, due to the size of the electorate, so Hampshire County Council consists of 78 councillors.

You can see a list of candidates for your electoral division here.

 

Where can I find out more? 

Eagle Radio's news team will bring you all the latest on local council elections.

Or visit the Electoral Commission.

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