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Forthcoming Elections

Combined Parliamentary and Local Government Elections 2015

The next Elections will take place on Thursday, 7 May 2015. Polling stations will be open from 7.00am to 10.00pm and a list of polling stations will be posted on this page shortly.

Wards and Councillors

Alongside the Parliamentary General Elections, there will also be 19 Wards up for re-election in both North and South Swindon. These are listed in the table below:

​Wards ​Councillors
​Blunsdon and Highworth ​Alan Bishop, Conservative
​Central ​Julie Wright, Labour
​Chiseldon and Lawn ​Fionuala Foley, Conservative
​Covingham and Dorcan Dale Heenan, Conservative
​Eastcott ​Nicky Sewell, Liberal Democrats
​Gorse Hill and Pinehurst ​John Ballman, Labour
​Haydon Wick ​David Renard, Conservative
​Liden, Eldene and Park South ​Neil Heavens, Labour
​Lydiard and Freshbrook ​Cindy Matthews, Labour
​Mannington and Western Steve Wakefield, Labour
​Old Town ​Roderick Bluh, Conservative
​Penhill and Upper Stratton ​Teresa Page, Labour
​Priory Vale Toby Elliott, Conservative
​Ridgeway ​No Elections
​Rodbourne Cheney ​Jim Grant, Labour
​Shaw ​Nick Martin, Conservative
​St Andrews ​Mary Friend, Conservative
​St Margaret and South Marston ​John Haines, Conservative
​Walcot and Park North Mark Dempsey, Labour
​Wroughton and Wichelstowe Ann Richards, Liberal Democrats

Key Diary Dates

The deadlines in the election timetable are fixed by statute. Key dates are listed in the information below however, the full timetable is available to download here:

Becoming a Candidate

If you wish to stand as a candidate at the forthcoming elections, you need to complete a nomination paper before Thursday, 9 April 2015 at 4.00pm.

Registering to Vote

The deadline for registering to vote in May is Monday, 20 April 2015 at 5.00pm.

If you have just moved or you know that you are not registered to vote, you can do so online on the Registering to Vote webpage.

If you are not sure if you are registered, please contact us and we can confirm your details for you.

Postal or Proxy Voting

If you will not be around to vote on Thursday, 7 May at your polling station, you can apply for either of the following:

Postal Vote

A postal vote can be made by Tuesday, 21 April at 5.00pm. Forms can be obtained from the election office, please see the How to Vote webpage.

Alternatively you can go to the About My Vote website. (www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register-to-vote/postal-vote-application)

Proxy Vote

A proxy vote can be made by Tuesday, 28 April at 5.00pm. Forms can be obtained from the election office, please see the How to Vote webpage.

Alternatively, you can go to the About My Vote website. (www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register-to-vote/apply-to-vote-by-proxy)

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