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Candidates published for upcoming elections as deadline looms for residents to register to vote

Those standing for election to Tendring District Council (TDC) and Essex County Council (ECC) in the area have been revealed after the nominations deadline passed Thursday, 8 April.

There are two by-elections for TDC, with the Eastcliff ward and one seat in the West Clacton and Jaywick Sands ward being contested, while all eight divisions of ECC within Tendring are being contested come polling day on Thursday, 6 May.

A full list of those standing for the two district ward, and ECC divisions in Tendring, can be found online at www.tendringdc.gov.uk/council/elections-voting/2021Polls

Voting will also take place on polling day for the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC). Candidates for this election can be found on the following website later this month: www.choosemypcc.org.uk/ or by calling the national helpline on 0808 196 2170.

Almost 120,000 local residents have the chance to select their choice of candidates in the elections across the district. If you have recently moved home or have not had a poll card for the elections then there is not long left to register to vote, if you have not already done so, in order to be able to vote on 6 May.

The deadline for voter registration for the upcoming elections is Monday, 19 April, and you can register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call the TDC Electoral Services team on 01255 686575.

Ian Davidson, Returning Officer, said this was people’s opportunity to have their say.

“Voters across the district can select their choice for who represents them at Essex County Council, and as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, but only if you are registered to vote,” Mr Davidson said.

“In addition two parts of our district can vote for their councillor on Tendring District Council. So make sure you are registered to vote, if you want to have your say.”