Here are the candidates in the Eastwood and Kimberley area for today's local elections

Residents of Eastwood and Kimberley are preparing to head to the polls and cast their votes for who they want to represent them at Notts County Council in the local elections today.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:53 am
Eastwood and Kimberley residents head to the polls today.

Voters are being urged to make sure they are ready to take part in the elections, which will select councillors for Nottinghamshire County Council, Brinsley Parish Council and a Police and Crime Commissioner.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm today (Thursday, May 6) and residents can only vote at the polling station stated on their own poll card.

Elections will be slightly different this year due to Covid-19, so voters are asked to remember to wear a face covering, take their own pen or pencil and follow safety measures in place at polling stations such as floor markings and using hand sanitiser.

Postal votes must be returned by 10pm today.

Anyone who has not been able to post their vote before polling day can take their postal vote to their polling station on polling day and hand it in before 10pm.

If you’ve appointed a proxy, they need to make sure they are able to vote at the correct polling station on your behalf.

County councillors may attend full council meetings, sit on committees and host surgeries for members of the public to raise issues and represent their needs.

Below is a list of local candidates standing for Notts County Council, of which people must vote for one per area.

Eastwood

- Eddie Cubley, Conservative

- Josie Marsters, Lib Dem

- Milan Radulovic, Labour

- Rose Woods, Green

Greasley and Brinsley

- John Handley, Conservative

- Bethan Hewis, Green

- Carl Lewis, Lib Dem

- Val Leyland, Labour

- Elizabeth Williamson, Independent

Nuthall and Kimberley

- Sheikh Assab, Labour

- Perry Hill-Wood, Green

- Reece Oliver, Lib Dem

- Philip Owen, Conservative

- Richard Robinson, Independent

- Clare Wilkins, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Voters will also be able to elect six parish councillors on Brinsley Parish Council from: Gemma Bellamy, Nichola Garratt, Rosemary Herrett Bellamy, Phil Hunt, Ray Mitchell, Julie Newing, Blaine O’Neill, Keiran O’Neill, Helen Stevenson, Christa Wardle and John Ydlibi.

At the last local council elections in 2017, 81,400 people in the Broxtowe area were eligible to vote, with 31,600 of them returning valid ballot papers.

Conservative Tony Harper was elected as county council representative for Eastwood, with conservative John Handley for Greasley and Brinsley, and Conservative Phillip Owen for Nuthall and Kimberley.

As it stands, Nottinghamshire is almost dominated by the Conservative Party, with an East-West divide with the Labour Party, but no one party holds an overall majority.

Back in 2017 the Conservatives landed a total of 31 seats, a positive percentage change by 12.3 per cent, while Labour secured 23 seats upon a -1.9 per cent loss compared to the election in 2013.