News release from 05/04/2022

Candidates for local council elections

Board saying Polling Station

The candidates who are seeking election to South Cambridgeshire District Council have been confirmed today (April 5 2022), after the deadline for nominations closed.

Elections for all 45 seats on the District Council will be held on Thursday 5 May.

Parish and Town Council elections will also be contested on May 5 in Cambourne, Fowlmere, Great Wilbraham, Impington and Stow cum Quy.

Details of all the candidates standing in the 2022 District Council and Parish or Town Councils elections can be found here.

Residents are being reminded that they can only vote in elections if their name appears on the register of electors. To have their say in the elections, they must register by 11.59pm on Thursday 14 April.

Residents still needing to register to vote can visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  If you know you are already registered to vote, then you don’t need to register again unless you have changed your name, address or nationality.

Anyone who cannot attend their polling station for any reason (including Coronavirus), can choose to vote by post or proxy. Details on how to apply to do this can here be found here Forms are available to download and print from the website and must be signed and returned to South Cambridgeshire District Council. They can be scanned and sent via email or returned by post.

The deadline to apply to vote by post or amend an existing postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April – but you must already be registered to vote before the registration deadline on 14 April. Anyone can apply for a postal vote, and you can choose to have it on a permanent basis or for a specific election.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 April. Anyone may apply to vote by proxy as a one-off for a specific election – but again, you must already be registered to vote before the registration deadline on 14 April. If you would like to apply for a permanent proxy vote, you should contact the Council’s Elections team. 

Returning Officer for the Elections, South Cambridgeshire District Council Chief Executive Liz Watts, said: “Now is the time to ensure you are registered to vote so that you can have your say in these important elections. If you aren’t registered, it only takes a few minutes to do so. Just visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and complete the simple online forms. If you are already registered and know you will need a postal or proxy vote, please apply for these via our website as soon as possible.”