Nominations for County Council elections published

The full list of people standing for election to Somerset County Council next month has been published.

There will be 55 seats available across the county when residents go to the polls on Thursday, 4 May and yesterday (4 April) was the deadline for candidates to formally submit their intention to stand for election.

230 people have put themselves forward and the full list of nominations can now be found on the County Council website http://www.somerset.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/elections/

The County Council elections are hugely important as they will determine who will run the Council for the next four years and lead in the delivery of the huge range of services provided by the Council.

There are around 420,000 people registered to vote in Somerset and there will be nearly 450 polling stations open for business from 7am to 10pm on 4 May, from pubs to parish rooms, cricket clubs to skittle alleys.

Anyone eligible to vote but not already on the electoral register has one week left to put that right – the deadline is midnight on Thursday, 13 April. You can do it online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by contacting your local district council.