List of candidates confirmed for elections
The candidates contesting local council elections and the election for the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cumbria have been confirmed.
The Statement of Persons Nominated has today (9 April) been published, listing all the candidates that will be hoping to win one of the seats available in the district and county council by-elections, parish and town council elections and the PCC election, all taking place on 6 May 2021.
Three candidates will be standing for the Cumbria PCC election, while in local by-elections there are four candidates standing in each of the four district wards being contested – Broughton and Coniston, Furness Peninsula, Kendal Rural and Grange - and four candidates in the Ulverston West county council ward.
All wards of Ulverston Town Council are also being contested and there will be a parish election in Crosthwaite.
All other parishes are not being contested, as the number of nominations did not exceed the number of places available and so those candidates nominated are automatically elected unopposed.
Full details are on the SLDC website at: https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/elections
Voters in all areas of South Lakeland will be able to vote in the PCC election, while voters in areas with by-elections or a parish or town council election will also be able to cast ballots for candidates contesting those seats.
In some areas of Ulverston, for example, voters will receive three separate ballot papers, for the county council by-election, town council election and PCC election.
You can only vote if your name is on the register of electors.
If you don't get a poll card you may not be registered. You can register online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
You will need your National Insurance number and it only takes five minutes. If you are unable to register online, need to check if you are registered or need to change your details please contact SLDC's electoral services on 01539 733 333.
The deadline for registering to vote is Monday, 19 April.
The last day to apply for, change or cancel a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday, 20 April.
The last day to apply for, change or cancel a proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday, 27 April.