Candidates for next month’s elections are announced for council

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ELECTION candidates have been announced for a district.

Winchester City Council will be having a full council election this year following a boundary review.

There will now be 16 wards with 45 councillors representing the authority, which is currently Conservative-led.

Denmead has three seats and the candidates are: Caroline Brook (Con), Jacqueline Carroll (Lab), Steve Della Mora (Lab), Andrew Negus (Lib Dem), Mike Read (Con), Claire Sorensen (Lab), Patricia Stallard (Con), and Simon Wernick (Lib Dem).

The Southwick and Wickham ward has three seats and the candidates are: Mags Brown (Con), Angela Clear (Lib Dem), Neil Cutler (Lib Dem), Leon Dabbs (Con), Therese Evans (Lib Dem), Gary Gray (Lab), Paul Harris (Lab), Neil Lander-Brinkley (Con), Ian Norgate (Ukip), and Paul Sony (Lab).

Bishop’s Waltham has three seats and the candidates are: Sudhakar Achwal (independent), Laurie Clough (Lab), Steve Haines (Lab), Thomas Houghton (Lib Dem), Rob Humby (Con), Steven Jakubowski (Lab), David Mclean (Con), Stephen Miller (Con), Benjamin Stoneham (Lib Dem), and Vivienne Young (Ukip).

Central Meon Valley, which includes Hambledon and Soberton Heath, has three seats and the candidates are: Sheila Campbell (Lib Dem), Stan Evans (Lab), Linda Gemmell (Con), Alexander Graft (Lab), Leslie Mitchell (Ukip), Frank Pearson (Con), Margaret Scriven (Lib Dem), Anne Stoneham (Lib Dem), Nicola Wardrop (Lab), and Vicki Weston (Con).

The Whiteley and Shedfield ward has three seats and the candidates are: Vivian Achwal (Lib Dem), Andy Baker (Con), Roger Bentote (Lib Dem), Malcolm Butler (independent), Anne Coleman (Green), Jonathan Fern (Lib Dem), Roger Huxstep (Con), David Picton-Jones (Lab), John Staples (Lab), Cynthia Town (Con), and David Walbridge (Ukip).

Meanwhile, for East Hampshire District Council there will be a by-election for the Clanfield and Finchdean ward. The candidates are: David Alexander (Ukip), Elaine Woodard (Lib Dem), and Nigel Wren (Con).