Hampshire County Council - May Elections: Countdown begins

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THE countdown has begun to this May’s elections.

People from all over the county will take to the polls on May 4 to vote in this year’s Hampshire County Council elections.

The statutory notices of election were published on Friday, marking the first step in the process which will end up with 76 councillors chosen by the electorate across the county.

In Fareham, seven councillors will be elected to represent six divisions across the borough.

Five councillors will be elected across four divisions in Gosport and seven will be elected for seven divisions in Havant and Hayling Island.

The current political make-up of the council is 47 Tories, 16 Liberal Democrats, seven Ukip representatives, four Labour councillors, one representing Community Campaign, two are non-affiliated and one is vacant.

To vote in this elections, you must be registered by Thursday, April 13.

In order to do so, visit gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you don’t have internet access then you can contact your local borough council.

The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on April 18. The name of candidates standing for election will be published online on April 5.