Find out who's standing in upcoming local and parliamentary elections

19 wards will be contested in Peterborough City Council elections on Thursday 7 May 2015.

One councillor – Councillor Irene Walsh, councillor for Stanground Central – has resigned from her seat bringing the total number of seats up for election to 20.

There is a full list of the wards being contested and candidates on the city council website. There is also a full list of candidates for the North West Cambridgeshire and Peterborough parliamentary elections.

This information is available at www.peterborough.gov.uk/council/elections/elections-2015/  

There will be no parish council elections this year as all available seats are uncontested.

Voters have until Monday 20 April to register to vote and anyone who is not on the Electoral Register by then will not be able to vote. UK citizens aged 18 or over on 7 May 2015 can vote in the general election as can qualifying Commonwealth citizens.

The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. People can also come into the Town Hall in Bridge Street, Peterborough and bring supporting documents to verify their name and address either a passport or driving licence, or utility bill or council tax bill.

New applications to vote by post, or cancel or change an existing postal vote, must be made by 21 April 2015 at 5pm. Applications to vote by proxy must be made by 28 April 2015 at 5pm. To be able to vote by post or proxy you must first be registered to vote.

More information can be found at www.peterborough.gov.uk/council/elections/  

If you have any questions relating to the Electoral Registration process or the Register itself, please contact our helpline on 01733 452249 or email electoralservices@peterborough.gov.uk 

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