Don’t forget to vote

PUBLISHED: 12:28 27 April 2006 | UPDATED: 10:03 06 May 2010

VOTERS go to the polls next Thursday, May 4, to say who they want to run their local councils. The fate of dozens of candidates in Comet country is in the hands of electors. POLITICAL control of North Herts District Council could change hands if there i

VOTERS go to the polls next Thursday, May 4, to say who they want to run their local councils.

The fate of dozens of candidates in Comet country is in the hands of electors.

POLITICAL control of North Herts District Council could change hands if there is a major voting shift from right to left.

Currently, the Conservatives are in charge, holding 28 seats against 14 Labour and seven Liberal Democrat.

But that seven-seat overall majority could be threatened, depending on the voters.

Eighteen of the council's 49 seats are being contested across the district - nine of them defended by the Tories, seven by Labour and one by Liberal Democrats.

Here is a ward-by-ward breakdown of the candidates:

Baldock Town

Paul Burgin (Lab)

George Howe (Green)

Michael Muir (Con)

Stephen White (Lib Dem)

Hitchin Oughton

David Billing (Lab)

Ronald Clark (Lib Dem)

Alan Millard (Con)

Denis Ware (Green)

Hitchin Bearton

Andrew Ircha (Lib Dem)

Sarah Elaine Pond (Green)

Deepak Sangha (Lab)

Pradeep Sharma (Con)

Hitchin Priory

Allison Ashley (Con)

Susan Dye (Green)

Michael Lott (Lib Dem)

Douglas McCall (Lab)

Hitchin Walsworth

Ryan Johnson (Lab)

Bernard Lovewell (Con)

David Shirley (Lib Dem)

Giles Woodruff (Green)

Hitchin Highbury

Malcolm Bracken (Con)

Paul Clark (Lib Dem)

Mark Crawley (Lab)

Letchworth Grange

Monica Bloxham (Con)

Peter Mardell (Lab)

Martin Penny (Lib Dem)

Letchworth East

Eric Blakeley (Green)

Anthony Hartley (Lab)

Diane Proudlove (Con)

Rebecca Winder (Lib Dem)

Letchworth South East

Anthony Eden (Lab)

David Levett (Con)

Julia Winter (Lib Dem)

Letchworth Wilbury

Ian Mantle (Lab)

Heidi Mollart-Griffin (Green)

Elliot Needham (Con)

John Winder (Lib Dem)

Letchworth South West

Melissa Davey (Con)

Jacqueline Hartley (Lab)

Alison Kingman (Lib Dem)

Codicote

Thomas Brindley (Con)

John Winder (Lib Dem)

Roger Wood (Lab)

Kimpton

David Ashton (Green)

John Bishop (Con)

Richard Canning (Lib Dem)

Knebworth (Two seats)

Alan Bardett (Con)

William Berrington (Green)

Clare Billing (Lab)

Jane Gray (Con)

Alan Mitchell (Lab)

Debra Wilkins (Lib Dem)

HERE are the details of candidates nominated for the Stevenage Borough Council elections. These elections cover a third of councillors. Currently the council is made up of three Conservative, four Liberal Democrat and 32 Labour councillors.

Symonds Green

Clive Hearmon (Lib Dem)

Claire Poole (Con)

Sharon Taylor (Lab)

Old Town

James Fraser (Con)

Pamela Gallagher (Lab)

Margaret Latham (Lib Dem)

Stuart Madgin (Green)

Woodfield

Monika Cherney-Craw (Lab)

Katherine Lloyd (Lib Dem)

Marion Mason (Con)

St Nicholas

Caroline Latif (Lab)

Heather Snell (Lib Dem)

Matthew Wyatt (Con)

Martins Wood

Richard Seddon (Con)

Barbara Segadelli (Lib Dem)

Jeannette Thomas (Lab)

Manor

Elisabeth Knight (Lib Dem)

Thomas McGarry (Lab)

Susan Smith (Con)

Pin Green

Richard Aitkins (English Democrats - Putting England First)

Mollie Cawthorn (Con)

Mary Griffith (Lib Dem)

Tanis Kent (Lab)

Chells

Audrey Griffith (Lib Dem)

Julie Seddon (Con)

Pamela Stuart (Lab)

Bedwell

Christine Saint-Leitner (Con)

Brian Underwood (Lab)

Shephall

Nicholas Baskerville (Lib Dem)

Leslie Clark (Con)

Robert Clark (Lab)

Bandley Hill

Gordon Knight (Lib Dem)

Joan Lloyd (Lab)

Freda Warner (Con)

Roebuck

Denise Baskerville (Lib Dem)

Sherma Batson (Lab)

Roger Gill (Con)

Longmeadow

Ralph Baskerville (Lib Dem)

Matthew Hurst (Con)

Suzanne Myson (Lab)

* There are no district council elections in Mid Beds this year.


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