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Nominations deadline looms for May elections

Nominations to stand as a candidate in May's Parliamentary, district, town and parish elections close at 4pm on Thursday 9 April.

Your District Council is organising all elections in the district on 7 May and requires every would-be candidates to submit a Nomination Paper before the deadline.

Ballot boxTo stand in the General Election, prospective candidates must be at least 18 years old, a British citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of a Commonwealth country who does not require leave to enter or remain in the UK, or has indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Would-be district and parish councillors must also be at least 18 years of age, a Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Union.

Prospective district candidates must be registered to vote in the Derbyshire Dales or have worked in the area for the last 12 months or have occupied land as an owner or tenant within the Derbyshire Dales for the last 12 months. Their Nomination Papers must be signed by 10 local government electors for the ward in which they wish to stand; a proposer, a seconder and eight assentors.

To stand for a parish or town council, local people must be registered to vote in the parish they seek to represent or have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the previous 12 months, or have lived, worked or occupied land as an owner or tenant within the parish for the previous 12 months. Their Nomination Papers must be signed by two local government electors for relevant parish; a proposer and a seconder.

Also on 7 May, the District Council is organising a by-election in the Derbyshire County Council Ashbourne division and a referendum on the Wirksworth Neighbourhood Plan.

  • More information is available online or contact the District Council's elections helpline 01629 761335 or email electoral@derbyshiredales.gov.uk
  • Don't forget, to vote in the May 2015 elections, you need to be registered by 20 April. It takes only five minutes online.

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