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General Election 2019: Candidates for Wrexham & Clwyd South announced

The UK goes to the polls again on December 12th, as millions are set to vote in the third UK General Election in four years.

Nominations closed at 4pm today and Wrexham Council have published the formal documentation stating who is standing and for which party. This election sees no independents in either constituency.

As always we will be inviting all candidates to take part in a Q&A with us, and our debate. You will be able to watch the results live from the count on the evening of December 12th and into the early hours of the 13th.

Wrexham

Wrexham candidates, in the order they appear on the formal notice are:

  • Sarah Elizabeth Atherton, Welsh Conservative Party, who has given their address as an ‘address in Wrexham’.
  • Ian Jonathan Berkeley-Hurst, The Brexit Party, who has given their address as an ‘address in North East Somerset’.
  • Carrie Harper, Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales, who has given their address as ’26 Conway Drive, Parc Caia, Wrecsam, LL13 9HR’
  • Duncan Rees, Wales Green Party, who has given their address as an ‘address in Clwyd South’
  • Tim Sly, Welsh Liberal Democrats, who has given their address as ‘The Temperance Hall, Tallarn Green, Wrexham, SY14 7LL’
  • Mary Wimbury, Labour and Co-operative Party, who has given their address as an ‘address in Clwyd West’

Clwyd South

Clwyd South candidates, in the order they appear on the formal notice are:

  • Jamie David Adams, The Brexit Party, who has given their address as ’33 Lon Gwyndaf, Prestatyn, LL19 8YG’
  • Christopher James Allen, Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales, who has given their address as ’11 Maes Telford, Trevor, Llangollen, Wrecsam, LL20 7TR’
  • Simon Robert Maurice Baynes, Welsh Conservative Party Candidate, who has given their address as ‘The Kennels, Tyn Y Groes, Chirk, LL14 5AG’
  • Calum Dafydd Davies, Welsh Liberal Democrats, who has given their address as an ‘address in Gwynedd’.
  • Susan Elan Jones, Welsh Labour, who has given their address as Bryn Hafod, Wrexham Road, Johnstown.

Have you registered to vote?

To vote in a General Election, you must be on the electoral register (sometimes called the electoral roll).

This is a list of the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. If you are not on the register, you cannot vote.

You are not automatically registered to vote, even if you pay council tax, so it’s important to register.

How do I register?

You can register to vote quickly and easily online.

To vote in a General Election you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • be resident at an address in the UK (or a British citizen living abroad who has been registered to vote in the UK in the last 15 years)
  • not be legally excluded from voting

You will need to give your date of birth and your National Insurance (NI) number.  If you don’t know your NI number, get in touch with HMRC

Register to vote online

Each member of the household must now register individually, and provide their National Insurance number and date of birth to identify them.

Previously, one person in each household would register all the eligible residents at that address on the annual canvas form.

Instead, now you will receive an annual ‘household enquiry form’ and must add anyone over the age of 16 who is resident in your home.

Anyone not already registered at that address will be sent an invitation to register to vote.

Once you have registered, you will only need to re-register if you change address. However, you should complete and return the household enquiry form, which you will receive every year.

Who can register?

You can register to vote if you are both:

  • aged 16 or over (or 14 or over in Scotland)
  • a UK citizen (or an Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen with a permanent UK address)

Click here to visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote !

 



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