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Preparations are under way in South Holland for 2019 district council and European Parliament elections in May




Plans to hold European elections in South Holland at the same time as polling day for district council seats draws nearer.

Elections for the European Parliament will take place on Thursday, May 23, if the UK fails to leave the European Union (EU) before then.

With the original date for Brexit, Friday, March 29, not being met, the UK is still a member of the EU.

Elections for the European Parliament will take place on Thursday, May 23, if the UK fails to leave the European Union (EU) before then.
Elections for the European Parliament will take place on Thursday, May 23, if the UK fails to leave the European Union (EU) before then.

Therefore, five MEPs for the East Midlands region (which includes Lincolnshire) will be elected on May 23 as part of the UK's 73-strong representation in the EU Parliament.

A notice of poll for the EU elections will be published today (Monday), with the deadline for voters to register set for Tuesday, May 7.

Meanwhile, ballot papers for the next South Holland District Council and parish council elections on May 2 are arriving through letterboxes now.

South Holland District Council offices in Spalding. Photo: SG290114-223NG (8611903)
South Holland District Council offices in Spalding. Photo: SG290114-223NG (8611903)

The elections will be for 37 district council seats across 18 wards in South Holland.

However, people living in Whaplode and Holbeach St. John's, The Saints (Sutton St Edmund and Sutton St James), Holbeach Hurn and Gedney are not required to vote as their wards will be uncontested.

Elections to Pinchbeck Parish Council take place on Thursday, May 2.
Elections to Pinchbeck Parish Council take place on Thursday, May 2.

The only parish council facing elections is Pinchbeck, meaning that all other parish councils will be uncontested.

A list of all candidates can be found on the district council's website, as well as in reception at the council offices on Priory Road, Spalding.

The next South Holland District Council elections are on Thursday, May 2.
The next South Holland District Council elections are on Thursday, May 2.

Anyone who is registered to vote can apply for a postal vote up to 5pm today (Monday, April 15), with the deadline for a new proxy vote application being at 5pm on Wednesday, April 24.

For more information on the European, district and/or parish elections, visit www.sholland.gov.uk/election2019 or call the elections team on 01775 761161.



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