Twin election looms for city

Sheffield Town Hall
Sheffield Town Hall
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Sheffield residents will be able to have their say on how the city is run next month, as well as who they want to represent them in the European Parliament.

This year’s local council election is being held on Thursday, May 22, to coincide with the European elections.

Nikki Sharpe

Nikki Sharpe

Polling cards for both elections are due to be distributed over the next couple of weeks, and residents are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote.

A third of seats on Sheffield Council - 28 in total - are being contested, with the results being announced on Friday, May 23.

People in Walkley will be voting for two councillors following the resignation of Coun Nikki Sharpe.

The elections for the six European seats in Yorkshire and Humberside are held every five years.

The results will be announced in Leeds on Sunday, May 25.

John Mothersole, chief executive of Sheffield Council and the returning officer, urged people: “Don’t miss this chance to have your say about the issues that affect your everyday life.

“It takes only a few minutes out of your day to vote, and postal voting makes it even quicker and more accessible.

“Your vote will influence decisions made in Sheffield and within your local area.”

The deadline for any requests for new postal votes, or to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointment, is Wednesday, May 7, at 5pm.

Application forms for postal and proxy votes are available at www.sheffield.gov.uk/elections or by calling 0114 273 4093.

Proxy vote applications can be made to nominate a representative to go to the polling station on a person’s behalf.