The deadline has passed and we have five candidates standing in the Ludlow constituency.
Three live in the constituency, one over the border in Herefordshire and one in Birmingham.
Liberal Democrats. BARNES, Charlotte Ann. Linley Lane Cottage, Norbury, Bishop`s Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5DX.
Conservatives. DUNNE, Philip Martin, (address in the North Herefordshire Constituency).
UKIP. KELLY, David Joseph, (address in the Ludlow Constituency).
Green. PHILLIPS, Janet Helen, 1 Walcot Avenue, Lydbury North, Shropshire, SY7 8AA.
Labour. SLATER, Simon Clive, 121 Vine Lane, Birmingham, B27 6SY.
The voting registration system has changed and the head of the household can no longer register other members. That’s likely to mean that a number of teenage first time voters will have failed to register.
You can check whether you’re registered to vote by calling Shropshire Council on 0345 678 9015 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
It might also be worth checking you are still registered if you have recently moved house.
It is now easy to register online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your National Insurance number.
The deadline for registering to vote in the May general election is 20 April. The following day is the deadline for registering for a postal vote. If you want someone to vote on your behalf, a proxy vote, the registration deadline is 28 April.
Campaigning, of course, has been going on for some while. But just after midnight last night parliament was prorogued and with that we are into the general election campaign proper. I’m backing my excellent fellow councillor Charlotte Barnes who is standing for the Lib Dems in the Ludlow constituency.
You can find out more about Charlotte on her blog.
14 September 2014: Charlotte Barnes selected
Shropshire Councillor for Bishop’s Castle, Charlotte Barnes has been selected as the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Ludlow. More on this…