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Candidates nominated for Uppingham by-election

Date Published: 06 April 2022
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Four people have been nominated as candidates to become a Rutland County Councillor for Uppingham Ward.

The poll for the Uppingham by-election will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm on Thursday 5 May 2022. The four candidates nominated are as follows:

  • Dave Ainslie, Independent 
  • Phil Bourqui, Reform UK
  • Giles Clifton, The Conservative Party Candidate
  • Stephen James Lambert, Liberal Democrat

In line with Electoral Commission and Government guidance, it is recommended that voters wear face coverings in polling stations to reduce the risk from COVID-19. Hand sanitising stations and single-use pencils for marking ballots will also be provided.

The deadline for receiving new applications to register to vote for this election is midnight on 14 April 2022. Guidance on how to register can be found at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

New applications to vote by post and any requests to cancel or change an existing postal or proxy vote must reach the Council’s Electoral Services Team by 5.00pm on 19 April in order to be valid for this election.

New applications to vote by proxy except on the grounds of a medical emergency must be submitted before 5.00pm on 26 April 2022.

For more information about the County Council by-election for Uppingham Ward, please visit: www.rutland.gov.uk/countyvacancies or email: elections@rutland.gov.uk . Alternatively, please call: 01572 722 577.

Having called a separate election for two vacant seats on Uppingham Town Council, one candidate stood validly nominated and has been elected unopposed. The notice of this uncontested Uppingham Town Council election has now been published online: www.rutland.gov.uk/elections. As a result, there will be no Town Council election on Thursday 5 May 2022. The remaining Uppingham Town Council vacancy must be filled by a further election, which will be advertised in due course.

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