Nominations in for local elections

Nominations have been published by Durham County Council for the forthcoming County and Parish elections on Thursday 4th May.

The Shildon and Dene Valley Division will be contested by eight prospective candidates fighting for just three seats at County Hall.

Three Labour candidates include Shirley Quinn and incumbents, Brian Stephens and Henry Nicholson. The Liberal Democrats will stand two candidates: Garry Huntington and Lenny Cockfield.

Robert Ingledew will stand as an Independent candidate while the Conservatives have put forward Mary Gilbertson, and John Brigstock will stand for UKIP.

Aycliffe North and Middridge looks to be equally hotly contested with ten candidates standing for the three available seats, including five Independent candidates: Dorothy Bowman, Sandra Haigh, Irene Hewitson, Paul Symons and Sally Symons.

Three candidates are standing for the Labour Party: John Clare, Mike Dixon and Joan Gray while the remaining two candidates are Conservative Party members: Scott Durham and Paul Howell.

Meanwhile, in the Parish elections, only one local ward will be contested, guaranteeing that Shildon Town Council will be dominated by the Labour Party, with 15 members certain to be elected for the council’s 17 seats.

Byerley Ward, where six candidates will run for five seats is the only ward where an election will take place. Liberal Democrat candidates Garry Huntington and Lenny Cockfield will contest the seat with Labour candidates, Daniel Anderson, Dorothy Mather, David Reynolds and Samantha Townsend.

All other wards, including Dene Valley, Eldon and Middridge will be uncontested.

The full list of all candidates standing for Parish and County elections is available to view and download from Durham County Council’s website.


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