Friday 10 April 2015

Candidates have been announced for this year’s General and Local elections in May.

A total of 45 candidates will be standing for election in the six Parliamentary constituencies in Sheffield (the Stocksbridge and Penistone constituency traverses the Sheffield/Barnsley border) and there will be 167 candidates across the 28 wards in Sheffield – a third of the city’s seats.

This year two of the current Members of Parliament are not seeking re-election on Thursday 7 May – David Blunkett in Brightside and Hillsborough and Meg Munn in Sheffield Heeley.

Of the 28 Sheffield City Council seats up for election in May, 21 are currently held by Labour, six by the Liberal Democrats and one by the Green Party.

The overall political make-up of the City Council is currently: 59 seats held by the Labour Party, 18 by the Liberal Democrats, four by the Green Party and three UKIP.

The full list on candidates for Sheffield’s elections can be found at https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/your-city-council/elections.html

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