The candidates for this year’s elections to Swindon Borough Council have now been announced. These elections were postponed from last year owing to the pandemic and will be on Thursday 6th May.
For East Wichel, which is in the Old Town ward of Swindon Borough Council, there are six candidates standing for one seat.
Tim Almond — Libertarian Party
Lawrence Elliott — Conservative Party
Bill Hughes — Green Party
Jane Milner-Barry — Labour Party
Martin Wiltshire — Liberal Democrats
Stephen Woodham — independent
For the rest of Wichelstowe, which is part of the Wroughton & Wichelstowe ward of Swindon Borough Council, there are nine candidates for two seats.
Martin Barrett — Liberal Democrats
Pippa Fairbourn — Green Party
Simon Fairbourn — Green Party
Brian Ford — Conservative Party
Abdul Hamid — Labour Party
Shanti Mabberley — independent
David Martyn — Conservative Party
Adam Poole — Liberal Democrats
Zohaib Tariq — Labour Party
Owing to the pandemic, social distancing and other protective measures will be in place for those wishing to vote in person at a polling station, with voters requested to take their own pen or pencil to mark their vote. Those wishing to vote by post need to get their application to Swindon Borough Council by Monday 19th April. Full details are on the council’s website.