VOTERS will have the chance to choose their new Wiltshire councillors on Thursday 4th of June.
Polling stations will be open in the town between 7.00am and 10.00pm.
The new unitary councillors will be in charge of an amalgamation of former county council and district council responsibilities and will sit on the town’s area board when it is introduced.
The area board will be a democratic forum which is open to all, to consider the best use of allocated county funds at a local level. Westbury’s unitary councillors will take decisions made by the town’s area board back to the full council and make representations in their favour.
The area board will not replace the town council which will continue to function as usual and it is expected that town councillors will also be members of the board. The town has been split into three new electoral wards for the purposes of the new council, with the traditional Ham and Laverton wards being replaced by Westbury East, West and South.
Voters will also be able to vote for their choice of the South West’s member of the European parliament.
Candidates by ward
• Gillian Anne Apps: English Democrats.
• Mike Cuthbert Murray: Independent.
• Georgie Denison-Pender: Conservative Party.
• Gordon King: Liberal Democrats.
• Ben Parker:UK Independence Party.
Polling stations: Westbury Leigh Community Hall; United Reformed Church; The Laverton Hall.
• Sue Ezra: Conservative Party.
• David Jenkins: Liberal Democrats.
• Francis Morland: Independent.
Polling stations: B R Staff Association Club; Westbury Methodist Church; Bell Orchard, Field Close.
• Veronica Burden: Conservative.
• Russell Hawker: Independent.
• Christine Mitchell: Labour Party.
• Alan Rigg: Liberal Democrats.
Polling station: Westbury Youth Centre, Edenvale Road.
(Bratton Edington Erlestoke, Dilton Marsh, Coulston, Heywood and Hawkeridge)
• Christine Chilcott: Liberal Democrats
• Janet Snooks: Labour Party
• Julie Swabey: Conservative Party
Polling stations: Bratton Jubilee Hall, Coulston Village Hall, Dilton Marsh Memorial Hall, Edington Parish Hall, Heywood/Hawkeridge Village Hall.
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