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Issue 324 – More than 130 stand for district election

More than 130 people will compete for a place on Mendip District Council at next month’s elections.

All of the council’s 47 seats will be up for grabs when voters go to the polls on 5th May, and 139 candidates have put their names forward as candidates. There are 47 Conservative candidates, 10 Green, 21 Labour, 44 Liberal Democrat, two UK Independence Party and 15 independents.
A full list of the district council candidates is available at www. mendip., or by contacting the elections team at Mendip District Council on 01749 648999 or e-mailing: and marking it for the attention of the elections team.
16 current Mendip District Councillors have decided not to stand.
Residents in Mendip will get their chance to vote when Mendip’s 129 polling stations open on 5th May between 7.00am and 10.00pm. Mendip District Council is currently made up of 23 Conservatives, 20 Liberal Demo-crats and 4 Independents.
Candidates have until noon on 7th April to withdraw their nominations.