General Elections: Candidates announced for Wells and Mendip

By Chew Valley Gazette in Politics

The candidates for the Wells and Mendip constituency which includes the parishes of Chewton Mendip, Charterhouse, Priddy, Litton and Ston Easton have been announced.

Current MP James Heappey (Conservative) will run again after having only served two years as the sitting MP. Former Wells and Mendip MP Tessa Munt who lost the 2015 election to Mr Heappey will stand again for the Liberal Democrats. Also running is Andy Merryfield for the Labour Party and Lorna Corke for the Christian Peoples Alliance.

The Green Party and UKIP have not entered a candidate for the the constituency.

Mendip residents now should be receiving their polling cards for the forthcoming general election and are advised to check their poll card to make sure that they know which polling station they need to go to on Thursday 8 June.

If you don’t receive a poll card, you may not be registered to vote. You need to register to vote by Monday 22 May to make sure that you have your say at the ballot box for the general election.

The easiest way to register is by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call Mendip’s elections team on 01749 341590.

The last date to register to vote is Monday 22 May. The last day to apply for a postal vote is Tuesday 23 May. Mendip will be dispatching their postal votes from Monday 22 May.

For more information on registering to vote or applying for a postal vote visit www.mendip.gov.uk/ier

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