Posted: Mon 11th Apr 2016

Candidates Confirmed Ahead Of Elections On 5 May

This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 11th, 2016

The Bridgend and Ogmore candidates have been confirmed for the National Assembly for Wales elections which will be held on Thursday 5 May. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

For the Bridgend constituency, the following candidates are standing: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Charlie Barlow (Wales Green Party)
  • George Jabbour (Welsh Conservative Party)
  • Caroline Jones (UKIP Wales)
  • Carwyn Jones (Welsh Labour)
  • Jonathan Pratt (Welsh Liberal Democrats)
  • James Radcliffe (Plaid Cymru)

For the Ogmore constituency, the following candidates are standing: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Laurie Brophy (Wales Green Party)
  • Anita Davies (Welsh Liberal Democrats)
  • Huw Irranca-Davies (Welsh Labour)
  • Elizabeth Kendall (UKIP Wales)
  • Tim Thomas (Plaid Cymru)
  • Jamie Wallis (Welsh Conservative Party)

As well as voting to elect a constituency member for the National Assembly for Wales elections, residents will also be asked to cast a vote on a regional ballot paper by selecting a party or individual candidate to represent the South West Wales electoral region. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Full details of all candidates standing on the regional list can be found here, along with information about the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for the South Wales Police Area, which will also be held on 5 May. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

People who live in the Ogmore constituency will have a fourth vote to cast on 5 May as they will also be voting in a Parliamentary by-election to elect a new MP for the area following Huw Irranca-Davies’ decision to stand for election to the National Assembly instead. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The candidates for the Ogmore Parliamentary by-election are: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Glenda Davies (UKIP Wales)
  • Janet Ellard (Welsh Liberal Democrats)
  • Christopher Elmore (Welsh Labour)
  • Abi Thomas (Plaid Cymru)
  • Alex Williams (Welsh Conservative Party)

Darren Mepham, Acting Returning Officer and Chief Executive of Bridgend County Borough Council, said: “On Thursday 5 May, local people will be asked to complete up to four ballot papers, depending on where they live, so it is important for residents to familiarise themselves with what to expect. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“But don’t forget, if you’re not on the electoral register then you won’t be able to vote in any of these elections. Don’t miss the chance to have your say.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The deadline for voter registration is Monday 18 April and further details can be found at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anyone who has already registered to vote will have received polling cards through the post to indicate which polling station they should visit on 5 May. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anyone who would like to use a postal vote will need to complete a postal vote application form which must be sent back to Bridgend County Borough Council’s electoral registration office to arrive no later than 5pm on Tuesday 19 April. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Meanwhile, the deadline to apply to vote by proxy – allowing somebody you trust to vote on your behalf – is Tuesday 26 April. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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