Record Number Of Candidates Register To Stand In Local Elections

Full list of candidates standing for election on May 3rd has been released

A full list of candidates standing in the Local Elections on May 3 has been published.

There are 227 candidates standing throughout the borough, an increase of 12 from 2014. The numbers are also up on 2010 when 211 candidates stood, and 2006 and 2002, which both saw 186 candidates contesting the election.

You can see the list of candidates nominated in all 20 wards in Wandsworth on the council's 2018 Elections website.

Each ward is represented by three elected councillors and if you are unsure of what ward you live in you can use this map to find your ward.

Residents who wish to vote on Thursday 3 May 2018 to elect councillors for their ward must make sure their name is on the electoral register before midnight on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

British citizens, along with citizens of Commonwealth countries, the Republic of Ireland, British Overseas Territories and the European Union are all eligible to vote at these elections.

Anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote must do so by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018. This date also applies to anyone who wants to cancel an existing postal or proxy vote (the voter must provide a signed letter confirming the cancellation and stating that they no longer wish to vote by post or proxy as appropriate).

Anyone wishing to vote by proxy (this means someone voting on your behalf) must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018. If your nominated proxy cannot visit your allocated polling station and would like to vote by post on your behalf, they will need to apply to vote by postal proxy by 5pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

More information about the Borough Council Elections is available at

Polling stations throughout the borough will be open on 3 May from 7am until 10pm. Just enter your postcode here if you are unsure of the location of the one you should use.

May 1, 2018