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Local elections briefing proved popular

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A session for people who are considering standing in the Charnwood Borough Council elections on May 2 has proved a success.

Around 80 people attended the elections briefing session at Loughborough Town Hall on Tuesday March 5.

The event offered candidates and agents an opportunity to find more about the election processes and arrangements. Candidates and agent nomination and support packs were also available for people to take away.

Geoff Parker, Returning Officer said: “I was pleased to see that so many people came along to find out more about the election process. I hope the potential candidates and their agents found the session useful and provided them with the information they needed and that their questions were answered ahead of the elections in May.”

If you were unable to attend the briefing and need a nomination and support pack please contact the electoral services office on 01509 634612 or e-mail electoral.services@charnwood.gov.uk

The deadline for nominations of candidates is 4pm on April 3. The closing date to register to vote in the May elections is April 12. Please visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Elections for parish and town council seats will also be held on May 2.

To keep up to date on the latest local Charnwood elections news, please follow the Council on Twitter @CharnwoodBC and look for the hashtag #CharnElections19.

More information about the local elections in Charnwood can be found at www.charnwood.gov.uk/localelections2019.