General Election candidates confirmed for Sleaford and North Hykeham

Parish council election news.
Parish council election news.

Five people will be contesting the General Election to become Member of Parliament for the Sleaford and North Hykeham Constituency on Thursday, May 7, it has been confirmed.

With all nomination papers now submitted for the election, a notice of poll was posted by North Kesteven District Council at 5pm today (Thursday, April 9), listing the candidates as:

- Mathew Trevor James Holden, of Stapleford, Nottinghamshire – for the Liberal Democrats.

- Steven Richard Hopkins, who lives within the Constituency but has opted to withhold his address from public notices – for the UK Independence Party.

- Marianne Jane Overton, of Welbourn – for the Lincolnshire Independents.

- Jason John Pandya-Wood, of Leicester – for the Labour Party.

- Stephen James Phillips, who lives within the Constituency but has opted to withhold his address from public notices – for the Conservative Party.

The statement of persons nominated can be found at North Kesteven District Council’s website alongside other elections information at www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/elections2015

Polling will take place on Thursday, May 7, between 7am and 10pm.

There will also be polls for District and parish elections, with details of the contested wards to be posted at www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/elections2015 at 4pm tomorrow.

Only people who are registered to vote can do so. Deadline for registration is 5pm on Monday, April 20.

The deadline for new postal vote applications and changes to existing postal and proxy arrangements is 5pm on Tuesday, April 21.

The deadline for new proxy arrangements is 5pm on Tuesday, April 28.

Those who have a postal ballot will receive their papers on or around Thursday, April 23, enabling them to vote from that date and to return their papers.