Newtown polling station closed due to uncontested election

Newtown Methodist Church is one of 15 polling stations that won’t be opening for the council elections this Thursday due to a uncontested elections.

Newtown Methodist Church is one of 15 polling stations that won’t be opening for the council elections this Thursday due to a uncontested elections.

The polling station at Newtown Methodist Church in Back Lane will be closed due to an uncontested election in Newtown East – where Cllr Joy Jones has been returned unopposed.

Other polling stations in Newtown will be open for voters to cast their vote in Newtown West, Newtown North and Newtown Central and South.

There will not be any Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council elections running alongside the county council elections due to not enough candidates being nominated for an election, meaning that those putting their names forward are automatically selected, with others to be co-opted to fill the gaps at a later date.

Powys Returning Officer, Dr Caroline Turner, said:

“On Thursday, voters will have the opportunity to vote for who they think is the best candidate to represent their community on the council for the next five years.

“Who you vote for is entirely between you and the ballot paper but, if you are eligible to take part in these elections, I would encourage you to use your vote so your council is truly representative of the wishes of your community.

“The council delivers important services such as social care, education, highways maintenance and bin collections so it is important you have your say on who your council representative is by using your right to vote.”

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