Nomination packs available for election candidates

The borough council has issued a notice of the UK Parliamentary (General) Election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency, which will take place on Thursday May 7, 2015.

Nomination packs are now available for anyone who wishes to stand as a candidate for

Member of Parliament to serve the constituency.

Packs can be obtained by:

• Downloading from www.scarborough.gov.uk/elections

• Emailing electors@scarborough.gov.uk

• Calling the Elections Office Monday to Friday between normal office hours (8.30am to

5.00pm) on 01723 232309

• Writing to Electoral Services, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough YO11 2HG

The deadline for returning completed nomination papers is 4pm on Thursday 9 April.

They must be returned to: The Returning Officer, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street,

Scarborough YO11 2HG, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) between 10am and

4pm.

Nomination papers cannot be handed in at Filey or Whitby.

The borough and parish elections will also be held on Thursday 7 May.

Anyone not on the register of electors will not be able to vote in any of the elections.

There is still time for people to register and this can be done easily online at

www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before the deadline of Monday 20 April. Alternatively, people

can contact the council’s Elections team for assistance.

Anyone who will be on holiday on 7 May can apply to vote by post or proxy, which is

someone that can vote on their behalf but at the named elector’s usual polling station.

More information about this can be found on the council’s website

www.scarborough.gov.uk/elections

The deadline for applying to vote by post is 5.00pm, Tuesday 21 April. Postal votes will be

issued from that day onwards. The deadline for applying to vote by proxy is 5.00pm,

Tuesday 28 April.