Elections: Full list of candidates

Voters will go to the polls in local elections on Thursday.
Voters will go to the polls in local elections on Thursday.

Voters will go to the polls in local elections on Thursday, May 5.

Vacant seats in the John O’Gaunt and Carnforth and Millhead wards on Lancaster City Council will be contested, as will the Lancaster East seat on Lancashire County Council.

Meanwhile the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner elections will also take place.

The full list of candidates is as follows:

John O’Gaunt ward by-election, Lancaster City Council

Kieran James Cooke, Conservative; Bethany Frost, Liberal Democrats; Niall Duncan Semple, UKIP; Paul Byron Stubbins, Green; Oscar Robert Thynne, Labour

Carnforth and Millhead ward by-election, Lancaster City Council

John Bassinder, Conservative; Phil Dunster, Liberal Democrat; Robert Wilson Gillespie, UKIP; John Robert Reynolds, Labour; Cait Sinclair, Green

Lancaster East by-election, Lancashire County Council

Lizzi Collinge, Labour; Tim Hamilton-Cox, Green; Robin Eamonn Long, Liberal Democrat; Steve Metcalfe, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner

James Barker, UKIP; Clive Grunshaw, Labour; Andy Pratt, Conservative; Graham Roach, Liberal Democrat

The John O’Gaunt and Lancaster East seats are vacant following the death of Labour councillor Richard Newman-Thompson in February.

The Carnforth and Millhead seat is vacant after the death of Conservative councillor George Askew in February.

Forty elections will take place across England and Wales to determine the Police and Crime Commissioners who hold the police force to account, preside over police budgets, aim to cut crime and ensure local policing is effective.

These elections will be made using the “supplementary vote” system where voters can rank two candidates in order of preference. Turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is expected to be low nationwide. Results are expected on Friday.