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Edward Timpson has been formerly re-adopted by the Conservative Party to bid for the Crewe & Nantwich seat in June’s General Election.

Mr Timpson will be looking to secure his third election victory in the constituency.

He won the by-election in 2008 after the death of Labour MP Gwyneth Dunwoody.

And he regained his seat in the 2010 and 2015 General Elections, despite a reduced majority each time.

Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKP are yet to unveil their candidates for the seat.

Crewe and Nantwich registered electors will soon receive their polling cards for the June 8 election, and should arrive before May 16.

Those not registered to vote need to do so before the deadline of Monday May 22.

Cheshire East Council is supporting the Electoral Commission’s drive to boost voter registration.

Acting chief executive Kath O’Dwyer, who is Returning Officer for elections in the borough, said: “Casting your vote is the lifeblood of a healthy democracy – and you can’t vote if you aren’t registered.

“It is really important that people don’t miss out on the opportunity to vote and thus have a voice on the local, national and international issues that affect the lives of us all.

“Voting gives you a say on the sort of parliamentary representation and national government that will form to make decisions that will shape our future here in Cheshire East and indeed across the nation.

“The fact is, if you haven’t got a vote, you haven’t got a voice.

“So, I would urge everyone of voting age to take just a few minutes to ensure that they are registered to vote.”

For more information visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk

Contact Cheshire East Council on 0300 123 5016 if polling cards have not arrived by May 16.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm, Tuesday May 23.

And the deadline to apply for a proxy vote, where a voter nominates a trusted person to cast a vote on their behalf, is 5pm on Wednesday May 31.

On polling day June 8, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.

Information about voting at this election is available at www.yourvotematters.co.uk

One Comment

  1. Shrill local critic says:

    Edward Timpson looks to be up to his old tricks on Facebook, this week. Several posts from the past few days appear to have comments, but they’re not visible. Just like earlier in the year.

    Edward Timpson, silencing constituents since 2008 (probably).

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