Published Friday, 17 August 2018

Waverley Borough Council has started preparing for next year’s elections, as two vacancies on Haslemere Town Council have been announced for the Hindhead ward.

A by-election to fill the vacancies will be held in a few weeks if the Returning Officer receives requests in writing by ten electors in the ward. Once they are received the date of the by-election will be announced.

Tom Horwood, Waverley Borough Returning Officer, said: “I invite anyone interested in standing for election, either for the borough, town and parish elections in May 2019 or if there is an election for Haslemere Town Council, to attend the council’s prospective candidates evening on 10 September.

“Councillors play a huge role in representing and leading communities. They make decisions which affect the lives of everyone in the area. The event is designed to give anyone interested in being a councillor a feel for what it is like, including what’s involved and how the election process works.

“May 2019 might seem a long way off, but we are preparing already. Some of the political parties make their candidate selections before the end of the year, so we wanted our event to work for everyone and we consulted the party agents in advance. Individuals can always stand as Independent candidates, of course, and this evening will be helpful to everyone who is interested.”