The nominations for Somerset County Council and all Sedgemoor contested Parish/Town Councils closed at 1600 hrs on Tuesday, 5th April and have to be published by 1600 hrs on Wednesday, 6th April, 2022.
The list of persons nominated for the twelve divisions in Sedgemoor for Somerset County Council –
Brent; Bridgwater East and Bawdrip; Bridgwater North and Central; Bridgwater South; Bridgwater West; Burnham-on-Sea North; Cannington; Cheddar; Highbridge and Burnham South; Huntspill; King Alfred and North Petherton as well as the contested town and parish councils across Sedgemoor are now on our website – opens in a new windowElections 2022 (sedgemoor.gov.uk)
The full list of all persons nominated across all four districts can be found here opens in a new windowElections (somerset.gov.uk)
For their first year, the councillors will take responsibility for all current County Council services and oversee the local government reorganisation to establish a single unitary council on 1 April 2023.
District councils will remain until 31 March 2023 and the councillors serving on them will continue in their roles until that date.
From 1 April 2023, the 110 councillors of the unitary council will be responsible for services that are currently delivered by the county and four district councils, ranging from adults and children’s social care to highways and housing, and from libraries to planning and licensing.
Anyone eligible to vote but not already on the electoral register has one week left to put that right – the deadline is midnight on Thursday, 14 April. You can do it online by visiting the opens in a new windowGOV.uk website or by contacting your local district council.
Electors still have time to apply for postal or proxy votes. The deadline for postal votes is before 5pm on 19 April. Applications for a proxy vote – appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf – must be submitted before 5pm on 26 April.