I was surprised to read the the list of candidates for Bidston & St. James ward (Wirral Council).
I’ve stood as the Bidston & St. James Liberal Democrat candidate in 2007, 2008, 2010 and this year. Each year a Green candidate called Bowler has stood, as the ballot paper is listed alphabetically by surname I have always been number 2! Has the Green party given up here?
In addition to there being no Green candidate there is no BNP candidate either (which I am pleased about)! I was half expecting an independent George Thomas to stand against Harry Smith again as he did in 2007.
So you will have a choice of only four candidates on May 5th.
|John Michael Brace||Liberal Democrats||Jenmaleo, 134 Boundary Road, Bidston, Wirral, CH43 7PH (in Bidston & St. James ward)|
|Helen Frances Romnes||UKIP||6 Pleasant Street, Wallasey, CH45 5EU (in New Brighton ward)|
|Harry Smith||Labour||25 Holmlands Drive, Oxton, Birkenhead, CH43 0QY (in Oxton ward)|
|Jerrold Samuel Vickers||Conservative||13 Bramwell Avenue, Prenton, CH43 0RG (in Prenton)|
However, if you wish to vote for a local candidate, the Liberal Democrats are your only choice. As the Liberal Democrats came 2nd last year, voting Conservative or UKIP will result in Labour being elected.
I do wish all candidates the best of luck with their election campaigns and look forward to hearing from them. However I have already made my mind up to vote Liberal Democrat, so you may have to try persuading someone else to vote for you. 😉