Provisional lists of candidates standing for the 5th May district and local elections have been published by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC).
In each of the three SGC wards in Bradley Stoke, the three main parties (Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats) have each nominated a number of candidates that exactly matches the number of seats being contested (i.e. one or two).
Beyond the main political groups, a lone independent candidate contests the Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge ward.
All seven Bradley Stoke Town Council wards look likely to be contested this year, in contrast to 2007, when seven Conservative candidates were unchallenged in three of the wards.
Only the Conservatives are fielding sufficient candidates to win all 15 seats on the Town Council. Labour could win a maximum of eight seats and the Liberal Democrats six.
The deadline for voter registration is Thursday 14th April 2011.
Related link: 2011 District and Town Elections (The Journal)
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