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Candidates encouraged to stand for elections

The local, parish and town council elections for Malvern Hills District Council are held every four years and there are plenty of seats up for grabs for budding new candidates.

This year the elections take place on the 7 May, the district elections have 38 seats available across 22 wards, and for town and parish council elections there are 408 seats available across 51 towns and parishes.

Jack Hegarty, Chief Executive at MHDC said: "We welcome anyone who may be interested in standing as a candidate for the district, parish or town council. The role of a councillor is a very enjoyable and rewarding experience, and you can really make a difference within your community by supporting local residents and improving local areas, it's a fantastic opportunity"

For nomination packs please go to: www.malvernhills.gov.uk/elections. Or contact via telephone: 01684 862200, or email: elections@malvernhills.gov.uk.

Nomination papers must be completed and returned by hand to The Acting Returning Officer, Room F20, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF from 23 March until 4pm on 9 April.

The Electoral Commission also provide information on how to stand as a candidate which can be found at www.electoralcommission.org.uk.