Here’s everything you need to know about Hastings local elections on May 5, 2022

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Local elections will take place in Hastings on May 5. Here are all the key dates and details you need to know.

Hastings Borough Council is divided into 16 wards, each of which are represented by two councillors.

Half of the seats are up for election, meaning each of the 16 wards will be voting for one new councillor.

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Residents will vote to elect councillors for Ashdown, Baird, Braybrooke, Castle, Central St Leonards, Conquest, Gensing, Hollington, Maze Hill, Old Hastings, Ore, St Helens, Silverhill, Tressell, West St Leonards, and Wishing Tree.

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Last years election, which was delayed from 2020 due to the pandemic, saw Labour lose five seats - four to the Conservatives and one to the Green party.

Overall the Conservatives received 10,920 votes, Labour 10,102, the Green party 4,389, and Liberal Democrats 1,439.

The deadline to register to vote was on April 14.

Any UK citizen over the age of 16 was able to register online.

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Voting by proxy is another way of voting if you are unable to vote in person at the polling station. A proxy is someone you appoint to vote on your behalf.

To vote by proxy you need to be on the electoral register.

Lost, spoilt or not received postal packs will be re-issued on April 28 to May 5.

The verification and count will take place on May 6.

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