Residents to take to the polls for new regional mayor

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 1st May 2024

Residents across Derbyshire are set to take to the polls tomorrow (Thursday, May 2) to vote for the very first East Midlands Mayor.
They will also be asked to vote for the county’s next Police and Crime Commissioner, while there will also be by-election held for an Amber Valley Borough Councillor in the Crich & South Wingfield Ward; as well as a by-election for a Parish Councillor for the Belper East Ward.
A spokesman for Derbyshire County Council said: “Residents across Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby, and Derbyshire are gearing up to make their voice heard on Thursday, May 2, in an election to appoint the very first East Midlands Mayor.
“The Government’s given powers over jobs, homes, transport and the environment back to the East Midlands through a new East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA), and residents from all four areas get to decide which of the six candidates in the running to take on the role of Mayor will be in charge.
“The new Mayor will have access to more than £4 billion in funding, bringing investment to the region for homes, skills, transport and the environment.”
Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm tomorrow (Thursday, May 2). Make sure that you are registered to vote and you know what ID you have to take with you.

To see who the candidates are for the very first East Midlands Mayor go to here

For further information about the elections go to here

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