Warwickshire residents offer their views ahead of county council elections

A host of different issues have been highlighted by Warwickshire residents in the run up to the county council elections on 4 May. The county council recently took to the streets to canvass the views of people living and working in some of Warwickshire’s towns. Those interviewed feature in a short film which is to be shared on social media to encourage people to vote.

Whilst views differed on what should be the county council’s priorities after the election, most agreed on one thing: it is important for people to get out and vote.

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Polling stations will open across the county at 7am on Thursday 4 May and Warwickshire County Council is urging residents to make sure that they register to vote before the deadline of 13 April. Internet users are being asked to share the film along with the hashtag #WarksElections on social media to encourage as many people to register as possible.

Warwickshire County Council elections are held every four years. The previous vote was held in 2013 and resulted in the Conservatives winning 26 seats, while Labour received 22, Lib Dems 9, Independents 3, and the Greens 2.

David Carter, WCC’s joint managing director and returning officer for the elections, said: “As has been said in the video, if you don’t vote you don’t have a voice, and we are determined that everybody in Warwickshire should have the opportunity to exercise their democratic right.”

It is vital that residents register before the 13 April. Signing up can be done quickly and easily online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

More information about the elections in Warwickshire, can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elections