The following persons have been nominated for the election of a councillor in the Hall Green and Perry Barr wards on Thursday, 4 May 2017:
Alan Blumenthal – UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Tanveer Choudhry – Liberal Democrats
Liz Clements – Labour Party
Gareth Courage – Green Party
Obaid Khan – Conservative Party
Matthew Ford – Green Party
Mohammed Hanif – Labour Party
Jan Morriam – Liberal Democrat Focus Team
Minu Sungu – Conservative Party
Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on the day.
Anyone wishing to vote must first be registered to do so – and the deadline for registration is 13 April 2017.
After this date, anyone who has not registered will not be able to vote in these by-elections or the West Midlands Mayoral election, also being held on 4 May, meaning they cannot have a say in the democratic process.
Anyone who has not yet registered to vote can do so online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and it only takes a few minutes.
Online registration is a more secure system of registration which was introduced in 2014 to replace the old Victorian system where the “head of household” registered everyone living in a property. Now, each individual is responsible for registering themselves.