Broadheath residents encouraged to vote in upcoming election

Voters in Broadheath are being made aware of a by-election which means they will get to vote for a new local councillor on 4th May.

Following the resignation of Councillor Louise Dagnall, voters are encouraged to come out and vote to elect a new candidate to represent their community on Trafford Council.

The by-election will take place at the same time Trafford residents have the opportunity to elect a new Mayor for Greater Manchester.  Registered voters in this ward will be notified of this formally on their poll cards and will be given two papers to vote on the day.

Those registered to vote do not need to do anything however, if you are not registered to vote you are encouraged to register before Thursday 13th April 2017 to enable you to vote in the GM Mayoral election and Broadheath by-election.

Chief Executive of Trafford Council and Returning Officer for the Borough, Theresa Grant, said: “Voting for the Mayor of Greater Manchester is really important.  The role will direct services that matter to you on a very local level and I encourage as many voters as possible to come out and vote on 4th May 2017 for the candidate that represents them the best.

Likewise, residents living in Broadheath should take the opportunity to vote in the by-election, a local councillor plays a very important role in representing the views of local people.”   

The Notice of Election will be published at 4pm on Friday 24 March and nominations to stand as a candidate in the Broadheath by-election will be accepted between 9.30am and 4.00pm from Tuesday, 28 March until 4.00pm on Tuesday 4 April at the Town Hall.  Appointments for an informal check of papers and to submit nominations can be made by emailing

The last date to register to vote in the GM Mayoral election and the Broadheath by-election is midnight on Thursday 13 April and any postal vote applications will need to be received by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April.

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Posted on Monday 20th March 2017