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UK Parliamentary General Election candidates confirmed

 11 May 2017  |  


The candidates standing in the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock and Central Ayrshire constituencies at the General Election on Thursday 8 June have been confirmed following the close of nominations today (11 May).

Four candidates will contest each constituency:

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

  • Bill Grant – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

  • Callum David Leslie – Scottish Liberal Democrats

  • Carol Ann Mochan – Scottish Labour Party

  • Corri Wilson – Scottish National Party (SNP)


Central Ayrshire

  • Caroline Joy Hollins Martin – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

  • Tom Inglis – Scottish Liberal Democrats

  • Nairn McDonald – Scottish Labour Party

  • Philippa Whitford – Scottish National Party (SNP)

Before voting in this election, voters need to be registered to vote and their name and address included in the electoral register.

Information on who is eligible to vote in a UK parliamentary election is available
 here.

There are set deadlines for registering to vote to take part in the UK Parliamentary General Election:

  • Last day for registering to vote Monday 22 May 2017 (midnight)

  • Last day for applying for a postal vote or changing existing postal vote –
    Tuesday 23 May 2017 (5pm) (voters must be registered under individual electoral registration to apply)

  • Last day for proxy applicationTuesday 31 May 2017 (5pm)
    (the voter and their proxy must be registered under individual electoral registration to apply).

Specific date restrictions apply for the issue of postal ballot papers:

  • Applicants who apply for a postal vote for the UK Parliamentary General Election before 15 May 2017 will receive their postal ballot pack between 23-25 May 2017.

  • Applicants who apply for a postal vote for the UK Parliamentary General Election between 15-23 May 2017 will receive their postal ballot pack between 31 May-2 June 2017.

Voters who don't think they will be at home when the postal votes are being delivered, or may not be able to return it on time, can apply for a proxy vote, where someone will cast a vote on their behalf.

To find out more, visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/uk-election.  

Voter registration can be completed online now at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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