There will be no election for Hambledon Parish Council next month as the seven available places are uncontested.
Waverley Borough Council, the electoral authority for the area, published the list of nominated candidates for borough, town and parish councils yesterday.
This can be found on the Parish Council section of this website here. http://www.hambledonsurrey.co.uk/?page_id=166
It showed that six of the current seven parish councillors offered themselves for re-election – John Anderson, Mary Grove, Mike Parry, Stewart Payne, Sean Sinnott and Philip Underwood. Paul Pattinson, a parish councillor for 12 years, is standing down.
Only one other candidate put his name forward for nomination, Robin McKeith, who lives in Vann Lane.
This meant that there were seven candidates for the seven available places and Waverley duly posted a Notice of Uncontested Election.
Both current Waverley Borough councillors for the Witley and Hambledon ward are standing down. Four candidates for the two places were nominated – two Conservative, one Labour and one Independent. The election will take place for this and all other contested Borough wards, and town and parish councils, on May 2nd.
The existing parish council remains in place until that date.
Very few of the 20 parish and town councils in the Waverley area have contested elections as most only have enough candidates willing to stand as there are places available. Parish councillors are unpaid and do not stand for political parties.
A full list of candidates for wards and parishes can be found here. https://www.waverley.gov.uk/news/article/480/candidates_announced_for_local_elections