The Newcastle Borough Council elections in Kidsgrove and surrounding wards are drawing ever closer. Polling stations open at 7am tomorrow morning and will remain open until 10pm in the evening.
The votes will be counted on Friday with the results expected to be announced on Friday afternoon. It does appear from talking to local people that the turnout at these elections could be exceptionally low. The Labour Party is expecting to do well and to take back control of Newcastle Borough Council, which tends to be fairly common for mid-term elections.
It will be interesting to see how the Socialist Party performs in Kidsgrove a factor which could change the voting patterns of some.
You can read about some of the candidates standing below who provided the information we requested from them.