THE full list of candidates for the council elections on May 22 has been released.
And Labour and the Conservative Party are the only political parties to be fielding candidates for each of the 19 seats up for grabs on the council in the vote in three weeks time.
UKIP has 14 potential councillors hoping to pick up its first place in the Town Hall while the Liberal Democrats will stand in all wards except Penketh and Cuerdley and will hope to stem the tide of losses in recent years.
The Green Party will field five candidates in this year’s ballot and in Whittle Hall Adam Hemsley will stand under the banner of Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts - a group which is opposed to cuts being made by the Coalition Government.
Stepping down from life in the council chamber this year include Conservative stalwart and Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft Clr Les Hoyle.
New Labour face Linda Ollerton will stand in Westbrook after current Labour Clr Jan Davidson was deselected.
Trudi Wood will be stepping down for the Liberal Democrats in Great Sankey North with former Lib Dem councillor Roy Smith standing in her place.
Labour’s Kelly Simcock is also leaving her post as an Orford councillor with Kerri Morris hoping to make it a family affair as a joint councillor with her mum and dad Clrs Mike and Kate Hannon.
In Poulton South Labour’s Lottie Ladbury had already stepped down and Labour have put forward Maureen Creaghan in the vacant post.
Two parish council elections will also take place on the day with the seat of Locking Woods available in the Birchwood Town Council vote and the East ward at Woolston Parish Council also going to public vote.
Council leader Clr Terry O’Neill said: “I think we have a field of excellent candidates and they are well versed in what their communities need. I’m expecting us to get an increased majority this year.”
Lib Dem group leader Clr Ian Marks said: “Our vision is for a better Warrington that is ambitious, active and aspirational. We believe in ‘One Warrington’ with fairness across the town.”
Conservative group leader Clr Paul Kennedy said: “We have an excellent team of candidates and I look forward to being joined by many of them after the elections in May.”
It is not just the vote for seats at the Town Hall taking place in three weeks time.
The European Parliamentary Elections are being held in the UK on May 22 and there are eleven political parties contesting the vote.
The north west will choose eight MEPs in the vote which will be decided in the count on Sunday, May 25 as polls close across the continent.
The full list of candiates are listed below (* denotes the current councillor in that ward)
Andy Davidson - Labour Party
Pete Kennedy - Green Party
Jonathan Levy - Conservative Party
Judith Wheeler - Liberal Democrats
Bewsey and Whitecross
Mike Foxall - Conservative Party
Bob Timmis - Liberal Democrats
Pat Wright - Labour Party*
Nigel Balding - Conservative Party
Russ Bowden - Labour Party*
Chris Oliver - Liberal Democrats
Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft
Paul Campbell - Conservative Party
Merril Cummerson - Liberal Democrats
Beverley Fairfoull - UK Independence Party
Matt Smith - Labour Party
Fairfield and Howley
Helena Campbell - Conservative Party
Peter Carey - Labour Party*
Phillip Henshaw - UK Independence Party
Lydnsay McAteer - Green Party
Margaret Ann Oldbury - Liberal Democrats
Grappenhall and Thelwall
Andrew Fairfoull - UK Independence Party
Thomas Jennings - Labour Party
Wendy Johnson - Liberal Democrats*
Stephen Taylor - Conservative Party
Robin Wilson - Green Party
Great Sankey North
Stephanie Davies - Green Party
Andy Heaver - Labour Party
Mal Lingley - UK Independence Party
David McNeilage - Conservative Party
Roy Smith - Liberal Democrats
Great Sankey South
Roger Cawthorne - Conservative Party
Hitesh Patel - Labour Party*
Kevin Reynolds - Liberal Democrats
Timothy Price - Liberal Democrats
Harish Sharma - Conservative Party
Sid Simmons - UK Independence Party
Steve Wright - Labour and Co-operative Party*
Ged Hall - UK Independence Party
Phil Marshall - Conservative Party
Les Morgan - Labour Party
Ann Raymond - Liberal Democrats
Michael Smith - Green Party
James Ashington - UK Independence Party
Bob Barr - Liberal Democrats*
Kath Buckley - Conservative Party
Sean Chapman - Labour Party
Edgar John Davies - Liberal Democrats
Simone Johnson - Conservative Party
Kerri Louise Morris - Labour Party
Ian Richards - UK Independence Party
Penketh and Cuerdley
Sam Baxter - Conservative Party
David Keane - Labour Party*
Bev Stein - UK Independence Party
Poplars and Hulme
Frank Allen - Conservative Party
Iona Gillis - Liberal Democrats
John Kerr-Brown - Labour Party*
Trevor Nicholls - UK Independence Party
David Bennett - UK Independence Party
Jeff Butler - Liberal Democrats
Mark Chapman - Conservative Party
Geoff Settle - Labour Party*
Sandra Bradshaw - Liberal Democrats
Maureen Creaghan - Labour Party
Michael Johnson - Uk Independence Party
Howard Klein - Conservative Party
Rixton and Woolston
Bill Brinksman - Labour Party*
Ben Eccleston - Conservative Party
Diana Grylls - Liberal Democrats
Geoff Siddall - UK Independence Party
Derek Clark - UK Independence Party
Matt Jones - Conservative Party
Stefan Krizanac - Liberal Democrats
Linda Ollerton - Labour Party
Julian Craddock - Conservative Party
Keith Gleave - Liberal Democrats*
Adam Hemsley - Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts
Karen Mundry - Labour Party