A reminder of who you may vote for next week

Earlier this month, in collaboration with NG9 News, we introduced our election campaign Take note then Vote. We invited all candidates to share what they already have done for their community and what they propose to do to help readers make an informed choice and vote for the right person; who may not necessarily represent the party you might usually select at a general election.

Nottinghamshire County Council Election

Who can I vote for?

Since Bramcote was split into two divisions, depending on which side of the Sherwin Island that you live, your candidates are as follows:

Bramcote and Beeston North (one candidate)

– ‘Mr Badaxe’, Official Monster Raving Loony Party

-Steve Carr, Lib Dem

– Andrew Rose-Britton, Con

– Gordon Stoner, Green

– Ellie Winfield, Lab

Stapleford and Broxtowe Central (two candidates)

– John Doddy, Con

– Tim Hallam, Lib Dem

– Hannah Land, Lib Dem

– William Longdon, Indep

– Richard MacRae, Indep

– Maggie McGrath, Lab

– Teresa Needham, Green

– Sue Paterson, Lab

– Kash Purewal, Con

Police & Crime Commissioner Election Candidates:

Caroline Henry, Conservative

Mrs Henry grew up in Eastwood and is married to Broxtowe MP Darren Henry.

She decided to run as a candidate after three of her close friends were burgled and

wants to ‘get tough on crime’.

Paddy Tipping, Labour

Mr Tipping served as Sherwood MP from 1992 to 2010, before becoming

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner in 2012.

He has held the position ever since describing it as ‘the best job he has ever had.’

David Watts, Liberal Democrats

Mr Watts is the Bramcote councillor at Broxtowe Borough Council.

He was a councillor between 1999 and 2015 and then from May 2019 to the current time.

Over the last few weeks we have posted candidates’ manifestos and our readers have engaged in much debate on our website and social media pages. There is plenty of evidence on our site, plus elsewhere, of who actually does support this community. Maybe view our Community Action Team minutes and use our search engine to help you make an informed choice.

The elections are being held on Thursday, May 6, with polling stations open between 7am and 10pm.



  1. One thought for ‘how’ we do politics and for choosing which candidates:

    Do we wish to see real, mature, courteous, and useful politics that works with facts and works for the good of everyone?

    Or are we happy (resigned?) to see continued silly back-stabbing remarks that make for a poisoned experience that is good for noone and no good for getting anything done other than create and continue only hot air and arguments?

    Take note for ‘how’ the candidates conduct themselves for what they do and say. It really is the people concerned that make the politics that we see and whether we see any good results.

    Can we move forwards to some usefully cooperative positive politics for the good of everyone?…

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  2. I’m happy to say that I have signed the Suzy Lamplough trust pledge on respectful campaigning.


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