Local elections are due to be held in England on the 4th May 2023. These will include district councils, unitary authorities and all directly elected mayors. It will also highlight to the Parliamentary parties what will resonate with the electorate for the general election next year. Elections are a chance to voice our concerns, and hopefully see our values reflected by those in power. These elections, in the wake of an increasingly hostile environment and increased pressure for the UK to U-turn on its international treaty’s commitments, are a chance to renew and strengthen that commitment to fairness, equality, and compassion.
Download our full briefing here to better understand the key human rights issues at stake in the upcoming elections, and how to challenge and question local candidates on these issues.
Who are your candidates and how can you contact them?
You can find details of all your local candidates here. Where possible, ask them if they support any of the issues which we have highlighted.
Don’t forget to vote!
Remember, photo ID is now required to vote in elections, so be sure to bring a driving license, passport etc, with you to the polling station.