Residents encouraged to vote in upcoming local election

Residents across Stockport are being encouraged to take part in the local elections on Thursday 3rd May where they will get to vote for a ward councillor.

Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, education, transport, planning, parks, leisure, public safety, social care and waste management.

Polling stations will be open from 7.00am to 10.00pm – you can find your polling station on the Council’s website. You don’t need your polling card to vote if you are on the electoral register. If you forget it, you can still vote.

Residents who are voting by post are being encouraged to fill in their ballot papers privately and return them as soon as possible.

Pam Smith, Stockport Council’s Returning Officer, said: “Local elections are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Stockport, so I’d encourage everyone across the borough to cast their vote.”

For more information on the local elections visit