Local elections are taking place across the UK on May 4 2023, with millions of people set to have their say over who represents them in local government.

All of Essex’s 12 district-level councils with be holding elections this year, including Uttlesford District Council.

Uttlesford will be electing all of its councillors in an all-out vote, which takes place once every four years. This takes place once every four years. Between one and three candidates will be elected to represent each of the district’s 22 wards.

In the last election, in 2019, the local party Residents for Uttlesford won a shock landslide majority, taking control of the council from the Conservatives. Ahead of the election, there were 23 Residents for Uttlesford councillors against six Conservative, five Liberal Democrat, three Green Party and two independents.

In addition to parties already represented in the council, Labour and Reform UK are also standing candidates this year.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Candidates have been announced for the Uttlesford District Council local electionsCandidates have been announced for the Uttlesford District Council local elections (Image: Newsquest)

Now the council has announced its official list of candidates, here’s a run-down of everyone seeking your vote next month.

Ashdon – One seat

Paul Henry Allington (Green Party)

James Leon Herman de Vries (Residents for

John Michael Moran (Conservative)

Broad Oak & the Hallingburys – Two seats

Bob Church (Conservative)

Geof Driscoll (Residents for Uttlesford)

Malcolm Cameron Featherstone (Reform UK)

Neil Reeve (Residents for Uttlesford)

Thomas Richards (Liberal Democrats)

Charlotte Dominique Salomon (Conservative)

Clavering – One seat

Alan Frank Barnes (Liberal Democrats)

Debra Anne Gold (Green Party)

Edward Morgan Oliver (Conservative)

Debden and Wimbish – One seat

Sylvia Jane Barrows (Liberal Democrats)

Janet Elizabeth Grogan (Labour Party)

Stewart Charles Luck (Residents for Uttlesford)

James William Noble (Conservative)

James Loxam Wilkinson (Green Party)

Elsenham & Henham – Two seats

Bob Burlton (Labour Party)

Bianca Maria Donald (Residents for Uttlesford)

Henry Edward Joseph Farrelly (Conservatives)

Fraser James (Conservatives)

Garry McKay LeCount (Independent)

Petrina Michelle Lees (Residents for Uttlesford)

Sarah Frances Mackay (Liberal Democrats)

Anna Katherine Mowbray (Labour Party)

Abi Saffrey (Green Party)

Felsted & Stebbing – Two seats

Grant Bailey (Conservative)

Jonathan Lee Botten (Conservative)

Frank Corr (Liberal Democrats)

John Charles Evans (Residents for Uttlesford)

Sandi Merifield (Residents for Uttlesford)

Richard Silcock (Liberal Democrats)

Flitch Green & Little Dunmow – One seat

Liz Clark (Residents for Uttlesford)

Christian Criscione (Conservative)

Iris Janet Evans (Liberal Democrats)

Laura Fleur Thomas (Green Party)

Great Dunmow North – Two seats

William Stephen Bortey Annang (Labour Party)

Alex Armstrong (Residents for Uttlesford)

William Anthony Church (Conservative)

Vincent David Clarke (Residents for Uttlesford)

John Edward Norris Davey (Conservative)

Teddy Kimber (Liberal Democrats)

Tina Sham  (Labour Party)

Great Dunmow South & Barnston – Three seats

Ben Cavanagh (Labour Party)

Gerard William Darcy (Labour Party)

Kerry Ann Herbert (Residents for Uttlesford)

Philip Joseph Ronald Jones (Liberal Democrats)

Rod Jones (Residents for Uttlesford)

Patrick Charles Lavelle (Residents for Uttlesford)

Tom Loveday (Conservative)

Chris Martin (Conservative)

Christopher James Muir (Labour Party)

Brian John Regan (Conservative)

Hatfield Heath – One seat

Mark Lemon (Conservative)

Tracy Louen Williams (Residents for Uttlesford)

High Easter & the Rodings – One seat

Susan Barker (Conservative)

Faridah Mohamed Gullam (Labour Party)

Margaret Ann Shaw (Green Party)

Littlebury, Chesterford & Wenden Lofts – Two seats

Neil Stephen Richard Gregory (Independent)

Wazz Mughal (Conservative)

Richard Stewart Leighton Pavitt (Independent)

David Radford (Green Party)

Susan Roderick (Liberal Democrats)

Sam Slota-Newson (Conservative)

Newport – Two seats

Roger Hugh Beeching (Conservative)

Marion Elizabeth Dyer (Liberal Democrats)

Judy Emanuel (Residents for Uttlesford)

Neil Hargreaves (Residents for Uttlesford)

Madeleine Margaret Radford (Green Party)

Saffron Walden Audley – Two seats

Mat Braddy (Labour Party)

Arthur George Coote (Residents for Uttlesford)

Barbara Ann Light (Green Party)

Cherry Ellen Parker (Labour Party)

Maria Pearson (Conservatives)

David Charles Perry (Liberal Democrats)

Alex Reeve (Residents for Uttlesford)

Howard Stephen Rolfe (Conservative)

Saffron Walden Castle – Two seats

Heather Jane Asker (Residents for Uttlesford)

Simon Alexander Bagni (Conservative)

John Gabriel Early (Labour Party)

Richard Ford Freeman (Residents for Uttlesford)

Edward Vernon Gildea (Green Party)

John Newman Lefever (Liberal Democrats)

David James Sadler (Conservative)

Grant John Maxwell StClair-Armstrong (Reform UK)

Simon David Trimnell (Labour Party)

Saffron Walden Shire – Three seats

Melon Ahmed (Residents for Uttlesford)

Andrew John Baxter (Liberal Democrats)

Adaeze Bowen (Conservative)

Simon Maurice Ede (Liberal Democrats)

Paul Geoffrey Fairhurst (Green Party)

Chloe Louise Fiddy (Residents for Uttlesford)

Sally Ann Kaemer (Labour Party)

Daniel Ronald McBirnie (Residents for Uttlesford)

Nick Osborne (Conservative)

David Jason Phipps (Conservative)

Andrew Mark Sampson (Labour Party)

Sonia Sault (Liberal Democrats)

Stansted North – Two seats

George Francis Peter Braekman (Conservative)

Alan Dean (Liberal Democrats)

Stuart Valentine Dodgson (Labour Party)

Lois Patricia Prior (Conservative)

Geoffrey Sell (Liberal Democrats)

John Wadham (Labour Party)

Stansted South & Birchanger – Two seats

Plaxy Budzinska (Residents for Uttlesford)

Melvin Henry Henry Caton (Liberal Democrats)

Nick Church (Conservative)

Ray Gooding (Conservative)

Ayub Khan (Liberal Democrats)

Allen Macpherson (Labour Party)

Thomas Albert Van De Bilt (Labour Party)

Jiri Wolker (Residents for Uttlesford)

Stort Valley – One seat

Joel Alexander Cairns (Conservative)

Sanjukta Ghosh (Labour Party)

Janice Irene Loughlin (Liberal Democrats)

Neil Roddis (Reform UK)

Takeley – Three seats

Geoff Bagnall (Residents for Uttlesford)

Jeanne Eileen Bradley (Conservative)

Mark Andrew Coletta (Residents for Uttlesford)

Madhu Disanayake (Conservative)

Lorraine Anne Flawn (Liberal Democrats)

Maryanne Craig Fleming (Liberal Democrats)

Jim Gordon (Conservative)

Paul Kevin Kimber (Liberal Democrats)

Tracey Elizabeth Roberts (Labour Party)

Maggie Sutton (Residents for Uttlesford)

Oliver Kumar Winters (Labour Party)

Thaxted & the Eastons – Two seats

David Frederick Beverly (Conservative)

Martin Liam Foley (Residents for Uttlesford)

Richard Henry Haynes (Residents for Uttlesford)

Patrick William O’Brien (Liberal Democrats)

Andrew John Pryer (Conservative)

Trilby Fiona Roberts (Green Party)

Antoinette Magdeleine Wattebot (Liberal Democrats)

Alex Young (Labour Party)

The Sampfords – One seat

Sarah Jane Heaton Allington (Green Party)

Mike Dyer (Liberal Democrats)

George Maurice Smith (Conservative)

Mike Tayler (Residents for Uttlesford)