Full list of candidates for Amber Valley Borough Council election revealed
Here is a list of the Amber Valley Borough Council candidates for the local election on Thursday, May 2.
The authority is currently controlled by the Conservatives with 25 councillors and Labour posing the sole opposition with 20.
Amber Valley elects its councillors in thirds so only 15 seats are being contested this year out of the 45.
Eight wards will not be voting this year at all, these are: Codnor & Waingroves; Heanor & Loscoe; Heanor East, Heanor West; Ironville & Riddings; Langley Mill & Aldercar; Shipley Park, Horsley & Horsley Woodhouse; and Somercotes.
Of the 15 seats up for voting this year, 14 are currently held by the Conservatives and one by Labour.
There are a total of 64 candidates this year, with the Conservatives and Labour putting up a candidate in each ward.
Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats have put up candidates in all but one seat (Duffield) and the Green Party has nominated candidates in all but three wards (Belper East, Ripley & Marehay, South West Parishes).
UKIP is putting up candidates in six wards, followed by an independent and a member of English Democrats, Putting England First!
Three sitting councillors will not be fighting for re-election.
An asterisk (*) has been used to denote councillors standing for re-election.
A double asterisk (**) has been used to denote Valerie Joan Taylor (Conservative) who is standing for re-election but in a different ward.
She will be standing in Belper East instead of Heage & Ambergate.
*Gail Dolman – Labour
Phil Rose – UKIP
Ben Slade – Conservative
Leo Swarvett – Green Party
George William Turner – Liberal Democrat
Carol Ann Anthony – Labour
Will Macfarlane – Green Party
Ade Smith – Liberal Democrat
*David Harry Taylor – Conservative
Belper Central Ward:
Jeremy Richard Benson – Liberal Democrat
Steve Kennedy – Green Party
James Daniel Kerry – Conservative
Neil Ploughman – Labour
Belper East Ward:
John Morrisey – Liberal Democrat
Mark Benjamin Oldfield – Labour
**Valerie Joan Taylor – Conservative
Belper North Ward:
Mervyn John Jackson – UKIP
Sue Macfarlane – Green Party
Emma Louise Monkman – Labour
John Nelson – Conservative
Roger Paul Shelley – Liberal Democrat
Belper South Ward:
James Major John Brooks – Green Party
*Paul Alexander Hillier – Conservative
John Christopher Porter – Labour
Richard Alan Salmon – Liberal Democrat
Joel Martin Bryan – Labour
*Gareth Bryn Gee – Conservative
Kate Smith – Liberal Democrat
Julie Christine Wozniczka – Green Party
Geoffrey Aldwinckle – UKIP
James Butler – Labour and Co-operative
*Steven Michael Evanson – Conservative
Dave Wells – Green Party
Heage & Ambergate Ward:
Sarah Louise Johnson – Green Party
Paul Edwin Lobley – Labour
Simon Philip Mallard – Liberal Democrat
Matt Murray – Conservative
Kilburn, Denby & Holbrook Ward:
*Kevin Buttery – Conservative
Phillip John Mackin – Liberal Democrat
Adrian William Nathan – UKIP
Joe Smith – Green Party
Keith Lisle Venables – Labour
Tom Carter – Green Party
Steve Freeborn – Labour
*Paul Colin Moss – Conservative
Richard William Smeeton – Liberal Democrat
Mandy Sylvan – UKIP
Ripley & Marehay Ward:
*Ronald Philip Ashton – Conservative
Ian Fisher – Labour
Tim Ford – UKIP
Chris Oakley – Liberal Democrat
Michael Sharpe – English Democrats, Putting England First!
South West Parishes Ward:
David Farrelly – Labour
*Jane Orton – Conservative
Colin Thompson – Liberal Democrat
Steve Elliott – Green Party
*Steve Hayes – Conservative
George Soudah – Independent
Antony Thomas Tester – Labour
Malvin Leslie Trigg – Liberal Democrat
Mike Jones – Green Party
Jeremy Quentin Miles – Liberal Democrat
*Valerie Thorpe – Conservative
David Alan Williams – Labour