VOTERS across Sefton will take to the polls next week to elect their local councillors.
There are 24 seats up for grabs on Thursday, May 6 and they are set to be hotly contested by nine different political parties and independents.
It’s a local election which is a year in the making after the 2020 vote was cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Labour, which has enjoyed control of Sefton Council for the last nine years, is likely to retain its power, but there could be some movement in certain Wards.
The current make-up of the council is 41 Labour councillors; 12 Liberal Democrat councillors; six Conservative councillors and five independents.
The candidates for Southport and Formby are listed below, by Ward, surname first.
Flynn, Sean (Labour and Co-operative Party)
Rankin, Laurence George (Green Party)
Shaw, Michael James (Conservative)
Thompson, Lynne (Liberal Democrats)
Durkin, Lee Anthony (Conservative Party)
Foulds, Vic (Liberal Democrats)
Frank, Bernhard (Green Party)
Kelly, Sonya Ann (Labour Party)
D’Albuquerque, Sinclair (Conservative Party)
Fox, Carla Jane (Green Party)
Keith, Pat (Liberal Democrats)
Lunn Bates, Laura (Labour)
Dawson, Tony (Independent)
Doyle, Robert Michael (Green Party)
Newman, David Ian (Liberal Democrats)
Prendergast, Mike (Conservative)
Spring, Thomas Bailey (Labour Party)
Barton, Jo (Liberal Democrats)
Corcoran, Jennifer Julie (Labour)
Nuttall, Laura Elizabeth (Conservative)
Weavers, Fred (Green Party)
Allman, Joanne Elizabeth (Freedom Alliance. No Lockdowns. No Curfews)
Brodie, Aimee Louise (Formby Residents Action Group)
Gorski, Annie (Liberal Democrat Focus Team)
Richards, Carol Ann (Labour Party)
Riley, Joe (Conservative Party)
Walsh, Mike (Green Party)
Collins, David William (Green Party)
De Freitas, Thomas Andrew (Conservative)
Dodd, John (Liberal Democrats)
Jowett, Stephen James (Labour Party)
McIntosh, Dave (Green Party)
Teesdale, Pam (Conservative)
Waterfield, Carran Janet (Labour)
West, Alistair Peter Fleming (Liberal Democrats)
Bowen, Paul David (Conservative)
Delves, Lesley (Liberal Democrat Focus Team)
Gibbon, Alison (Green Party)
McCann, Bob (Formby Residents Action Group)
Page, Catie (Labour)