Herefordshire voters are being told there is currently no need to register to vote as there are no elections in the county this week.

We are experiencing a high volume of calls from residents regarding postal votes & poll cards. Local elections in Herefordshire will take place next year, on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Thursday’s local elections are for all Welsh and Scottish unitary councils, as well as London boroughs, most Metropolitan boroughs, and a number of other English unitary and district councils.

The nearest of these are in Cheltenham, where half of seats are being contested in the borough, currently under Liberal Democrat control, and in Worcester, where 13 out of 35 seats in the Conservative-controlled city are up for grabs.

The local elections are seen as a test of voters’ views on the Conservative Party and leader Boris Johnson, particularly in light of recent revelations of Covid lockdown breaches.

A new Survation poll today gives Labour a 13-point lead over the Tories in England.