Elections: Full list of candidates
Voters will go to the polls in local elections on Thursday, May 5.
Vacant seats in the John O’Gaunt and Carnforth and Millhead wards on Lancaster City Council will be contested, as will the Lancaster East seat on Lancashire County Council.
Meanwhile the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner elections will also take place.
The full list of candidates is as follows:
John O’Gaunt ward by-election, Lancaster City Council
Kieran James Cooke, Conservative; Bethany Frost, Liberal Democrats; Niall Duncan Semple, UKIP; Paul Byron Stubbins, Green; Oscar Robert Thynne, Labour
Carnforth and Millhead ward by-election, Lancaster City Council
John Bassinder, Conservative; Phil Dunster, Liberal Democrat; Robert Wilson Gillespie, UKIP; John Robert Reynolds, Labour; Cait Sinclair, Green
Lancaster East by-election, Lancashire County Council
Lizzi Collinge, Labour; Tim Hamilton-Cox, Green; Robin Eamonn Long, Liberal Democrat; Steve Metcalfe, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner
James Barker, UKIP; Clive Grunshaw, Labour; Andy Pratt, Conservative; Graham Roach, Liberal Democrat
The John O’Gaunt and Lancaster East seats are vacant following the death of Labour councillor Richard Newman-Thompson in February.
The Carnforth and Millhead seat is vacant after the death of Conservative councillor George Askew in February.
Forty elections will take place across England and Wales to determine the Police and Crime Commissioners who hold the police force to account, preside over police budgets, aim to cut crime and ensure local policing is effective.
These elections will be made using the “supplementary vote” system where voters can rank two candidates in order of preference. Turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is expected to be low nationwide. Results are expected on Friday.