WHO will get your vote when Tameside goes to the polls on Thursday, May 6?
Residents who are registered to vote can have their say in the local borough elections and also the Greater Manchester Mayoral Elections.
For the local borough elections, one new councillor per ward will be elected from nominated candidates to represent the area on Tameside Council. Residents can have their say for the ward in which they live.
There are different ways to vote in the elections: at your local polling station, by post or by proxy (appointing someone to vote on your behalf).
You will receive a poll card telling you where to vote if you wish to vote in person at your local polling station on May 6.
Significant efforts have been made to ensure that all polling stations are Covid safe. Voters and staff will be required to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt), observe social distancing and use hand sanitiser which will be made available. Voters can bring their own pen or pencil should they wish to do so.
If you registered for a postal vote, you will receive a voting pack in the post including instructions on how to vote. Make sure you send it back so that it arrives by 10pm on election day.
The counts for local elections will commence at 11am on Friday, May 7 at Plantation Industrial Estate, Whitelands Road, Ashton-under-Lyne and is expected to be completed by 4pm. Admittance is strictly by ticket only.
To find out more go online: www.tameside.gov.uk/elections/ or call 0161 342 8355.
Here are the candidates standing in Mossley ward:
Christine Clark, Green Party
I AM a retired social care worker for people with learning difficulties and continue to support those less fortunate with my work in the community.
I work with Operation Farm, collecting, processing, and distributing surplus fruit and veg locally.
Taking an active role in keeping Mossley’s green spaces available to the public, I have campaigned to save Cosgrove Park, the community allotment and other public green space and will continue to do so.
I grow organic fruit and veg at home, buying any food I cannot produce from local, independent shops. We in the Green Party believe in supporting independent, local businesses.
As an active member of Fuel Poverty Action Group, I also campaign to reduce fuel poverty, cold homes and excessive charges by the big six energy companies.
In 2019 Tameside elected a Green councillor in Ashton and voters chose the Green Party ahead of the Conservatives in a third of all contested seats.
We are proven to be electable. If you want green, vote Green.
Andrew Hay, Conservative Party
I HAVE been self-employed for most of my adult life. I returned north and settled in Mossley nearly 20 years ago.
It has always been a special place with its industrial history and lovely countryside and green spaces.
I have seen the large new developments take place and understand life changes and, if managed correctly, it can be for the good.
I am new to the party and politics but wish to know more and do more to achieve what I think the majority of Mossley residents would like to see altered or changed.
Jack Homer, Labour Party
I LIVE in Mossley with my partner and two children. As well as being a councillor for Mossley, I also work for the NHS as a lab technician at a hospital in Manchester.
I have grown up, lived and worked in Mossley and Tameside, and I want the best for the area. Over the last five years as a local councillor for Mossley, I have been involved with various community projects.
I worked with members of the community,
St George’s School and Mossley Parish Council and successfully got a new crossing point installed for children on their way to school. I have volunteered with Mossley Foodbank as well as helping to raise money to keep it going.
The last year has been difficult with Covid but, as a community, we have supported and looked out for each other through this hard year.
If I am re-elected, I want to build on that community spirit that has been getting us through the pandemic and achieve great things for our town.