As Swindon takes to the polls on May 22, we profile the parties and individuals campaigning for your votes...

Live LIVE BLOG: Election 2014

Swindon Advertiser: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

7:52am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Live coverage of the May 22 local and European Parliamentary elections, from the polling stations to the final counts.

ELECTION 2014 - Mannington & Western: Transport links are key issue

Swindon Advertiser: Mannington roundabout

5:30am Tuesday 20th May 2014

TRANSPORT is likely to be a key talking point around Mannington and Western for the coming years.

ELECTION 2014 - Covingham & Dorcan: Allotments and litter are number one priorities

Swindon Advertiser: Geraldine Brant wants a councillor who makes themselves visible

5:30am Tuesday 20th May 2014

DEALING with litter and supporting the allotments should be the first priorities of any candidate in the Covingham and Dorcan ward.

ELECTION 2014 - Liden, Eldene & Park South: Young present big challenge

Swindon Advertiser: Bored teenagers tend to congregate around Cavendish Square

5:30am Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE first priority for whoever wins the Liden, Eldene and Park South ward should be sorting out provision for the area’s teenagers and children.

ELECTION 2014 - Gorsehill and Pinehurst: No easy answer to area’s social issues

Swindon Advertiser: Kerrie Payton and Kathy Holland, right, outside the Pinetrees Community Centre

5:30am Saturday 17th May 2014

AT THE heart of all the work done by the winner of the Gorsehill and Pinehurst ward will be to address the social issues.

ELECTION 2014 - Chiseldon & Lawn: New councillor will need to tackle speed issues

Swindon Advertiser: Lawn Community Centre is a valuable resource for the area

5:30am Saturday 17th May 2014

ON THURSDAY, Swindon’s longest serving councillor, Mike Bawden, will be stepping down after more than 45 years service.

ELECTION 2014 - Eastcott: Ward has its ups and downs

Swindon Advertiser: The Regent Circus development is at the bottom of Prospect Hill. Right, Peter Green with the plans of the new retail site

5:30am Friday 16th May 2014

UNLIKE many of the wards in Swindon, Eastcott has some unique differences in its appearance which many residents feel need to be taken into account.

ELECTION 2014 - Haydon Wick: New road is a key concern

Swindon Advertiser: There are concerns about the future of the Haydon Centre

5:30am Friday 16th May 2014

LIKE much of Swindon, Haydon Wick is a ward which is likely to be affected by the new developments in North Swindon.

ELECTION 2014 - Wroughton & Wichelstowe: Plea to keep big developers away

Swindon Advertiser: The Wichelstowe development on the southern edge of Swindon

5:30am Thursday 15th May 2014

LOCATED just south of the M4, Wroughton stands alone as one of the more rural areas of the borough.

ELECTION 2014 - Priory Vale: Bad parking is spoiling area

Swindon Advertiser: Priory Vale resident Marie Percival

6:44pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

AS ONE of the newer wards in Swindon, Priory Vale is a predominately residential area covering areas such as Taw Hill and Oakhurst.

ELECTION 2014 - Rodbourne Cheney: Area has to be put on road to recovery

Swindon Advertiser: Richard Kimber, acting chairman of  Rodbourne Cheney  Residents’  Association

5:30am Wednesday 14th May 2014

OVER the coming decade Swindon is set to rapidly expand, with around 22,000 homes to be built if the Local Plan gets given the go ahead.

ELECTION 2014 - Central: Regeneration game

Swindon Advertiser: Daniel Rose, chairman of the Mechanics’ Institute Trust

5:30am Wednesday 14th May 2014

UNDOUBTEDLY the biggest issue facing the central ward in the coming years is the town centre regeneration.

ELECTION 2014 - Old Town: Elderly and young key concerns in close race

Swindon Advertiser: The Rev Simon Stevenette; inset, the Rt Rev Lee Rayfield

12:43pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

COMMUNITY spirit is very strong within the Old Town ward, something any new councillor to the area will want to consider when they take their seat later this month.

ELECTION 2014 - Blunsdon & Highworth: Distinct areas need fine balancing act

Swindon Advertiser: Stuart Boyd, Blunsdon St Andrew Parish Council chairman, at the site of the proposed houses

12:50pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

WITH two separate and distinct areas, the new councillor for the Blunsdon and Highworth ward will have to cater for those with differing needs.

ELECTION 2014 - Penhill & Upper Stratton: Help us take pride in our area

Swindon Advertiser: An aerial view of Penhill Drive. Penhill Primary can be seen top right

12:37pm Monday 12th May 2014

COMMUNITY spirit is very high among the residents of the Penhill and Upper Stratton ward, who take a lot of pride in the area’s appearance.

ELECTION 2014 - St Margaret & South Marston: Traffic is a big concern

Swindon Advertiser: Stratton Parish Council chairman John Foley

12:42pm Monday 12th May 2014

THE council ward of St Margaret and South Marston is one with two distinct parts – both likely to be affected by a single key issue in the coming years.

Hopes high for large turnout

Swindon Advertiser: Paul Morris, the returning officer for the south west region for the European Parliamentary Elections

5:30am Thursday 8th May 2014

IN TWO weeks time, voters in Swindon will be heading to the polls to decide who will be their representative on the council, with one third of the seats up for grabs.

ELECTION 2014: The fight is on to win your vote

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon goes to the polls on May 22

10:49am Wednesday 30th April 2014

The local elections take place on May 22. The Adver has spoken to all the main party leaders asking them what their parties are representing in the lead-up to polling...



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