Election Day Cheat Sheet

Everything you need to know...in a nutshell

Related Links

Please look at our election page for more information on the candidates and their views on a wide range of issues.

Local Conservative Party Manifesto

Local Labour Party Manifesto

Local Liberal Democrats' Manifesto


Register to receive a free newsletter

Comment on this story on the forum

If you have been living in a bubble for the past few weeks, happily ignoring all the election noise around you, here, in a nutshell, is what to do on Thursday May 6 if you want to vote .

1. Find your local polling station
Polling stations will be open from 7am - 10pm

2. Assuming you have already registered to vote, you will be given two ballot papers.

3. On the white ballot paper, choose ONE of these candidates to represent you in parliament:

Shaun Bailey (Conservative)

Andy Slaughter (Labour)

Merlene Emerson (Liberal Democrat)

Rollo Miles (Green)

Vanessa Crichton (UKIP)

Stephen Brennan (Independent)

James Searle (BNP)

4. For the council elections, check which ward you live in.

5. On the yellow ballot paper, choose any THREE candidates from your ward to sit on the Borough council.

Prospective Councillors: Shepherd's Bush Green Ward

Prospective Councillors: Wormholt and White City

Prospective Councillors: Askew Ward

Prospective Councillors: College Park and Old Oak

If no recounts are necessary, the council expects to declare the parliamentary seat by around 3.30am on Friday 7 May. The count for the council elections will start at 10am on May 7 and results for each ward will come through during the afternoon.

May 1, 2010