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Your candidates for the Newham council and mayoral elections

PUBLISHED: 17:46 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:02 12 April 2018

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The candidates for next month's council and mayoral elections have been announced.

Seats in all 20 of Newham’s wards, as well as the role of directly elected mayor, are up for grabs on Thursday, May 3.

Five candidates will be contesting the mayoral seat - Conservative Rahima Khan, Labour’s Rokhsana Fiaz and Liberal Democrat Gareth Evans, as well as Christian Peoples Alliance Candidate Chishala Kumalinga and Democrats and Veterans Party Daniel Oxley.

In the wards, only Labour and the Conservatives are fielding three candidates in each one, with other parties choosing to contest a select number of seats.

The Christian Peoples Alliance have 25 candidates standing for seats on the council, with the Liberal Democrats fielding 14 and the Greens 11.

The result of the election is due to be announced the following day, on Friday, May 4. Those eligible to vote will receive a polling card through their letterbox in the coming weeks.

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