Of the 19 available seats, 12 are currently held by the Conservatives, four by Labour, two are Lib Dems and there is one Independent. Six of the 12 Conservative councillors are not seeking re-election; Ann Clancy, Maggie Geaney, Andrew Buckley, Lynn Patey-Smith, Denise Brunning and Geetha Morla. Across the borough Labour, the Lib Dems and the Greens are fielding candidates in all 19 wards, with 18 Conservatives in the running. There are also six UKIP candidates across the borough, one Independent, and one candidate for the Women’s Equality Party. Here is the full breakdown of candidates standing for election:
Cllr Emily Darlington (Lab) will be challenged by Jo Breen, (Green), Stephen Clark, (Lib Dem), and Angela Susan Kenney (Cons).
Ann Clancy (Con) is not standing. Nabeel Nazir (Con) will be hoping to beat Sean Nathan Barnes (Lib Dem), UKIP's Jane Anne Duckworth, Ed Hume (Lab).
Maggie Geaney (Con) is not standing. The candidates are UKIPs Karl Alan Patrick Downey, Matt Drewett (Lib Dem), Joe French (Green) Conservative Mo Imran (Con) and Lauren Jane Townsend (Lab)
Lib Dem Cllr Robin Bradburn will be challenged by Stephen Michael Brown (Lab), Krishnamurthy Panthula (Con), and Colin Weaving (Green)
Cllr Catriona Morris (Con) will be up against Kerrie Cheri Bradburn, (Lib Dem Focus Team); Ola Oladoye, (Lab), and Alex Price (Green).
Jane Deborah Whild (Women's Equality Party); Peter McDonald (Con); Carol Barac (Green), Adan Jama Kahin (Lab); Paul Duncan Trendall (Lib Dem)
Paul Williams (Lab); Hilarie Jane Bowman (Green), Russell Frederick Houchin (Lib Dem), and Darron James Kendrick (Ind).
Cllr Alice Jenkins (Con); David Richard Cockfield (Labour), Flo Montague (Lib Dem), Peter Skelton (Green).
Andrew Kakabadse (Lib Dem), Gill Kirkup (Green), Amanda Jane Marlow (Cons), and Ben Nolan (Lab).
James Richard Hadfield (Green), Amber Teagan McQuillan (Lab); Leo James Montague (Lib Dem); Jaimie Tamagnini (Cons).
George Phillip Paul Bowyer (Cons); Andrew Carr (Lib Dem); Alexander David Chapman (Lab); Andrew Grant Cole (UKIP); Dan Rowland (Green)
Cllr Jane Carr (Lib Dem) Helen Joyce Den Dulk (Green); Nick Phillips (Lab); Christopher Paul Wardle (Cons).
Cllr David Hosking (Cons); Dee Bethune (Lab); Dana Green (UKIP); Tony Oyakhire (Lib Dem); and Catherine Jean Rose (Green).
Ray Brady (UKIP), Shery Delfani (Lab); Derek William Heath (Green); Thais Portilho (Lib Dem), and Saleena Raja (Cons).
Cllr Alex Walker (Cons); Peter Edwards (Green); Alan Mallyon (Lib Dem); and Emily Orchard (Lab).
Paul Bartlett (Cons) Anne Cryer-Whitehead (Lab); Richard Michael Greenwood (Lib Dem); Peter James Hughes (Green) and Jeff Wyatt (UKIP).
Jack Robert Mellish (Lab); Lucy Rebecca Bjorck (Green); Kathy Greenwood (Lib Dem), James Justin Lancaster (Cons)
Cllr Pete Marland (Lab); Qaslim Awan (Cons); Alan Herbert Francis (Green); and Andrew Douglas Kelly (Lib Dem).
Carole Diane Baume (Lab); Rebecca Ann Cave (Lib Dem); Susan Gillian Payne (Green); and Dave Priest (Cons).