Kingston local elections 2022 – everything you need to know

The Liberal Democrats have had a strong hold on Kingston since the 2018 elections, but with the 2022 council elections taking place on Thursday May 5, will the Conservatives be able to gain ground?

Here is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about the upcoming Kingston council elections.

Polling stations will be open from 7AM to 10PM.

Residents of the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames will be able to choose which ward councillor will represent them.

Voting eligibility

To vote you must be a resident of Kingston and aged 18 and above. You also need to either be a UK, Irish or EU citizen to vote or a Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK.

Residents with intent to vote need to register by Thursday April 14.

How to vote

There are various ways that Kingston residents can vote.

Residents who cannot vote in person must send their postal vote application by Tuesday April 19.

The number of wards in Kingston has changed from 16 to 19.

After the 2018 election

In 2018 the Liberal Democrats won 39 seats while the conservatives only managed to get nine seats.

The current composition of Kingston council stands at 37 Liberal Democrats, nine Conservatives and one Independent.

Results will be announced on Friday May 6, 2022.

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