The candidates have been unveiled for this year’s Southampton City Council local elections.

Seventeen of the council’s 51 seats – one in each ward – will be up for grabs when residents cast their vote on Thursday, May 2.

A total of 93 people have been nominated across the city. The contests see either five or six candidates throw their hats into the ring in each ward, respectively.

There are candidates for Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Green and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition in every ward, while there are eight nominations from Reform UK.

The Labour group is currently the largest on Southampton City Council, with 37 of the 51 seats. There are nine Conservative and three Liberal Democrat councillors, as well as one Green and one independent.

How do I vote?

Polls open at 7am on Thursday, May 2, and close at 10pm. Voters must take a suitable form of photo ID with them in order to cast their ballot in person (see ‘What do I need to vote?’ section below).

Residents must be on the electoral roll to vote. Register to vote online – the deadline is 11.59pm on Tuesday, April 16.

Voting by post is also an option. Applications for a postal vote must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, April 17.

Proxy votes can also be obtained in some circumstances – meaning someone else can vote on a resident’s behalf if they cannot make it to a polling station for a limited number of reasons. Applications for a proxy vote must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, April 24.

Applications can be made for an emergency proxy vote if, after the deadline has passed, a resident discovers they will not be able vote in person, including for medical or employment reasons. In such instances, residents can apply for a proxy vote until 5pm on election day itself.

Who can I vote for?

These are the candidates in each of Southampton City Council’s 17 wards, along with the parties they are representing (an asterisk denotes an incumbent councillor in the ward):

Banister & Polygon

Andy Beal – Liberal Democrat

Scott Davis – Local Conservatives

Ellis Jackson – Green Party

Karen Rogers – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Vivienne Windle* – Labour and Co-operative Party


Joe Cox – Green Party

Donna Dee – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Reuben Hinchliffe – Liberal Democrat

Matt Jones – Local Conservatives

Ginnie Lambert – Labour Party


Lawrence Coomber – Labour Party

Aziz Dieng – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Amanda Jane Guest – Local Conservatives

Helen Mary Makrakis – Green Party

Tom Randell – Reform UK

Sarah Louise Wood* – Liberal Democrat


Nadia Noreen Ditta – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Rosanna Newey – Green Party

Richard Arthur Palmer – Local Conservatives

Jacqui Rayment* – Labour Party

Tom Wintrell – Liberal Democrat

Bitterne Park

Lindsi Bluemel – Green Party

Gordon John Cooper – Labour Party

David Fuller – Local Conservatives

Graham Michael Henry – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Nick Myers – Liberal Democrat

Adrian Royle – Reform UK


Joanne Steve Clements – Green Party

Maggie Fricker – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Beccy Greenhalgh* – Labour and Co-operative Party

Guy Ireland – Reform UK

Ellen McGeorge – Liberal Democrat

Paul James Patrick Nolan – Local Conservatives


Catherine Bernadette Clarke – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Katrina De Chazal – Reform UK

Diana Galton – Local Conservatives

Christie Lambert* – Labour and Co-operative Party

Chris Shank – Liberal Democrat

John Charles Thomas Spottiswoode – Green Party


Chris Bluemel – Green Party

Martyn Cooper – Liberal Democrat

Rob Harwood – Local Conservatives

Paul Robert Kenny – Labour Party

Barbara Webber – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition


Vikkie Cheng – Local Conservatives

Christian Cox* – Labour Party

Richard William Fricker – Green Party

Andrew David Howe – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Andrew Paul Landells – Liberal Democrat


Lori Foster – Green Party

Tara Foster – Liberal Democrat

Simon Jonathan Letts* – Labour and Co-operative Party

Michael Marx – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Susan Elizabeth Spencer – Local Conservatives

Sam Wright – Reform UK


Caroline Jobson – Reform UK

Neil McKinnon Lyon Kelly – Green Party

John Langran – Liberal Democrat

Nicholas Moulton – Local Conservatives

John Savage* – Labour Party

Tony Twine – Trade Union and Socialist Coalition


John Peter Edwards – Reform UK

Lisa Marie Fricker – Green Party

Eugene McManus – Labour Party

Dave Smith – Local Conservatives

Simon David Stokes – Liberal Democrat

Pete Wyatt – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition


Lucy Michelle Allotey – Green Party

Philip Edward Crook – Reform UK

Andrew Hetherton – Local Conservatives

Parveen Ishfaq – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Alice Kloker – Labour Party

George Edward Percival – Liberal Democrat


Jaden William Beaurain* – Local Conservatives

Declan Clune – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Emma Davis – Green Party

Gillian Anne Green – Labour Party

Sharon Pamela Hopkins – Liberal Democrat


Nick Chaffey – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Angela Mary Cotton – Green Party

Thomas Stephen Gravatt – Liberal Democrat

Sharon Mintoff* – Labour Party

Robert Painton – Local Conservatives


Josh Allen* – Labour Party

Clara Oswin Asher – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Edward Bolton – Liberal Democrat

Callum Daniel John Ford – Local Conservatives

Michael Charles John Mawle – Green Party


Sue Atkins – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Francis Eric George Hedley – Liberal Democrat

Rob Stead – Local Conservatives

Caitlin Steege – Green Party

Victoria Ugwoeme* – Labour Party

What do I need to vote?

To vote in person at a polling station, residents will need one of the following forms of photo identification (the ID is permitted to be out of date, but must still be a good likeness ):

  • UK or Northern Ireland photocard driving licence (full or provisional) or driving licence issued by European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands
  • UK passport or passport issued by EEA or Commonwealth country
  • blue badge
  • older person’s bus pass
  • disabled person’s bus pass
  • Oyster 60+ Card
  • Freedom Pass
  • identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
  • biometric residence permit
  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
  • national identity card issued by an EEA state

Where do I vote?

The polling card sent to voters ahead of the election will tell them at which polling station they must cast their vote on May 2.