WREXHAM Council’s returning officer is calling on the people of Wrexham to use their vote in the upcoming local election.

The message comes from Wrexham’s returning officer Dr Helen Paterson as the vote on May 4 draws close.

She said: “You will soon have the opportunity to vote for who you think is the best candidate to represent your community on the council for the next five years.

“Who you vote for is entirely between you and the ballot paper but – if you are eligible to take part in these elections – I would encourage you use your vote so your council is truly representative of the wishes of your community.  

“In Wrexham, as in other parts of the UK, turnout is low and I would like to see this pattern change this year so, on May 4, please take the time to vote.

 “The council delivers important services such as education, bin collections and social care so it is important you have your say on who your council representative is by using your right to vote.”

On May 4, a total of 52 councillors will be elected to represent 47 wards.  

Candidates may represent a political party or they may be independent but all successful candidates will be elected by their community.