A by-election for the Carshalton Central ward will take place today Thursday, 28 July, following the resignation last month by Alan Salter.

The full list of candidates for the by-election is as follows:

Ashley Dickenson, Christian People’s Alliance

Sarah Gwynn, Labour

Ross Hemingway, Green

Bill Main-Ian, UK Independence Party

Melissa Pearce, Conservative

Chris Williams, Liberal Democrats

Residents who are eligible in the ward should already have received their polling cards – 8,144 cards were hand delivered between 1 and 24 July.

Anyone registered for postal voting should also have received their postal ballot papers, which were sent via first class post on Friday 15 July 2016.

You can also apply to get your lost or spoilt postal ballot paper reissued. Telephone the electoral services helpline on 020 8770 4179.

Poll cards inform you where your polling station is. The polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm and you can find the list here.

Ballot papers will then be taken back to the Sutton Council Civic Offices to be counted. The full results will be released on the council website on the morning of Friday 29 July.