Both Chorleywood Parish Council (CPC) and Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) are preparing for the local elections on May 8, where a number of positions are up for grabs.
On the parish council, the areas of Chorleywood Cedars, Chorleywood Quickwood and Chorleywood South all have available seats. However, the election in Chorleywood Cedars is an uncontested one, with only Conservative candidate Di Barber running.
Quickwood has a three-candidate battle between the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats, with incumbent Lib Dem Raj Khiroya hoping to keep his seat.
Chorleywood South has three incumbents, Jon Bishop (independent), Debbie Rosario (Lib Dem) and Stephen Watkins (Lib Dem), who dominate this ward. The Lib Dems dominate this election, with only two Conservative candidates and cllr Bishop not being members of the party.
There could also be change at TRDC, with council leader Sarah Nelmes defending her seat and the slim possibility of the Lib Dems losing control of the council to the Conservatives.
To do this, the Tories would need to win 12 of the 13 seats up for grabs, while the Lib Dems only need five of them to keep their majority.
Both the Chorleywood wards (Chorleywood North and Sarratt, Chorleywood South and Maple Cross) feature one candidate each from the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and the Green Party, giving voters a wide breadth of opinions to choose from.
The elections take place from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, May 8, along with many other mayoral, county, district and parish elections up and down the country. The list of polling stations and further details can be found at www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/local-elections.