By voting you will be able to impact many of the services you see and use every day. Local Councillors and Mayors have control over housing, highways, transport, services, healthcare, education and much more. Police and Crime Commissioners will be responsible for setting budgets, creating plans to manage crime and providing general oversight of your local police force.
So it’s always a good idea to research the candidates for your area to ensure you know who will best represent you and the key issues you’re passionate about. It’s so important to use your voice and have your say, as this will influence decision-making on policing and local legislation.