Fifty eight candidates are running in the City of Lincoln Council local elections on Thursday, May 22, for 11 councillor positions in the city.
Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, UKIP, Green, TUSC and two independent candidates are asking for the votes of people in Lincoln.
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City of Lincoln Council elections are held every year, with a break in the fourth year for County Council elections.
The last City Council elections were held in 2012 and saw a turnout of just 26%. Around 65,000 people are registered to vote in Lincoln.
The City Council is currently Labour-run with 28 councillors, and 8 Conservative councillors.
Seats in eight wards are being defended (Glebe, Abbey, Park, Minster, Boultham, Carholme, Castle and Moorland), meaning the person who currently holds the seat is seeking re-election.
The remaining three wards (Bracebridge, Hartsholme and Birchwood) are not being defended, as the people who currently hold the seats are standing down.
The European Elections will also be held on the same day.
Tune in to our liveblog on Thursday night from 10pm for the results coverage.