Now the General Election campaign has started, Shropshire Council is reminding local people to register to vote by 20 April so you can have your say in the upcoming elections.
If you have recently moved or are not registered then visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to apply to register online.
On May 7, voters will go to the polls to elect a Member of Parliament for each of the Ludlow, North Shropshire and Shrewsbury and Atcham constituencies.
Claire Porter, the Electoral Registration Officer for Shropshire Council, said:
“Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the elections, so I’d encourage everyone in Shropshire to take action now if they are not registered to vote. The message is simple: you can’t vote if you’re not registered by 20 April.
It’s easy to apply to register and will only take a few minutes online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you’re not sure if you are registered, please double check.”
You can check whether you’re registered to vote by calling 0345 678 9015 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detectives investigating the death of Mark Cookson are trying to trace a motorist who could have significant information.
A man driving what has been described as a blue ‘bubble’ style car pulled up at the junction of Welford Road and Hillcrest Road between 6.40pm and 7pm on Sunday, March 22. He was driving towards the city.
The motorist is described as white, in his 50s with grey hair. He stopped and spoke to Mr Cookson and a woman.
Detective Inspector Simon Shuttleworth said: “This was a sunny day when the city had been celebrating the re-internment of Richard III.
“I am hoping this event will help jog your memory and help you cast your mind back to what you were doing that day.
“I am particularly keen to speak to this motorist as he could have vital information which will help us with our investigation into the death of Mr Cookson.
“I understand that he stopped briefly at the side of the road and spoke to Mr Cookson and a woman, before carrying on to the traffic lights with Asquith Boulevard.
“I want to reassure him that he is not in any kind of trouble – I want to speak to him as he was possibly one of the last people to see Mr Cookson before he made his journey home, probably along Welford Road into Leicester Road, Wigston that evening.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident number 590 of 25 March 2015.
Two men, aged 20 and 24, and a 49-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
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