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#roathvotes – General Election guide 2015

Roath will go to the polls for the General Election on Thursday 7 May 2015.

We’ll be covering everything you need to know about the local issues here in a number of ways – tweet us @roathcardiff and use #roathvotes if you want to join the debate on twitter.

Roath ‘hustings’ – ask the candidates

Tweet us your questions for the candidates about issues that reflect Roath issues to @roathcardiff on twitter, on our facebook page or comment below by Thursday 19 March. We’ll pick the six questions that best reflect local concerns and put them to all of the candidates and post their answers here on 31 March when the campaign kicks off.

We’ll give the candidates 140 words to respond to each question – those that reply by the deadline will be featured; any that don’t, won’t.

UPDATE: Read their answers here.

Candidates on twitter

Many of the candidates standing in Cardiff Central are on twitter. We’ve created a twitter list that you can follow here – and their tweets are also in the list below. The volume of tweets in this stream is entirely dependent on how active each candidate is on twitter – this is a live stream and we don’t control/endorse any content (obvs!)

Candidate list

The Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Cardiff Central are:

Jenny Willott MP (LD)

Jo Stevens (Lab)  

Richard Hopkin (Con)

Martin Pollard (Plaid)

Chris von Ruhland (Green)

Anthony Raybould (Ukip)

Steve Williams (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)

How to vote – the way you register to vote has changed

From yourvotematters –

Up to now, the head of a household has been responsible for registering everyone who lives there.

From now on people will register as individuals instead, using a new system.

Most people who are already registered to vote have been moved on to the new system automatically. So you may not need to do anything. Most people in England and Wales will have had a letter in July or August.

Register to vote

Check the location of your local polling station – your polling card will tell you which you must use.

Recent election results

2011 National Assembly for Wales result – Cardiff Central

Source: Electoral Commission

National Assembly for Wales 2011 result

2010 General Election Result – Cardiff Central

Source: Electoral Commission

2010 General Election result

Let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to cover it.