TWO electoral wards have been announced as uncontested ahead of the Test Valley Borough Council election next month.

Current leader Councillor Phil North and Councillor Phil Lashbrook have been declared elected to represent the new wards of Bourne Valley and Bellinger respectively after these two wards were uncontested.

This means that councillors North and Lashbrook will serve on the council until 2023, with residents across the two wards now not needing to cast their ballot for a borough councillor on May 2.

Residents within the two wards may have previously received polling cards for the borough election and been advised of nearby polling stations for May 2, however, voters will not now need to cast their ballot in Bourne Valley and Bellinger.

Voters across the rest of the borough will still head to the polls for the borough election next month to decide who they would like to represent them for the next four years.

Residents wishing to vote in the upcoming elections can register to vote up until midnight tonight (Friday) at

You only need to register once at your address and do not need to register separately for every election.