The different types of election are reflected in the size of the electoral
areas in which a candidate stands. These are known as constituencies
for parliamentary elections, wards or districts for local elections
and regions for European elections.
If you are unsure of the boundaries of the area you are planning to
contest, Ordnance Survey publish an online map with an overlay of each
type of electoral area. Check it out here.
The Map on the right is a ward map of Nottingham. As you can see not
all wards are the same geographical size, in fact they can be very different.
I do not know Nottingham, in fact I've never been there but from looking
at this map and knowing that the populations of each ward should be
broadly similar I would say that Radford and Park is more urban than
Dales. It is worth your while checking the ward maps for your area especially
if you are going to deliver leaflets door to door. It may help you pick
a more manageable ward.
Continue to Polling Districts....