Candidates vying for a set on the newly-constituted Causeway Coast and Glens District council will have a tough campaign ahead of them given the numbers who have declared their intention to go to the electorate.
Not taking into account wards in the Coleraine and Limavady areas, there are a total of 42 contenders in the Glens, Causeway and Ballymoney electoral areas and with 19 seats, it will come as no surprise that campaigning will be robust before voting takes place on Thursday, May 22.
Running alongside the European elections, there appears to be keen interest in the new council set-up, which sees the existing 26 councils completely re-structured and reduced to 11 with enhanced powers.
Already, Ballymoney and Moyle is awash with election posters as well as countless brochures and general literature being distributed across homes in the various districts.
See the full run-down of all the candidates in tomorrow’s Ballymoney and Moyle Times.