Gordon Oliver, Cons,
Dennis Brewer, Lib Dem;
Patrick Canavan, Lab;
Fiona McPhail, Voice 4 Torbay;
Sam Moss, Green Party;
Martin Brook, Ind;
Paul Clifford, Ind;
Susie Colley, Ind;
Nick Bye, The Devil we Know Party.
Three of the candidates stood in the last election, Mr Bye who won, Mr Oliver who came third and Mrs Colley who came in fourth. The Lib Dem candidate came 2nd but isn't standing this time. The first 3 candidates in the above list have all expressed a wish to see the post scrapped so I expect that if one of them does get elected they will do nothing, not even draw the £65 000 salary that goes with the job.
I have googled some of the candidates to see if I can find out anything relevant about them. Sam Moss needs to work much harder on his web page, content is negligible. Fiona McPhail's Voice 4 Torbay doesn't seem to have a web site, at least I can't find it. Martin Brook is a 46-year-old financial adviser from Barton, Torquay. Again no web site I can find. Paul Clifford only comes up in the Herald Express as being a candidate, have to do better. Susie Colley is a former nurse who runs her own medical insurance business but nothing about her ambition to be mayor.
Remember boys and girls, it's the internet where people get information from these days so get on your computers pdq.