Voters are going to the polls on Thursday May 2 to decide who will make up the county council for the next four years.
Here in Erewash, there are candidates from the three major political parties – Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats – vying for your vote.
But alongside them are Green Party, UKIP and Monster Raving Loony Party candidates battling it out too.
Derbyshire County Council is currently Tory-run, but could that be about to change?
In this week’s Ilkeston Advertiser out Thursday read what the candidates in the Ilkeston area have to say in a bid to win your votes.