By Alicia Robinson | [email protected] | The Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: November 30, 2018 at 4:13 pm | UPDATED: November 30, 2018 at 4:13 pm The money spent on some local Orange County city elections this fall may prove record-breaking when final totals are reported at the year’s end. In Anaheim, which faces lease negotiations with the Angels, and in Irvine, where key development decisions loom, this election cycle continued a pattern of increasing contributions to city council races and local initiatives. About $4.5 million was spent in Anaheim and $1.4 million in Irvine, according to late-October campaign filings with those cities – the totals will likely grow with post-election reports. But whether the money won local voters over on Nov. 6, and how it will influence Anaheim’s and Irvine’s futures, is less clear. Irvine Concern about the influence of special interest money in Irvine’s elections was part of the reason UC Irvine … [Read more...] about Nearly $6 million went into local elections in Anaheim, Irvine – but did the money win?
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Green Party new Northern Ireland leader Clare Bailey puts local elections at top of her agenda BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Clare Bailey has been selected as the new leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/green-party-new-northern-ireland-leader-clare-bailey-puts-local-elections-at-top-of-her-agenda-37550113.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37550112.ece/53fa9/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-21_new_45906795_I1.JPG Email Clare Bailey has been selected as the new leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland. The South Belfast MLA succeeds Steven Agnew who stepped down after seven years at the helm. Describing herself as an activist, feminist and environmentalist, she said she has inherited a "buoyant and dynamic membership" ready to tackle everything from Brexit to climate change. "I'm absolutely thrilled. It's just great to be given the confidence of the party membership," she said, adding that … [Read more...] about Green Party new Northern Ireland leader Clare Bailey puts local elections at top of her agenda
By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 24, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: October 24, 2018 at 6:00 am Yes, it’s true, Election Day 2018 is all about congressional mid-terms. You want to know whether Donkeys or Elephants do the happy dance. We get it. You might not be motivated to wade through all those pages in the back of the election pamphlet about down-ballot local government races and measures. We’re here to help. From an 18-year-old school board candidate to a slew of proposed taxes on everything from tech giants, hotel guests, hospitals and pot, here’s a handy summary of what every voter needs to know to sound smart about the Bay Area’s local elections. Why are cities and school districts adopting district voting? Civil rights lawyers have been pushing local governments throughout California to have voters elect their leaders by district instead of at-large to promote minority representation, a move … [Read more...] about Ten things to know about the Bay Area’s local elections
VLADIMIR Putin’s regime has been battered in two local elections by an ultra-nationalist party which supports football hooliganism and nuking US allies. Vlad’s ruling United Russia were beaten badly in a pair of regional votes by the crackpot Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). The shock results come amid widespread anger over the government plan to increase the national retirement age. In the far east region of Khabarovsk, the LDPR won the governor’s seat with a massive 70 per cent of the vote while the Putin-backed candidate received just under 28 per cent. The anti-western party also scored an upset in the run-off election for governor of the Vladimir region near Moscow beating United Russia by more than 20 per cent. Bizarrely in that race, the LDPR candidate Vladimir Sipyagin won despite barely campaigning – such is the growing animosity towards Putin’s regime, reports The Times. The LDPR is led the eccentric Vladimir Zhirinovsky – … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin’s party takes battering in local elections … but it’s not exactly good news for Britain and America either
PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:02 14 September 2018 Aaron Walawalkar Richard Kagumya, also known as Richard Kays, was featured on BBC3's Strictly Soulmates. Photo: YouTube/LionsTV Archant A ‘homeless’ man who illegally sublet his council home ran as a Conservative candidate in this year’s local elections. A renewed spotlight was placed on Richard Kagumya, who featured in the BBC television series Council House Crackdown on Monday, September 10.In June 2013, the Recorder reported Kagumya’s 11-year wait on the council housing register. Housing association Genesis provided him a home three months after the story.But, as reported by the Recorder at the time, the then 33-year-old was convicted of subletting his social housing property at Barkingside Magistrates Court in August 2016. He was receiving a social rent of £400 a month but was found to be renting the property out privately for £800 a month. The … [Read more...] about ‘Homeless’ man who illegally sublet home ran as Wanstead Park Conservative candidate in 2018 Local Election