As the dust settles on the Calderdale Council Local Elections 2018, the leaders of the respective political parties have had their say on the results. Although Calderdale Council remains with no party in overall control, Labour leader Tim Swift was pleased with his party’s performance, which saw it finish the day with a net gain of one after the May 2018 election count at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.In particular he hailed his party’s victory in Skircoat ward of Halifax, which saw Colin Hutchinson edge out Andrew Tagg in what has always been a Conservative stronghold as “extraordinary”.“It’s a pretty good result for us overall,” said Coun Swift.He said the party was disappointed to lose Warley but had gained Luddenden Foot and pulled off the shock of the day in Skircoat.“The results show how politics in Calderdale is changing.“If you would have said we would have won a ward in Skircoat for the first time in … [Read more...] about Fallout from the Calderdale Council local elections 2018
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VOTERS across England hit the ballot for local elections yeasterday which will be a key test for Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn. More than 4,250 council seats across 150 local authorities are up for grabs. Here's the lowdown on the predictions and which were correct. What are the key battlegrounds to watch out for? Around 42 per cent of the seats being contested this year are in London, where all 32 boroughs have elections. Pollsters say London is now a "Labour city" with large numbers of young people and ethnic minorities. One borough Labour will be hoping to nick from the Tories is Kensington and Chelsea, where council leaders faced fury over the Grenfell Tower disaster. However the Tories have a 24-seat majority so a huge swing would be required for the authority to change hands. Labour are also targeting Barnet - which has been Tory since the 1960s - as well as Conservative strongholds Westminster and Wandsworth, and will hope to extend majorities in other boroughs they already … [Read more...] about Local election 2018 polls – what are the latest predictions for important seats and who will win?
SCORES of voters are furious as the Government’s controversial new ID scheme has seen them be unable to cast their ballot in today’s local elections. Reports on social media say there have been issues in the five areas where trials of a new system where you need to bring further proof of address with you are taking place. MPs and councillors have said people, including elderly residents, are being turned away from polling stations in Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking. Angela Wilkins, leader of the Labour group in Bromley, said five people have been unable to vote and that the scheme is also causing long delays, tweeting: "So why are we doing this?" And Ellie Reeves, Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge, posted: "Just been to vote. Was informed that two people had already turned up without ID this morning so had been unable to vote. "Very worrying and backs up all the evidence that the voter ID pilot in Bromley is plain wrong." Just been to vote. Was informed … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018 – Voters turned away from polls because they don’t have ID with them
ENGLAND is heading back to the polls TODAY for the local elections. Here's all you need to know about the next democratic contest in the UK, which could put Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn under pressure should their parties perform badly. When are the local elections? Polling day for the local elections is TODAY, May 3, 2018, as 156 councils go up for grabs in England. Voting can be done in a number of ways – by proxy, by post, or in person. Those voting in person will need to head to their local polling station to cast their ballot. Voting is normally held in a large local building, such as a school, community centre or church. The location of your polling station will be on the poll card sent to you. If you can’t find the poll card, you can contact your local authority to find out. You can find contact details for your local Electoral Registration Office on the government website. Which ward am I in? Local elections are broken down by wards which each elect a … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018 voting day is TODAY! Who are the candidates in my ward, do I have to vote and how often do elections get held?
Norwich and Great Yarmouth will go to the polls next month. Picture: Matthew Usher. © Archant Norfolk 2015 Norwich goes to the polls next month for the city council elections. DAN GRIMMER focuses on the fights for Bowthorpe, Catton Grove and Crome wards. Candidates for Bowthorpe in the Norwich City Council elections 2018: Andrew Wiltshire (C), Sue Sands (L), Jean Bishop (G) and Oliver Healey (LD). Pics: Conservative Party, Labour, Green Party, Liberal Democrats. When Norwich last went to the polls to pick who should represent them at City Hall two years ago, it was a good night for Labour, taking 44pc of the vote and four seats from the Greens. Labour will be keen to build on that performance, but the Greens, who lost all their Norwich seats at county council level last year, will want to prove they can still thrive. However, the wards of Bowthorpe, Catton Grove and Crome are unlikely to be a barometer for the battle between the two biggest groups at City Hall. Labour … [Read more...] about Norwich City Council Elections 2018: Candidates in Bowthorpe, Crome and Catton Grove say why they deserve your vote