Video PUBLISHED: 19:23 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 19:23 03 May 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter There are 18 seats left to play for, as we pass half way mark in West Norfolk it's Cons 9, Lab 8, Ind 6 and Gr 1 Archant After a dramatic day of counting, the political climate of Norfolk for the next five years has been confirmed. The results were as follows: BRECKLAND COUNCILAll Saints and Wayland: Phil Cowen (C) 971, Joseph Dickerson (L) 383, Irene Macdonald (L) 384, Elizabeth Suggitt (C) 983. Turnout 32.3pc. Ahill: Fabian Eagle (C) 530, James Gornall (L) 100, Anne Rix (G) 179. Turnout 37.4pcAtleborough Burgh and Haverscroft: Timothy Clarke (L) 247, Keith Martin (C) 563, Peter Panayi (L) 167, Adrian Charles Stasiak (C) 428, Taila Taylor (I) 462. Turnout 28.8pc.Attleborough, Queens and Besthorpe: Tristan Ashby (C) 593, Tony Crouch (I) 526, Vera Dale (C) 712, Rhodri Oliver (C) 578, Phil Spiby (L) 393. Turnout 24.1pc.Bedingfield: Natasha Morgan … [Read more...] about Local election 2019 results in full: What happened in your ward?
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PUBLISHED: 17:45 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:45 03 May 2019 Tom Wright The Green Party had a successful campaign in North Somerset. Archant Sweeping changes to North Somerset Council’s political make-up will mean a whole host of new faces at Weston-super-Mare Town Hall. The Conservatives lost overall control, with the Independents and Liberal Democrats making big gains, with the trio having 13, 13 and 11 members respectively.Labour gained two seats, to end with six, while Portishead Independents gained four seats in their first e,ection.The Green Party also gained a couple, and now control three wards.MORE: Brexit lost us votes, says Nigel Ashton.This is how the votes fell:BACKWELL• Dan Bewley – Labour - 73 • Bridget Petty – Green - 1,121 (Elected)• Peter Soothill – Conservative - 572BANWELL & WINSCOMBE• Ann Harley – Con - 1,131 (E)• Karin Haverson – Green - 1,030 (E)• Jerry O'Brien … [Read more...] about Election 2019: North Somerset Council results in full
After weeks of hard campaigning candidates in the local elections will today learn their political fate. The Conservatives will be hoping to maintain their majority in the chamber, but it remains to be seen whether voters will take out their frustrations with the national party over Brexit on local candidates. Those still hoping the UK may still stay in the EU may swing their support behind the Lib Dems, while the Greens, who are fielding candidates in every ward, may see gains amid heightened concerns about the environment. Labour are hopeful of gaining representation in the chamber again, having seen their sole councillor Jason Fojtik (now standing as an independent in Clopton) leave the party on the day of nominations being submitted. It will also be interesting to seek whether UKIP’s only candidate in the elections, Frank Rietz, gains much support in Wellesbourne East, given the current uncertainty over Brexit. Altogether 142 candidates are contesting 36 district wards while … [Read more...] about LIVE UPDATES: Local elections count
PUBLISHED: 19:57 04 April 2019 | UPDATED: 19:57 04 April 2019 Sizewell A and Sizewell B nuclear power plants - EDF hopes to have Sizewell C sitting alongside Picture: SU ANDERSON Archant From a geographical point of view, East Suffolk has become the largest district council in England, stretching from the villages to the north of Lowestoft to the county’s southern-most tip at Landguard Point at the southern tip of Felixstowe beach. Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth has carried out a study of coastal change in relation to Sizewell C. Photo Dominic WhitenFormed by the merger of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney council’s, the new authority could potentially see an interesting political contest because the Labour Party has always been strong in the Lowestoft area and would be hoping to take power at Waveney if that was still a separate council.Suffolk Coastal has always been much tougher for Labour though. It did have power there in coalition with the Liberal Democrats … [Read more...] about See who you can vote for in East Suffolk Council elections
Nearly a quarter of Colorado Springs’ registered voters have returned their ballots for the city’s April 2 election to select a mayor, three at-large City Council seats and determine whether firefighters receive collective bargaining privileges.A total of 61,070 ballots were returned as of Friday, Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Johnson said Monday. Nearly 4,000 additional ballots had arrived by midday on Monday, she said.The city mailed out 267,714 ballots in early March.With one day left in the election, voter turnout is about 24 percent, compared to the city’s 41.2 percent average for general municipal elections over the past 10 years. Voter Guide: 2019 Colorado Springs municipal election The Gazette Turnout in the 2017 municipal election was about 32 percent with 84,496 of 261,251 ballots returned.Johnson said there’s still time for the number of ballots returned to surpass 80,000.“I’m hoping so,” she said. “I’m … [Read more...] about Nearly a quarter of Colorado Springs ballots returned for city election; still time to vote