Households in the Burnley borough will soon be receiving a form asking them to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct. The aim of the Household Enquiry Form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.People have to be on the electoral register in order to be able to vote in elections.The forms will be delivered to every household between July 4th and 19th and you must respond, even if there are no changes to be made.If the information on the form is correct you can confirm the details online or by using the automated telephone or text facility, or by returning the form by post.If there are changes or additions they can be made online - instructions are on the form - or by completing the form and posting it back. You can’t use the automated phone or text facilities for making changes.Alison Stirling, … [Read more...] about Important voting information for all Burnley residents
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PUBLISHED: 07:30 09 April 2019 Paul Geater Improvement work to the centre of Ipswich is expected to be an election issue in the town. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Unlike other Suffolk councils where all the seats up for election this year, there are votes for only a third of those in Ipswich – and the arithmetic makes it impossible for Labour to lose power in the borough. Former Ipswich mayor Roger Fern. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNIn fact, it would be rather a surprise if Labour didn’t make gains at the expense of the Conservatives – the last time these seats were contested was on General Election day 2015 when a high turnout boosted the Tory vote.That means they are defending seven of the 16 seats that are up for election – including four where Labour have won in recent elections and one (St Margaret’s) which was taken by the Liberal Democrats in 2016 and 2018.Three senior politicians – two former mayors and a former … [Read more...] about Labour can’t lose in Ipswich – but how many people will vote in the election?
WRITER, broadcaster, actor, not to mention a former MP, government whip and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury — Gyles Brandreth is many things to many people. A regular on The One Show and Countdown’s Dictionary Corner, his near-annual appearances at the Henley Literary Festival are among the event’s hottest tickets. Last August he enjoyed one of his greatest successes of recent years when he took his five star-rated one-man show Break a Leg! to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival — and saw it completely sell out. Not surprisingly, this has inspired him to embark on a four-month UK tour that will take him all the way up to the start of this year’s Edinburgh festivities. Break a Leg! visits Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead next Saturday and Sunday (April 13 and 14). Other dates include Newbury’s Arlington Arts Centre on Saturday, May 18, and the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot on Sunday, June 30. … [Read more...] about MP turned entertainer gets the people’s vote
Picture: AFP London. Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union on Friday to delay Britain's departure until June 30 while Brussels suggested that it might be best to postpone the split for up to a year, re[ported AFP EU leaders also reacted sceptically, saying that there had to be a strong justification for any further delay. The competing visions of how to unwind Britain's 46-year EU membership will be hashed out again at a summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Strong resistance is likely against May's plan, which would involve Britain planning for European elections on May 23 but then not actually holding them. The current Brexit deadline of April 12 has already been pushed back once from March 29 because of the UK parliament's repeated failure to back the deal May signed with the other 27 EU leaders in December. May's formal request to EU Council president Donald Tusk said Britain thinks the delay "should end on June 30 2019" -- the same date she asked for and was … [Read more...] about AFP: Britain, EU set out competing Brexit delay dates
The voice of young people in West Sussex matters. That was the message as West Sussex county councillors voted to support lowering the voting age to 16. At today’s full council meeting (Friday, April 5), a motion created by the West Sussex Youth Cabinet backing 16 and 17 year olds to have a say in local elections was debated and approved. It marks a major breakthrough for the Youth Cabinet in their ‘Votes at 16’ campaign following months of hard work. In September 2018, teenage members impressed senior councillors and MPs when debating the key issue in the cabinet chamber, drawing support and paving the way for today’s discussion.The current voting age for general and local elections in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 18. In 2015 Scotland lowered its voting age to 16 and the Youth Cabinet argue this should be extended to the whole UK, with the Welsh Assembly considering the change by 2021.READ MORE:No climate emergency declared in West Sussex - but … [Read more...] about Should 16 and 17 year olds be allowed to vote? West Sussex County Council think they should.