Galway local election candidate Patrick Feeney has won just one vote in the local election vote in Galway City Central. Mr Feeney also ran for election in two other wards - Galway City West, where he gained 15 first preference votes (so a total of 16 in the city area, with one transfer vote in each ward bringing him to 18 votes), and in Connemara South, where he gained an additional 32 votes.The former Aer Lingus worker and Independent candidate ran on a platform that included the publication of a number of health reports, improvements to local bus services and bus shelters, and the development of a light rail system in Galway. His platform does not seem to have captured the imagination of the electorate however. Mr Feeney previously contested the 2016 general election in Galway West, where he won 22 first preference votes. That outing was his first time running for an election. Last year, he sought addition to the Presidential ballot via nomination by local authorities, saying he … [Read more...] about Local election candidate Patrick Feeney
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Steerpike 2 May 2019 8:28 PM 2 May 2019 8:28 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Voters have been heading to the polls for the local elections today, as a long and gruelling campaign for the two main parties is wrapping up. Activists have been touring the doorsteps issuing heartfelt promises to repair potholes and collect bins faster. It’s been a familiar script – the Tories accuse Labour of waste, and Labour accuse the Tories of cutting services. Something that’s been conspicuously absent though, is any mention of the two main party’s leaders. Mr S was curious to see how prominent Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were featuring in the campaign literature in this election, but after a search of over 50 randomly selected election leaflets, failed to find a single mention of either of them over the past two months. No mention of Corbyn here The one mention of the leaders’ names Mr S did find was a solitary … [Read more...] about Are local election candidates embarrassed by Corbyn and May?
Police are investigating an alleged politically motivated attack on a Conservative local election candidate who was punched while out leafleting in Essex. Carla Hales said she was hit multiple times on Wednesday afternoon outside Bourne Mill in Colchester’s New Town and Christ Church ward by a man who hurled anti-Tory abuse at her. “I had some of my leaflets and was hoping to get some selfies and that sort of thing,” she told the BBC. “I didn’t really hear anyone approach because I had my head in my phone. A man came up behind me and gave me three quick punches in my side and then said some things I can’t say.” She told the Halstead Gazette that she was sworn at and called a “fucking Tory bitch” before the man ran away. “It just happened so quickly, I sat there for a second and thought: did that actually happen? I took a deep breath and had a real deep pain in my side and for a second thought: have I been stabbed?” The … [Read more...] about Tory local election candidate punched campaigning in Essex
Local election candidates are holding their breath as Brexit rears its head on the doorsteps. As politicians in 19 wards across the city seek voters’ approval to represent them for four years on Milton Keynes Council, there’s uncertainty as to whether this means a protest vote on May 2 against the main parties, or whether people will stay at home. Pro no-deal Brexit party, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) believes the wind is in their sails. They have six candidates in the upcoming council poll.Jeff Wyatt, who is standing for UKIP in Stony Stratford, said: “Brexit is on everybody’s lips. Milton Keynes was very slightly a leave town at the referendum and people are very disappointed in our treacherous Prime Minister and the hypocrite Jeremy Corbyn.“Trust in the Conservatives, who said Brexit means Brexit, is at a major low and traditional Labour voters see their leader as a hypocrite because he used to oppose membership of the EU. It’s creating the … [Read more...] about Local election candidates feel wrath of Brexit on the doorsteps of Milton Keynes
The full list of candidates due to stand in the upcoming local elections in St Helens has been revealed. One third of the council will be up for grabs, with all of the major parties represented as well as two independent candidates.Other news: Hundreds of dog fighting cases reported in the regionThe local elections are due to take place on Thursday, May 2.Here is the full list of candidates for each ward:Billinge and Seneley Green: John Charles Barlow (Conservative), Joe Pearson (Labour), Peter Peers (UKIP), Sue Rahman (Green).Blackbrook: Ellen Agnes Hannah Finney (Green), Melanie Ann Marie Lee (Conservative), Linda Lovina Maloney (Labour).Bold: Mark Antony Hattersley (Labour), David O’Keefe (Green), Brian Thomas Spencer (Liberal Democrat), Barbara Evelyn Woodcock (Conservative).Earlestown: Nancy Jane Ashcroft (Conservative), Pam Howard (Labour), Alan Smith (Green).Eccleston: Lisa Cunliffe (Conservative), Alex Graham (Labour), Michael Haw (Liberal Democrat).Haydock: Jeanette … [Read more...] about Local election candidates for St Helens announced