BY FRANKIY KAPIN Morobe Province has recorded nine local level government council candidates who were the only nominees to contest their ward seats in the LLG election. With no other candidates to run against them, the nine will be declared winners, said Morobe election manager Simon Soheke. Mr Soheke said with the final nominated tally yet to be finalised throughout this week, currently there are 1712 officially nominated candidates. He said the official declaration of the nine unopposed candidates will be made once polling starts for the province. Mr Soheke said the number of unopposed candidates may increase once all nominated figures for the rest of the province are compiled. He said his office is waiting for the nominated list to come in and to be officially confirmed by his office. He said logistics including transportation are hindering figures to arrive at his office sooner. He said bad roads in Finschhafen are affecting figures for Burum-Kuat, Hube and Yabim LLG to be made … [Read more...] about Unopposed ward members to retain seats, says Soheke
Markham election candidates
Hundreds of candidates are hoping to win a seat in one of Greater Manchester's 10 borough councils at this year's local elections . The polls will open on Thursday May 2 with voters getting the chance to put a cross next to who they want to represent their local ward. To vote all you need to do is go to a polling station - but it does have to be the location listed on your polling card. Once you arrive, just tell the staff your name and address and they will cross your name off the list and tell you what you need to do. You will be asked to enter a booth, vote for the choice of candidate and place the paper in the ballot box. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on the day, and are usually public buildings such as schools or local halls. The election is for local councils only - with your Member of Parliament not up for re-election this year. Here is every candidate standing in Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan - … [Read more...] about Local elections 2019: All the candidates standing in Greater Manchester
Will the Brexit saga have an impact on the local elections? That’s the question on the lips of voters and candidates as Bassetlaw District Council prepares to stage its district and parish elections on Thursday, May 2.Experts say it will be interesting to see if the performance of politicians at national level, with regard to a delayed Brexit, will affect the support for the major parties at local level.Some say the frustration of the public might lead to apathy and a reduced turnout at the council election as voters turn their backs on politics altogether. At the last election in 2015, the turnout was 63.7 per cent.There are seats in 25 wards up for grabs on Bassetlaw District Council, which is currently controlled by the Labour Party. The full list of candidates in each ward is:Beckingham: Joan Sanger (Independent), Raymond Simpson (Conservative). Blyth: Jack Bowker (Labour), Barry Bowles (Conservative), John Hudson (UKIP), Peter Thompson (Liberal Democrat). Carlton: Val Bowles … [Read more...] about Will Brexit saga affect Bassetlaw District Council elections?
Salford will go to the polls next month with a third of seats up for grabs. Of the 20 seats being contested, 14 are held by Labour, four by the Conservative and two are independent. Candidates will compete for one seat in each of Salford’s 20 wards with a total of 104 candidates standing. Among them, Labour, the Conservatives, Ukip and the Greens are fighting every seat. Last year, the Greens fought 18 seats while Ukip fought 12. The Liberal Democrats are putting forward candidates in 10 wards - last year they fought all of them. Among the senior cabinet members up for election are deputy mayor Paula Boshell, standing again in Winton and Gina Reynolds - the lead member for adults’ services and health and wellbeing - in Langworthy. The lead member for workforce and industrial relations, John Ferguson, is also up for election in Pendlebury. And this year’s ceremonial mayor Charlie McIntyre is fighting for another term in Broughton. Long-standing Conservative councillor … [Read more...] about Salford local elections 2019: All the candidates standing in your ward
The full list of candidates has been released for the upcoming Bassetlaw District Council elections. Councillors will be elected across the district, in elections on Thursday, May 2. One seat, East Markham, is uncontested, meaning there will be no vote. You can read the full list here: Beckingham Name of Candidate Home Address Description (if any) SANGERJoan Mary 4 The Crescent, Beckingham, Doncaster, DN10 4PR Independent SIMPSONRaymond Arthur The Bakehouse, Mill Farm, Gringley Road, Beckingham, Doncaster, DN10 4QD Local Conservatives Blyth Name of Candidate Home Address Description (if any) BOWKERJack Peter 24 Ramsden Crescent, Carlton-in- Lindrick, Worksop, Nottinghamshire,S81 9BA Labour Party BOWLESBarry Albert 2 Chapelgate, Carlton-in- Lindrick, Worksop, S819EN Local Conservatives HUDSONJohn Andrew 1 Low Road, Scrooby, Doncaster, DN10 6AJ UKIndependence Party THOMPSONPeter John 23 Retford Road, Blyth, Worksop, S81 8HB Liberal Democrat Carlton Name of … [Read more...] about Full list of candidates for Bassetlaw District Council elections 2019