Leicester City Council has revealed how many people here voted in yesterday’s European Elections. Council officials oversaw the voting at 132 polling stations across the city up to 10pm last night as people were given the chance to choose 73 MEPs to return to Brussels. While the results won’t be declared until late on Sunday night or early on Monday morning – as the announcement has to be timed with polls elsewhere in the EU – council staff began verifying the votes last night at the Aylestone Leisure Centre. The city council says 71,756 voters took part in the elections out of 242,622 on the electoral register – meaning a turn-out of 32.58 per cent. Some political pundits had anticipated a high turn-out as a protest against the way Brexit has been handed since the 2016 EU Referendum. However the East Midlands regional turn-out after the 2014 EU Election was 32.6 per cent. Read More What Brexit means for Leicestershire The votes of people in … [Read more...] about How many people voted in the EU Election in Leicester
Campaigning cyclists are to take to the road, the night before the Tour de Yorkshire race, to support a People’s Vote on any Brexit deal. They will follow some of the race route on the evening before the Tour's first stage, from Doncaster to Selby on Thursday, May 2, and invite anyone to join them, on wheels.The group will meet at St George’s Bridge on Wednesday evening, and stage a People Vote Ride along part of the route to show support for a confirmatory referendum on any exit deal.“It’s going to be a fun evening and lots of people say they will be coming.“It’s a chance for people from across Yorkshire to get the message over that we want a final say on Brexit and it can’t be left to the politicians,” said Joanne Chapman, who instigated the event.“The Tour de Yorkshire has helped put Yorkshire on the sporting map in the last five years. It shows our links to Europe - and we don't want to lose … [Read more...] about A People Vote Ride to campaign for a say on any Brexit deal, meets in Doncaster on eve of Tour de Yorkshire
England By Daniel Wainwright BBC News 9 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-47666080 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel People are being urged to register to vote in the local elections by 12 April, but only about a third use … [Read more...] about Why don’t people vote in local elections?
Theresa May said 'the people voted for pain' when confronted on no-deal, it has been claimed. Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable says she made the extraordinary comment during a meeting of party leaders on Wednesday night. Sir Vince claimed the Prime Minister was "doubling down on no-deal" ahead of her crunch summit in Brussels yesterday. He told Sky News: “She was asked at the meeting about the economic pain that would inflicted on millions of British people and the answer was 'people voted for pain' "That was the conclusion I drew and I’m pretty certain she now believes it” Later the same night, Mrs May gave a broadcast speech in which she blamed MPs for her failure to secure an acceptable Brexit deal. Last night in Brussels, the Prime Minister rowed back on her attack, without actually saying sorry. The Prime Minister stopped short of apologising for the tone of her televised address from Downing Street on Wednesday but moved to try to stem criticism. Referring to … [Read more...] about Theresa May ‘said the people voted for pain’ when confronted on no-deal Brexit
By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Wednesday morning. SPOTTED: Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, drinking in Greenwood bar by Victoria station last night. Are we really getting the band back together? Perhaps those rumors about a snap election are true. DRIVING THE DAY GOODBYE TO NO DEAL: Jeremy Corbyn’s closest ally announced last night it was “highly likely” Labour will back parliament’s plan to block a no-deal Brexit in a pivotal Commons vote next week. Interviewed live on BBC Newsnight, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell praised the “sensible proposal” put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper and other cross-party backbenchers to delay Brexit if a deal has not passed the Commons by February 26. “It’s increasingly likely that we’ll have to take that option,” he added. Watch the clip. Hours earlier another senior Corbyn ally, Shadow Cabinet Office … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by BP: Goodbye to no deal — Tory election panic — Labour vs. ‘People’s Vote’