Posted by: John Brace | 23rd July 2018

What is the timetable for the Bromborough byelection following the resignation of Warren Ward?

What is the timetable for the Bromborough byelection following the resignation of Warren Ward?

                                           

Former Cllr Warren Ward at a meeting of Wirral Council 9th July 2018

Former Cllr Warren Ward at a meeting of Wirral Council 9th July 2018

Due to the resignation of Warren Ward (pictured above) earlier this month voters in Bromborough ward will be voting later this year for candidates in the election of a councillor. Warren Ward resigned as a councillor to take up a job offer working for the Wirral Chamber of Commerce. A brief timetable for the election is below. Whoever is elected following the election will be elected for the remainder of Warren Ward’s original term of office (which is to May 2020).

The Returning Officer for this election is Eric Robinson.

by 4pm on Friday 27th July 2018 – Deadline for candidates to submit nomination papers by hand to Electoral Services Office, Ground Floor, Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, CH44 8ED

by 4pm on Monday 30th July 2018 – Statement of Persons Nominated to be published by Wirral Council

Tuesday 7th August 2018 – Deadline for receiving applications to register to vote

by 5pm Wednesday 8th August 2018 – Deadline for amendments, cancellations or application for postal votes

by 5pm Wednesday 15th August 2018 – Deadline for applications to vote by proxy

by 5pm Thursday 23rd August 2018 – Deadline for applications to vote by emergency proxy on grounds of physical incapacity or for work or service reasons

Between 7am and 10pm Thursday 23rd August 2018 – Voting at polling stations in Bromborough ward

23rd August 2018 or 24th August 2018 – Result declared

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  1. I wish this young fella well but one has to say, and I’m saying it, it’s a sad state of affairs when a youngster with no experience of life, who’s hobby appears to have been politics since he was a child rather than doing the normal stuff kids do, gets a bunch of people to elect him into an office of public responsibility.
    The lad has only recently been qualified by age to vote in an election and yet here he was thrust into a position of power and privilege knowing absolutely nothing.
    I know nothing. I’ve long acknowledged I know nothing and probably shouldn’t be allowed to vote even though I’m on the fast downward slope toward my headstone that’ll read, ‘I told you all I was ill’.
    But, despite the fact I know buggar all and I’m barely able to string together a coherent thought, I know more than this young lad. The kid looks like he’s a nice enough youngster. Despite him looking like Tory Boy of Little Lord bloody Fontelroy and he’s got the look of someone who just might know what he’s on about, it’s a terrible indictment on the good people of Wirral that a child like lad could have ever won an election.
    God help Wirral. And anyone who thinks otherwise, disagrees with me!

    • Hi Bobby47,

      Thanks for your comment.

      You have to be at least eighteen years old to stand as a candidate in an election to become a councillor, which Warren Ward was when he was elected back in 2016.

      Personally I have nothing against young people standing and being elected as a councillor (but that’s just my personal viewpoint).

      Just by way of comparison, in order to stand as a candidate to be Member of Parliament you have to be twenty-one (but you can vote for your preferred candidate to be Member of Parliament from eighteen). I’m pretty sure that not so long ago the minimum age to stand as a candidate to be a councillor was also twenty-one, perhaps someone knows when the age was lowered to eighteen?


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