What was the result in the Liscard byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council?

What was the result in the Liscard byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council?

What was the result in the Liscard byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council?

                                                    

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: Friday 23rd July 2021, 7:10 AM (BST).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre (Bidston, Wirral) where the administration for the Liscard byelection in 2021 was done
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre (Bidston, Wirral) where the administration for the Liscard byelection in 2021 was done

The votes have been counted in the Liscard byelection. Liscard voters elected a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

Daisy Marie Kenny (Labour) was elected with 1,137 votes. The votes for the other candidates were Jane Helen Owens (Conservative) 582 votes, Sue Arrowsmith (Liberal Democrats) 201 votes, Edward John Lamb (Green Party) 109 votes, Lynda Ellen Williams (Independent) 68 votes and Gary Bergin (The For Britain Movement) 26 votes.

The percentage of votes each candidate received can be read on Wirral Council’s website.

There were 5 rejected ballot papers.

Out of 11,399 people registered to vote, there were 2,128 ballot papers issued (2,123 votes plus 5 rejected ballot papers) which gives a turnout figure of 19%.

As Daisy Marie Kenny was elected in a byelection which was caused by the resignation of Sarah Spoor, she is elected to serve the remainder of Sarah Spoor’s term of office. Sarah Spoor was elected in 2019 for a 4 year term of office, so Daisy Marie Kenny is elected to May 2023.

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Nomination period begins in election of a councillor for Liscard to Wirral Council

Nomination period begins in election of a councillor for Liscard to Wirral Council

Nomination period begins in election of a councillor for Liscard to Wirral Council

                                                    

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Thursday 17th June 2021, 3:46 pm (BST).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) - where nomination papers have to be delivered to before 4pm on 25th June 2021
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) – where nomination papers have to be delivered to before 4pm on 25th June 2021

Due to the resignation of former Councillor Sarah Spoor (her term of office ended on 7th June 2021), a byelection has been called in Liscard ward (election of one councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) to fill the vacant seat.
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What was in an election observer report covering both an inspection and a polling station visit in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in May 2021?

What was in an election observer report covering both an inspection and a polling station visit in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in May 2021?

What was in an election observer report covering both an inspection and a polling station visit in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in May 2021?

                                       

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Monday 10th May 2021, 8:10 (BST).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) 5th May 2021
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) 5th May 2021

Executive Summary

This is a report of John Brace who was an accredited election observer (accredited by the Electoral Commission as an individual but independent of the Electoral Commission) number 11,058. Accreditation was for the period 29th April 2021 to 14th May 2021.
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Accountability failures by local government highlighted in report by Research for Action and High Court Judge

Accountability failures by local government highlighted in report by Research for Action and High Court Judge

Accountability failures by local government highlighted in report by Research for Action and High Court Judge

                                 

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 28th April 2021, 05:48 (BST).

The three boxes on the left comprise the PFI fire stations contract
The three boxes on the left comprise the PFI fire stations contract

A 40 A4 page report published today (28th April 2021) by Research for Action titled Democracy Denied: Audit and Accountability Failure in Local Government looked at the experience of those who have tried (during a 30 working day period each year) to inspect the financial records of councils, as well as the experience of those who have asked questions of auditors or made objections using rights in the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (in England) or the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (in Scotland). The report concentrates on requests to inspect, as well as related rights to ask questions to the auditor and/or object to the auditor. The report is mainly about requests in relation to PFI (Private Finance Initiative) schemes or LOBO (Lender Option Borrower Option) loans.
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What is the timetable for the May 2021 elections of councillors to Wirral Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor?

What is the timetable for the May 2021 elections of councillors to Wirral Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor?

What is the timetable for the May 2021 elections of councillors to Wirral Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor?

                                

Holy Cross Primary School, Bidston (polling station) Bidston and St James 4th May 2017
Holy Cross Primary School, Bidston (polling station) Bidston and St James 4th May 2017

Delayed elections in May 2021 on the Wirral will mean people (depending on where you live) will have either 3 or 4 votes.
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