Who are the 61 candidates standing in the election of 8 Members of the European Parliament in 2019 in the North West England region?

Who are the 61 candidates standing in the election of 8 Members of the European Parliament in 2019 in the North West England region?

Who are the 61 candidates standing in the election of 8 Members of the European Parliament in 2019 in the North West England region?

                                       

polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019 photo 7 of 8
Polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019

ED – Updated 22.5.19 to include response from Wirral Council.

ED – Updated 22.5.19 to include response from Manchester City Council and further second response from Wirral Council.

23rd May 2019 was polling day in the European Parliamentary Elections. On the Wirral people voted in the North-West England area.

Eight Members of the European Parliament will be elected for the North-West England region and the voting system is the D’Hondt system (a type of proportional representation).

The Regional Returning Officer is Joanne Roney OBE, Regional Returning Officer for the North West, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60 2LA. For the Wirral area the (Local) Returning Officer is Eric Robinson, Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Seacombe, CH44 8ED.
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Electoral Commission confirms that Wirral Council used wrong legislation in candidates’ consent to nomination that was nearly 4 years out of date!

Electoral Commission confirms that Wirral Council used wrong legislation in candidates’ consent to nomination that was nearly 4 years out of date!

Electoral Commission confirms that Wirral Council used wrong legislation in candidates’ consent to nomination that was nearly 4 years out of date!

                                 

Returning Officer for Wirral Council Eric Robinson 25th March 2019
Returning Officer for Wirral Council Eric Robinson 25th March 2019

The Electoral Commission have confirmed today that Wirral Council issued all candidates in the twenty-two elections of a councillor to Wirral Council nomination papers that contained a flaw.

In a statement provided today The Electoral Commission wrote, “We will update the forms with the additional relevant extracts of the legislation to reflect the amendment the next time we revise them.
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What happened on a visit to polling station 3 (Holy Cross Primary School) in polling district AC in Bidston and St James ward?

What happened on a visit to polling station 3 (Holy Cross Primary School) in polling district AC in Bidston and St James ward?

What happened on a visit to polling station 3 (Holy Cross Primary School) in polling district AC in Bidston and St James ward?

                              

polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019 photo 7 of 8
polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019 photo 7 of 8

Today (2nd May 2019) is polling day in twenty-two elections across Wirral of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

On polling day polling stations are open between 7 am and 10 pm so people can vote in person. This is a brief report on polling station number 3 for polling district AC in the Bidston and St James ward visited this morning. It is at Holy Cross Primary School in Gautby Road, Bidston, Wirral and is the polling station for the largest polling district in this ward which is for 2,335 electors.
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What was in a letter from Merseyside Police to candidates standing in elections to be a councillor warning them not to break the law?

What was in a letter from Merseyside Police to candidates standing in elections to be a councillor warning them not to break the law?

What was in a letter from Merseyside Police to candidates standing in elections to be a councillor warning them not to break the law?

                                    

Merseyside Police letter to candidates and agents 2019
Merseyside Police letter to candidates and agents 2019

A letter from Merseyside Police to all candidates and agents (which can be viewed above) in the elections of a councillor to Wirral Council states that there will be “a focus on education rather than education rather than prosecuting minor breaches of Electoral Law” but at the same time warns that, “It is the absolute responsibility that all candidates and agents should make themselves aware of these guidelines and if someone is going to run as a candidate then ignorance of these guidelines will not be a defence.”
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What’s in the nomination papers of the 4 candidates in the Upton byelection of a councillor? (Wirral Council)

What’s in the nomination papers of the 4 candidates in the Upton byelection of a councillor? (Wirral Council)

What’s in the nomination papers of the 4 candidates in the Upton byelection of a councillor? (Wirral Council)

                                            

I’ll start by declaring a relative of mine is the proposer of candidate Alan Davies’, his name and other details appear on Alan Davies’ nomination paper below. I’m also an election observer.

Below are copies of nomination papers and candidates’ consent to nomination for the 4 candidates in the Upton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council following the resignation of Matthew Patrick. Polling day is on the 22nd November 2018.
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