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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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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Who are the 90 candidates standing in an election to be a councillor at Wirral Council in 2019?

Who are the 90 candidates standing in an election to be a councillor at Wirral Council in 2019?

Who are the 90 candidates standing in an election to be a councillor at Wirral Council in 2019?

                                                       

Holy Cross primary school Bidston polling station Bidston St James 4th May 2017 resized
Holy Cross Primary School (polling station Bidston and St James ward) 4th May 2017

Below is a table of the ninety candidates in the election of a councillor across each of the 22 wards. Those living in each ward and who vote will elect one councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council (making twenty-two in total). Those wards electing a councillor in May 2019 are Bebington, Bidston & St James, Birkenhead & Tranmere, Bromborough, Clatterbridge, Claughton, Eastham, Greasby, Frankby & Irby, Heswall, Hoylake & Meols, Leasowe & Moreton East, Liscard, Moreton West & Saughall Massie, New Brighton, Oxton, Pensby & Thingwall, Prenton, Rock Ferry, Seacombe, Upton, Wallasey and West Kirby & Thurstaston.
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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?

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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What’s happening next in the 2018 elections of councillors on the Wirral?

What’s happening next in the 2018 elections of councillors on the Wirral?

What’s happening next in the 2018 elections of councillors on the Wirral?

Electoral Commission individual election observer ID John Brace 2018
Electoral Commission individual election observer ID John Brace 2018

The author would like to thank The Bureau of Investigative Journalism for its help with this story.

At these elections and indeed for the rest of 2018 I’m an accredited election observer (my photo ID for this was recently issued by the Electoral Commission as you can see above).
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