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Postby jbond » Mon 08 Apr 2019 6:21 am

There seems to be elections coming up for East Herts District Council and for all the towns and parish councils in the area.

Candidates
Towns and Parishes: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/media/3354 ... Parish.pdf
EHDC: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/media/3354 ... mbined.pdf

Parish Elected unopposed: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/media/3355 ... mbined.pdf
EHDC unopposed: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/media/3354 ... strict.pdf and https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/media/3354 ... esults.pdf

So in Ware we have
WTC Ware-Trinity, Steve Reed (cons), Sean Shaw (LibDem), Nina Villa (cons)
WTC Ware-St Marys, Martin Butcher (Green), Ian Kemp (Cons)

WTC Ware-Chadwell: 2 seats from Alex Curtis (cons), Mark Pope (cons), Josh Dean (Labour)
WTC Ware-Christchurch: 3 seats from Phyllis Ballam (cons), Rishi Fernando (cons), Jonathan Kaye (cons), Victoria Shaw (Libdem)

Wareside, Thundridge, GT Amwell are unopposed and essentially unchanged.

EHDC elections are bigger but of note:-
- Ware-Trinity has one candidate standing as an Independent but who is actually allegedly from extreme-right Britain First. Somebody has done a leaflet drop of the whole of the Trinity Ward over the weekend with an Anti-Britain First leaflet.
- Alex Curtis is standing for Gt Amwell against Catherine Beaujeux (LibDem)
- Of the previous Ware councillors, outgoing Mayor David Oldridge is not standing. Joanne Belsey is not standing, Phyllis Ballam has dropped out of EHDC and David Andrews has reverted to EHDC Thundridge&Standon and is not standing at Parish level. None of the resignations from the last couple of years have returned so that's goodbye to the Standleys and Jeanette Taylor.
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Re: Local Elections

Postby jbond » Sat 27 Apr 2019 6:13 am

We've got local elections in under a week's time. And EU elections in under 4 weeks.

Is anything happening in Ware?

The only leaflets I've had through my door are (Britain First) Independent and a protest at about (Britain First). The only campaigner I've actually seen was a small group of Tories.
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Re: Local Elections

Postby Mel » Sun 28 Apr 2019 7:08 am

We've not seen anyone nor had anything through the door except the polling cards. That's Christchurch ward
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Re: Local Elections

Postby mb1 » Mon 29 Apr 2019 8:44 am

The Green Party is standing candidates but not doing a lot of campaigning as we have very little money for leaflets, and not that many members to take to the streets. I'm standing in st Mary's Ward and I've been trying to spread the word on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/MartinButcherf ... ctcouncil/
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Re: Local Elections

Postby Mel » Sun 05 May 2019 5:29 am

Looking at the results and the number of people who voted I wonder how many of those eligible to vote actually did. Shame - it's the only voice you've got and you should use it.
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Re: Local Elections

Postby Steve » Sun 05 May 2019 5:44 pm

Mel wrote:Looking at the results and the number of people who voted I wonder how many of those eligible to vote actually did. Shame - it's the only voice you've got and you should use it.

You mean the turnout?

Town Council

Chadwell 30.1%
Christchurch 27%

Trinity and St.Mary's were not contested

District Council

Chadwell 30.7%
Christchurch 27.4%
St.Mary's 27.7%
Trinity 27.9%
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Re: Local Elections

Postby Mel » Mon 06 May 2019 7:08 am

Yes, thanks Steve that is what I meant. Such a shame or is that higher than usual?
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Re: Local Elections

Postby mb1 » Mon 06 May 2019 6:02 pm

It's lower than last time Mel, significantly lower, but last time was a General Election too. Plus there's some evidence of Tories staying home because they're angry at the party nationally. But it's not wildly lower than the national average for Town and District elections. Which is sad.
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Re: Local Elections

Postby Mel » Wed 08 May 2019 6:36 am

Such a waste, makes me very sad. So many people around the world who do not have a free vote and how many have died in the attempt to be able to vote? I do wonder if some time in the future the government of the day will turn round and say that as not enough people are voting we will suspend the elections. Remember the film Minority Report with Tom Cruise - that is creeping ever closer to real life, if it hasn't already arrived.
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Re: Local Elections

Postby JCB » Wed 08 May 2019 8:12 am

I made the effort to vote, it was around 6 pm and I was number 135. If you don't vote, you have no right to complain at the outcome. If you don't want to vote for any person or party, spoil your ballot paper, it is still counted.
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