Tag Archives: #LE2016

Super speedy election count

The election count in Kirklees was super speedy this morning. Have a look…

What’s it like being a Councillor in 2016?

Andrew Cooper has just been re-elected as Councillor for the Newsome Ward. He talks about the role of Councillor as a community champion and tells us about some of the issues that came up in this year’s campaign.

When will we know the Kirklees election results?

Election staff in Kirklees began verifying votes on Thursday evening. The counting will start at 9.30am on Friday 6th May. We talked to David Smith about the timetable for counting the votes in the local elections and PCC elections. He also explained the different stages of counting the votes for the PCC.

Being a candidate

We talked to Javad Khan about his experience of being a candidate in the Kirklees local elections.

My first year as a councillor

We talked to Gemma Wilson about her first year as a councillor in the Lindley ward of Kirklees.

Becoming a councillor

We talked to election candidate Sheikh Ullah about why he first became a councillor, what he enjoys about the role and how it’s important to encourage people to use their vote.

The ballot boxes are in

After seeing the ballot boxes go out on Wednesday afternoon, we’ve now also seen them arriving at Cathedral House after the polls closed. Jayne’s ballot box is in this pile somewhere!

It’s a perfect day to vote

Have you voted yet? Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 5th May for the local elections & PCC elections. Presiding officer Philip explains what you can expect.

Come out and vote today

We met Sharni, presiding officer at Lindley Methodist Church polling station. She’s keen for you to come out and vote today. Don’t worry if you’ve lost your poll card – just come along and the elections staff will help.

The ballot boxes are on the move

Today we met presiding officer  Jayne, who told us what happens at the ballot box collection. We also got our first glimpse of the official election day poking stick (a.k.a. ‘Shaw’s Ballot Paper Compactor’). You heard it here first folks…