Tag Archives: local government

Sunday morning ballot box packing

It takes a lot of care and attention (and a lot of cellotape) to get everything ready for election day. We went along to see how the Kirklees elections team spend their Sunday morning in election week – busy packing ballot boxes…

My first year as Returning Officer

It’s Jacqui Gedman’s first year being our Acting Returning Officer, making sure that we have fair elections in Kirklees.

Top tips for Election Day

If you’re voting at a polling station , or if you’ve still got a postal vote lurking at home, here are some top tips from our local elections staff…

51,000 postal votes are on the move…

It’s a week before the 2016 local elections and the huge task of opening the postal votes from the Kirklees area is already well under way. Over 51,000 postal votes have been issued for the local elections and PCC elections on Thursday 5th May 2016. We talked to Chris at the postal vote opening to find out where your postal vote goes after you pop it in the post box.

Voting in the Greenhead Ward in 2015

There’s something a bit different about voting in the district elections in the Greenhead Ward of Kirklees. Presiding Officer Julie explains more…

Making sure we have free and fair elections

We’ve been talking to Adrian Lythgo, Returning Officer for Kirklees, about his role in the elections…

A new councillor – “shattered, proud and pleased”

Karen Allison, new councillor for the Newsome Ward, tells us that she’s “shattered, proud and pleased”.

I’m supporting my colleague

We’re talking to people at the election count about why they’re here today.

An agent’s view

We talked to a candidate agent waiting for the election results.

Why a strong local economy matters

We talked to Cllr David Sheard, Leader of Kirklees Council, about some of the issues for council spending.