Election Results Declared

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So – all of the results have been declared in Warwickshire. You can see all of the results here. The current makeup of the Council is:

Conservatives: 26 seats

Labour: 22 seats

Liberal Democrats: 9 seats

Independent: 3 seats

Green Party: 2 seats

We’ve had a really busy morning at the five election counts – inputting all of the results in our brand-new, open-source, open-data elections results system. We’ve developed this in-house with our e-services team, who built this from scratch, effectively for free. We’re really, really pleased with the system – we’ve had some good feedback already, and would love to know what you guys think. drop us an email or tweet us @warksdemocracy.

It’s Thursday 2nd May – Vote today in the County Council Elections!

Morning folks. It’s an early start for all of the elections staff working in the County Council elections!

Polling stations will be open today all over the county, and you will have received a polling card through the post telling you where to vote.

Polling stations will be open from 7am -10pm – so there’s plenty of time to cast your vote. Just don’t forget!

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Add this to your to-do list: “Vote on Thursday”

Things are getting really busy here @warksdemocracy, so a short blog today.

Today’s message is simple. Don’t forget to vote on Thursday.

Add it to your to-do list. Stick a post-it note on the fridge. Put it on the calendar.

Vote here.As usual, if you’ve got any questions, or want any information, give us a shout on twitter, or at democraticservices@warwickshire.gov.uk

First-time Voter?

Here at Warksdemocracy we’re always keen to get more young people interested in local democracy, and playing an active role in their local community. We’ve blogged before about the great work that the Warwickshire VOX and MYPs do to encourage young people to take part in local democracy.

We want to encourage young people to use their vote in the County Council elections on 2nd May, and have thier say on what goes on in the County.

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To do this, we’ve sent out postcards to every first-time voter in Warwickshire (that is anyone who is registered to vote, and has turned 18 recently) to remind people about the importance of using their vote, and the opportunity to pick the candidate who they think will best represent them.

So – if you’ll be voting for the first time in May, keep a look out for some info from us. In the meantime, if you want to give us a call or drop us an email then feel free. At the least, you should all go and follow us on twitter, right now.

Your Election Candidates

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It’s only 10 days until people all over the Country will be voting in the County Council elections.

In Warwickshire, all 62 County Council seats are up for election, and over 250 local people have put themselves forward as election candidates.

You can visit our dedicated elections web page at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elections  to find out who’s standing in your local area.

And then don’t forget to vote on 2nd May!

Cabinet 24th May 2012

The Cabinet of the County Council will meet next on Thursday 24th May. There’s plenty on the agenda including:

  • The new ICT strategy
  • A review of the County Council’s new organisational structure
  • Transport on the A5
  • Development of a sexual assault referral unit
  • The growth of a number of schools across the county

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting, which starts at 1.45pm in Committee Room 2, Shire Hall, Warwick.

The papers for the meeting are available here.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Area Committee – 1 February

Residents of Nuneaton and Bedworth may be interested in the next Area Committee meeting, where County Councillors from the local area will be meeting to discuss:

  • The proposed amalgamation of Stockingford Infant and Junior Schools into a single “all-through” primary school
  • How the Council is looking to improve broadband access for residents across the county

The meeting takes place at 6pm on Wednesday 1st February 2012 at the EPIC Centre, Nuneaton. You can download the full agenda and papers here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. And if you’d like to ask Councillors a question at the meeting – about anything, not just the items above – please contact richardmaybey@warwickshire.gov.uk in advance.

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