County Council May election

Retford residents are being reminded to cast their votes in this year’s Notts County Council elections which will take place on Friday 3rd May.

Nottingham County Hall
Nottingham County Hall

The authority last held its elections in June 2009, with the Conservatives securing 35 seats of the 67 total available seats, Labour 13, Liberal Democrat nine and Independent candidates 10 seats.

The turn-out for Notts County Council’s election then was 39.43 per cent.

Following by-elections and other changes, Labour have now gained three seats from the Independents but will need to gain at least 18 seats next week to take control of the council.

Bassetlaw candidates for the Retford area this year are:

Retford East: Philip Hallam (UKIP), Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrat), Wendy Quigley (Conservative). Pamela Skelding (Labour); Retford West: Ian Campbell (Labour), Jennifer Coggles (Liberal Democrat), Jim Napier, Independent), Mike Quigley (Conservative), Jon Wade (UKIP); Tuxford: John Douglas (Labour), John Ogle (Conservative); Misterton: David Challinor (Labour), Ilana Duveen (Liberal Democrat), Deirdre Vernon (UKIP) Liz Yates (Conservative); Blyth and Harworth: Sheila Place (Labour and Co-Operative), Annette Simpson (Conservative), Peter Thompson (Liberal Democrat), Roger Vernon (UKIP).

Polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm on Thursday 2nd May.

Residents should already have received their polling cards with details of their nearest station.

Votes will be counted and verified in Bassetlaw from 1oam the following day at North Notts Arena in Worksop.

Countywide results will be annonced by Notts County Council’s returning officer chief executive Mick Burrows at County Hall as they come in from noon on Friday 3rd May.

You can also keep up to date with the election results as they happen by following @nottscc #VoteNotts on Twitter or by checking the website www/