Copeland goes to the polls
Last updated at 11:39, Thursday, 05 May 2011
COPELAND residents go to the polls today to cast their vote in the local elections.
All 51 seats across 25 wards on Copeland Council are up for grabs, alongside seats on a number of parish councils through the borough.
Residents are also being asked say yes or no to the proposal for the alternative vote system.
Ninety-five candidates – 45 Labour, 37 Conservative, four Independents, four British National Party, three Greens and two Liberal Democrats – are competing for the Copeland seats for the next four years.
In 2007, Labour retained control of the council with 31 seats to the Conservatives’ 19. There was one Independent at the time.
Polls are open from 7am to 10pm. Verifying takes place during the night with the count set for Whitehaven Civic Hall tomorrow (Friday). The borough council results are expected around noon, the parish councils around 2pm and the AV result around 6pm.
You can visit our website for full updates throughout the day.
First published at 11:11, Thursday, 05 May 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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