Lib Dems group leader councillor Shaffaq Mohammed and Green group speaker councillor Douglas Johnson have welcomed the local election results after both parties maintained their current number of seats on Sheffield City Council. Labour and the Green Party exchanged a seat, with Labour gaining Nether Edge and Sharrow and the Greens gaining Hillsborough but there were no other changes with the council set to continue under no overall control. Labour, remain the largest party on 39 seats, four short of a majority. Sheffield Liberal Democrats have 29 seats and the Green Party have 14. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire Mayor, Oliver Coppard, speaking to Sheffield Live!, said the over-all local election results are good for Labour despite his party not winning more seats to gain a majority in Sheffield. His comments followed the resignation earlier of councillor Terry Fox as leader of Sheffield City Council. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Polling stations across Sheffield opened on Thursday for the local elections with the requirement, for the first time, that voters show photo identification before being allowed to vote. Elections are taking place for Council seats in many parts of England with Sheffield having 29 of the 84 council seats up for grabs. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to some of those voting to get their views on the introduction of the voter identification at polling stations.
Following the 2018 local elections in Sheffield, councillor’s reflect on their campaigns. Mickey Conn speaks to some of the winners live from the English Institute of Sport for Sheffield Live!
The Sheffield Branch of the Women’s Equality Party are campaigning to gain a council seat in Walkley in the upcoming local elections. It will be the second time the party has fielded a candidate in Sheffield after contesting the Southey by-election in 2017. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Women’s Equality Party candidate Ann Butler.
By George Torr
Sheffield electors are being reminded to use their vote in this Thursday’s up and coming elections.
Like many other local authorities across England, Sheffield is holding local elections on Thursday (22 May) and electors will also be having their say in the European elections for Yorkshire and Humberside.
A total of 128 candidates will be standing for election this year across the 28 wards in Sheffield – a third of the Council seats – plus one additional seat in Walkley following the recent resignation of Cllr Nikki Sharpe. The results will be announced on Friday 23 May and will be available on Sheffield City Council website.
“By now, everyone in Sheffield who’s on the electoral roll should have received a polling card, showing which polling station they need to go to in order to vote,” said John Mothersole, Returning Officer for the local elections in Sheffield.
“All polling stations are open from 7am in the morning until 10pm, so you have all day to go and vote. You don’t need to take your polling card with you to vote, so don’t worry if you don’t have it with you when you call in, although sometimes it can be helpful to have it with you.
“If you have a postal vote and you haven’t already posted it, you can hand it in to any polling station up to 10pm on Thursday. If you do have a postal vote, then please take responsibility for it. You need to complete it personally and follow all the instructions. There is a voluntary code of conduct for handling postal votes, which candidates and agents have signed up to.”
The count for the local elections will be held on Friday 23 May at the English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe. The European election count will be held on Sunday 25 May and the results will be sent to Leeds, where they will announce the countywide results on Sunday.